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BTA Annual Meeting and Training Day

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


We now have a list of confirmed speakers for what promises to be an exciting meeting:


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



Society for Endocrinology Thyroid Neoplasia Meeting

A themed scientific meeting, sponsored by the Society for Endocrinology, is planned for Friday 8th March 2019, entitled “Resolving Uncertainties in Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Neoplasia”. Please find a provisional programme here. The venue is Churchill College, Cambridge.


This multidisciplinary meeting is targeted at UK specialists (endocrine, radiology, pathology, surgery, oncology) working in the field of thyroid cancer. It aims to highlight current issues and uncertainties in the field; and potentially provide a platform that generates ideas/enthusiasm/collaboration for UK-wide clinical studies in this area which would be discussed in an optional breakout session the following morning.


Kindly note the date and register your interest via [email protected] if you would like to attend. Details regarding registration will follow in the New Year.


  • 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 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 13th International Workshop on Resistance to Thyroid Hormone and Thyroid Hormone Action was held on September 11th to 14th 2018 in Doom, The Netherlands. Details of the next meeting are not yet available 


The 2019 Meeting of the European Thyroid Association will be from September 7th to 10th in Budapest. Details are not yet available but will appear here





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