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Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation
P. O. Box 2793
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
The Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation (GDTF) is a national, voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources, referrals, and current medical information to people with Graves' disease. Information provided by the foundation incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of Graves' disease. The foundation also promotes professional education through lectures and forums, and public education through the distribution of literature, lectures, and presentations in the media and the community. Established in 1990, the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation offers a one-on-one individual support network and assists in the development of locally based support groups. It establishes liaison relationships with major hospitals and research institutions, both nationally and internationally. The Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation's Medical and Advisory Board consists of representatives from a variety of disciplines who play essential roles in the treatment and support of individuals with Graves' disease (e.g., endocrinology, surgery, ophthalmology, pharmacology, internal medicine, and family practice). The Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation offers a variety of educational materials to patients, their families, healthcare professionals, and the general public through its computer database, bulletins, brochures, newsletters, videos, and audiotapes.
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