ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Optimal Thyroid Health for All
ATA® is a global professional medical society with more than 1,700 members from 70 countries around the world. Our vision is a world in which there is “Optimal Thyroid Health for all”.
Our members and staff are dedicated to making the world a better place for patients suffering with thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. The philanthropic support of our members, the public, and grateful patients help ATA to support research that advances clinical care and improves patient outcomes. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of nonprofit and charitable organizations.
Our core values set a foundation for our organizational culture and are essential elements of our strategic foundation. As an organization we believe in:
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Worldwide collaboration and collegiality
We have established the following goals to help us fulfill our vision and mission:
To foster and support research on thyroid molecular and cell biology, physiology, and diseases.
To disseminate new knowledge that leads to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of thyroid diseases.
To support education of trainees, basic scientists, physicians, and other health care professionals concerned with investigating, diagnosing, and treating thyroid diseases.
To establish and guide public policies on the causes, diagnosis, and management of thyroid diseases and related disorders.
To be the advocate for thyroid specialists in the councils concerned with science, clinical medicine, and health care delivery.
To encourage broad-based support from industry and other parties to fulfill the Association’s scientific and educational missions.
To stimulate philanthropic giving to a fund that supports the Association’s activities.
To enlarge and diversify the Association’s membership.
To develop, implement, and regularly review the Association’s long-term plan.
To foster contact, collegiality, and collaboration among members and within the international thyroid community.
To promote collaboration with thyroid societies in other regions of the world concerning public health and other scientific issues.
Transforming thyroid care through clinical excellence, education, scientific discovery and advocacy in a collaborative community