American Thyroid Association to Host Patient Education Forum

The American Thyroid Association® will host its annual ATA Alliance for Thyroid Patient Education Health Forum on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from noon – 1:15 pm EST.  The forum enables clinicians, patient advocates, patients and families living with thyroid diseases and disorders to come together and discuss advances in treatment, survivorship, and other important issues they are facing.  It also provides those interested in thyroid diseases and disorders with an opportunity to learn more about conditions like overactive or underactive thyroid, thyroiditis, thyroid cancer, and more.   

Dr. Siobhan Pittock, the ATA’s Patient Affairs and Education Committee Chair and Pediatric Endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic shares. We are delighted that despite the challenges of this year, the American Thyroid Association can meet with patients and families in a virtual environment making this valuable thyroid health forum more accessible than ever. We look forward to meeting everyone online for what we know will be a great gathering!” 

Representatives from ATA’s Alliance for Patient Educationwill join ATA members at the forum.  Partner organizations include Bite Me Cancer!, Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation, Light of Life Foundation, MCT8-AHDS Foundation, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. Thyroid Cancer Canada, Thyroid Cancer Alliance, and Thyroid Federation International. 

Register for the forum at: https://bit.ly/2TBnSMA  

Access ATA’s patient education resourceshttps://www.thyroid.org/patient-thyroid-information/  

The American Thyroid Association® (ATA) is dedicated to transforming thyroid care through clinical excellence, education, scientific discovery and advocacy in a collaborative community. ATA® is an international professional medical society with over 1,700 members from 70 countries around the world. 

The ATA® promotes thyroid awareness and information through its online Clinical Thyroidology® for the Public (distributed free of charge to over 12,000 patients and public subscribers) and extensive, authoritative explanations of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer in both English and Spanish. The ATA® website www.thyroid.org serves as a bonafide clinical resource for patients and the public who look for reliable thyroid-related information on the Internet.  

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