The 16th International Thyroid Congress will be held in Xi’an, China, on October 15-20, 2020 with the Chinese Society of Endocrinology composing the Local Organizing Committee. This was officially announced at the Closing Session of the 15th ITC held at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA. An audio-visual presentation for the 16th ITC was shown followed by the invitation speech by Weiping Teng, AOTA Vice President and Chair of the LOC.
This will be the third time that AOTA will host the ITC following a system of rotation among the 4 Sister Societies in Thyroidology. Sydney (Australia) hosted the 8th ITC in 1980 and Kyoto (Japan) the 12th ITC in 2000.
Xi’an is the capital of Shanxi Province, China, and the cultural and educational center of west China. It is a popular center for international conferences and exhibitions. Once the political, economic and cultural center of China, Xi’an has been the first Chinese city open up to the outside world and the starting point of the well-known Silk Road. The video presentation featured places of interest of the old and the new faces of the ITC host city.
(The video can soon be viewed at the AOTA website together with the 16th ITC brochure and other promotional materials.)