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In 2011, Michaela Cui founded the Greater Than Graves' project, biking 3200 miles from Anchorage, AK to San Francisco, CA with friends Chris Doudna and Ben Weerts. In 2012, the tradition was continued when Elias McQuade, Keating Tufts, David Britton, and David Casinghino embarked on a coast-to-coast trek from Boston, MA to San Francisco. Now you can show the world you are Greater Than Graves' -- and you don't have to bike thousands of miles! Select a challenge of your choice (anything from knitting scarves to making jewelry to walking to swimming), complete the 2013 GTG application process, and recruit your friends and family to help raise funds! Applications are due on April 15th; selected applicants will receive publicity on the GDATF's web site and social media outlets. For more information, please contact us at 877-643-3123 or at email@example.com.
We love patient success stories! Here’s a great piece from University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor. (Please click here to read the article.) Several physicians from UM Kellogg have presented at past GDATF conferences, including Dr. Terry Smith, Dr. Raymond Douglas, Dr. Alon Kahana, and Dr. César A. Briceño. Presentations from 2011 and 2012 can be viewed for free on our YouTube channel!
The Healthy Appetite Charity Culinary Challenge has been postponed. The GDATF will be hosting FREE support group events in Scottsdale throughout in 2013 for patients and family members impacted by Graves' disease, thyroid eye disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and other thyroid disorders. Please contact us at 877-643-3123, x101, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information.
Have you received a new diagnosis of Thyroid Eye Disease within the last 12 months? Please click here to complete a short, anonymous survey designed to help improve the future standard of care for TED patients.
The Amsterdam Declaration was signed by 87 international professional and patient organizations in 2009-2010 with the goal of helping patients with Thyroid Eye Disease receive a more timely diagnosis and referral to specialist care, support for smoking cessation, and proper treatment.
The goal of this survey is to help the Amsterdam Declaration Steering Committee determine progress on its stated objectives.
Eligible survey participants are those patients who have received a new diagnosis of Thyroid Eye Disease (also called Graves’ Eye Disease, Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, or Graves’ Orbitopathy) within the last 12 months.
Stay tuned for an update on the survey results!