Issue 86 - July 2014

The July 2014 Edition of the BTF newsletter has been sent to members. If you would like to receive the latest newsletters join the BTF now.


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In this issue:

  • BTF Hosts First Ever Conference for Children with Thyroid Disorders
  • International Thyroid Awareness Week
  • Carrot Walk Fundraising
  • British Endocrine Societies Conference
  • BTF Project Updates
  • Research News From Around the World


Regular sections include: Letter from BTF HQ, News about the BTF, Project Updates, Fundraising & Donations, Letters & Comments, and a round-up of local group activities

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14 October 2014
BTF Research Award 2015

Applications for the BTF Research Award 2015 are now being accepted. This year in particular we welcome projects that will improve our understanding of hypothyroidism.




25 September 2014
Fatigue in people who have an underactive thyroid

Please complete this survey to help research into physical activity and tiredness.




July 2014 BTA Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Cancer
These have now been published online. You can find them here or download them as a pdf here



July 2014 BSL Signed Information Clips
SignHealth have created a series of signed informational videos about thyroid issues. Find them on their website here



26 June 2014
Diagnosis of babies with Congenital Hypothyroidism

Please complete this survey to let us know about your experiences.




8 June 2014
Iodine supplements for a healthy thyroid

Information about the importance of taking iodine supplements and who needs them.




Drug Availability Updates
The latest news and updates from pharmaceutical companies can be found below.




Current Surveys

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British Thyroid Association British Thyroid Association - medical professionals encouraging the highest standards in patient care and research.

British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons - the representative body of British Surgeons who have a specialist interest in surgery of the endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal)