Empowering Future Leaders in Thyroidology: Reflections from the 89th ATA

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Maria Papaleontiou, MD • Endocrinology
Nov 8, 2019

The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) is now behind us, but it has imprinted some powerful themes: equity, diversity, mentorship. As I reflect on the events that transpired, it is obvious that the enhancement, inclusion, and engagement of trainees and early career professionals was forefront and center. It was only a few years ago that I started going to the ATA meetings as a trainee myself. For several decades the ATA has been perfecting the experience, and providing the next generation of young clinicians and scientists in thyroidology with robust education resources and training initiatives (such as the E. Chester Ridgway Conference), interaction with thyroid experts, grant support, and, more recently, committee involvement. These opportunities for trainees and early career professionals undoubtedly have a lasting impact on their work and careers, as I can attest from my personal experience. Read more on Op-Med from doximity.com