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Blocking TSH-Receptor Antibodies in Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Blocking TSH-Receptor Antibodies in Autoimmune Thyroid Disease



Time to Complete

4 hours


June 4, 2018


June 4, 2020
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Maximum Credits

4.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
4.00 / AANP Contact Hours (includes 0.75 hours of pharmacology)
4.00 / P.A.C.E.® Credits

Accredited Providers

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.

Commercial Supporter

This activity has been supported by an educational grant from Quidel Corporation.

Program Description

This educational activity is designed to provide current information about the clinical value of TSH-receptor blocking antibodies for diagnosis and management of thyroid patients. The connection between TSH-receptor blocking and TSH-receptor stimulating antibodies in the management of hypo-thyroid and hyper-thyroid patients will be examined. Also discussed will be the recently updated guidelines from the American Thyroid Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology for the treatment of autoimmune thyroid disease.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for medical professionals who have a clinical interest in thyroid disorders as seen in the following medical specialties: endocrinology, primary care (internal medicine, family medicine, general practice), obstetrics/gynecology, cardiology, pediatrics, laboratory medicine, nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, neurology, psychiatry, and sleep medicine.

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the overall TSH-receptor (TSH-R) antibody/receptor interaction and clinical implication.
  • Explain the clinical necessity to detect and differentiate TSH-receptor antibodies in pregnancy.
  • Identify patients with autoimmune thyroid disease, i.e. Graves’ disease (GD) and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) and the role of TSH-receptor antibodies (stimulating and blocking) in both diagnosis and management.
  • Define the role of the NP in identification and early diagnosis of hyper/hypothyroid patients exhibiting symptoms associated with GD or HT.

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policies

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.


George J. Kahaly, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology / Metabolism
Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center
Mainz, Germany

Dr. Kahaly discloses the following:
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Quidel
Grant/Research Support: Quidel

Mark A. Lupo, MD, PA
Medical Director
Thyroid & Endocrine Center of Florida
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Lupo discloses the following:
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Acupera, Genzyme
Grant/Research Support: Veracyte
Speakers' Bureau: AbbVie, Bayer/Onyx, Eisai, Genzyme, Veracyte

Jorge H. Mestman, MD
Department of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Mestman has nothing to disclose.

Shannon Reedy Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, DNP Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Idzik has nothing to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

Global Education Group
Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN
, has nothing to disclose.
Lindsay Borvansky has nothing to disclose.
Andrea Funk has nothing to disclose.
Kristin Delisi, NP, has nothing to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

*This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Designation Statement

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education.

Provider number: 1561024.

Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 4.00 contact hour(s) which includes 0.75 hour(s) of pharmacology.

Activity ID #2204E.

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.




P.A.C.E.® Credit

Accreditation Statement

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science's Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program will provide 4.00 contact hours of credit.

Designation Statement

Successful completion will lead to the issuance of a certificate for 4.00 contact hours of P.A.C.E.®  approved continuing education. To receive credit, the course must be completed by June 4th, 2020.

Additional Credit Information

How to Obtain Credit - Lab Professional, P.A.C.E.®
Viewers are expected to complete the presentation before attempting to submit contact information and the session evaluation. Successful completion will lead to the issuance of a certificate for 4.0 contact hours of P.A.C.E.® approved continuing education. To receive credit, the course must be completed by June 4th, 2020.

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 4.0 hours. Please follow these steps in order to receive P.A.C.E.® credit for viewing the webcast:

  • Read all of the information above.
  • View the complete webcast program.
  • Click on the "Lab Professional" link to apply for P.A.C.E.® credit.
  • Complete the online registration (registration is free).
  • Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 70% and answer all evaluation questions to receive P.A.C.E.® credit.
  • After successful completion of this process, you will be redirected to the ASCLS CE Organizer where you may create and print an official ASCLS P.A.C.E.® certificate based on your attendance and completion of this ASCLS-sponsored P.A.C.E.® approved learning activity.

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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