86th Annual Meeting of the ATA

Program ATA President's Welcome Message Registration & Housing Abstracts Ancillary/Satellite Events Trainees Exhibitors & Sponsors Denver Attendee Know Before You Go CME Certificates Future ATA Meetings

Join Us for the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association!

At the 86th Annual Meeting of the ATA taking place September 21-25, 2016, attendees will experience top-notch educational sessions, great networking opportunities and unmatched collegiality.


Chaired by Co-Chairs Peter Arvan and Stephanie Fish, this year’s Program Committee is planning a program of the highest scientific quality. The program features a balance of clinical, basic and translational thyroid topics.

Scientific Program

86th Annual Meeting Program Draft
(PDF File, 462 KB, Updated September 16, 2016)

86th Annual Meeting-at-a-Glance
(PDF File, 342 KB, Updated April 20, 2016)

Endocrine Neck Advanced Ultrasound Course Agenda
(PDF File, 431 KB, Updated August 11, 2016)

2016 List of Regular Call Meeting Abstracts
(PDF File, 301 KB, Updated August 2, 2016)

Learn more about what to expect at the ATA meeting via ATA President Antonio C. Bianco, MD, PhD’s welcome message.


The ATA meeting is designed for the community of endocrinologists, internists, surgeons, basic scientists, nuclear medicine scientists, pathologists, trainees, nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals who wish to broaden and update their knowledge of the thyroid gland and its disorders.

Attendee Know Before You Go

Ridgway Trainee Conference

Ridgway Trainee Conference Program Draft

(PDF File, 116 KB, Updated September 9, 2016)
A customized educational track will be available to trainees to enhance their meeting experience.


Attention ATA 86th Annual Meeting Faculty: Please Read this Message and all Instructions Fully

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ATA Member Perspectives: Value of the American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting

CME Accreditation

86th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) CME Jointly sponsored by the American Thyroid Association, Inc. and the University of Colorado School of Medicine
ATA University of Colorado

CME Accreditation


Press/Media Registration and Press Policies


The ATA meeting is open to all health care professionals interested in broadening their knowledge of the thyroid gland and its disorders.


Register for the 86th Annual ATA Meeting

Why Should you attend?

The American Thyroid Association is the leading organization focused on thyroid biology and the prevention and treatment of thyroid disorders through excellence and innovation in research, clinical care, education, and public health. Earn CME credits, hear innovative talks on clinical topics, participate in interactive sessions, develop professionally with state of the art information, and meet with friends and colleagues.

Refund requests must be submitted using the ATA Refund Request form available on the ATA meeting site www.thyroid.org. Requests submitted by fax or e-mail before August 12, 2016, will receive a registration refund less $150 USD or 50% processing fee (whichever amount is lower). Cancellation of Trainee and Guest registration are subject to a $50 cancellation processing fee per registration if cancellation request received before August 12, 2016. Pre-meeting programming and optional ticketed sessions purchased are subject to a $75 USD (each) cancellation processing fee. No refunds for registration or programming will be granted if submitted after August 12, 2016 (no exceptions). No refunds will be granted for no-shows. All refunds will be processed 30 days after meeting.


Book your hotel room reservation(s)

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202, US

Housing for the ATA Annual Meeting is now open. ATA contracts large sleeping room blocks with the headquarter hotel/meeting facility for each event. ATA is subject to considerable attrition penalties for not meeting our contractual obligations. All attendees and exhibitors are asked to utilize the official housing company, EventSphere to book hotel rooms associated with the ATA Meeting. This applies to single sleeping rooms as well as group blocks.

Questions may be directed to EventSphere at 864-208-2881, U.S. Toll Free at 1-855-235-6023 or via email at ata@eventsphere.com.

ATA Housing Reservation, Reduction and Cancellation Policies

IMPORTANT NOTE: ATA’s official housing company EventSphere does not solicit housing reservations from exhibitors or meeting attendees. Any telephone calls, email correspondence or other notifications by individuals or vendors posing as representatives of the ATA or our housing vendor EventSphere are fraudulent. Please ensure you book your reservation through ATA’s official housing link or telephone number provided above. ATA assumes no responsibility for reservations not made using ATA’s approved vendor EventSphere.


