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BTA Training Day & Annual Meeting

 We are pleased to announce that the 66th British Thyroid Association Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th May 2018 in the impressive state-of-the-art Bramall Music Building at the University of Birmingham. The University has excellent links to nationwide transport, with its own University train station just 7 minutes from Birmingham New Street and easy access off the main motorways that cross the Midlands. 

The Clinician and Scientist Trainee Programmes will be held on the preceding afternoon - Monday 14th May -  in the grounds of the beautiful Winterbourne House and Garden, which are well worth arriving early to visit. 

We look forward to seeing you there.  

Dr Vicki Smith, University of Birmingham



  • Thyroid events for your calendar

Other events

The 2018 Meeting of the European Thyroid Association is from September 15th to 18th  and will take place in Newcastle. Full details are here


The 88th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association is being held on 3rd to 7th October 2018 in Washington DC Find out more here 


The next Society for Endocrinology Meeting will be on November 19th to 21st 2018  This will take place at the SEC Glasgow, for further details please click here 






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. Known as the BTF Doris Godfrey Research Award, this year’s award is up to £20,000 and has been funded by a legacy.

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 (i.e. the majority of the work must be carried out in the UK), supervised 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. Any equipment purchased will belong to your institution after the project is completed. Support for staff costs/salaries will only be considered if they can be justified.


The application form, a short CV and a high resolution passport-sized photo should be submitted by midnight on 31 January 2018. For full details click here