- To advance the knowledge of basic and clinical thyroidology.
- To enhance the interest in the practice of medicine related to the thyroid and promotion of relevant research in thyroidology.
- To facilitate the collaboration and exchange of information among individuals and national societies within the region.
- To organize and coordination of regional scientific congresses and conferences within the region.
- To elect representatives from the region to the International Thyroid Congress Coordinating Committee.
The association aims to to advance the knowledge of basic and clinical Thyroidology. It will pursue the enhancement to increase interest in the practice of medicine related to the thyroid and promotion of relevant research in Thyroidology.
It will also facilitate the collaboration and exchange of information among individuals and national societies within the region, organize and coordination of regional scientific congresses and conferences within the region and elect representatives from the region to the International Thyroid Congress Coordinating Committee.
AOTA seeks the advancement of knowledge in basic and clinical thyroidology especially after the mapping of the human genome and the introduction of molecular medicine in clinical practice. New discoveries on what ails the thyroid in different clinical situations have impacted positively on how we take care of patients. Physicians & other scientists involved with the thyroid as a specialty communicate their interests to their colleagues through scientific conferences and congresses which AOTA organizes in different sites in the Asian Region, now in increasing frequency.
Dedicated to research
AOTA enhances both basic & clinical research on the thyroid by encouraging relevant studies and stimulating active participation of physicians & other scientists through the Young Investigators’ Awards (YIA). Every AOTA Congress has its complement of abstracts submitted for oral or poster presentations. The work done by these researchers spans from hormone action to epidemiology & public health to clinical management of benign & malignant thyroid conditions. YIAs present their prize-winning papers in AOTA Congresses with modest travel support from the association
Reaching Asis & Oceania
As vast a continent and as diverse a population, the Asian Region is a challenge to AOTA. How to gather thyroidologists coming from the Asian landmass and from the numerous islands in its peripheries is a tough mandate for Congress organizers. With AOTA Congresses now held every two years and in sites chosen for their strategic locations, bringing these Asian thyroidologists together to discuss common interests has its inherent rewards: old & new friendship as well as priceless opportunities to exchange views & experiences.
AOTA_Meetings_1st-7th_1978 to 2003