Abstract Categories

Clinical , basic, translational abstracts or case reports may be submitted in the following categories:

° Autoimmunity ° Disorders of Thyroid Function ° Iodine Uptake and Metabolism ° Thyroid and Development ° Thyroid Cancer ° Thyroid Hormone Action ° Thyroid Hormone Metabolism and Regulation ° Thyroid Imaging ° Thyroid Nodules and Goiter

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Site

Regular Call:
Site Opens – Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Site Closes – Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Short Call:
Site Opens – Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Site Closes – Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Abstract Submission Policy and Responsibilities of the Author

The ATA requests submission of abstracts for consideration at ATA scientific meetings to feature new data presented as posters or oral presentations. The ATA goal is to provide the audience and the media with new data that are unpublished (in print or electronic) which are being publicly presented for the first time. Authors are asked to strictly comply with this requirement; data that are to become available to the public in the setting of a national or international meeting before their presentation at the ATA meeting are not eligible for presentation at the ATA meeting. Data may be submitted for publication before or after abstract submission to the ATA. However, data accepted for publication prior to the ATA meeting would REQUIRE the authors to reques t the publisher to embargo their publication (electronic and print) until 8:00 am local time the first day of the ATA meeting, or would REQUIRE the authors to withdraw their abstract from the ATA meeting. Many editors are favorable to embargo requests bec ause of the attention that may be drawn to the publication after original presentation of the data at a major meeting. Further, the authors are welcome to announce the date and place of their anticipated publication if known. Authors that do not comply wi th this policy may be restricted from future abstract submissions for a term to be determined by the ATA Executive Committee. Arbitration, if needed, will occur via the ATA Board of Directors

Presentation Types Available

When submitting your abstract, please make sure to select which presentation method you want to be considered. Abstracts may be submitted for consideration as a:

(1) Poster

(2) Oral Abstract Presentation – – (12 – minute presentations with 1 – 2 minutes for discussion)

Additional Policies

  • Character Limit : There is a limit of 2,245 characters (approx. 300 words) for the text of your submission.
  • Authors of accepted posters are required to register and be present during the assigned poster sessions.
  • Scientific materials presented must not h ave been submitted for publication at the time of abstract submission or presented at a scientific meeting before the 86th Annual Meeting of the ATA. (local and regional meetings excluded).
  • All abstracts must be filed electronically via the American Thyroid Association abstract submission site ( http://ataannual2016.abstractcentral.com/ ) . Submissions will not be accepted by fax or mail.
  • All materials must arrive on or before the abstract deadlines noted above.
  • Authorship on multiple abstracts is permitted

86th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts (PDF File, 159 KB)

Abstract Submission & Presentation Guide (PDF File, 829 KB)


All events will take place in the Plaza Building Concourse Level of the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel unless otherwise noted

12th International Workshop on Resistance to Thyroid Hormone
Sunday, September 18 – Wednesday, 21, 2016
Cheyenne Mountain Resort & Club, Colorado Springs, CO
Website: http://www.12thiwrth.com/

American Thyroid Association (ATA) Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday, September 21, 18, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Plaza Court 1

Join Us for an Evening of Friends, Fun, and Baseball to Benefit the E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference
Tuesday, September 20, 6:40 PM
Purchase Tickets

ATA Endocrine Neck Ultrasound Workshop and Practicum (Satellite program, pre-registration required)
Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Governor’s Square 12

E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference – View the Ridgway Trainee Conference full agenda
Clinical Pre-Meeting Program: Wednesday, September 21, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(Open to all interested attendees; Pre-registration required; complimentary for trainees; $59 for non-trainees; meals included)
Plaza Ballroom F

Basic Pre-Meeting Program – Energy and Metabolism: Wednesday, September 21, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Open to all interested attendees; pre-registration required; complimentary for trainees and non-trainees; no meals included)
Governor’s Square 17

Thursday, September 22 – Saturday, September 24: various times and locations, see full program (All sessions open to all trainees unless otherwise noted; lunch served daily)
Various Locations, see full Ridgway Trainee Conference agenda

Thyroid Editorial Board Meeting (by invitation only)
Wednesday, September 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Governor’s Square 14

ATA Committee and Task Force Meetings
(Open to 2015-2016 ATA Committee and Task Force Members only)
Wednesday, September 21, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Plaza Court 1: Annual Meeting Program Committee
Plaza Court 2: Clinical Affairs Committee
Plaza Court 3: Surgical Affairs Committee
Plaza Court 4: Patient Affairs and Education Committee
Plaza Court 5: Finance and Audit Committee
Plaza Court 6: Development Committee
Plaza Court 7: Bylaws Committee
Governor’s Square 10: Awards Committee, Internet Communications Committee, Nominating Committee, Membership Committee, and Ethics Advisory Committee
Governor’s Square 15: Research Committee, Lab Services Committee, Publications Committee, Trainees and Career Advancement Committee, History and Archives Committee, and Public Health Committee

ATA Women in Thyroidology Networking Meeting (open to all attendees; pre-registration required)
Wednesday, September 21, 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Governor’s Square 16

86th Annual Meeting of the ATA Welcome Reception (Open to all meeting registrants)
Wednesday, September 21, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Plaza Ballroom DE and Plaza Foyer

