BTA Annual Meeting and Training Day
It is with regret that we have to advise that the 68th Annual Meeting of the British Thyroid Association will NOT now take place on Friday 22nd May 2020
This decision has been taken due to the uncertainty regarding travel plans for our attendees and speakers, and also because our chosen venue - The Wellcome Collection in London - has decided to close for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19
SIMBA – An E-Learning session on Thyroid disease - takes place on the 18th July 2020 from 0900 to 1330 BST. Registration opens from 6th July from 0900 to 1700.
SIMBA is a simple virtual learning environment designed to improve confidence to manage cases in various specialties. This is done by solving real life thyroid cases in a simulated environment.
Participants interact with moderators through WhatsApp® and Professor Kristien Boelaert - Consultant Endocrinologist at University Hospitals Birmingham - will be giving expert input with reference to local, national and international guidelines.
Please read more to see a number of events which are scheduled throughout the year.
Due to advice from the CDC and WHO, ENDO 2020 and its ancillary events was not held in March 2020. However Endo online will now take place from June 8 to June 22nd. Details and registration can be found here
The 2nd New Developments and Controversies in the Management of Thyroid Cancer was due to take place on 26th June but has now been postponed until Wednesday 9th December at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Details can be found here
The 59th Annual ESPE Meeting was due to be held in Liverpool from September 10th to 12th 2020. However, this has now been postponed until 2021 with a date yet to be set. The theme is Lifelong endocrine care through collaboration, discovery and innovation. Details can be found here
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 at the Harrogate Convention Centre - for further details please click here
ENDO 2021 will take place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, on March 20-23, 2021.
The World Congress on Thyroid Cancer will take place at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts from July 29th to August 1st 2021
The 43rd meeting of the European Thyroid Association will take place in Milan from September 4th to 7th 2021. Details will follow, however the website is here
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 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 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.