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Issue 86 - July 2014

The July 2014 Edition of the BTF newsletter has been sent to members. If you would like to receive the latest newsletters join the BTF now.

 

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In this issue:

  • BTF Hosts First Ever Conference for Children with Thyroid Disorders
  • International Thyroid Awareness Week
  • Carrot Walk Fundraising
  • British Endocrine Societies Conference
  • BTF Project Updates
  • Research News From Around the World

 

Regular sections include: Letter from BTF HQ, News about the BTF, Project Updates, Fundraising & Donations, Letters & Comments, and a round-up of local group activities

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New technique ‘lights up’ parathyroid glands during surgery

Medical Queries

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News

10 March 2015
Patient journeys - BTF films

We are delighted to have produced a series of short films featuring people talking about their experience of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.

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22 January 2015
Fight for Sight and BTF Co-fund New Research

A research grant co-funded by Fight for Sight and the British Thyroid Foundation has been awarded to researchers at London's NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

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15 December 2014
Thyroid cancer - patient journeys

BTF has produced four short films for patients with thyroid cancer. Please get in touch if you would like more information or support.

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4 December 2014
Levothyroxine survey

Please take part in this new online survey which will help improve the information and services available to patients

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5 November 2014
Agranulocytosis

Patient Knowledge of antithyroid drug-induced agranulocytosis - article published in the European Thyroid Journal.

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14 October 2014
BTF Research Award 2015

Applications for the BTF Research Award 2015 are now being accepted. This year in particular we welcome projects that will improve our understanding of hypothyroidism.

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July 2014 BTA Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Cancer
These have now been published online. You can find them here or download them as a pdf here

 


 

July 2014 BSL Signed Information Clips
SignHealth have created a series of signed informational videos about thyroid issues. Find them on their website here

 


 

8 June 2014
Iodine supplements for a healthy thyroid

Information about the importance of taking iodine supplements and who needs them.

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Drug Availability Updates
The latest news and updates from pharmaceutical companies can be found below.

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Current Surveys

We have surveys for which participants are required.
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Leaving a Legacy
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British Thyroid Association British Thyroid Association - medical professionals encouraging the highest standards in patient care and research.

British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons - the representative body of British Surgeons who have a specialist interest in surgery of the endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal)