About Us

This section provides a brief summary of Thyroid Federation International and it’s outreach efforts.

About Thyroid Federation International (TFI)

TFI is a global network of organizations that locally supports people with thyroid disorders by providing information written specifically for the patient, listening to the patient perspective and by raising awareness.

Find out more on our main site at this link.

What TFI does

  • Foster the development of thyroid patient organizations.
  • Work with medical professionals to promote awareness and understanding of thyroid disorders.
  • Through member organizations, provide information and support to those impacted by thyroid disorders.

Member Organizations

The Australian Thyroid Foundation Ltd. (Australia)

Beverley Garside (President)
www.thyroidfoundation.com.au

Leven Zonder Schildklier (Belgium/Netherlands)

Peter Lakwijk (President)
www.levenzonderschildklier.be

Brazil Instituto da Tiróide (Brazil)

Eduardo Tomimori (President)
www.indatir.org.br

VIOM (Bulgaria )

Maria Silyanovska (President)
www.thyroidbg.com

Thyroid Foundation of Canada / La Fondation canadienne de la Thyroïde (Canada)

Laz Bouros (President)
www.thyroid.ca

Hrvatska udruga za bolesti štitnjače (Croatia)

Tomislav Jukic (President)
www.stitnjaca.eu

Stofskifteforeningen (Denmark)

Jytte Flamsholt (President)
www.thyreoidea.dk

Suomen Kilpirauhasliitto ry (Finland)

Dr. Ulla Slama (Representative)
www.kilpirauhasliitto.fi

Association Vivre sans Thyroïde (France )

Beate Bartès (President)
www.forum-thyroide.net

Georgian Union of Diabetes and Endocrine Associations (GUDEAS) (Republic of Georgia)

Elena Shelestova (President)
Georgian Medical Diagnostic Centre
E-mail: e_shelestova@yahoo.com

Bundesverband Schilddrüsenkrebs – Ohne Schilddrüse leben e.V.(Germany)

Harald Rimmele (Managing director)
www.sd-krebs.de

Schilddrüsen-Liga Deutschland e.V. (Germany)

Barbara Schulte (President)
www.schilddruesenliga.de

Thyroid Society of India (India)

Dr M. S. Senthil Kumar (President)
www.thyroidhelp.in

CAPE – Comitato delle Associazioni dei Pazienti Endocrini (Italy)

Anna Maria Biancifiori (President)
www.capeitalia.org

Thyroid Foundation of Japan (Japan)

Dr. Fumito Akasu (Contact)
www.tfj.jp

Thyroid Foundation of Nepal (Nepal)

B.C. Surendra (Chairman)
Email: gandhiprasadsharma@gmail.com

Schildklier Organisatie Nederland (Netherlands)

Anneke Wijbenga (President)
www.schildklier.nl

Thyroidism Awareness and Support Initiative (Nigeria )

Iruoma Ofortube (Executive Director)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thyroid-Awareness-and-support-Initiative-213412935467183/

Stoffskifteforbundet Norway

Venche Anita Fagereng (President)
www.stoffskifte.org

Thyroid Council of The Philippines (The Philippines)

Dr. Teofilo O.L. San Luis, Jr. (President)
Email: tolsanluis@gmail.com

ADTI, Associação das Doenças da Tiroide (Portugal)

Celeste Campinho (President)
www.adti.pt

Thyroid Foundation of St. Petersburg (Russia)

Prof. Elina G. Gasparyan (President)
Email: gasparyan@peterlink.ru

AECAT, Asociación Española de Cáncer de Tiroides (Spain)

Carlos Jesús Rodríguez Alarcón (President)
www.aecat.net

Svenska Sköldkörtelföreningen (Sweden)

Peter Lakwijk (President)
www.skoldkortel.se

GDATF, Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation (United States of America)

Nancy Hord Patterson (Founder)
www.gdatf.org