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  • British Thyroid Meeting 2021

British Thyroid Association Conference 2021

 Following the success of our virtual meeting in 2020, we have decided to hold the annual BTA meeting as a virtual event again this year.


The meeting will be held over two days Thursday 20th and Friday 21st May and will run from lunchtime to early evening on both days.


We will retain the core elements of the meeting, with a George Murray Lecture, trainee sessions, symposia and clinical and scientific abstracts.


Please note registration will be open only to BTA members, so please do encourage your colleagues and trainees who may wish to register to become a BTA member.  The application form is here 


Abstracts for BTA Meeting 2021


Please consider submitting your work as scientific abstracts to me - Carla Moran -  by email -  [email protected] - as a word document, no longer than 250 words. The deadline 9th April 2021.


We will have a clinical cases session again -  details will follow at a later date.



CPD/attendance certificates for the 2021 BTA annual meeting will be sent to those who complete the post-event survey.  

  • Thyroid events for your calendar

Other events

Recorded in 2020 and still available to view 


The European Congress of Endocrinology ran as a virtual conference from September 5th to 9th 2020. All sessions have now been recorded and are exclusively available to all registered delegates via this website


ESPE Connect Online 2020 was held from November 6th to 14th 2020. Registered attendees will be able to access on demand content until November 2021. Information is here  


The Society for Endocrinology Meeting (SfE BES) was virtually held from the 16th to 20th November 2020. Content from the conference is available the SFE members area on  the event website until  November 2021.

The International Thyroid Congress ran as a virtual event from December 16th to 20th. Registrants with completed payments can view lecture videos until March 31st 2021 via this website 



The European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS) will be holding their 18th annual conference virtually from February 25th to 27th 2021  Details are here 


The 2nd New Developments and Controversies in the Management of Thyroid Cancer event has been postponed to Friday 12th March 2021. This will be held virtually. The programme and details are here


ENDO 2021 will take place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, on March 20-23, 2021. Details are here  


The 15th European Diabetes and Endocrinology Congress will be held in London on April 26-27. Details are here 


 ECE 2021 will take place online from May 22 to 26th 2021. Registration is now open with early bird rates valid until May 6th.  The event website is 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 


ESPE Connect Online will take place as a virtual event from September 22nd to 26th 2021. Details are 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 The European Neuroendocrine Association (ENEA) will hold its 7th workshop on Cushings Disease in Dubrovnik from December 7th to 11th. Details are here 


2021 events - dates to be finalised


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 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.