Thyroid Strategies for Primary Care
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Thyroid gland disorders are among the most common endocrine conditions evaluated and treated by primary care physicians, physician assistants, and/or nurse practitioners. As a lifelong condition, it’s vital for primary care providers to stay up to date on the latest research and treatment options available.  Get access to top experts and cutting-edge research on thyroid diseases and gain practical approaches to screening and treatment in your practice through AACE’s Thyroid Strategies for Primary Care Course.

Take your thyroid knowledge to the next level! This collection of lectures features the most recent and relevant topics in the field of Endocrinology. This online course contains video lectures, assessment questions, and the opportunity for CME and MOC!

CME/MOC Credits

Starts 7/21/2022 | Expires 7/21/2023

Lectures Included

  • Disease State Network Year-in-Review: Thyroid - Benjamin Gigliotti, MD; Alex Tessnow, MD
  • Is It My Thyroid? The Evidence For and Against Combination Thyroid Hormone Therapy - Antonio Bianco, MD, PhD
  • Red Herrings in Thyroid Care - Carole Spencer, PhD; Anupam Kotwal, MD; Giuseppe Barbesino, MD
  • The Evaluation and Management of Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy - Chrysoula Dosiou, MD, MS

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze recent trends regarding hypothyroid management in the United State, use of statins in conjunction with IV glucocorticoids in the treatment of Graves eye disease and recent data informing management for the thyroid cancer risk spectrum
  • Interpret serum T3 and serum T4 levels on LT4-treated patients and current approaches to LT3 and use in treatment of hypothyroidism
  • Review strengths and weaknesses of using different classes of Thyroglobulin (Tg) method to monitor Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (DTC) patients amd Diagnose and manage checkpoint inhibitors-induced thyroid dysfunction
  • Describe how the latest therapeutic considerations are shaping the new treatment paradigm of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy


Benjamin J. Gigliotti, MD

Alex Tessnow, MD

Antonio C. Bianco, MD, PhD

Carole Spencer, PhD

Anupam Kotwal, MD

Giuseppe Barbesino, MD

Chrysoula Dosiou, MD, MS


Target Audience

This educational initiative is intended for members of the Primary Care Team.

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Endocrinology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The American College of Endocrinology designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.75 MOC Medical Knowledge point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC point(s) 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. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

Disclosures/Conflicts of Interest

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. AACE resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, AACE seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. AACE is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME.

Activity Staff Disclosures

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, and other members at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures

BenjaminJ.GigliottiMDAssistant Professor of MedicineUniversity of RochesterSpeakerBlueprint Medicines (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Terminated --- RET+ Virtual Thyroid Discussion Forum (a 7-hour advisory board commitment), started 3/3/21, ended 3/17/21)
Alex TessnowMDAssociate ProfessorUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterSpeaker/ModeratorHorizon (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Ongoing); Spectrix Therapeutics (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Ongoing)
AntonioC.BiancoMD, PhDProfessor of MedicineUniversity of ChicagoSpeakerAbbott/AbbVie (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Ongoing); Allergan (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Ongoing); Synthonic (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Ongoing)
Giuseppe BarbesinoMDAssistant Professor Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical SchoolSpeakerHorizon Pharma (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Ongoing)
Anupam KotwalMDAssistant Professor University of Nebraska Medical CenterSpeakerHorizon Therapeutics, Inc. (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Ongoing)
MariaE.CabanillasMD, FACEProfessor The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterSpeakerBayer (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Ongoing); Eisai (Self) : Research Grant (Status: Terminated --- 11/15/2019); Eli Lilly (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Ongoing), Research Grant (Status: Ongoing); Exelixis (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Ongoing), Research Grant (Status: Ongoing); Genentech (Self) : Research Grant (Status: Ongoing); LOXO (Self) : Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards) (Status: Ongoing), Honorarium (Status: Ongoing), Research Grant (Status: Ongoing); Merck (Self) : Research Grant (Status: Ongoing)
Mimi HuMDProfessor The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterModeratorEli Lilly (Self) : Contracted Research (Status: Ongoing)


Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

AACE requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. AACE does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.


The American Association of Clinical presents this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology assumes no liability for the information herein.