Hypothyroidism: Challenges in Daily Practice - Mainpro+

Duration

1 hr

Profession

Physician

# of Credits

1.0

Accreditation

MainPro+

Expiry Date

2019-12-19

Diseases of the thyroid gland are among the most abundant endocrine disorders worldwide, second only to diabetes. Primary hypothyroidism is one of the most common chronic disorders in Western populations with a prevalence between 4.3– 8.5% for subclinical hypothyroidism and 0.3–0.4% for overt hypothyroidism. Women are affected more commonly than men. This program will address the common challenges in the care of patients with hypothyroidism. How to identify and manage patients with subclinical hypothyroidism and how to manage patients with hypothyroidism during pregnancy will be a particular focus in this program.

This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ Credit(s). Cert+ Program ID#: 188836

Ronald M. Goldenberg, MD, FRCPC, FACE

John Axler, MD, FCFP, CCFP

Lynn Stewart, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Deanna Telner, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Upon completion of this program, learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize common challenges in the identification and diagnosis of patients with hypothyroidism
  2. Identify who and when to screen for hypothyroidism
  3. Recognize and manage patients with subclinical hypothyroidism
  4. Understand the management of hypothyroidism before, during and after pregnancy
  5. Adjust treatment to optimize the management of hypothyroidism
  6. Apply practice guideline recommendations for management of hypothyroidism


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