86th Annual Meeting of the ATA

4th Annual Trainee Poster Contest

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) Trainees and Career Advancement committee will be hosting the 4th Annual Trainee Poster Contest for trainees who are first authors on posters to be presented on Saturday, September 24th at the 86th Annual Meeting of the ATA taking place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado from September 21-25, 2016. Thirty (30) trainees have been selected as finalists to participate in the 2016 Trainee Poster Contest presentations.

Be sure to find out who wins the 2016 Trainee Poster Contest by joining us for the Trainee Poster Contest Winners Short Oral Presentations session on Saturday, September 24th. New this year we will select and announce 3 winners in each category (basic, clinical, and case report) by noon on Saturday, September 24. Those 9 poster presenters will be asked to present a 5-minute short oral abstract during the Trainee Poster Contest Winners Short Oral Presentations session later that afternoon from 3:35 PM – 4:35 PM.

Trainee Poster Contest Finalists

Look out for the following Trainee Poster Contest finalists and their posters on Saturday, September 24:

Melinda Pierce
Oregon Health & Science University
A Novel Mutation in MCT8 in an Infant with Congenital Hypothyroidism Detected by Newborn Screen

Tania Jaber
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Targeted Therapy for Resensitization (or redifferentiation) of Thyroid Cancers to radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy: Perhaps A Promising Approach

Erin Okawa
Boston Childrens Hospital
Remission of Type 1 Diabetes after Radioiodine Ablation for Graves’ Disease: A Novel Case Report

Andy Cheng
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Phantom Menace: TSH-Secreting Pituitary Macroadenoma With Negative Pathology Staining

Shilpi Singh
Creighton University Medical Center
Curious case of Cretinism and Resistance to Thyroid Hormone(RTH): Is the Cretinism result of misdiagnosis or due to mutation itself?

Mary Angelynne Esquivel
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Hypothyroidism-Induced Rhabdomyolysis: A Case Series

Diana Yu
Stony Brook University Hospital
Treatment with Nivolumab Results in Asymptomatic Thyroiditis followed by Severe Hypothyroidism

Sidra Azim
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Hyperthyroidism due to Functional Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Cancer in a patient with Graves’ disease; a diagnostic and management dilemma

Charlene Lai
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Prolonged QTc and Cardiac Arrest in a Child with Severe Hyperthyroidism

Naykky Singh Ospina
Mayo Clinic
Clinical features of a family with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A (MEN 2A) caused by RET D631Y mutation

Lauren Clarine
Scripps Clinic
Five Year Experience with Afirma Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) at a Southern California Teaching Hospital

Kevin Ro
University of California School of Medicine
Characteristics of Serum Thyroid Function among Minorities in a Southern California Cohort

Lu Liu
Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University
Benefits of L-thyroxine Replacement Therapy on Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Subclinical Hypothyroidism Patients

Sikarin Upala
Bassett Medical Center
The Association Between Hypothyroidism and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Raquel Cano
Centro de Investigaciones Endocrino-Metabólicas Dr. Félix Gómez, Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo
Oxidative Stress Behaviour In Patients With Autoimmune Thyroid Disease And Thyroid Orbitopathy

Eriko Matsuda
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Optimal measurement of shear wave velocity in the thyroid: axial versus sagittal direction

Ninni Mu
Karolinska Institutet
Ki-67/MIB-1 index in Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology aids in the Diagnosis of Follicular Thyroid Tumors

Laura Dickens
University of Chicago
Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Has clinical practice reflected the guidelines?

Asha Pathak
University of Washington
Accuracy of fine needle aspiration for evaluation of thyroid nodules > 4 cm

Emily Waner
University of Washington
Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) and Ultrasound (US) Features of Benign Thyroid Nodules: Can We Implement the 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) Guideline Recommendations?

Kathrin Schmohl
University Hospital of Munich
Systemic Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-Targeted Sodium Iodide Symporter (NIS) Gene Therapy in a Genetically Engineered Mouse Model of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Sarah Urnauer
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Systemic Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-Targeted Sodium Iodide Symporter (NIS) Gene Therapy in an Advanced Tumor Model of Hepatic Colon Cancer Metastasis

Arturo Mendoza
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Novel insights into NCoR1-independent gene repression in hypothyroidism

Brittany Avin
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Link between Human Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (hTERT) Promoter Methylation Status and Alternative Splicing in Thyroid Cancer

Soonweng Cho
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Molecular Characterization of Metastatic Follicular Cancer by RNA-Seq

Cintia Citterio
University of Michigan
Thyroglobulin Contribution to T3-toxicosis Arises from Hyperstimulated Thyrocytes

Lawrence Shirley
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Integrin-Linked Kinase Expression Levels in Thyroid Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Correlate with Worse Outcomes

Logan McKenna
University of Colorado -Denver
Dual Inhibition of BRAF and ERK1/2 in Thyroid Cancer

Chaojie Wang
The Ohio State University
RCAN1-4 is a Thyroid Cancer Growth and Metastasis Suppressor

Karn Wejaphikul
Erasmus University Medical Center
A Novel L341V Mutation of the Thyroid Hormone (TH) Receptor β Gene in A Girl with Resistance to TH