The Role of Autoantibodies in Women's Health
Autoimmune disease is the main cause of thyroid disorders. It is more prevalent in women than in men, at a ratio of 8:1. The most common thyroid diseases are Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, both caused by autoantibodies.
The assessment of a woman’s thyroid status before conception and during pregnancy is a critical indicator of a successful outcome for both mother and baby. This webinar explores the causes and mechanisms of autoimmune thyroid disease, with a focus on women’s health.
Speaker: Leslie J. De Groot M.D.
Research Professor, Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago
Date: May 27, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. CEST
This webinar will be available for replay starting the day after the event. All who register for the event can access the webinar replay at any time.