BTA Training Day & Annual Meeting
The BTA training day will take place on Monday May 15th 2017 at St Thomas' Hospital, London
Generously sponsored by RSR Limited, the 65th Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday 16th May 2017 again at St Thomas' Hospital. Please note this is worth five RCP approved CPD points. Members are encouraged to submit a 230 to 300 word abstract which should be e-mailed as a word document before the extended submission deadline of 31st March 2017. Headings should be background, methods, result, and conclusion and it should include the names of all the authors and their institutions. Please send these to OkosiemeOE@Cardiff.ac.uk
We are delighted to be hosting Mayo Clinic Endocrinologist Dr Ian Hay who is our George Murray lecturer in recognition of his contribution to thyroidology over many years. We are very much looking forward to his talk having been described as "perhaps the top thyroid doctor anywhere" Other confirmed speakers include:
- Marian Ludgate – Cardiff University
- Phil Blower – King’s College, London
- Kristien Boelaert – University of Birmingham
- Mike Marsh – King’s College, London
The 2017 AGM will be scheduled within this meeting allowing more of you to attend, the next President, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of the BTA will be elected at that time.
The 3rd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer takes place on July 27th to 30th in 2017. It will be held in Boston, Massachusetts. Registration is now open - click here for details
The 40th Annual Meeting of the European Thyroid Association is from 9-12 September 2017 and will take place in Belgrade, Serbia. Full details are here
The 87th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association is being held on 18-22nd October 2017 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Find out more here
The next Society for Endocrinology Meeting will be on November 6th to 8th 2017. This will take place in Harrogate, for further details please click here
Thyroid Ultrasound & FNA Course
Last few places - book now to avoid disappointment: May 5th – Marriott London County Hall
This popular one day course is aimed at trainees and established specialist clinicians who manage thyroid diseases, particularly thyroid nodules, goiters and thyroid cancer. It is designed to teach very specific skills - namely how to perform thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration (FNA) - and predominantly aimed at those wishing to use these techniques as an extension of the clinical evaluation of such patients.
The course combines lectures and presentations with case studies, examples of good practice and Q & A sessions. A unique focus of this course is the opportunity for hands on sessions with patients, training in fine needle aspiration using Blue Phantom dummies and one to one expert commentary and guidance.
The BTF Research Award
Since 1997 the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) has offered an annual award to support a one-year research project into thyroid function or thyroid disorders. This year’s award is up to £20,000 and has been funded by a legacy. The condition of the legacy is that the award should be used specifically for research to improve our understanding of hypothyroidism. Applications for this year’s award are therefore invited specifically for research into assay and assessment of thyroid function with particular application to the diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism.
Applicants uncertain of the suitability of their proposal may submit a 150-word overview of their proposal for informal feedback from the BTF prior to submission of a full application, by contacting the BTF at
Who can apply?
Researchers working on projects in the UK. The project must be based in the UK and publications arising from the research must be in an English language journal from a UK centre. The BTF must be acknowledged in any publication. The applicant must ensure that appropriate ethical approval is in place wherever research is carried out.
How can the award be used?
The award can be used to supplement existing projects or to help get research ideas started. The funds are available for consumables, running costs and equipment but not personal computers. Support for staff costs/salaries will only be considered if they can be justified.
Applications must usually be submitted by the last day in January 2017. Please link to the relevant information just here.