2-hour On-Demand: Thyroid Autoimmune Disease


Price: $40.00

Course Description & Information:

  • The endocrine system is intricately involved in important biological functions throughout the body. One part of the endocrine system is the thyroid gland. Like many tissues in the body, the thyroid gland is sometimes subject to attack from the immune system (autoimmunity). Thyroid function can be profoundly affected by autoimmune reactions, including increased or decreased activity of the gland, and associated hormones. This presentation addresses normal thyroid function, organ-specific autoimmunity, and the effects of autoimmune reactions to thyroid tissue. The resultant physiologic sequelae of thyroid autoimmune diseases will be discussed, as will treatment options for patients suffering from these diseases.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-22-022-H01-P, IRD: 10-19-2022, ERD: 10-19-2025. Knowledge based activity.
  • Expiration Date: 112/31/24. Course test must be completed by 12/31/24 to receive credit.
  • Level: Intermediate

Course Objectives:

  • Review normal thyroid function, and some factors affecting the hormones produced by the thyroid gland.
  • Discuss how organ-specific autoimmune diseases develop, and which organs are most common targets of organ-specific autoimmune disease.
  • Review known types of thyroid autoimmune disorders.
  • Identify the mechanism(s) involved in autoimmune diseases of the thyroid.
  • Differentiate among different thyroid autoimmune disorders.
  • Explain the physiologic and immunologic changes that occur during the courses of autoimmune thyroid diseases.
  • Describe current treatment options for autoimmune diseases of the thyroid.
  • Relate expectations of disease progression, treatment and outcomes.

Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 2 Contact Hours

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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals (2 hours of pharmacotherapeutic credit), Physical Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance required.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Faculty: Blaine Smith, PhD, PharmD

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