91st Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association

Program

ATA Annual Meeting Program

The ATA Annual Meeting Program Committee is actively planning the Plenaries, Symposia and Meet the Professor/Scientist Sessions.  Check back soon for specific details on speakers/sessions.

Important Dates

February 13 – May 6, 2022:
Abstract Submissions Open

May 16, 2022:
Registration Opens

September 12, 2022:
Housing Deadline

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

6:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Registration Open

7:00 AM – 4: 30 PM

Endocrine Neck Advanced Ultrasound Course (additional registration)

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

E. Chester Ridgway Trainees’ Conference

Clinical Track

  • How Do Thyroid Hormones Work 
  • Hypothyroidism Case Discussions
  • Thyroid & Neck Ultrasound
  • Bethesda System and Management of Thyroid Nodule with Indeterminate Cytology
  • Pre-op Evaluation of Patients with Thyroid Cancer 
  • ATA Risk Stratification, RAI Treatment and Response to Therapy 
  • How to Get Published 
  • Long Term Follow Up of Thyroid Cancer 
  • Graves’ Eye Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism Case Discussions 

Basic Science Track

  • How Do Thyroid Hormones Work 
  • Modeling Thyroid Cancers in Zebrafish 
  • Cellular and Animal Models for Studying Thyroid Hormone 
  • Thyroid Hormone Agonists (Thyromimetics) as Tools for Research 
  • Workshop: Presenting your science to a general audience 
  • How to Get Published  
  • Unusual Suspects
    • Thyroid Hormone Action in Testes 
    • Thyroid Hormone Action in Adrenal Gland Development 
    • Thyroid Hormone and Microbiome
    • Thyroid Cancer and Immuno-oncology 

3:15 PM – 5:30 PM

ATA Committee and Task Force Meetings

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

ATA Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 20, 2022

6:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Registration Open

10:30 AM – 4:30PM

Exhibit Hall Open

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Year in Thyroidology

Co-Chairs: Christopher McCabe, PhD, Maria Papaleontiou, MD
Faculty: Alexandra M. Dumitrescu, MD, PhD, “Basic Science Year in Review”, Angela M. Leung, MD, “Clinical Science Year in Review” and Kepal Patel, MD, “Surgical Year in Review”

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Parallel Sessions (4 available)

Highlighted Oral Abstracts

Highlighted Posters

Highlighted Posters

Clark T. Sawin Historical Vignette: Neonatal Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Break & Poster Review

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Expo Theater

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Van Meter and Braverman Award Lectures

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Poster Review and Lunch on Your Own

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Expo Theater

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Networking Session

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Arthur Bauman Clinical SymposiumATA Differentiated Thyroid Cancer and Nodule Guidelines: Changes on the Horizon?

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Highlighted Posters

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Networking Break

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Parallel Sessions (4 available)

ATA Research Grants Session

Priya Dedhia, MD, PhD − “Stem cell and patient-derived models of medullary thyroid cancer”
Meredith Hartley, PhD – “Thyroid hormone signaling during remyelination”
Jennifer Kuo, MD − “RFA of Thyroid Nodules: Clinical Outcomes in the United States”
Melissa Lechner, MD – “Pathogenic T cells Mediate Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Thyroid Disease”
Megan Ritter, MD − “The role of nuclear corepressor 1 in thyroid hormone signaling”

Symposium: Thyroid Disease in Women: Understanding Sex-based Differences

Co-Chairs:  Chrysoula Dosiou, MD, MS and Sun Lee, MD, MSc
Faculty:  Robin Peeters, MD, PhD – Women and biological risk of thyroid disease
Louise Davies, MD, MS, FACS – Over-detection of thyroid cancer in women
Erik Alexander, MD – Fertility issues with thyroid disorders

MTP: Molecular landscape of pediatric thyroid cancer

Chair:  Vivian Weiss, MD, PhD
Faculty:  Aime Franco, PhD and Jonathan Wasserman, MD, PhD

MTP: Subclinical hypothyroidism: when, how, and why to treat

Chair:  Kristien Boelaert, MD, PhD
Faculty:  Spyridoula Maraka, MD, MS and Anne Cappola, MD, ScM

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

ATA Annual Business Meeting

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Trainee Poster Presentations (Trainees Only)

