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The Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation was honored to be a part of The Chopra Foundation's 2014 "Sages & Scientists" event held August 22-24 in Carlsbad, CA. This is an annual event that brings together presenters from a variety of disciplines, including science, industry, the arts, complementary medicine, and the nonprofit world. Entertainment was provided by a number of talented artists, including Sia and Emily King.
It’s time to show the world that you are #GreaterThanGraves with our new Hashtag initiative! Sharing your successes via social media will not only help raise awareness of Graves’ disease, but will also provide inspiration and hope to newly diagnosed patients in our Graves’ community! Interested? For more info, please read this blog post from Greater Than Graves’ organizer Michaela Cui.
The GDATF and UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center will host “Graves’ Eye Disease: A Patient’s Perspective” on Saturday, Jan. 25th from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.. The event is free, but advance registration is required in order to reserve space, as seating is limited. Please click here to view the agenda or click here to register. Selected material from the presentation will be available via webcast starting at 9:00 a.m. on 1/25 on the UCSD Shiley Eye Center Web Site. Please note that this is a UCSD site, and GDATF staff will not be able to provide techinical assistance for the webcast. Streaming is supported by the newest Chrome, Firefox, and IE browsers. If you do not have one of these, make sure you have the most up-to-date Flash installed. Should you have technical issues, the program is being recorded and will be made available to the public at a later date.
In 1992, the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation (back then called the National Graves' Disease Foundation) participated in a landmark survey regarding emotional and behavioral complaints and Graves' disease. The results of the survey study, which were published in 1996 in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, increased the awareness of the medical community to the neuropsychiatric symptomatology associated with Graves’ disease. The GDATF is honored to participate in a follow-up to this survey to help assess the current state of our Graves' community. Please click this link to share your experiences -- and to help future patients receive a timely diagnosis and treatment! No personally identifying information is asked and all responses are completely confidential.