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Thyroid Patient Information

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is normally located in the lower front of the neck. The thyroid’s job is to make thyroid hormones, which are secreted into the blood and then carried to every tissue in the body. Thyroid hormone helps the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should.
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Thyroid Publicaions

THYROID, the Association’s official monthly journal, is a peer-reviewed forum for topics ranging from the molecular biology of the thyroid gland to clinical management of thyroid disorders. All Association members receive a subscription to THYROID.
Click below for information on the Thyroid Journal as well as, our peer reviewed professional guidelines.
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We invite you to participate in the American Thyroid Association® 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on September 30 - October 3, 2021. This year’s event includes a stellar speaker lineup and opportunities to present your research. View the program and learn more today. Abstract submission is now open!
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89th Annual Meeting of the ATA

A close-knit, collegial group of physicians and scientists, the ATA is dedicated to the research and treatment of thyroid diseases. ATA’s rich history dates back to 1923 and its members are respected worldwide as leaders in thyroidology. The ATA encourages you to apply for membership.  Benefits of membership include:

  • Instant connections to our growing community of over 1,600 members.
  • Discounts on event registrations
  • Access to our expert publications in-print and online
  • ... and much more!
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