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Conference



The Foundation's patient & family conferences are designed to help attendees learn more about Graves’ Disease, thyroid eye disease, and related disorders. Guest speakers include physicians, researchers, and allied health professionals. Attendees will also be able to share their own experiences and connect with fellow patients and family members.

In order to keep registration fees free for attendees, the GDATF will be presenting 1/2 day events, rather than multi-day conferences in 2014 and 2015.

Remaining Educational Events for 2014:

(Events are FREE, but registration is required to reserve space)

Philadelphia, PA - Saturday, Nov. 22nd 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"Graves' Disease in Children & Adolescents" presented by the GDATF and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Please click here to register.  Registration will close on Saturday, Nov. 14th in order to ensure that adequate parking passes are available.

Please check back for information on our 2015 programming!

Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

  • Hello

    Nov. 21, 2014, 3:37 p.m.

    Hello - Insomnia is definitely a symptom of hyperthyroidism, and I've also heard stories from others who had...

  • Hi - RAI update in UK.

    Nov. 21, 2014, 3:25 p.m.

    joy123 I notice the T4 has raised since the last bloods - is this a good sign? I`ve been experiencing nausea...

  • Hello

    Nov. 21, 2014, 8:09 a.m.

    Hello swithed,ive had graves diagnosed for 20 years.had RAI 20 years ago.i well remember the insomnia.in the...

  • Hello

    Nov. 21, 2014, 7:43 a.m.

    Shirley is right. It is important to find a good surgeon who does a lot of thyroidectomies. Mine was great,...

  • Hello

    Nov. 20, 2014, 8:03 p.m.

    I had surgery. Cause it was the quickest. And it is. Major consideration is that you need a few weeks,...

  • Hello

    Nov. 20, 2014, 12:53 p.m.

    I had no luck with methimazole and eventually got tired of feeling bad, but it is certainly worth trying. If...

  • Update and swollen lymph nodes

    Nov. 20, 2014, 12:20 p.m.

    I had a total thyroidectomy after seven months of messing around with methimazole dosing. Best decision, easy...

  • Hi all! Been a long time! 2.5+ years!

    Nov. 19, 2014, 6:23 p.m.

    Thanks Kimberly. Saw Dr today, go back Fri for blood work. He says I have to take the methimazole twice a...

  • Hello

    Nov. 19, 2014, 6:08 p.m.

    Hi all, Another question - Some things I have read recently have me confused. Some say surgery is still a...

  • Hi all! Been a long time! 2.5+ years!

    Nov. 19, 2014, 9:17 a.m.

    Hello and welcome back! Hopefully, others will chime in on the sleep issues…I would definitely mention...

  • Hi - RAI update in UK.

    Nov. 19, 2014, 4:08 a.m.

    Thanks Kimberly Well looks like the RAI worked….my blood levels from yesterday are TSH 6.00 (0.35-...

  • Hi all! Been a long time! 2.5+ years!

    Nov. 18, 2014, 11:46 p.m.

    And I am much worse! For those that remember, last time I was here, I was getting ready for shoulder surgery...

  • Update and swollen lymph nodes

    Nov. 18, 2014, 5:17 p.m.

    Hi calbears, I'm so sorry you have to ride the roller coaster! I'm pretty sensitive to small changes in the...

  • Update and swollen lymph nodes

    Nov. 18, 2014, 6:38 a.m.

    Sorry for the continued rollercoaster ride! It sounds like you are someone (like me) who is fairly sensitive...

  • Update and swollen lymph nodes

    Nov. 17, 2014, 8:34 p.m.

    Yes, we really don't realize that hyPO is as hellish and awful as hyPER, until we have that experience. I am...

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