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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 are 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 presented a series of 1/2 day events in 2014, rather than an annual conference.

Please check back for information on our 2015 programming!

Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

  • Graves disease and Thyroid Eye Disease

    May 29, 2015, 8:58 a.m.

    Hello - We have several posters here who have had successful surgeries for TED, so hopefully, they will chime...

  • Graves disease and Thyroid Eye Disease

    May 28, 2015, 6:45 p.m.

    I was diagnosed with graves disease four years ago. I was on methimazole for over two years. I finally went...

  • Runners with Graves?

    May 28, 2015, 3:05 p.m.

    Great to see your post today, Carrie - stable and running a half marathon on Saturday - WooHoo! Good for you...

  • Runners with Graves?

    May 28, 2015, 9:33 a.m.

    I wasn't a runner prior to Graves, but after 2+ years on meds and stabilization after about a year (the first...

  • New to Graves

    May 27, 2015, 3:39 a.m.

    Consider having a total thyroidectomy. There is less risk for causing eye problems and for me it was quick...

  • New to Graves

    May 26, 2015, 7:34 p.m.

    Thanks for the welcome Kimberly. We do have urgent care here but the wait times can be ridiculous. I did get...

  • Cancer and Graves Disease

    May 26, 2015, 5:07 p.m.

    Hello - If I was planning a visit to Arizona, I would *not* do it in the summer. People say “it's a dry...

  • Cancer and Graves Disease

    May 26, 2015, 3:08 p.m.

    Hi Kimberly, Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Thank you for the link. I am aware of...

  • New to Graves

    May 26, 2015, 12:54 p.m.

    Hello and welcome! We are fellow patients here, not doctors, but I would have the mass checked out just for...

  • 5:2 / Intermittent Fasting

    May 26, 2015, 12:49 p.m.

    Hello - I haven't seen much on this from credible sources, but this is an article from the UK's National...

  • Cancer and Graves Disease

    May 26, 2015, 12:44 p.m.

    Hello - I would use extreme caution before pursuing bee-venom therapy. Here is a link from a credible source:...

  • am I psycho need a mental ward...please help

    May 25, 2015, 7:07 p.m.

    Briefly.. to Kathy-good questions with complex answers. And with the usual reminder that we are fellow...

  • am I psycho need a mental ward...please help

    May 25, 2015, 11:06 a.m.

    I am so sorry to read, snelsen (Shirley), about what you have gone through. I guess my questions are, can...

  • New to Graves

    May 25, 2015, 9:15 a.m.

    I'm so glad to have found this forum. I am a Canadian who was diagnosed with graves about 5 weeks ago. I'm...

  • 5:2 / Intermittent Fasting

    May 24, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

    Hello! I am writing to ask if anyone else has noticed improved thyroid function with fasting. I have had...

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