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BTA Annual Meeting and Training Day

The 67th  Annual Meeting of the British Thyroid Association took place on Friday 10th May 2019 in St Thomas'Hospital, London.


Meeting information including abstract submission details and the latest programme can be found here


These were the speakers:


George Murray Lecture

  • Professor George Kahaly (Mainz, Germany)


Key Speakers

  • Dr Joanne Jones (Cambridge): Pathogenesis of alemtuzumab induced thyroid autoimmunity
  • Dr Onyebuchi Okosieme (Cardiff): Factors influencing survival in Graves’ Disease
  • Dr Nadia Schoenmakers (Cambridge): Year in Basic Thyroidology
  • Dr Kristien Boelaert (Birmingham): Update on NICE Guidelines on Thyroid Disease


The trainee component of the meeting ran as a parallel break out session on the same day. The session titled "When and how to apply guidelines to clinical cases" was delivered by Dr Carla Moran. For details regarding the submission of abstracts please click here



  • Evidence based use of T3 and T4 combinations

Evidence Based Use of T3 + T4 Combinations

Endocrinologists are frequently asked to consult on patients taking L-thyroxine (T4) but appear dissatisfied with their therapy. However, the use of combination therapy with liothyronine (T3) remains highly controversial with conflicting results from clinical trials. Recent scientific studies have provided new insight into the complex relationship between serum and tissue thyroid hormone levels justifying a review of the evidence base for the use of T4+T3 combinations and the design of future clinical trials in this area.


This innovative symposium will occur simultaneously on Sunday 3rd November 2019  in Chicago, US and London, UK, representing a collaborative effort between the ATA, BTA and ETA, to bring together leading experts in this area from North America and Europe. It will be a live meeting in both locations, with the UK audience accessing a webcast to view the US presentations and the US audience accessing a webcast to view the UK presentations with the opportunity for both audiences to ask questions to all speakers.


The symposium will conclude with fully interactive workshops on the use of combination therapy in the UK, and a patient discussion forum in the US. Co-chaired by U.S. based Jaqueline Jonklaas, MD and U.K. based Colin M. Dayan, MA, FRCP, PhD, the anticipated goal is to use the symposium content and discussion as material to produce a consensus statement about the design of future combination therapy trials and to assist endocrinologists in advising their patients on the current evidence base behind combination therapy. 


For details of subjects and speakers please click here 



  • Thyroid events for your calendar

Other events

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



 The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association is being held on October 30th to November 3rd 2019  at the Sheraton Grand Chicago  Find out more here 


The EUGOGO 20th Anniversary Meeting will take place in Pisa, Italy from November 7th to 9th 2019. Find out more here 


The next Society for Endocrinology Meeting will be on November 11th to 13th 2019.  This will take place at the at the Brighton Centre in Brighton -  for further details please click here 


The 14th Annual International Workshop on Resistance to Thyroid Hormone and Thyroid Hormone Action will take place in Monterey, California from March 25th to 28th 2020. Details can be found here 


ENDO 2020 will be held from March 28th to 31st in San Francisco, California, USA.  More information can be found here 


The 2nd New Developments and Controversies in the Management of Thyroid Cancer will take place on June 26th 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Details can be found here


The 42nd meeting of the European Thyroid Association took place in September 2019. 2020 dates will be added when announced  


The 59th Annual ESPE Meeting will be held in Liverpool from September 10th to 20th 2020. Details will follow once posted








The BTF Research Award

01/01/2018 - 01/02/2018

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 

[email protected] 


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 2019. For full details click here