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Society for Endocrinology BES 2018

Glasgow, UK
19 Nov 2018 - 21 Nov 2018

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The Society for Endocrinology BES will take place 19-21 Nov 2018 in Glasgow. Come and exchange knowledge, share experiences and strengthen collaborations across our global community of endocrinologists.


Thyroid in pregnancy

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TABLET TRIAL – implications for targeted levothyroxine in pregnancy

Boelaert Kristien

Hypothyroidism before and during pregnancy has been linked with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Observational studies have demonstrated that thyroid autoimmunity, characterised by the presence of thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies, is associated with increased risks of miscarriage and pre-term birth. Small trials indicated that levothyroxine therapy could reduce such adverse outcomes, but the evidence was inconclusive. The TABLET trial is a multicentre, double-blind, placebo-cont...

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CATS Obstetric and development – implications for thyroid screening in pregnancy

Taylor Peter

Low thyroid function in pregnancy is associated with adverse obstetric outcomes but it is unclear whether screening and initiation of levothyroxine during pregnancy is beneficial. The Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Study (CATS) was a randomised controlled trial which screened women for low thyroid function (subclinical hypothyroidism and isolated hypothyroxinemia) between 11 and 16 weeks gestation. CATS provides data on obstetric outcomes and offspring neurological development. ...

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Iodine supplementation in pregnancy and effect on offspring neurodevelopment

Bath Sarah

Iodine is an essential component of thyroid hormones that are required for brain development. Severe iodine deficiency during pregnancy can result in cognitive impairment and lower IQ in the offspring. However, the effects of mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency on brain development and neurocognitive function are less well known, and this is important as mild-to-moderate deficiency is common in pregnancy in many European countries, including the UK. There are recommendations in...