Thyroid hormones are major regulators of human body homeostasis, essential for growth, neuronal development, reproduction, regulation of energy metabolism, cardiac contraction etc… Indeed, before the discovery and implementation of hormonal substitutive therapy, hypothyroidism, the most common thyroid disorder, was a condition with higher morbidity and mortality. Nowadays, hypothyroidism may be easily treated with daily oral levothyroxine, even though a prompt recognition of the disease is essential for avoiding deleterious complications. As well, finding the right levothyroxine dose may be challenging because of patients’ misperception of achieving the desired outcomes. Therefore, even though thyroid disorders are frequent condition generally diagnosed or suspected by general practitioners, a strict collaboration with specialist endocrinologists is needed, especially in special conditions such as pregnancy or pediatric patients.
The 2023 Digital Learning Journey on Thyroid Disorders will cover the main educational needs in thyroid disorders focusing on patients’ perception and risks of overtreatment, fertility, conception, pregnancy and children health and development.