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Webinar: The Role of Autoantibodies in Women's Health

Healthcare News | 2014-05-19

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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

Register today

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.

Key Benefits

  • Understand the impact of autoimmune thyroid disease on women's health, including fertility, pregnancy, and post-partum
  • Learn about the causes of autoimmunity and the mechanism of how autoantibodies cause thyroid disease
  • Awareness of the current guidelines and recommendations on screening women for thyroid status before and during pregnancy

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