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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



BIR/BSHNI Head and neck imaging refresher course 2020

A one-day course as part of a three year rolling cycle providing a refresher in the imaging and investigation of head and neck pathology will be running on the 7th February 2020 at the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle.

Returning for its third year, the course will be focusing on soft tissues and thyroid imaging. The course aims to refresh and update knowledge in the common areas of practice for all practitioners whether specialist or generalists. 

View full event programme

Educational aims:

  • To illustrate the role of imaging in the investigation and management of ear, nose and throat pathology with particular focus on the investigation of neck lumps, thyroid lumps, hyperparathyroidism and neck sepsis 
  • To understand the key anatomical landmarks and spaces in the supra- and infrahyoid neck with relevance to disease processes
  • To understand the common sites of neck sepsis and potential complications
  • To understand the sonographic classification and management of thyroid nodules
  • To understand the basic principles of thyroid cancer management and prognosis
  • To understand the investigation pathway for patients with hyperparathyroidism
  • To recognise common congenital neck lumps
  • To understand the different options and evidence for lymph node sampling
  • To recognise common neck lump mimic and be aware of more unusual neck lump presentations
  • Thyroid events for your calendar

Other events

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


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


Details of The EUGOGO 21st Anniversary Meeting will be posted nearer the time of the event. However the website is here


The next Society for Endocrinology Meeting will be from the 16th to 18th November 2020  This will take place at the at the Harrogate Convention Centre -  for further details please click here 


The 43rd meeting of the European Thyroid Association will take place in Milan from September  4th to 7th 2021. Details will follow


The 90th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association is being held on September 29th to October 3rd 2021  at Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, Arizona.  Details will be posted here nearer the time








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