ATA Expo Theater Presented by UPMC/CBLPath: Use of Thyroseq v2 Genomic Classifier for Management of Patients with Thyroid Nodules
Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD and Bryan McIver, MD, PhD
(Limited seating; first-come, first served; lunch included)
Thursday, September 22, 12:35 PM – 1:30 PM
Governor’s Square 12

ATA Annual Business Meeting (for active and senior ATA members only)
Thursday, September 22, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Governor’s Square 15

Sanofi Genzyme Sponsored Satellite Program: Evidenced-Based/Personalized Strategies for Post-Operative Risk Stratification and Management of Patients with Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Paul G. Walfish, CM, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, FRSM(Engl), FCAHS
(Open to all attendees; breakfast provided)
Friday, September 23, 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Plaza Ballroom ABC

International Coordinating Committee Meeting (by invitation only)
Friday, September 23, 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Plaza Court 1 Room

ATA Expo Theater Presented by Sanofi Genzyme: Enhanced Technique Radioiodine Whole Body Imaging as a Valuable Diagnostic Pre Ablation Staging Tool
Douglas Van Nostrand, MD, FACP, FACNM
(Limited seating; first-come, first served; lunch included)
Friday, September 22, 12:35 PM – 1:30 PM
Governor’s Square 12

86th Annual Meeting of the ATA Annual Dinner Gala (Open to all meeting attendees; additional fee required)
Friday, September 23, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Plaza Ballroom ABC

ATA Corporate Leadership Council Meeting (by invitation only)
Saturday, September 24, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Governor’s Square 11

ATA Expo Theater Presented by Eisai, Inc.: Treatment of Locally Recurrent or Metastatic, Progressive Radioactive-Iodine Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Bryan McIver, MD, PhD
(This presentation is intended for health care professionals from the United States and countries where LENVIMA (lenvatinib) is approved. This presentation is based on the LENVIMA US prescribing information and may not be consistent with the prescribing information in other countries. Space limited – first come, first served; lunch included)
Saturday, September 24, 12:35 PM – 1:30 PM
Governor’s Square 12

ATA Alliance for Patient Education Public Forum (Open to the general public and all meeting attendees)
Saturday, September 24, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Sponsored by the ATA Alliance membersAmerican Thyroid Association, Bite Me Cancer, Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, Light of Life Foundation, Thyca: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Thyroid Cancer Canada and Thyroid Federation International
Governor’s Square 14


The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is pleased to announce that the E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference, the “Ridgway”, will begin the morning of Wednesday, September 21, 2016 and continue through Saturday of the 86th Annual Meeting of the ATA at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Colorado. The “Ridgway” is designed to advance basic and clinical trainee knowledge and understanding of thyroid physiology, disease and treatment.

E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference

Ridgway Trainee Conference Program Draft

(PDF File, 116 KB, Updated September 9, 2016)

March 9 – Abstract Site Open
March 14 – Trainee Grant Application Open
May 25 – Abstract Submission Close
May 27 – Deadline to Apply for ATA Membership
June 3 – Deadline to Apply for Grant Program
July 1 – Trainee Grant Program Notifications

2016 Trainee Grant Application
Thyroid Research Project Proposal
Abstract Submission Site Now Live
2016 Trainee Case Discussions
4th Annual Trainee Poster Contest

Trainee Perspectives: E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference


Apply Starting March 14 – June 3, 2016

The ATA offers grant opportunities for ATA Associate members. The Trainee Grant Program supports our early career members to attend the 86th Annual Meeting. This fund and space limited opportunity is open to all clinical and basic trainees, fellows, residents, and medical and graduate students. Preference is given to trainees who have either:

1. submitted a Thyroid Research Project Proposal or

2. submitted an abstract as a first author to be presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the ATA.

You must apply for ATA Membership to be eligible for the Trainee Grant Program.Our membership benefits create opportunities for trainees that have a lasting impact on their work and careers. Join today at www.thyroid.org!


At the annual meeting, ATA offers an exhibit hall that is designed for you to interact with top experts in the field of thyroidology in an ideal setting. Positioned next to the meeting’s general session, the ATA exhibit hall offers exhibitors consistent and convenient access to attendees throughout the day.

Trainee Perspectives: E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference


Denver is known as the Mile High City with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Visitors to Denver can enjoy its vitality and diversity-no matter what the season.


ATA’s headquarters’ hotel located in the fourth most walkable downtowns in the nation, the Sheraton Denver Downtown places you within steps of the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, downtown’s mile-long tree-lined promenade featuring outdoor bistros, microbreweries, shopping and entertainment. The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is conveniently located 24.3 miles from Denver International Airport (DEN), the fifth-busiest airport in the United States and 15th busiest in the World, with nearly 1,600 daily flights to more than 180 destinations worldwide.