The annual meeting, held every fall, brings together over 1,000 physicians and investigators from around the world to share the newest clinical and basic science research into thyroid disease. The meeting features posters, platform presentations, symposia, “meet the professor” lunches, discussion groups, and distinguished lectures. Awards are made to outstanding clinicians, academicians, young researchers, and dedicated Association members. Selected young investigators receive travel grants to attend the meeting. Exhibitors present related pharmaceutical, laboratory, diagnostic, publication, and organizational products and services. Every fifth year, the American Thyroid Association® joins with the Latin American Thyroid Society, the European Thyroid Association, and the Asia Oceania Thyroid Association for an International Thyroid Congress.
The American Thyroid Association® develops Clinical Practice Guidelines to provide guidance and recommendations for particular practice areas concerning thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. Guidelines are revised every 3-5 years as new data is available. Treatment decisions must be made based on the independent judgment of health care providers and each patient’s individual circumstances. Guideline development includes an identification of areas for future study and research, indicating the focus for future investigational therapy; based on the findings reviewed and synthesized from the latest literature.