For the public
If you have arrived on this website as a member of the public we regret to advise that we are unable to respond to any individual medical questions. If you have any specific questions we suggest contacting your doctor or visiting the British Thyroid Foundation website.
Please be careful when searching the internet for information about thyroid disease as there are unfortunately many innaccurate and unhelpful sources. For this reason we have created a page of links for you to browse or click on the Association logos below.
2023 British Thyroid Annual Meeting 2023 (face-to-face)
The next BTA annual meeting will be held face-to-face on Friday 9th June 2023 at the Royal College of Pathologists, London.
Please see our exciting programme as a pdf on this link we are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the meeting.
The registration deadline is Friday 2nd June 2023 and fees are:
- BTA members £120
- Non-members £200
- Nurses, trainees and retired BTA members £50
You can register by clicking the link here:
If you are not a member of the BTA and wish to become one this costs just £40 per year. To submit a form requesting membership please visit this webpage
Abstract submission is now closed. The deadline for submission was Friday 31st March 202
Sorry, the deadline for travel grant application has now closed For future information there are usually 6 travel grants (£200 each) available for trainees with accepted abstracts presenting at the meeting. When available, applications for such travel grants is achieved by emailing: [email protected]
The last BTA Annual Meeting – took place on Friday May 20th 2022 Click here to see our final programme
2023 British Thyroid Association Trainees' Educational Meeting (virtual)
This year's BTA Trainees' educational meeting was held virtually on Friday 10th March 2023
Although the meeting was primarily for trainees in endocrinology, all grades of healthcare professionals treating patients with thyroid disorders were welcomed as always,
Sessions included bite-sized masterclass talks on the management of common thyroid disorders and case presentations from trainees.
Recordings of selected lectures are available below for a limited time via the Vimeo links below - so please make time to view!
https://vimeo.com/818342897 - The Patient with Hypothyroidism and persistently high TSH levels (Professor Onyebuchi Okosieme, University of Cardiff, Cardiff)
https://vimeo.com/818345077 - Thyroid Eye Disease (Dr Catherine Napier, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Type)
https://vimeo.com/818344695 Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (Mr. Joel Smith, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter)
Here is a list of forthcoming events
Recorded in 2022 and available to view
ECE 2022 was in Milan from May 21st to 24th. Content is available on ESE On Demand for all registered delegates. Just log in using the same link as you did during the live Congress days and catch up on sessions you missed or would like to revisit.
ENDO 2022 took place in Atlanta, Georgia on June 11-14. You can still access any recorded content Details are here.
Thyroid related events in 2023
11th International Meeting of Paediatric Endocrinology took place on 4th to 7th March 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Details are here
The 20th Annual ENETS Conference took place from 22nd to 24th March 2023 in Vienna, Austria. Details are here
European Congress of Endocrinology took place in Istanbul Turkey May 13th to 16th 2023 Details are here
The World Congress on Thyroid Cancer, Hilton Metropole London June 15th to 17th 2023 Details are here
ENDO 2023 will be taking place on June 15-18, 2023, in Chicago, Illinois. Details are here
The 45th Annual Meeting of the European Thyroid Association will take place in Milan from September 9th to 12th 2023. Details can be found here
Please note: there are five £300 travel grants available to Trainee BTA members presenting at this event. Apply for a travel grant by emailing: [email protected] The deadline for applications is 15th August 2023.
92nd Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) September 27th to October 1st, Washington USA . Details can be found here.
British Thyroid Foundation Award
Since 1997 the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) has offered an annual award to support a research project into thyroid function or thyroid disorders. This is currently £35,000 for a three year project.
The closing date for your 2023 application is midnight on Sunday 2nd July 2023
To access the application form for this Award please click here
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 BTF is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non-commercial Partner. This means the studies that we fund may be eligible to access the NIHR Study Support Service which is provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
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.