Thyroid Patients from across Ireland are being invited to meet others at a hotel in Dublin on March 26th to share tips and information about how they cope with thyroid illness.
The meeting is being organised by Shan kelly of Thyroid Support Ireland, a patient organisation, that she set up in 2010 which provides others with support on managing thyroid conditions.
Shan is hoping that a few of the 200 plus members of Thyroid Support Ireland will come along to the TSI's first F2F meeting in the Russell Court Hotel in Harcourt Street, Dublin 2.
As well as basic information for newly diagnosed patients on how to manage thyroid conditions, the event will include a talk by Sarah from Thyromind, a UK web site set up nine years ago, on how thyroid malfunctrion can affect mental health.
The informal gathering will take place between 5pm and 7pm. It will be a chance for many Irish thyroid patients to meet others they have chatted with through the TSI web site for the first time.
After the TSI launch, a fun quiz called Gameshows is being organised by Event Management students from Ballsbridge College of Further Education.Entry to Gameshows costs 7 euro per person and includes finger food.
Gameshows will take place in the Hotel from 7-10pm
Thyroid patients who plan on come to the hotsl for the TSI meeting are welcome to join in the fun by entering a team in the quiz.
There will be prizes on offer to the winning teams, inlcuding some 2014 Naked Fluorde Calenders, which have been provided by anti- fluoride campaigner and nutritinist Aisling Fitzgibbon.
Aisling is taking the Irish Government to court this year for medicating Irish water with anti-thyroid drugs without gaining her consent.
All proceeds from the evening will go to The Friends of St Luke's Hospital, a charity which supports people attending Ireland's leading cancer treatment centre.