16th International Thyroid Congress (ITC)
September 8-13, 2020
Xi’an, China

16th International Thyroid Congress

Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association

European Thyroid Association

Latin American Thyroid Society

American Thyroid Association

You are invited to participate at the 16th International Thyroid Congress (ITC) taking place September 8-13, 2020 in Xi’an, China.

Hosted by the Asia Oceania Thyroid Association (AOTA) along with the Chinese Society of Endocrinology (CSE) and Chinese Medical Association (CMA), the ITC is a joint meeting of the four international thyroid societies (Asia Oceania Thyroid Association, American Thyroid Association®, European Thyroid Association and Latin American Thyroid Association), that takes place every five years. It is considered a joint meeting in that members from the four thyroid societies comprise the Program Organizing Committee that develop the ITC scientific program. All logistical details, arrangements and obligations (hotel, registration, scientific program, exhibits, sponsors, finances, legal obligations, etc.) for the 16th ITC are the responsibility of AOTA, CSE and CMA, the 2020 official congress hosts. For the latest program and logistical details related to the 16th ITC, visit the official 16th ITC website at https://itc2020.medmeeting.org/cn. For all inquiries and requests related to the 16th ITC, please contact itc2020@163.com.

Traveling to the 16th ITC

For those who are invited to China for a visit, a lecture, or business for no more than six (6) months, business Visas can be obtained from Chinese embassies and consulates worldwide. Tourist Visas may be obtained through Chinese travel agencies when signing up as tour group to China. To apply for a business or tourist (recommended) visa to attend or participate at the 16th International Thyroid Congress (ITC), an invitation letter from the authorized host/unit is required. The Chinese Medical Association, authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affair of China has been designated to provide invitation letters for visa applicants to assist all international participants of the 16th ITC. To request an invitation letter from the Chinese Medical Association for the 16th ITC, please contact: itc2020@163.com. For travelers to the 16th ITC from the United States, please visit the U.S. State Department website for travel requirements and other details at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go.html.

16th ITC General Information and Inquiries

The ATA® is considered a co-sponsor of the 16th ITC in that the ATA has participated in development of the main scientific program and will be recognized at the opening and closing 16th ITC sessions with leadership representatives (tentatively president and secretary) seated at the dais. ATA is not responsible for any logistical, organizational, legal or financial arrangements or obligations of the 16th ITC or any content offered outside of the main scientific program. ATA is not involved in the procuration of any industry funding sought or secured for the Congress. For general questions related to upcoming ATA-organized meetings, please contact meetings@thyroid.org or view or upcoming ATA® meetings calendar at https://www.thyroid.org/professionals/meetings/. For all inquiries and requests specifically related to the 16th ITC, please contact itc2020@163.com.