The IWRTH meeting brings together clinicians, basic scientists, and senior investigators working on thyroid hormone action and the syndromes of impaired sensitivity to thyroid hormone (ISTH). The workshop will maintain the tradition of encouraging active participation of young investigators, who represent the future of research and who will be eligible for accommodation and travel support because of generous sponsorship from the American Thyroid Association, European Thyroid Association, UK Society for Endocrinology, as well as private donations.
Presentations from leading laboratories in the field will include the latest research on the role of thyroid hormone transport, metabolism, and action in human ISTH syndromes and animal models. The program organizing committee is chaired by Dr. Graham Williams, and include Drs. Juan Bernal, Gregory Brent, Frederic Flamant, Douglas Forrest, Anthony Hollenberg and Peter Kopp.
The format of the meeting will be similar to the previous workshops, with emphasis on younger investigators and scientists presenting data on behalf of their laboratories. Sessions are structured to include equal amounts of time for both presentation and debate in order to promote extensive discussion among participants. There will be no published proceedings, enabling groups to present their latest unpublished studies. Group meals, breaks, poster sessions, and activities will enhance interaction and facilitate engagement for the benefit of all attendees.