The LATS Executive Committee defined the three members of the Program Organizing Committee of the 16th International Thyroid Congress (ITC) 2020. Claudia G. Pellizas (Argentina), Gabriela Brenta (Argentina) and José Augusto Sgarbi (Brazil) were chosen.
The aim of the ITC is to bring together the international community of endocrine specialists, surgeons and other health professionals to present and discuss the latest thyroid research and developments.
NOV 25, 2016
People with prediabetes and low thyroid function were more than twice as likely to progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes compared to those with normal thyroid-hormone levels in a new study1 published September 30 in the journal BMC Medicine.
Recently, several media outlets have reported that mammography and X-rays increase the risk of thyroid cancer. The statements, circulated during the Brazilian " Rosa October ", which is the breast cancer awareness month in Brazil, generated many doubts and concerns about the need to use a thyroid protector during mammography.
Thus, we have to reaffirm that there are no consistent studies or statistics demonstrating that a woman undergoing mammography has a higher risk of thyroid cancer. There might be other factors involved in the increased rate of this type of tumor, such as environmental factors. Several published studies show that mammography does not expose the thyroid to harmful X-rays doses. The radiation dose to the thyroid during a mammogram is extremely low, less than 1% of the dose received by the breast, and the radiation emitted by the environment at the time of the examination is higher than this dose.
LATS points out that the use of a thyroid protector is not recommended for mammography. This position is in agreement with other national entities (Brazilian College of Radiology, Brazilian Society of Mastology and the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Associations) and international institutions such as the American College of Radiology, American Society for Breast Disease, American Thyroid Association and International Atomic Energy Agency.
"It is important to perform routine screening, such as mammography from the age of 40, which is the most important way to detect early breast cancer. There is no reason to say that mammography causes a thyroid cancer, "concludes LATS President Denise Carvalho.
A partir de setembro, médicos e a sociedade terão mais uma fonte de informação na área de endocrinologia, especificamente sobre a glândula tireoide e suas doenças. Com o objetivo de ampliar seus canais de comunicação, a LATS acaba de lançar uma fanpage no Facebook. A página vai informar não só os médicos endocrinologistas e residentes a respeito das ações e projetos da entidade, mas também vai estabelecer um diálogo ágil e dinâmico com o público em geral, mostrando as atividades realizadas pela LATS e notícias relevantes sobre a tireoide. Para a presidente da LATS, Denise Carvalho, “além de aumentar a interação com todos que possuem interesse ou vínculo com a endocrinologia, a fanpage vai acelerar a divulgação de informações da entidade, o que é muito importante nos dias de hoje”. Os usuários que curtirem a página da LATS no Facebook poderão interagir com a entidade a qualquer momento, seja curtindo uma mensagem publicada, compartilhando links, vídeos, imagens ou comentando os posts. O endereço da fanpage da LATS no Facebook é o https://www.facebook.com/lats.org/. Acesse, curta e interaja com a gente!
SET 9, 2016
Registration open for the Course Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands of Harvard Medical School
On 4 and 5 November, the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University promotes the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands Course, in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). The event held annually since 1996, brings more than 35 national and international experts for a comprehensive review and update of surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, covering the most recent and relevant data regarding in recent in the management of routine and advanced thyroid malignancies including observational studies of low grade papillary cancers, as well as ATA-recommended multimodal treatment of anaplastic carcinoma and complex parathyroid surgery, among other topics.
The course coordinator is in charge of medical Randall Gaz, Richard Hodin, Gregory Randolph.
Registrations are open on the site:
AGO 25, 2016
The next XVI Latin American Thyroid Association Congress takes place June 15 -18, 2017, at Windsor Barra Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
The LATS Congress is held every two years, and several Endocrine specialists worldwide participate in the meeting that has a four-day intense schedule. The attendees will experience sessions comprising forum debates, courses, symposia, and full lecture conferences. During the meeting, outstanding researchers and doctors present the main recent advances in the treatment and diagnosis of Thyroid diseases, and in research in the Thyroid filed.
Join Us for the XVI Latin American Thyroid Congress June 15-18, 2017!
Through the link below you can download the image of this important meeting.
JUL 19, 2016
When and which nodules puncture in the ultrasonographic point of view?Dr. Eduardo Tomimori
Punching or not nodules smaller than 1 cm? APTN (Aspiration Puncture by Thin Needle) of ThyroidDr. Paulo Campos Carneiro
Available the last edition of the Journal LATS.