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The HypoPARAthyroidism Association is a non-profit patient organization working to improve lives touched by hypoparathyroidism, a rare medical disorder in which the parathyroid glands fail to produce sufficient amounts of the parathyroid hormone, a principal regulator of the body's mineral homeostasis. We are directed by an unpaid volunteer Board of Directors and are overseen by a Medical Advisory Board.


11th International Conference on Hypoparathyroidism

October 19 - 20, 2018

Hilton Chicago/ Oak Lawn 
Oak Lawn, IL 
(located near Midway Int'l Airport)

We are holding the 11th International Conference on Hypoparathyroidism at the same time and location as the Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association’s (ThyCa) annual conference allowing you the opportunity to attend both conferences at the same time. Our conference will still cover all forms of hypoparathyroidism from the basics, treatment options, new or ongoing research, etc. 

Registration:  Since we are holding our conferences at the same time, we have made arrangements for our attendees to register for both conferences with one registration. The cost for registration is $40. Registration is now open (the link will take you off site to register)

Sessions: Out conference will take place in our own dedicated rooms. We are still finalizing the speakers and topics plus Q&A discussions; trying to avoid repeition while addressing issues that are timely to our attendees.  As usual, the topics will include ALL forms of hypoparathyroidism. The choice will be yours as to what you prefer to attend.

Hotel:  You now can reserve your hotel room at the Hilton Chicago / Oak Lawn in Oak Lawn, Illinois for the 11th International Conference on Hypoparathyroidism. The hotel has free parking, as well as a free shuttle to Midway International Airport. 

The special room rate for conference attendees is $99 plus tax per night for King, or two Double beds, if booked by September 27, 2018. The hotel also has a few Executive Kings and Doubles available (includes breakfast) for $119 plus tax per night. 

The special rate applies for October 18-21, plus, as available, 3 days before and 3 days after those dates. This room rate is available for rooms reserved by September 27th as long as rooms are available. 

To reserve your hotel room online - Online room reservations or call 1-855-275-4790, Mention the Group Code: Thyroid Cancer (ThyCa is handling  the hotel end)

If necessary, an overflow hotel has been arranged at Double Tree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip, 5000 W 127th St, Alsip, IL. The cost for these rooms is $119 a night plus tax. This hotel is too far to walk, but arrangements are being made to have a shuttle between the hotels at certain times during the day.

Banquet:  Our HypoPARA banquet and silent auction will be held on Friday, October 19th at 6 pm. The dinner will be $50. You have a choice of Roasted Half Chicken, Chicago Steak, or Vegetable Lasagna. It will be a fun night of being together and sharing with each other. 

Box Lunches: will be available for purchase for $13 a day. Your choice of Ham Sandwich, Smoked Turkey Sandwich, Roast Beef Sandwich, Portobello Sandwich (V), Ham Lettuce Wrap (GF), Smoked Turkey Lettuce Wrap (GF), Roast Beef Lettuce Wrap (GF), Portobello Lettuce Wrap (GF, V) or Garden Salad. All lunches include chips and a drink. You will need to plan your meals as none will be provided.

Conference T-Shirt: There will be a conference t-shirt available for pre-order for $20. 



Save your money!!!!

Register for the conference

Gather Silent Auction donation(s)

Book Your Hotel Room

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The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) the publisher of Endocrine Practice has generously allowed us to post the paper  "Understanding the Burden of Illness Associated with Hypoparathyroidism Reported Among Patients in the PARADOX Study" on our site.  

They are asking our members to print only one copy for their personal use (eg to help educate their doctor).  This study is one many of our members participated in to help the medical community better understand what it really means to have hypoparathyroidism.  To view the paper for free, you must log in to our site.   Here’s the link:  https://www.hypopara.org/webinars/paradox_results.html




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