THYRAGE is a EC funded H2020 research project that will investigate the effects of thyroid hormone on a wide range of age-related diseases, including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, neurological disorders and sarcopenia. Knowledge generated in this innovative project is needed to develop new strategies to prevent and treat these diseases in the elderly.

THYRAGE at SfE BES 2016 Conference

published: 13-11-2016 09:34
From November 7th to 9th, four THYRAGE investigators ( Duncan Bassett , Monica Dentice, Diana van Heemst and Graham Williams) had the privilege of attending the BES 2016 conference in Brighton, organised by the British Society for Endocrinology.


The 2016 BES Conference comprised 12 scientific symposia covering a range of translational topics, (basic and clinical), meet the expert sessions, clinical management workshops and poster sessions, offering plenty of possibilities for exchanges with colleagues who are world leaders in the field.

THYRAGE was well represented on all three days of the Conference. On Monday November 7th, Duncan Bassett spoke at the Symposium on “Osteoporosis: translating the new bone biology”. On Tuesday November 8th, there were presentations by Diana van Heemst at the symposium on “Hormones through the ages” and by Monica Dentice at the symposium on “Thyroid hormone action: the journey from cell surface to action”. On Wednesday November 9th, Graham Williams gave the British Thyroid Association Pitt-Rivers Medal Lecture, entitled “Thyroid hormone: far reaching consequences of local actions”.

And last but not least, at the SfE BES 2016 meeting, Graham Williams accepted his nomination as new Society President.

Congratulations to the Scientific Committee (chaired by Simon Pearce) for a very interesting and well-organised SfE BES2016 meeting and congratulations to the new SfE president.