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  • British Thyroid Association Meeting

BTA Annual Meeting and Training Day

The 68th Annual Meeting of the British Thyroid Association did not take place on Friday 22nd May 2020. The decision was taken due to the uncertainty regarding travel plans for our attendees and speakers, and also because our chosen venue  - The Wellcome Collection in London - decided to close for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19.


This will now be a virtual event - details will follow.



  • Thyroid events for your calendar

Other events

Please read below to see a number of events which are scheduled throughout the year. 


 The European Young Endocrinologists & Scientists Meeting was due to take place on September 4th to 6th  2020 but this has now been postponed until 2021. Their website is here 


The European Congress of Endocrinology will run as a virtual conference from September 5th to 9th 2020. You can register for this fully digital Congress - e-ECE 2020 -  here


The International Thyroid Congress which was due to take place in China from September 8th to 13th has now been postponed. The website is here 


The 59th Annual ESPE Meeting was due to be held in Liverpool from September 10th to 12th 2020.  However,  this has now been postponed until November 6th to 14th 2020. The theme is Lifelong endocrine care through collaboration, discovery and innovation. Details can be found here


The Euro Diabetic and Endocrinology Virtual Congress will take place from September 20th to 21st. Details are here 


The next Society for Endocrinology Meeting will be virtually held from the 16th to 20th November 2020 -  for further details please click here 


The 2nd New Developments and Controversies in the Management of Thyroid Cancer was due to take place on 26th June but has now been postponed until Wednesday 9th December at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Details can be found here



Due to advice from the CDC and WHO, ENDO 2020 and its ancillary events was not held in March 2020. ENDO 2021 will take place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, on March 20-23, 2021. Details are here  


The 4th World Congress on Thyroid Cancer will take place at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts  from July 29th to August 1st 2021. Details are here 


The 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Thyroid Association will take place in  Milan, Italy from  September  4-7th, 2021. Details will be posted nearer the time on here 


The 90th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association will take place in Arizona, USA, from September  29th to Oct 3rd, 2021. Information about this and other future events can be found here 


 The 15th biennual International Workshop on Resistance to Thyroid Hormone and Thyroid Hormone Action will take place in March 2022. Details will be posted nearer the time


  • British Thyroid Foundation Research Award

British Thyroid Foundation Awards

Since 1997 the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) has offered an annual award to support a two-year research project into thyroid function or thyroid disorders.


This award is £20.000 and can be used to supplement existing projects or to help get research ideas started.


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.


The call  for applications is generally towards the end of the year with the deadline of January 31st in the following year.


In 2020 the British Thyroid Foundation launched a second award - The Joe Plater BTF Thyroid Cancer Research Award.

This award is also for £20,000 and  applicants must fulfil the same criteria as above.  The deadline date for submissions is June 30 2020.

Please click on this link to find out more information about each award;any past winners and to download the application forms.