World Thyroid Day 2016

The European Thyroid Association (ETA) ( in collaboration with the American Thyroid Association (ATA) (, the Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association ( and the Latin American Thyroid Society ( are this year commemorating the

9th Annual World Thyroid Day (WTD), May 25, 2016

Established in 2008, the goal of WTD is to substantially promote awareness about thyroid diseases.

Thyroid disease has in our time become a major public health concern worldwide, the multiple risks to thyroid function including not only individuals’ genetic background but also such environmental hazards as inadequate iodine intake, polychlorinated biphenyls, radiation exposure from nuclear fallout and medical radiation, perchlorate in rocket fuel, cigarette smoking and others. Thus, prevention but also timely diagnosis and treatment constitute the best way in which we can all, patients and clinicians alike, substantially alleviate the global burden of thyroid disorders.

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