American Thyroid Association | European Thyroid Association | Broda Barnes Research Foundation |
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association |
Thyroid Foundation of Canada/La Fondation Canadienne de la Thyroide |
The Endocrine Society |
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists |
See the American Thyroid Association's press release on World Thyroid Day, 2011.
Read About International Thyroid Awareness Week 2011
Find the best thyroid doctors and practitioners for thyroid care around the world, as recommended by thyroid patients themselves, in the Thyroid Top Doctors Directory
World Thyroid Day is May 25th, a day to promote awareness and understanding of thyroid health and the advances made in treating thyroid diseases.
Diseases of the thyroid are very common and affect tens of millions of people worldwide.
The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, produces hormones that influence virtually every cell, tissue and organ in the body. The thyroid regulates the body's metabolism--the rate at which the body produces energy from nutrients and oxygen--and affects critical body functions, such as energy level and heart rate.