International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference Brings Together Survivors, Caregivers, and Expert Speakers in Chicago, October 19-21

Organized by ThyCa, the 21st Annual Conference Features More Than 100 Sessions Designed to Help, Inspire and Support Those Impacted by Thyroid Cancer -- Registration Is Open

CHICAGO, Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., has secured an impressive lineup of more than 35 expert speakers for the 21st International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference, taking place October 19-21, 2018, at the Hilton Chicago / Oak Lawn Hotel located at 9333 South Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn, IL, 60453.

This unique educational and supportive conference will feature presentations on the latest medical research and advances in thyroid cancer care for all types of thyroid cancer, Ask-a-Doctor sessions, specialists in insurance and coping skills, and survivor-caregiver roundtables. Each year, attendees join from around the world for this event designed to create learning and support opportunities for patients, families, friends, and caregivers.

"It is the mission of ThyCa to provide resources and support, and we invite all those affected by thyroid cancer to attend the International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference for educational sessions with experts, to meet one another and share stories," said Gary Bloom, ThyCa Executive Director and Conference Coordinator.

Among the presenters, experts in the area of thyroid cancer are coming from the following leading medical centers: 

  • Clayman Thyroid Cancer Center
  • The Cleveland Clinic
  • Colorado Permanente Medical Group
  • Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe and Clinica Las Americas
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Northwestern Medical Group University of Chicago
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • National Cancer Institute
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Providence St John’s Health Center
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of California at San Francisco
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • University of Michigan Medical Center
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The conference is for anyone interested in any type of thyroid cancer. Attendees, including walk-ins, are welcome to come for one, two or all three days. The cost is $50, and scholarships are available upon request to cover the registration fee.

For more details about the Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference and the free year-round support services and education offered by ThyCa, visit the ThyCa website,, email ThyCa at or, or call ThyCa at (877) 588-7904.

About ThyCa
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals. The organization is dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends. ThyCa also sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, year-round awareness activities, and thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants. For more information, visit our website ( or follow us on Facebook (@ThyCaInc) or Twitter (@ThyCaInc).

Debbie Ehrman
Finn Partners