Welcome to XVII Latin American Thyroid Society Congress

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As President of the Latin American Thyroid Society (LATS) I want to invite you to join our next XVII LATS Congress.

This meeting will take place in June 20-23rd, 2019 in Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina.  In this congress, you will be able to learn all updates on the thyroid field taught by the most relevant researchers in LATS as well as by our Guest Key note speakers from Europe and USA.

Our intention is to gather more than 1000 colleagues from all our Latin American countries interested in the thyroid research and  let them get to know each other and discuss their opinions about the information gained throughout the congress.

In the name of LATS, I am really looking forward to host you in my beautiful city in 2019."


Gabriela Brenta
LATS President

Keynote Speakers
  • GSK GlaxoSmithKline
  • Genepro DX
  • Merck Group

Prof. James Fagin
United States

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief, Endocrinology Service. Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Professor of Medicine.

Sabine Costagliola, PhD

Senior Research Associate
Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Biologie Humaine et moléculaire
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Prof. Graham Williams

“Imperial College London Society for Endocrinology”

“Graham Williams became Professor of Endocrinology at Imperial College London in 2005. He is Head of the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory in the Department of Medicine at Hammersmith Campus. His research focuses on the (i) genetic origins of bone and cartilage disease and (ii) molecular mechanisms of thyroid hormone action during skeletal development and in adult bone maintenance and tissue repair. This research is internationally recognised and the laboratory is generously funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, MRC Research Grant, European Commission Horizon 2020 Award and Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.

Professor Williams is the current President of the Society for Endocrinology (2016-2019), having previously served as Treasurer and a Member of Council (2010-2015).”

Prof. Robin Peeters

“Erasmus MC Academic Center for Thyroid Diseases Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands”

Robin P. Peeters, MD PhD. Professor of Internal Medicine. Head of Erasmus MC Academic Center for Thyroid Diseases. Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Prof. Julie Sosa
United States

University of California at San Francisco-UCSF

Julie Ann Sosa, MD MA FACS. Leon Goldman, MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery. Professor, Department of Medicine. University of California at San Francisco-UCSF.

Prof. Maria Cabanillas
United States

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas

Maria E. Cabanillas, M.D. is an Oncologic Endocrinologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She is a tenured Associate Professor and the Faculty Director of Clinical Research in the department of Endocrine Neoplasia at MD Anderson. Dr. Cabanillas serves as the principal investigator on several clinical trials for the treatment of advanced and metastatic thyroid cancer and is an IRB vice-chair. She has been a member of the International Thyroid Oncology Group (ITOG) since 2012 and is currently on the Board of Directives.