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TSH-Receptor Antibodies, Clinical Applications and Clinical Relevance.



This educational activity is designed to provide current information about the clinical value of TSH Receptor Antibodies, Clinical Applications and Clinical Relevance in thyroid patients. The connection between TSH- Receptor Antibodies and Clinical Applications and Clinical Relevance will be examined. Also discussed will be the recently updated guidelines from the American Thyroid Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology for the treatment of Thyrotoxicosis and the Clinical Utility of TSH-R-Ab.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for medical professionals who have a clinical interest in thyroid disorders as seen in the following medical specialties: endocrinology, primary care (IM, FP, GP), obstetrics/gynecology, cardiology, pediatrics, laboratory medicine, nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, neurology, psychiatry, and sleep medicine.

Learning Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify factors that aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid disease, including signs, symptoms, and various causes.
  • Distinguish between the physiological mechanisms of thyroid stimulating and thyroid blocking immunoglobulins.
  • Describe the diagnostic tools available to confirm or exclude a diagnosis thyroid disease.
  • Discuss the recent changes to the ATA guidelines for the treatment of Graves’ Disease.

Instruction Level: Intermediate


George J. Kahaly, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology / Metabolism
Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center
Mainz, Germany

Mark A. Lupo, MD, ECNU
Medical Director
Thyroid & Endocrine Center of Florida
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Florida State University, College of Medicine
Sarasota, Florida

Paul D. Olivo, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor Department of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Shannon Reedy Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, DNP Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland

Tanja Diana, PhD
Scientific Lab Leader
Molecular Thyroid Research Laboratory
Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center
Mainz, Germany


5.0 hours

Release and Expiration Dates

Release Date: January 24, 2023
Expiration Date: January 24, 2025


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity.

George J. Kahaly, MD, PhD
- Consultant/Independent Contractor: Quidel
- Grant/Research Support: Quidel

Mark A. Lupo, MD, ECNU
- Consultant/Independent Contractor: Rosetta Genomics
- Grant/Research Support: Pathway Genomics, Roche Diagnostics, Rosetta Genomics, Veracyte
- Speakers' Bureau: AbbVie, Eisai, Sanofi-Genzyme

Paul D. Olivo, MD, PhD
- Consultant/Independent Contractor: Quidel

Shannon Reedy Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN
- Nothing to Disclose

Tanja Diana, PhD
- Nothing to Disclose

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