The Association was founded in 1965

and has met each year since then, with the exception of the years in which the International Thyroid Congress has been held. The Annual Scientific Meeting regularly attracts more than 350 abstracts and over 1000 active participants. Membership of the Association consists of honorary, ordinary, junior, corporate, corresponding and senior members. There are over 900 members.

Important Issues

[20 Jul 2015]

In Memoriam of Dr. John B. Stanbury.

The ATA is sad to announce that Dr. John B. Stanbury has passed away on Monday, July 5, 2015. He had recently celebrated his 100th birthday on May 15. He was president of the ATA in 1969 and an active committee member over the years. The Stanbury Pathophysiology Medal is in his honor.
The ETA offer their condolences to his wife and Family.


[20 Jul 2015]

In Memoriam of Professor Horst Schleusener, Berlin, Germany

The European Thyroid Association was much saddened to hear about the loss of Professor Horst Schleusener on the 12th July 2015, aged 82.

On behalf of the ETA, the Executive Committee would like to offer their sincere condolences to his wife and family. He will be much missed.

Colin M Dayan
Secretary to the ETA


[06 Jul 2015]

ETA Travel Awards for ITC in Orlando, Florida available

See PDF for Details of how to apply. Submission Deadline 5th August

[Application Form]



[15 Jun 2015]

General Assembly of the ETA in Orlando Oct 19th 5.30-7.00pm - call for agenda items

The ETA invites agenda items from members for the next General Assembly which will be held at the ITC in Orlando, on October 19th. Items should be submitted to the ETA secretary ( and ETA standing office ( by 3rd July 2015.

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