Demand Change for World Thyroid Day
ThyroidChange is encouraging thyroid patients everywhere to come together and lobby for change beginning today, World Thyroid Day, May 25, 2014. Demand individualized treatment and full thyroid labs by messaging the organizations listed below. We are focusing our attention on these mandating organizations to maximize the impact of the protest.
ThyroidChange wrote a letter to the ATA (American Thyroid Association) and the AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists) in response to their treatment guidelines that you can read here. However, we need to keep our voices strong. Show them that we need change and that millions are suffering!
1. Comment. Hammer the email and social media pages of the organizations listed below. Tell them how you feel about their treatment guidelines that encourage TSH-only testing and treatment with Levothyroxine (T4) only for all patients . Tell them how we are suffering. Tell them that we need treatment options and need full thyroid labs. Include the phrase, #WeNeedChange, with your message.
2. Post Our Supporting Evidence Page and our Noteworthy Supporters Page . With your comment, copy and paste this message: "Please see supporting evidence at www.thyroidchange.org/evidence.html and noteworthy supporters including world-renowned physicians at www.thyroidchange.org/noteworthy-supporters.html."
3. Take a Photo. If you have access, take a photo of yourself with a sign that clearly says, "We Need Change". Show the faces of our suffering. If you can't provide a photo, just take minute to comment.
Write as little or as much as you want We just need mass participation of any kind to get the attention that we deserve!
American Thyroid Association (USA)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thyroidfriends (include #WeNeedChange)
Email: email@example.com (current ATA president, Hossein Gharib, MD)
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (USA)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAACE (include #WeNeedChange)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (current AACE president, Jeffrey Mechanick, MD)
Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RCPLondon (include #WeNeedChange)
General Medical Council (UK)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GMCUK (Send a FB message. Unable to post comments on their page.)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gmcuk (include #WeNeedChange)
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