Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:45am to 3:30pm
USC Health Sciences Campus, Aresty Conference Center 1450 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
The first thyroid symposium was held on Wednesday, May 3, 1978, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. At the time, Jorge Mestman and I were practicing at Hospital of Good Samaritan, and this was to be the first symposia of its kind. I was worried that no one would attend. The result was almost 300 attendees, thus launching an annual tradition.
Our first program included the following topics: thyroid function tets; hypothyroidism; hyperthyroidism; goiters and nodules; thyroid cancer; iodine in thyroid disease; and pregnancy. Today's program will attempt to duplicate the first program, also presenting a historical perspective, and highlighting the many changes we’ve made in diagnosing and managing our patients with thyroid disorders.
Several faculty from the 1978 inaugural symposium will be here; unfortunately a few of our colleagues are no longer with us. Of note, the talks at this meeting rely on clinical experience and evidence-based medicine, in contrast to 1978, when evidence-based medicine wasn’t even discussed. As usual, challenging cases will be presented, and there will be plenty of time for audience questions and panel discussions.
Hope you enjoy the meeting!