Training Modules

FREE Course: Iodine Testing Options for Clinicians

In this training, you will learn how to counsel your patients regarding the various forms of iodine testing.

Attendees will learn:

  • What do they measure?
  • Overview of iodine tests (including Serum iodine, Random urine iodide, 24-hour urinary iodide, Urinary iodine challenge, Urinary iodine to creatinine ratio, Skin iodine patch test. Serum thyroglobulin, Thyroid volume, Hair iodine)
  • Which tests are accurate for groups and which are best for individuals?
  • What is the difference in the body between iodine and iodide?
  • What do the results mean?
  • How do thyroid medications affect iodine tests?

This module is a part of the Iodine Testing Series. The American College of Thyroidology is providing this module as a Public Service Announcement free of charge to the thyroid community. 

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Upcoming Training Modules (Launching May 25th)

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Module 1:

"The TSH Reference Range: What is "Normal" and Why Does It Matter?" with Brittany Henderson, MD, ECNU and Carole Spencer, PhD

SUMMARY: Here we will discuss the controversies over the normal TSH reference range that exist between the conventional medicine world and the integrative or alternative medicine world. We will review what the guidelines and the data have to say and discuss three common assumptions that are made when using TSH as the gold standard for diagnosis.

"Supporting the Hypothyroid Patient Through Menopause" with Leila Turner, NMD, FABNE

SUMMARY: Learn how to identify and support the hypothyroid patient through menopause. Hormones are whirling during this time of transition, this talk will explore the relationship between thyroid function and menopausal hormones. Many symptoms of estrogen deficiency mimic that of hypothyroid and oftentimes these patients are misdiagnosed. 


Module 2:

"Iodine and Thyroid Disease" with Alan Christianson, NMD, FABNE

SUMMARY: The thyroid needs iodine for the production of thyroid hormone. Too little renders it unable to work. Massive amounts of iodine can shut it down and create other health problems. Yet in the last several years researchers have found a puzzling paradox. Within sensitive individuals, the slightest excess of iodine appears to be the largest single driver of thyroid disease. In this lecture, you will learn the complex relationship between iodine and thyroid disease and the exciting opportunity for disease reversal through iodine regulation. 

"Hormones, Weight and Thyroid" with Nicole Anziani, MS, RD, CDN, CDCES, AWC, HHC, CPT

SUMMARY: As part of our first teaching module, we will discuss the challenges to weight management with thyroid conditions that patients so often face when they come to see their providers.  We’ll review an overview of the hormones at play with tips on how to manage their complexities. We look forward to seeing you there!


Module 3:

"Patients: How To Get The Most Out of Medical Appointments" with Rachel Hill, Patient Advocate

SUMMARY: This module gives thyroid patients useful information on navigating medical appointments so that they enter the doctor's office feeling confident and hopeful and leave feeling empowered and happy with their next steps. Learn how to get the most out of your ten-minute doctors appointment!

"Case Report Series: COVID-19-Induced Subacute Thyroiditis"  with Brittany Henderson, MD, ECNU

SUMMARY: Here we will present two cases of subacute thyroiditis following COVID-19 infection, review the treatment, and discuss the most up-to-date peer-reviewed literature.