Controversies in Thyroidology: The Urgent Threat of Thyroid and Other Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future...and What We Can Do About It

Our fourth of 10 webinars, the American Thyroid Association invites you to join us for our summer series of thyroid education. Programming from the ATA Personalized Approach to Thyroid Disorders and Controversies in Thyroidology cancelled 2020 in-person meetings due to COVID-19 have been transitioned into virtual programs. Learn from leading experts and earn CME and MOC credit all from the comfort of your home or office. 

Program Details

There is no live Q&A with faculty associated with this program. ‚ÄčThis course is available to watch on-demand and receive 0.75 credits until August 31, 2021. View the Accreditation Statement/Credit tab for additional details.


Controversies in Thyroidology: The Urgent Threat of Thyroid and Other Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future …and What Can We Do About It


Faculty: Leonardo Trasande MD, MPP


Program Description: Since the report of Herbst and Bern of cancer in young girls exposed to the pharmaceutical diethylstilbestrol in utero, rapidly accumulating evidence suggests that a broader range of synthetic chemicals disrupt hormonal function and thereby contribute to disease and disability across the lifespan.  This evidence has been codified in reports by the Endocrine Society, the International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians, the United Nations Environment Program and the World Health Organization.  Studies in humans show remarkable consistency and affirm initial laboratory studies, particularly for neurodevelopmental toxicity of flame retardant and pesticide exposures, obesity and diabetes as well as male and female reproductive conditions.  The costs of these exposure have been documented to be 163 billion Euro/year in Europe and $340 billion/year in the US.  Exposures to these EDCs are preventable, with health and economic benefits that are substantial and may outweigh the costs of safer alternatives.

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Who Should Attend

American Thyroid Association virtual programs are open to all healthcare professionals who wish to broaden and update their knowledge of the thyroid gland and thyroid cancer. ATA content is scientific in nature and is intended for researchers and practitioners in thyroidology with interests in the fields of endocrinology, oncology, nuclear medicine, internal medicine, surgery, pathology, radiation oncology, cytology, biology, pharmacology, family medicine and related areas. ATA education is targeted to the full thyroid team who diagnose and treat thyroid disorders (e.g., primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, etc.).