ITOG held its 2013 Annual Meeting in Rochester, Minnesota at Mayo Medical Center on April 28-30th.  The meeting was hosted by Drs. Keith Bible and Robert Smallridge.  Highlights from the meeting included scientific sessions on Molecular Therapeutic Approaches to Thyroid Cancer.  Dr. Steve Russell outlined his program for developing oncolytic viruses and described the efforts to bring these to the clinic.  ITOG members had an orientation and overview of ACCRU, which included tours of Mayo/ACCRU research laboratories and specimen handling/archiving facilities.  Scientific sessions included presentations highlighting preclinical models of thyroid cancer and discussion of future trials including novel agents for differentiated and medullary thyroid cancer.  ITOG members had dinner at the Mayo Foundation House (pictured), the former home of Dr. and Mrs. William Mayo ( where they enjoyed a presentation by Dr. Thom W. Rooke, author of "The Quest for Cortisone: Adventures of a Thyroid Chemist."  ITOG elected three new members to its Board of Directors: Dr. Michael Tuttle, Dr. Rossella Elisei, and Dr. Yuri Nikiforov and Dwight Vicks was re-elected to the Board.  The meeting allowed participants to develop and plan new collaborations and clinical trials for thyroid cancer patients.