Friday, October 21, 2022

6:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Registration Open

10:30 AM – 4:30PM

Exhibit Hall Open

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Radiation-Related Genomic Profile of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma After the Chernobyl Accident

Speaker: Stephen J. Chanock, MD, Senior Investigator, Office of the Director, NCI/DCEG

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Parallel Sessions (4 available)

Oral Abstracts – Basic

Oral Abstracts – Clinical

Symposium: Highlighting Disparities in Access to Care for Patients With Thyroid Disease and Cancer

Co-Chairs:  Sanziana Roman, MD, FACS and Joanna Miragaya, MD, PhD
Faculty:  Elizabeth Pearce, MD, MSc – Barriers to optimal thyroid disease management in pregnancy
Michael Yeh, MD – Disparities in access to high-volume surgeons and specialized care
Megan Haymart, MD – Strategies for overcoming barriers to specialty care for thyroid disease and cancer

MTP: Management of Thyroid Cancer Patients After Lobectomy

Chair:  Jennifer Perkins, MD, MBA
Faculty:  Eyal Robenshtok, MD and Stephanie Fish, MD

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Break & Poster Review

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Expo Theater

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Galton and Ingbar Award Lectures

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Poster Review and Lunch on Your Own

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Expo Theater

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Parallel Sessions (4 available)

Oral Abstracts – Basic

Oral Abstracts – Clinical

MTP: Defining I-131 Refractory Disease in DTC and When to Start Systemic Therapy

Chair: James Fagin, MD
Faculty:  Christine Spitzweg, MD and Mimi Hu, MD

MTP: For and Against T3/T4 Combination Therapy in Hypothyroidism

Chair:  Elizabeth McAninch, MD
Faculty:  Bernadette Biondi, MD and Francesco Celi, MD, MHSc

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Highlighted Posters

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Networking Break

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Parallel Sessions (4 available)

Symposium: Novel Animal Models of Thyroid Disease

Co-Chairs: Yun-Bo Shi, PhD and Inigo Landa, PhD
Heike Heuer, PhD – Novel mouse models of TH function in the brain
TBD – Single cell sequencing analysis of zebrafish thyroid
Daniel Buchholz, PhD – TR-GR crosstalk in regulation of frog development

Symposium: Living Beyond Thyroid Cancer: Improving Thyroid Cancer Survivorship

Co-Chairs:  Melanie Goldfarb, MD, MS, FACS, FACE and Kaniksha Desai, MD
Faculty:  Susan Pitt, MD – Emotional support at thyroid cancer diagnosis
Anna Sawka, MD, PhD – Quality of life implications
Cord Sturgeon, MD, MS, FACS – Financial toxicity and hardship in thyroid cancer survivors

MTP: Long-term Methimazole in Graves’ Disease – Yay or Nay?

Co-Chairs:  David Cooper, MD and Carol Greenlee, MD
Faculty:  Fereidoun Azizi, MD and Adriano Cury, MD, PhD

MTP: Surgical Approach to Thyroid Cancer Informed by Molecular Testing

Co-Chairs:  Gerard Doherty, MD
Faculty:  Masha Livhits, MD and Martha Zeiger, MD

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

ATA Meeting Attendee Party (separate registration required)

Saturday, October 22, 2022

6:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Registration Open

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Interesting Cases (Non-Cancer)

Chair: James Hennessey, MD
Faculty: Douglas Ross, MD and Jennifer Mammen, MD, PhD

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

Precision Thyroid Care: Avoiding Over-and Under Treatment of Thyroid Cancer

Speaker: R. Michael Tuttle, MD, Chief, Endocrinology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Parallel Sessions (4 available)

Oral Abstracts – Basic

Oral Abstracts – Clinical

MTP: Iodide prophylaxis and nuclear exposure: mechanisms and utility

Co-Chairs: Sissy Jhiang, PhD and Peter Kopp, MD
Faculty: Matthias Port, MD and TBD

MTP: Universal Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction in Pregnancy: An Ongoing Debate

Chair: Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MHPE, MHA
Faculty: Caroline T. Nguyen, MD andTim I. M. Korevaar, MD, PhD

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Surgical Symposium

Difficult Benign Thyroid Cases

Moderator:  Kevin Brumund, MD
Panel: Elizabeth Cottrill, MD, Merry Sebelik, MD, FACS, and Phil  Smith, MD

