Current Events

Women in Thyroidology Virtual Coffee Hour

The ATA Women in Thyroidology group invite you to join the coffee hour that will focus on “The lives of women thyroidologists around the world”. Panelists will include Denise Carvalho, MD, PhD (Brazil), Haixia Guan, MD, PhD (China), Rebecca Sippel, MD (U.S.A.) and Christine Spitzweg, MD (Germany). The discussion will be moderated by Gabriela Brenta, MD, PhD and Naifa Busaidy, MD.

This webinar will be held on March 21, 2023 from 1-2pm EDT. This webinar is complimentary for all ATA members, but pre-registration is required to save your space!


Past Events

Women in Thyroidology Virtual Coffee Hour

The ATA Women in Thyroidology group held their first “virtual coffee hour” to discuss topics impacting our members. Discussion leaders Drs. Sofie Bliddal, Libby Grubbs, Jacqueline Jonklaas, and Megan Haymart shared on topics: how to carve out your niche in Thyroidology; challenges in balancing career & family; the effect of the pandemic on female careers; principles of successful negotiations; career opportunities in academia, pharma, and private practice, and how to advocate for time and resources.

This webinar was held on May 2, 2022. The recording of this webinar is complimentary to all ATA members.

WIT Plenary Program: A Celebration of the 20-year Anniversary of the Founding of WIT

October 22, 2022; 12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT at the ATA’s 2022 Annual Meeting

• Presentation of Woman of the Year Award to M. Regina Castro, MD
• Presentation of Women Advancing Thyroid Research Awards
• Plenary Lecture: “Examining the Bigger Picture: Correlating Sonographic Patterns and Molecular Profiles with Thyroid Nodule Cytology”, Jennifer A. Sipos, MD
• Discussion Panel: “A Conversation with Women of the ATA” moderated by Eve Bloomgarden, MD and David S. Cooper, MD
• Panelists: Naifa L. Busaidy, MD; Debbie W. Chen, MD; Sophie Y. Dream, MD, FACS; Anna M. Sawka, MD, PhD; Rebecca E. Schweppe, PhD

Jennifer Sipos, MD

Jennifer Sipos, MD

ATA Women in Thyroidology Webinar: Examining the Roles of Women in Thyroidology and Medicine

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 8pm EDT

Angela M. Leung, MD, MSc, President, ATA Women in Thyroidology
Maria Papaleontiou MD, President-Elect, ATA Women in Thyroidology

Moving from Awareness to Action in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery | Section of Endocrine and Minimally Invasive Surgery | Department of Surgery | New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fixing the System: Gender Equity and the Future of Women in Medicine
Eve Bloomgarden, MD
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, IMPACT (Illinois Medical Professionals Action Collaborative Team) | Director of Thyroid Care, Northshore University Health System | Director of Endocrine Innovation and Education, Division of Endocrinology, Northshore University Health System

This recording of this webinar is complimentary to all ATA members.

Minerva Romero Arenas, MD

Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPH

Eve Bloomgarden, MD

Eve Bloomgarden, MD


Congratulations Nancy Carrasco, MD

We would like to acknowledge and celebrate the awardee this year of the Valerie Anne Galton Distinguished Lectureship Award, Nancy Carrasco, MD, who will be honored with the presentation of her award this fall at the ATA annual meeting. The ATA has established this award and lectureship to recognize the contributions of Dr. Galton, who has been a member of the ATA since 1963 and been instrumental in collaborative thyroid research, significantly contributing to the advancement of the field. We encourage you to consider a contribution to the Valerie Anne Galton Lectureship Award fund that is currently 43% endowed, in celebration of this special ATA award, the first to be named in honor of a woman.

WIT Woman of the Year

Women in Thyroidology (WIT) elects a Woman of the Year who is announced during the Women in Thyroidology yearly gathering held at the Annual Meeting of the ATA. The Woman of the Year is selected based on her long-standing commitment to the ATA and to the advancement of women both within the organization and in the thyroid field. The nominees need not have been recognized for their academic or clinical contributions.

We are pleased to have recognized the following women for their outstanding commitment to mentoring and advancing Women in Thyroidology:

2012 – Carole A. Spencer, PhD
2013 – Virginia D. Sarapura, MD
2014 – Rebecca S. Bahn, MD
2015 – Stephanie L. Lee, MD, PhD
2016 – M. Carol Greenlee, MD
2017 – Julie Ann Sosa, MD
2018 – Elizabeth Pearce, MD
2019 – Susan J Mandel, MD MPH
2021 – Megan Haymart, MD
2022 – M. Regina Castro

M. Regina Castro

M. Regina Castro, MD