The International Association of Endocrine Surgeons held its annual meeting concurrently with the Société International de Chirurgie, Sept 13 to 17, Reports of overseas meetings should be directed to Ben Eiseman, MD, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Medical Center, 4200 E Ninth Ave, Denver, CO 80220. 1981, in Montreux, Switzerland. This group was founded two years ago with the intention of becoming an international forum for the exchange of clinical and laboratory data related to surgical endocrinology.
The sessions were the source of some lively debate and were consistently well attended, even though the society has only about 150 members.
The thyroid session included three papers dealing with thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptors. The discovery in some neoplasms of TSH receptors that behave like those in normal tissue, the ability to induce hyperthyroidism with TSH, and a report of a 3% coincidence of thyroid malignant neoplasms and hyperthyroidism (30% had