XXIV annual symposium of the Dutch Thyroid Research Foundation

14 november 2019

June 12, 2020 at the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam.

XXIV annual symposium of the Dutch Thyroid Research Foundation

The Dutch Thyroid Research Foundation cordially invites you to the 24th edition of its annual symposium, which will take place on June 12 2020 at the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam. International and Dutch experts will highlight important recent developments in basic and clinical thyroidology.

The symposium will start with a session on cellular thyroid hormone signaling. Prof. Eric Fliers (Amsterdam UMC) will introduce the session by questioning the usefulness of plasma thyroid hormone measurements, followed by a presentation of Prof. Antonio Bianco (University of Chicago) who will discuss basic and translational implications of the type 2 deiodinase polymorphism. Dr. Frederic Flamant (Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon) will present recent results on the metabolomic profiling of body fluids in mouse models as a read out of thyroid function, followed by a lecture of Dr. Marco Medici (RadboudUMC, Nijmegen) about the recently started T3-4-Hypo trial. Prof. Yolanda de Rijke (ErasmusMC, Rotterdam) will conclude the morning session with a presentation on how to measure a thyroid hormone metabolic profile in serum.

After lunch, the focus will shift to new aspects of thyroid hormone transporters presented by Nilhan Gunhanlar and Ferdy van Geest (both ErasmusMC, Rotterdam). Prof. Anja Eckstein (University Essen, Germany) will discuss novel clinical insights in Graves’ disease and Dr. Wim Dik (ErasmusMC, Rotterdam) will end the day with a presentation about the basic aspects of Graves’ disease. Just before and immediately after the tea break we will have four short presentations given by PhD students on thyroid hormone research being performed at different labs.

We look forward to an exciting meeting and hope to see you in Amsterdam!

The Dutch Thyroid Research Foundation


09.30 Welcome and registration
10.00 Introduction

Cellular thyroid hormone signaling
10.05 Plasma thyroid hormone concentrations – are they all we need to know? – Eric Fliers [AmsterdamUMC, Amsterdam]
10.30 The type 2 deiodinase polymorphism: basic and translational implications – Tony Bianco [University of Chicago, USA]
11.00 Metabolomic Profiling of Body Fluids in Mouse Models as a read out of thyroid function – Frédéric Flamant [Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon, France]
11.30 LT4/LT3 Combination therapy for hypothyroidism (T3-4-Hypo trial) – Marco Medici [RadboudUMC, Nijmegen]
12.00 Determination of a thyroid hormone metabolic profile in serum – Yolanda de Rijke [ErasmusMC, Rotterdam]

12.30 Lunch

Thyroid hormone transporters; new aspects
13.30 Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to model the neurological phenotype of Thyroid Hormone-signaling disorders – Nilhan Gunhanlar [Erasmus MC, Rotterdam]
14.00 An update in OATP1C1 deficiency – Ferdy van Geest [ErasmusMC, Roterdam]

Thyroid hormone research
14.30 Improvement of the neonatal screening on congenital hypothyroidism – Kevin Stroek [AmsterdamUMC, Amsterdam]
14.45 Long term effects of DTC treatment in children – Marloes Nies [UMCG, Groningen]

15.00 Tea

15.30 Genetics of maternal and child thyroid function and their relation with neurodevelopment – Tessa Mulder [ErasmusMC, Rotterdam]
15.45 COMBO – a tool for shared-decision of patients with thyroid cancer – Rosalie Koot [RadboudUMC, Nijmegen]

Thyroid; Graves’disease
16.00 Clinical apects of Graves’ disease – Anja Eckstein [University Essen, Germany]
16.30 Basic aspects of Graves’ disease – Wim Dik [Erasmus MC, Rotterdam]

17:00 Drinks and farewell


By email: secr.endo.metab@amc.nl (to Anita Boelen)

Het Trippenhuis van de KNAW, Amsterdam

Dutch Thyroid Research Foundation (Stichting Schildklieronderzoek Nederland)
Board: Prof. dr. T Links, dr. A. Boelen, Prof. dr. R.P. Peeters, dr. W.S. Simonides, dr. R. Netea-Maier

Costs (including lunch and drinks):
Students: free
PhD students and fellows: € 25,-
Other participants: € 100,-
Please pay before the 12th of June, account NL02 ABNA 0469862025 with reference to Stichting Schildklieronderzoek Nederland, Rotterdam

This symposium will be accredited by the Nederlandse Internisten Vereniging (NIV)