IGN / EUthyroid Satellite Meeting – Belgrade

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On Saturday 9th September 2017, the 2nd EUthyroid satellite meeting was held in Belgrade, Serbia. This event was organised in cooperation with the Iodine Global Network of Western and Central Europe satellite meeting as a pre-conference event of the 40th annual meeting of the European Thyroid Association.

Over 60 people attended the event and were treated to presentations on a range of topics under the meeting theme of ‘Iodine – the European Landscape’. The meetings featured presentations by EUthyroid consortium members as well as a number of guest speakers from organisations including UNICEF, EuSalt and the World Iodine Association.

Talks ran the gamut from monitoring and improving iodine intake through evaluating IDD prevention programmes and addressed issues such as universal salt iodisation and health policy.

 

EUthyroid – update 2017
Henry Volzke (Germany)

Progress and sustainability of salt iodisation in CEE/CIS countries – review of Sarajevo meeting
Ludmila Ivanova (Bulgaria)

What do we need to evaluate IDD prevention?
Monika Buchberger (Austria)

Country profile – Turkey
Murat Faik Erdoğan (Turkey)

Has the UK really become iodine sufficient?
Sarah Bath (UK)

Improving the iodine intake of the population – the Finnish experience
Iris Erlund (Finland)

Iodine deficiency in Europe: the utopia of having a European health policy
Wouter Lox (Belgium)

Development of the World Iodine Association
Katja Hora (Belgium)

Universal salt iodisation in CEE and Central Asia: the role of UNICEF, the challenges and the way forward
Amirhossein Yarparvar (Kazakhstan)

John Lazarus, Iodine Global Network, CA © Gosia Gizak