ITEDS Meetings and Education

A primary objective of ITEDS is to educate patients, their friends and family, and their treating physicians concerning the latest information about Thyroid Eye Disease and its Management.

Teaching has included international 2-3 day symposia with sold-out attendance of up to 500 participants, 2 day free webinars during COVID with attendance over 15,000, and annual teaching courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Listed below are upcoming teaching events followed by previous symposia and webinars linked to the scientific programmes.

International Symposia:

Every 2-4 years, ITEDS organizes an international symposium hosted at a different country with multidisciplinary experts sharing recent knowledge and research in the pathogenesis, classification, and therapy of TED.  

6th International ITEDS Meeting,  Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

Planned tentatively for 2023; updates coming


Sao Paulo, Brazil

5th ITEDS International Meeting

Singapore,  Feb 20-23, 2019

This very successful meeting entitled “ITEDS: East Meets West” was the first ITEDS meeting hosted in Asia.  It had a record attendance of over 500 physicians, students, scientists, and other health care workers from around the world.

Singapore ITEDS 2019

4th International ITEDS Meeting

London, UK,  June 23-26, 2016

ITEDS held a very successful teaching course and symposium at the QE II convention center attended by over 300 delegates. Clinical experts from throughout the world provided insight into the diagnosis, investigation, and treatment of TED. The latest clinical and basic science research was discussed.

London ITEDS Symposium

3rd ITEDS International Meeting

Vancouver, CAN – June 28-30, 2013 

ITEDS hosted its 3rd international conference on Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves’ Orbitopathy) in Vancouver, Canada on June 28 and 29, 2013. 

The sold-out meeting focussed on the latest clinical and basic science research and featured both invited speakers and open papers and posters with registrants from 25 different nations and subspecialists from eight disciplines. 

Vancouver ITEDS Meeting

2nd International ITEDS Meeting

New York, July, 2008

This was a formative meeting in which ITEDS was established, an international core working group identified, and the VISA Evaluation Form was discussed and adopted as the ITEDS clinical recording form. 


ITEDS Webinars

The COVID pandemic halted most international travel and ITEDS has responded with a series of webinars hosted at ITEDS centres, often in conjunction with other international ophthalmic symposia.  The attendance has been very high, with up to 20,000 registrants recorded at the APAO-ITEDS symposium.


Joint Webinar   October 23, 2021


Technical, therapeutic and translational updates in TED – East Meets West

American Academy of Ophthalmology Courses

New Orleans, Nov 2021  (2 courses: Webinar and live attendance)

San Francisco, Oct 2020 (2 courses:  Webinar) 

Las Vegas, November 2015

Chicago, IL,  October 2014

New Orleans, October 2013

Fort Lauderdale,   May 2012

Orlando, FL,   October, 2011

Chicago, IL,   October, 2010

San Francisco, November, 2009

ARVO Subspecialty Interest Groups:

Fort Lauderdale  May 2010 and 2011