Support Local support groups Cambridge group Due to government guidance on social distancing, all our local groups are unfortunately cancelled until further notice. Meeting Information Next Meeting To be arranged Location: Eddington Community Centre (Storey's Field Centre)CambridgeCB3 1AA Contact: Email Mary at [email protected] Profile Mary is a local coordinator for the BTF Cambridge group and BTF telephone contact. Her career has included working with the Health and Safety Executive and teaching science and psychology at schools, sixth form colleges and the Open University. Mary was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and had radioiodine (RAI) therapy in 2006. In 2012 she became a BTF telephone contact and in 2013 started up a local support group in Cambridge. She became a trustee of the BTF in 2015. Her particular interests include helping people learn about their thyroid disorders in order to communicate with medical professionals, and also in the psychological effects of thyroid disorders. Past Meetings 16 March 2019 We met on 16th March at Eddington Community Centre ( Storey's Field Centre) , Cambridge CB3 1AA. This was a new venue for us and was very popular with the group members. Our speaker was Dr David Halsall, Consultant Clinical Scientist & Director of Specialist Endocrine Testing Laboratory at Cambridge University Hospitals Trust who gave an entertaining and informative talk about Thyroid Function Tests (blood tests ). Many of us didn't realise the seasonal importance of thyroxine which causes tadpoles to change into frogs. David also answered lots of questions we had on thyroid testing. Thanks to David for giving up his Saturday morning to meet with us.