The Amsterdam Declaration
On the 10th anniversary of EUGOGO in 2009 an international symposium on GO was organised in Amsterdam. Here the so-called Amsterdam declaration on GO was signed by 85 organizations in the field of endocrinology and ophthalmology, setting specific 5-year targets focussing on raising awareness on GO and implementing measures to reduce the incidence and morbidity of the disease. Signatories included:
- 61 International / National Professional Societies
- 24 Thyroid patient organisations
EUGOGO initiated a global audit on the 5 year targets of the Amsterdam Declaration in 2011, the PREGO study (Perros et al. 2015). We observed remarkable trends with a clear reduction of the time from first visit to diagnosis and furthermore to referral to a specialist thyroid eye clinic. These encouraging results might reflect that reffering primary care physicians to not only send the patients earlier but they may also be more aware of the impact of different treatment modalities for hyperthyroidism on the course of GO.
Our multicentric network of Joint TECs around Europe published a huge number of papers in scientific journals. Papers on assessment and treatment recommendations, observational studies as well as RCTs –all of them reflecting the scientific power of a multidisciplinary approach.
You will find the complete list of EUGOGO publications in the section "what do we offer".
EUGOGO published a meanwhile popular book on GO which is already in it´s 3rd edition. Designed in a Question and answer format it gives the interested reader a comprehensive insight into all aspects of the disease. (book purchase)
In addition to educate our own trainees, we organized almost annually an internationally recognized teaching course in europe –not only in members countries- with the aim to share our knowledge about standard of care and spread the spirit of multidisciplinarity.
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In the name of: European Group on Graves Orbitopathy (please DO NOT USE the acronym EUGOGO)