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  • British Thyroid Association AGM 2020

British Thyroid Association Conference 2020

Our AGM and member update was chaired by Dr Simon Pearce and took place online on Friday December 11th replacing the event that was scheduled to take place on 22nd May this year.


The programme of events began with a training session which was facilitated by BTA Secretary Dr Carla Moran. This comprised four  case presentations given by trainees for 15 minutes each and eight rapid fire cases lasting 7 minutes each. 


Having been welcomed to the event by the BTA President Professor Simon Pearce, the George Murray Prize Lecture was given by Professor Luca Persani who is the Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Milan. This was  on the topic of "A translational approach to congenital thyroid dysfunction"


This was followed by Dr Salman Razvi who is Consultant Endocrinologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Newcastle  talking on the topic of "What is new in clinical thyroidology?" 


If you would like to download a PDF of the programme please click here


CPD/attendance certificates for the 2020 BTA annual meeting will be sent to those who completed the post-event survey by 4th Jan 2021

  • Thyroid events for your calendar

Other events

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


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.  Details can be found here 


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 from the event website until 19th December for pre-registered delegates to claim CPD points, and then via the SfE member area until November 2021.


The virtual meeting of the 19th Congress of the European Neuroendocrine Association - ENEA 2020 - took place from November 27th to 29th. Details are here  Future dates have not yet been advised


The International Thyroid Congress which was due to take place in China from September 8th to 13th has been replaced by a virtual event  which runs from December 16th to 20th. Details and registration are here are here



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 



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 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.