Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness
The International Orbital Institute is dedicated to raising awareness and providing valuable information about thyroid eye disease and treatment options. To achieve this, we have created the Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education Facebook group to educate patients and their families about the disease and the gamut of treatment options, create a community of support, and provide patients with hope that they can return to their “pre-disease self” again.
Furthermore, we partner with the non-profit Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation (GDATF). This Foundation has helped thousands of patients better understand the symptoms and treatment programs for Graves’ disease.
Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education Seminars
Saturday, October 20, 2018
9 am – 12 pm
AHSP, Room PEC 4
127 S San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
We are excited to announce the launch of our new Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education Seminars! Our first seminar will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA.
Talks and Q & A with experts
Hear lectures by three expert doctors, as well as have the opportunity to have any questions you may have.
- Dr. Raymond Douglas, Oculoplastic surgeon
- Dr. Babak Larian, Thyroid surgeon
- Dr. Pejman Cohan, Endocrinologist
Spend some time getting to know others with Thyroid Eye Disease and create a community with each other.
When: October 20, 2018, 9am-12pm
Where: Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion (Room PEC4) – 127 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
*Light refreshments will be provided
RSVPs now open!
*A big thank you to our sponsor Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation.
Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education
Dr. Douglas started the Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education Facebook page because he knew that people needed a place to easily find information about thyroid eye disease, as well as connect with others who are experiencing the same difficulties and symptoms as they are. This Facebook page has become more than just a page, it has truly become a community. Please join us so you can stay up to date on the most recent treatment options and connect with others going through the same thing as you.
Every Thursday on the Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education page, as well as on Instagram and Youtube, Dr. Douglas releases new videos or information more specifically about thyroid disease. He often invites thyroid disease specialists to join him in his efforts to further educate patients about their disease.
Here are a few examples of our Thyroid Thursday videos:
Thyroid Eye Disease & How it Relates to the Disease
Thyroid Treatment Options
We are honored to partner with the Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation! Their mission is to educate, encourage, and empower. The Foundation works to provide support to individuals affect by Graves’ disease, to increase public awareness of the warning signs and symptoms of the disease, to educate health care professions about developments in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease, and to fund vital research to find the cause and cure for this autoimmune disease.
GDATF regularly hosts patient and family events and conferences to further educate patients about their disease. Dr. Douglas has been a guest speaker at many of these events, along with other physicians, researchers and allied health providers.
GDAFT has a wonderful Facebook page that is constantly being updated with new articles and information to educate patients.