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Patient Event & Physician Symposium in Victoria, BC!

Oct. 21, 2017

The American Thyroid Association will convene this week in Victoria, BC for its 87th Annual Meeting! If you are in the area, please check out these events for both patients and physicians!

PATIENTS: The GDATF is excited to be participating in the ATA's Alliance for Patient Education Public Health Forum this Saturday, October 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Fairmont Empress. This will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions of thyroid experts and patient advocates. Please click this link for more info from the American Thyroid Association!

PHYSICIANS: On Friday, October 20th at 6:00 a.m., Quidel will host an early riser satellite symposium, "TSH Receptor Antibodies: Methodology and Clinical Relevance." Please click here to view the event flyer or to RSVP.

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  • Patient Event & Physician Symposium in Victoria, BC!

    Oct. 21, 2017

    The American Thyroid Association will convene this week in Victoria, BC for its 87th Annual Meeting! If you are in the area, please check out these events for both patients and physicians!

    PATIENTS: The GDATF is excited to be participating in the ATA's Alliance for Patient Education Public Health Forum this Saturday, October 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Fairmont Empress. This will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions of thyroid experts and patient advocates. Please click this link for more info from the American Thyroid Association!

    PHYSICIANS: On Friday, October 20th at 6:00 a.m., Quidel will host an early riser satellite symposium, "TSH Receptor Antibodies: Methodology and Clinical Relevance." Please click here to view the event flyer or to RSVP.

    Read More

  • Thyroid Eye Disease Breakthrough!

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    If you've been diagnosed with thyroid eye disease, you know that the current options leave much to be desired: wait, wait, wait, wait some more -- and eventually get approved for one or more surgeries to address bulging, swelling, and double vision. (With steroid therapy sometimes used as a temporary stopgap).  However, the successful trial of a brand new drug could prove to be a game-changer for patients living with this disfiguring and frustrating condition ...

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  • Wilmer Eye Institute Thyroid Eye Disease Study

    June 30, 2017

    The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute is currently recruiting patients for a new clinical study using celecoxib (Celebrex), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, as a treatment for active thyroid eye disease (TED).  The study is intended to evaluate the efficacy of COX-2 inhibition in the treatment of active TED and its ability to improve both the acute ...

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