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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 low (or free!) for attendees, the GDATF is currently presenting 1/2 day events, rather than multi-day conferences. 

Upcoming Educational Events for 2014:

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

Chapel Hill, NC - Saturday, April 12th 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Click here to register for the CHAPEL HILL event!

Boston, MA - Saturday, May 10th 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Click here to register for the BOSTON event!

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

Registration info coming soon!

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  • new here and just needing some advice

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    Hello - Your best source of information should be the specific instructions given by your local clinic, as...

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  • newbie with a questiowith

    July 28, 2014, 9:57 a.m.

    Hello Shirley, Thank you so much for your prompt response. Until I heard it from my doctor, I had never heard...

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