The Subtleties of Thyroid Disease Management for the Non-Endocrinologist

Saturday, 11/18 – 1:45pm – 3:05pm

Brief Overview

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are common conditions that have lifelong effects on health. In the United States, approximately 5% of adults have thyroid disease or take thyroid medication.1 These conditions are usually seen first in primary care settings, but they frequently go undiagnosed for years. With proper diagnosis, however, thyroid disorders can usually be well managed. Due to the heterogeneity and the non-specific nature of the signs and symptoms of thyroid disorders, it is essential to ensure that the correct work-up and diagnosis is made. This education will provide guidance on the diagnosis and proper management of thyroid disorders, including high risk in pregnancy.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the common and less common signs, symptoms and associated conditions of thyroid disorders, both clinical and subclinical, and have a low index of suspicion for patient work-up
  • Prescribe and monitor thyroid replacement therapy according to relevant guidelines
  • Identify pregnant women at high risk of thyroid dysfunction who would benefit from screening and indicated treatment


This activity is not supported by any commercial interest or grantor.

Accreditation Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Primary Care Network (PCN) and Medical Education Exchange (MEDX). Primary Care Network is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Primary Care Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAFP: This Live activity, The Subtleties of Thyroid Disease Management for the Non-Endocrinologist, from 09/30/2017 – 11/18/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.25 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Information

Brian Koffman, MDCM, DCFP, DABFM, MS Ed
Medical Director, CLL Society
Retired Clinical Professor
Department of Family Medicine
Keck School of Medicine, USC Family Practice
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
Diamond Bar, CA