NHAA Webinar Series

NHAA Engage is excited to present the NHAA Webinar Series. Each month we’ll present a live webinar delivered by some or our most respected and trusted names in the profession.


Topic:  Keynotes from the COVID 19 Chapter in our Thyroid Biography
When:  Tuesday 25 July 2023
Time:  6pm AEST

While there’s nothing new about the potential for viral driven thyroid disturbance, both acutely during infection and chronically, following ‘recovery’, what is new and making news in the aftermath of the Covid 19 pandemic is the particular predilection this virus has shown for this gland. Thanks to its naturally high expression of ACE2 receptors (far more than seen in the lungs for example) the potential impacts, covering a wide spectrum of thyroid dysfunction & disease, have been observed and documented. This ranges from unprecedented rates of Euthyroid Sick Syndrome & Thyrotoxicosis during the acute phase to either activation (in an individual with a personal hx) or provocation (no previous hx or diagnosis) of autoimmune thyroid conditions as a result of either the infection or vaccination. Although there will be more research to come that will help us clarify and confirm some of this detail, the data already in existence is undeniable and warrants our attention.

Key Takeaways:

  • Acute Covid Thyroid presentations including unprecedented high rates of Low T3 Syndrome
  • Follow-up thyroid sequelae for ‘recovered’ patients including activation and provocation of autoimmune thyroid disease
  • Documented effects of vaccines on thyroid function mirror many of the effects of the infection but at lower rates
  • Discuss possibility of ‘next wave’ being AITD


Rachel’s favourite colour is red, as in the deep red of a blood sample collected for analysing labs to gain optimal insights into patients.  And her preferred soundtrack for life is 80’s all the way – to which she will happily bust a few moves and many professional myths, on underground dancefloors and international conference stages, alike.

With her impressive credentials as a contributor to many authoritative texts, author of peer reviewed articles, and regularly invited guest speaker, Rachel has become a household name in our profession.  Her trademark?  Translating complex scientific concepts into accessible language and providing practical, easy-to-implement solutions that are delivered with a splash of colour and humour.  But don’t let her entertaining style fool you – Rachel’s conscientious research is what sets her apart and has earned her international recognition as a leading authority in the fields of integrative nutrition and diagnostics.

Cost:  $45 AUD for members -$60 AUD for non members – $30 AUD Student Members

MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE:  To receive CPD automatically on this item, you must log in to your account before purchasing.