Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology (FIPAT)

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URL: http://www.unifr.ch/ifaa/
URL: http://fipat.library.dal.ca/

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1989 Rio de Janeiro Brazil


Founded 1989, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), as Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology (FCAT), by C-XC1164 - International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA) on the occasion of the General Assembly of the XIIIth Congress of Anatomy, as successor to: International Nomenclature Committee, set up 1936, Milan (Italy), and dissolved 1939; and International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee (IANC) -- Comité de nomenclature anatomique internationale, also set up by the Federation, 1950, Oxford (UK). Changed name at the XV International Congress of Anatomy, 1999, Rome (Italy), to Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology (FICAT). Following a change in the IFAA Constitution on the occasion of the XVII IFAA Congress, 2009, Cape Town (South Africa), became a programme of IFAA, and adopted current title. Established under new name, 2010, after FICAT had been dissolved.


Provide high-level and simple to use biomedical anatomical terminology, relevant to the international anatomical community, health science in general, as well as to scientists, educators, writers, and general public; enhance communication within and between disciplines; enable continual revision and reorganization in order to meet new developments.


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