Reoperation for Thyroid Cancer

Moderator:  Jennifer Rosen, MD
Panel: Keith Forwith, PhD, MD, Jesse Pasternak, MD, MPH, FRCSC,  and Pinar Smith, MD

Five Years of NIFTP: Impact on Thyroid Cancer Incidence and Patient Management

Co-chairs: F. Thurston Drake, MD, MPH and Thomas Giordano, MD, PhD
Faculty:
Antoine Eskander, MD, Sc.M., CIP, FRCSC – Talk Title TBD
Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD – Diagnostic criteria and how to evaluate difficult pathologic cases
Heather Wachtel, MD, FACS – Talk Title TBD

10:30 AM – 2:30PM

Exhibit Hall Open

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Break & Poster Review

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Expo Theater

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Plenary: Women in Thyroidology Program & Networking

Chair: Angela M. Leung, MD
Faculty: Jennifer Sipos, MD, Talk TBD

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Poster Review and Lunch on Your Own

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Expo Theater

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Parallel Sessions (4 available)

Oral Abstracts – Basic

Oral Abstracts – Clinical

MTP: Metastatic Thyroid Cancer-Stepwise Management

Faculty:  Kate Newbold, MD and Bryan Haugen, MD

MTP: Management of Graves’ Ophthalmopathy and New Monoclonal Treatments

Chair: Lilly H. Wagner, MD
Faculty: Bijay Vaidya, PhD and Michael Kazim, MD

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Parallel Sessions (4 available)

Symposium: Tumor/Immune Environment in Thyroid Cancer: Its Exploitation in Immunotherapy

Co-Chairs:  Jeffrey Knauf, PhD and Anupam Kotwal, MD
Faculty:  Melissa Lechner, MD, PhD – Immune profiles of thyroid cancer and implications for immunotherapeutic approaches
Alan Ho, MD, PhD – Targeting immune suppressive microenvironment in anaplastic thyroid cancer
Mabel Ryder, MD – Application of immunotherapy to the spectrum of aggressive thyroid cancers

Symposium: Thyroid Disease, Endocrine Disruptors, Nutrition and Health

Co-Chairs:  Leonidas Duntas, MD and Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen, MD, DMSc
Faculty:  Maaike Van Gerwen, MD – Endocrine disruptors, heavy metals and thyroid cancer: Epidemiology and potential pathways of disease.
Mary Gilbert – Thyroid disrupting chemicals and the developing brain

MTP: Minimally Invasive Approaches to Thyroid Nodules and Cancer, Including RFA

Chair:  Catherine Sinclair, MD
Faculty:  Insoo Suh, MD and Julia Noel, MD

MTP: Ambulatory Thyroid Surgery and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chair: David Steward, MD
Faculty: Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, FACS and Jonathon Russell, MD, FACS

Sunday, October 23, 2022

7:00 AM  – 11:30 AM

Registration Open

7:15 AM – 10: 15 AM

Parallel Sessions (2 available)

Pediatric Thyroid Symposium

  • Management of Graves’ Disease: Where Are We Now?
    • Co-Chairs: Hilary Seeley, MD and Ari Wassner, MD
    • Maggie Chan, MD, “Optimizing Medical Treatment”
    • Jake Dahl, MD, “Surgical Management”
    • Adina L. Alazraki, MD, “The Pros and Cons of RAI”
  • Pediatric Abstract Highlights
  • Pediatric Tumor Board
    • Co-Chairs: Sarah Hensley, MD and Steven G. Waguespack, MD, FACE
    • Faculty
      • Endocrine: Pallavi Iyer, MD
      • Surgical: Kara Meister, MD
      • Oncology: Priya Mahajan, MD
      • Nuclear Medicine: TBD
  • Thyroid Dysfunction in Genetic Syndromes
    • Laura Page, MD

Thyroid Hormone Tests Symposium & Workshop

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Thyroid Cancer Tumor Board

Moderator: Laura Boucai, MD
Endocrinology: Steven Hodak, MD
Community Endocrinologist: Jules Aljammal, MD
Surgery: Peter Angelos, MD, PhD
Medical Oncology: Jonathan Wadsley
Nuclear Medicine: Markus Luster, MD
Interventional Radiology: Gilles Russ, MD
Radiation Oncology: Nancy Lee, MD