TFC Thyroid Webinars

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2023-2024 Webinars

Mental Health and Thyroid Disease

Dr. Jack Wall

May 26, 2024

Dr. Wall will speaks about the interrelationships between thyroid disorders and the common mental health diseases (MHD) namely depression and anxiety, with case examples from his long and international practice. Today in the post Covid -19 era, the prevalence of MHD has sky rocketed so its occasional co-occurrence with Graves’ hyperthyroidism or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has become a fairly common and challenging clinical event. The family must be involved in the management of both the MHD and the thyroid problem. Understand the issue of radioiodine and its effects on the eyes and for the development of joint endocrine/psychiatric clinics.

Watch this Webinar: Mental Health and Thyroid Disease

Rethinking Hypothyroidism (Medical Version)

Dr. Antonio Bianco

May 5, 2024

This is the medical version of last year’s presentation and is directed at the medical community. In this webinar, Dr. Bianco discusses his book “Rethinking Hypothyroidism: Why Treatment Must Change and What Patients Can Do” and his research, and is followed by a Question & Answer session. Everyone is welcome to join this webinar, however, priority will be given to questions from medical practitioners in the Q & A session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why 10-20% of hypothyroid patients treated with levothyroxine still exhibit symptoms of hypothyroidism;
  • Understand the utilization of LT3-containing thyroid hormone replacement therapy for this patient group;
  • Analysis of the effectiveness and safety of LT3 utilization based on clinical trials.

Watch this Webinar: Rethinking Hypothyroidism (Medical Version)

Ultrasound-guided Thermal Ablation of Thyroid Nodules (Medical Version)

Dr. Jesse Pasternak

March 24, 2024

This was the medical version of Dr. Pasternak’s presentation of last year’s webinar.
This webinar was not recorded – Please refer to last year’s webinar:
Ultrasound-guided Thermal Ablation of Thyroid Nodules – Dr. Jesse Pasternak

Dr Jesse Pasternak is an endocrine surgeon specializing in the surgical management of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal tumors.  After obtaining his undergraduate degree at McGill University, he completed his medical school and residency at McMaster University in Hamilton.  He then moved to San Francisco, California where he trained as an Orlo Clark Fellow in Endocrine Surgery and Oncology at UCSF.

Dr Pasternak also completed a master’s degree (MPH) at Harvard University with a focus in epidemiology.  As a surgeon at the University Health Network, his clinical focus is minimally invasive endocrine surgery. As a researcher, he studies clinical endocrine surgery and health outcomes.

The Panel

Thyroid Cancer Patient Panel

with Dr. Sana Ghaznavi

November  26, 2023

Dr. Sana Ghaznavi is an academic endocrinologist whose practice focuses on the management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancers.  She completed her medical school at the University of Alberta, an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Calgary, and a thyroid cancer fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York city. She now works as a clinical assistant professor within the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, at the University of Calgary, with a cross appointment to the Department of Oncology.

Watch this Webinar: Thyroid Cancer Patient Panel – Dr. Sana Ghaznavi

2022-2023 Webinars

Dr. Jesse Pasternak

Ultrasound-guided Thermal Ablation of Thyroid Nodules

Dr. Jesse Pasternak

May 14, 2023

Dr Jesse Pasternak is an endocrine surgeon specializing in the surgical management of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal tumors.  After obtaining his undergraduate degree at McGill University, he completed his medical school and residency at McMaster University in Hamilton.  He then moved to San Francisco, California where he trained as an Orlo Clark Fellow in Endocrine Surgery and Oncology at UCSF.

Dr Pasternak also completed a master’s degree (MPH) at Harvard University with a focus in epidemiology.  As a surgeon at the University Health Network, his clinical focus is minimally invasive endocrine surgery. As a researcher, he studies clinical endocrine surgery and health outcomes.

Watch this Webinar: Ultrasound-guided Thermal Ablation of Thyroid Nodules – Dr. Jesse Pasternak

Dr. Hernan Franco Lopez

Hashimoto’s Disease

Dr. Hernan Franco Lopez

April 30, 2023

Dr. Franco Lopez is an Endocrinology fellow at Western University in London, Ontario. He completed his medical school at the University of Ottawa, and his internal medicine training at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has an interest in general Endocrinology, in particular Thyroid and Adrenal diseases. He is also interested in Medical Education and Health Advocacy, which are important in a field of chronic disease such as Endocrinology.

Watch this Webinar:  Hashimoto’s’ Disease – Dr. Hernan Franco Lopez

Dr. Antonio Bianco

Rethinking Hypothyroidism

Dr. Antonio Bianco

April 16, 2023

Dr. Antonio Bianco is a professor of medicine and a member of the Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition at the University of Chicago, where he runs a laboratory funded by the National Institutes of Health to study thyroid hormones. He is also a former president of the American Thyroid Association.

Dr. Bianco will be speaking on his book “Rethinking Hypothyroidism: Why Treatment Must Change and What Patients Can Do”.

Watch this Webinar:  Rethinking Hypothyroidism – Dr. Antonio Bianco

Dr. Anna Liu

Graves’ Disease

Dr. Anna Liu

November 27, 2022

Dr. Anna Liu is an Endocrinology fellow at Western University in London, Ontario with an interest in medical education. She completed her medical school training at the University of Ottawa, and general internal medicine training at Western University. Dr. Liu gave a presentation on Graves’ Disease, followed by a Q&A session.

Watch this Webinar:  Graves’ Disease – Dr. Ana Liu

2021-2022 Webinars

Dr. Hernan Franco Lopez

Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Replacement Therapy

Dr. Hernan Franco Lopez

February 18, 2022

Dr. Franco Lopez is an Endocrinology fellow at Western University in London, Ontario. He completed his medical school at the University of Ottawa, and his internal medicine training at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has an interest in general Endocrinology, in particular Thyroid and Adrenal diseases. He is also interested in Medical Education and Health Advocacy, which are important in a field of chronic disease such as Endocrinology.

Watch this Webinar: Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Replacement Therapy – Dr. Hernan Franco Lopez

Dr. Sana Ghaznavi

Management of Thyroid Nodules

Dr. Sana Ghaznavi

November 21, 2021

Dr. Sana Ghaznavi is an academic endocrinologist whose practice focuses on the management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancers.  She completed her medical school at the University of Alberta, an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Calgary, and a thyroid cancer fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York city. She now works as a clinical assistant professor within the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, at the University of Calgary, with a cross appointment to the Department of Oncology.

Watch this Webinar: Management of Thyroid Nodules – Dr. Sana Ghaznavi

Dr. Kelsey Roelofs

Thyroid Eye Disease

Dr. Kelsey Roelofs

April 28, 2022

Dr. Kelsey Roelofs completed her medical education and residency training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Following this, she embarked on a one year ocular oncology fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital. She is currently completing an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published over 40 peer-review papers, 19 textbook chapters and was the 2021 recipient of the Bartley R. Frueh Research Award.

Watch this Webinar: Thyroid Eye Disease – Dr. Kelsey Roelofs

Dr. Deric Morrison

Panel of Patients and Doctor

Dr. Deric Morrison

March 7, 2021

Dr. Morrison is an Endocrinologist and Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Dept. of Medicine, at the University of Western Ontario in London ON.

Panelists:

  • Kim McNally in Kingston, ON, currently Vice President of TFC;
  • Lauri Martin in Strome, AB, a volunteer on our Help Line;
  • Tatyana Medvedyeva from Mississauga, ON, Director of Public Relations.

Watch this Webinar: Doctor and Panel of Patients – Dr. Deric Morrison

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