What is InaTA?
The Indonesian Thyroid Association (InaTA) or the Association of Indonesian Thyroid is an interdisciplinary interest group consisting of experts from various fields dealing with thyroid diseases. These fields include adult and pediatric endocrinology, oncological surgery, nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, obstetrics and reproductive health, cardiology, medical oncology, anatomical pathology, radiology, ear-nose-throat health, and radiation oncology.

What is the Thyroid?
The thyroid is a gland located below the Adam’s apple. This gland functions to regulate various body metabolism systems, growth, and development.

Thyroid Cases in Indonesia
The recorded incidence of thyroid function disorders reaches 2-5%. Although the numbers may not be significant, complaints related to the thyroid can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life.

Formation of InaTA
InaTA was established in the city of Bandung on August 2, 2019, with the late Prof. Dr. dr. Johan S. Masjhur, SpPD-KEMD, SpKN, as the first Chairman of the InaTA Board of Trustees. Currently, there are 16 branches of InaTA, including Aceh, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Jakarta, Banten, Bandung, Semarang, Solo, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Malang, Banjarmasin, Bali, Makassar, and North Sumatra.

With the formation of InaTA
It is hoped that there will be multidisciplinary collaboration in managing thyroid cases. And, of course, it is expected to improve healthcare services for patients with thyroid disorders.

InaTA Activities
The main activities of InaTA include organizing a series of multidisciplinary webinars, a series of case thyroid panel discussions, and the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Indonesian Thyroid (PINASTI). InaTA also participates in the International Thyroid Awareness Week (ITAW) program and is active in the Asia Oceania Thyroid Association (AOTA) international organization. In addition, InaTA collaborates with the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as other relevant interest groups.