President - Professor Kristien Boelaert PhD, MRCP (Birmingham)
Kristien Boelaert is a Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham with a research interest in thyroid diseases. She qualified in medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and completed her postgraduate education in the West Midlands and the University of Birmingham as a Clinical Lecturer and an MRC Clinician Scientist. Kristien was appointed to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and became Professor in 2020.
Kristien’s clinical research interests include the management of thyroid dysfunction, nodules and cancer, as well as endocrine disorders in pregnancy. Her laboratory research programme focuses on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer, and she is involved in a number of clinical trials in the field of thyroid diseases. She has published more than 150 papers over the last 20 years spanning discovery science, clinical research and trials and practice guidelines.
Kristien is the Chair of the Clinical Committee of the Society for Endocrinology and sits on various committees of the American Endocrine Society and the American Thyroid Association. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of the Endocrine Society and Advisory Board member of Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The main themes of her current research programme are thermal ablation techniques for thyroid nodules and cardiometabolic consequences of hyperthyroidism.
President: Professor Kristien Boelaert (Birmingham)
Secretary: Professor Bijay Vaidya (Exeter)
Treasurer: Dr Earn Gan (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Assistant Secretary: Dr Nadia Schoenmakers (Cambridge)
Dr Martin Read (Birmingham)
Dr Nicola Zammitt (Edinburgh)
Dr Koteshwara Muralidhara (Kingston Upon Thames)
Professor Simon Pearce (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Dr Muhammad Fahad Arshad (Sheffield)
Dr Carla Moran (Dublin)
Dr Una Graham (Belfast)
Dr Christine May (Oxford)
Miriam Asia (Birmingham)
Trainee Committee Members
Dr David Tansey (Dublin)
Dr Lydia Grixti (Newcastle on Tyne)
The 2024 Annual Meeting of the British Thyroid Association
The 2024 Programme can be found here
British Thyroid Association Trainee Day
This virtual meeting will be held on the afternoon of Friday 8th March 2024. Details can be found here