Iodine Global Network (IGN)

'EUThyroid' initiative to kick-off in Vienna

The pan-European research initiative within the EU funding scheme Horizon 2020, called ‘EUThyroid’ will kick off in Vienna, Austria, on 7–9th September. The goal of the meeting will be to discuss the functions and responsibilities of the individual project teams and their leaders, and how each work package will be implemented. ‘EUThyroid’ includes teams from 32 countries and will focus on standardization of iodine monitoring across Europe, with emphasis on pregnant women as well as the health economics of iodine-related thyroid disease across the continent. As one of the project’s collaborators, the IGN will disseminate the outcomes and update the evidence base for establishing recommendations on IDD monitoring.