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 Association Trainees' Educational Meeting (virtual)
The next BTA Trainees' educational meeting will be held virtually on Friday 10th March 2023
Although the meeting is primarily for trainees in endocrinology, all grades of healthcare professionals treating patients with thyroid disorders are welcome.
Sessions will include bite-sized masterclass talks on the management of common thyroid disorders and case presentations from trainees.
Call for cases for presentation
Submissions from trainees are invited to present and discuss interesting cases. Abstract submission for case presentation is now open with the deadline for submission being Wednesday 1st February 2023
Accepted abstracts will be presented as oral communication.
The abstract must be a maximum of 300 words and include a short summary of the case with learning points/points for discussion.
There are prizes for the two best-case presentations.
Submit your abstract by emailing: [email protected]
Please see the final programme here
Registration fee: Free (we welcome a voluntary donation of £5 to the British Thyroid Foundation)
Deadline registration: Friday 3rd March 2023
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.
We have an exciting programme - see here - and are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the meeting.
The registration deadline is Friday 26th May 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 £30 per year. To submit a form requesting membership please visit this webpage
Call for Abstracts:
Abstract submission is now open. The deadline for submission: Friday 31st March 2023
The abstract must be a maximum of 300 words and should be structured with subheadings:
- Background and Aims
- Results and
Please submit your abstract by emailing: [email protected]
Accepted abstracts will be presented as oral communication or poster presentation and there will be prizes for the best. All accepted abstracts will additionally be published in Thyroid Research
There are 6 travel grants (£200 each) available for trainees with accepted abstracts presenting at the meeting. Apply for a travel grant by emailing: [email protected]
The deadline for travel grants application is Friday 28th April 2023
The last BTA Annual Meeting – took place on Friday May 20th 2022 Click here to see our final programme
Here is a list of forthcoming events as well as those that have been recorded and are still accessible
Recorded in 2022 and available to view
The European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS) held their 19th annual conference as a hybrid event on March 10th and 11th. Registration is still possible and you can still earn CME points by watching the webcasts. Details are here
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.
The 60th annual ESPE meeting will take place in Rome, Italy from September 15th to 17th
You can watch this on demand here
Forthcoming events in 2023
11th International Meeting of Paediatric Endocrinology 4th to 7th March 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Details are here
The 20th Annual ENETS Conference will take place from 22nd to 24th March 2023 in Vienna, Austria. Details are here
European Congress of Endocrinology – 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
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 of £20,000 to support a two-year research project into thyroid function or thyroid disorders.
The closing date for your 2022 application has now passed.
The usual format for applying is the completion of an application form accompanied by a short CV and photograph. We will update any relevant information regarding this for 2023
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.