Falls Church, Virginia. Sept. 19, 2012 – The American Thyroid Association (ATA) today announced that its Alliance for Patient Education will host a public health forum, “Thyroid Disease and You,” as part of the 82nd ATA Annual Meeting, in Québec City, Québec, Canada. This free event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1:00-2:00 p.m., at the Hilton Quebec and is open to the general public.
Physician experts will discuss a multitude of thyroid disorders and distribute free educational materials. Anyone who has had an overactive or underactive thyroid, thyroiditis, a thyroid nodule, thyroid cancer, or a family history of thyroid problems or related disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile diabetes, pernicious anemia, or prematurely gray hair (starting before age 30) is encouraged to attend.
For more information and to register, e-mail ThyCa at email@example.com.
About the ATA Annual Meeting
The 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association will be held Sept. 19-23, in Québec City, Québec, Canada. This four-day creative and innovative scientific program, chaired by Elizabeth Pearce, MD, Boston Medical Center, and Douglas Forrest, PhD, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, carefully balances clinical and basic science sessions on the latest advances in thyroidology. The ATA meeting is designed to offer continuing education for endocrinologists, internists, surgeons, basic scientists, nuclear medicine scientists, pathologists, endocrine fellows and nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals. Visit www.thyroid.org for more information.
About the ATA
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is the leading worldwide organization dedicated to the advancement, understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. ATA is an international individual membership organization with over 1,600 members from 43 countries around the world. Celebrating its 89th anniversary, ATA delivers its mission through several key endeavors: the publication of highly regarded monthly journals, THYROID, Clinical Thyroidology and Clinical Thyroidology for Patients; annual scientific meetings; biennial clinical and research symposia; research grant programs for young investigators, support of online professional, public and patient educational programs through www.thyroid.org; and the development of guidelines for clinical management of thyroid disease. Visit www.thyroid.org for more information.
Executive Director of the American Thyroid Association
Mobile Phone: 703-772-2462 (texts preferred)
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