On Saturday 3rd September, the Iodine Global Network (Western and Central Europe) and EUthyroid held a joint satellite meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, organized as a pre-conference event of the 39th annual meeting of the European Thyroid Association (ETA).
Over 50 people attended the event and were treated to presentations from EUthyroid consortium members on a range of topics under the theme of harmonisation of iodine nutrition in Europe
to tackle the problem of iodine deficiency.
The ETA meeting was preceded by the second EUthyroid project meeting on 1-2 September
, hosted by the Research Centre for Prevention and Health (RCPH) in Copenhagen.
All work package leaders had the opportunity to discuss progress during the first 15 months of the project and outline their plans for the future.
44 representatives from 29 project partner institutions attended the meeting to report on their national activities and discuss progress in research. At the meeting all work package leaders provided an overview of thestatus within their work packages, to identify difficulties, discuss potential solutions and to introduce roadmaps towards successful completion of project objectives within the time remaining.
As the project moves towards its second half, the scientific advisors highlighted the accomplishments already attained. The coordinator Henry Völzke reminded of the ambitious timeline ahead and mapped a path to achieve the project’s aims. The project partners were positive and showed strong commitment to achieve lasting impact on iodine monitoring and fortification programmes in Europe.