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Why Attend



The goal of the Foundation's educational programming is not only to provide educational and research information, but also to provide a supportive, social environment for patients, family members, and caregivers who have been impacted by Graves’ disease, Thyroid Eye Disease, and other thyroid related disorders. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had thyroid disease for many years, the Foundation's programs will be extremely valuable to you, your family and loved ones.

  • Listen to world-renowned doctors and researchers discuss treatment options and the latest research studies
  • Spend time with conference experts, who will be available to answer general questions
  • Network with others who understand what you're going through
  • Become empowered through education to become more effective in your own health care communications with your doctor

The opportunity to share challenges, concerns, and coping strategies with others who truly understand what they have been through provides patients and family members with a sense of both relief and empowerment.  Comments from past attendees include:

“I learned more in a few days than I had in years – I cannot thank you enough.”

"Each conference teaches me something new, and interacting with other patients is comforting and helps me feel I am not alone."

“Overall it was great, informative and I am so very thankful for all that you at the Foundation do.  Thank you!!”

 “The conference was very helpful, especially being able to talk with the doctors and other people diagnosed with Graves’”.

“The conference was incredible.....so much information!”

“The information on Thyroid Eye Disease was wonderful and so very helpful.  I appreciate all the time devoted with those sessions."

"I am extremely impressed with the presenters!  They are outstanding.

"I loved every minute of the conference.  SO empowering.  Thank you, thank you.

"Wonderful presenters, wonderful openness to questions at any time.  Meals together were great.  Breakout groups - very helpful, fun, moving.

"Wonderful!  Time and money well spent!  Thank you!

"The lecturers were excellent.  Meeting so many others and hearing their stories was amazing."


Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

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    July 29, 2016, 10:32 a.m.

    @Shirley - The most well-known studies (Bartalena 1998 and Traisk 2009) left out thyroidectomy. However, the...

  • Joint/Muscle Pain - How common?

    July 29, 2016, 4:44 a.m.

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  • TT and eye disease symptoms

    July 28, 2016, 8:43 p.m.

    Just realized I began Synthroid replacement in 1986. So it was a bit less than 30 years between subtotal...

  • TT and eye disease symptoms

    July 28, 2016, 8:40 p.m.

    Yep. I made a mistake in my post. They did leave a teeny tiny bit of thyroid tissue, but that was in 1959,...

  • I hate Graves Disease

    July 28, 2016, 6:41 p.m.

    @Sandy40 - Links here can only be posted from specific sources; below is an excerpt from our forum guidelines...

  • TT and eye disease symptoms

    July 28, 2016, 3:01 p.m.

    Subtotal thyroidectomies leave tissue that can cause problems down the road. These were commonly done in the...

  • TT and eye disease symptoms

    July 28, 2016, 2:26 p.m.

    To green: I got eye symptoms and TED 50 years after my thyroidectomy. So, for me..no. TT did not affect my...

  • TT and eye disease symptoms

    July 28, 2016, noon

    I was diagnosed with Graves disease in Aug 2015. Although I did not have my thyroid taken out I did have the...

  • I hate Graves Disease

    July 28, 2016, 2:41 a.m.

    Thank you Kimberley and Emmtee , I can see that many people feel better after a thyroidectomy, I am so afraid...

  • I hate Graves Disease

    July 28, 2016, 2:13 a.m.

    After four years on anti-thyroid medication, I finally had a thyroidectomy last fall. It was something I'd...

  • TT and eye disease symptoms

    July 27, 2016, 4:57 p.m.

    Here is just one study, there are lots more. The Effect of Early Thyroidectomy on the Course of Active...

  • TT and eye disease symptoms

    July 27, 2016, 4:53 p.m.

    Hello - I'm aware of one study out of University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center that indicated that...

  • TT and eye disease symptoms

    July 27, 2016, 3:48 p.m.

    Hello all, I have head different opinions on this topic from different doctors. What have you heard and...

  • I hate Graves Disease

    July 27, 2016, 12:10 p.m.

    Sandy40 Thank you for your advise, I have asked multiple times, gone to several doctors and due to my age 40...

  • I hate Graves Disease

    July 26, 2016, 4:25 p.m.

    Thank you for your advise, I have asked multiple times, gone to several doctors and due to my age 40 they...

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