International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA)

Fédération internationale des associations d'anatomistes (FIAA)

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1903, Nancy (France), as a federation of national and multinational associations of anatomists; 1st International Anatomical Congress: 6 Aug 1905, Geneva (Switzerland). Current statutes adopted 10 Aug 1989, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).


Further the development and promote the progress of all anatomical and biomorphological sciences; encourage and increase scientific, technical, educational and administrative exchange among anatomists worldwide; provide general guidelines for educational, technological and scientific purposes and for issues of general interest to anatomical science; coordinate and support preparation, revision and publication of documents on terminology of anatomy and biomorphology; stimulate friendship and cooperation among members; promote international scientific congresses, symposia and other meetings of anatomical and morphological sciences.

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Committees (4):

 • Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology (FIPAT), reporting to IFAA General Assembly and Executive Committee, has its own Chairman, Secretary and constitution;

 • Federative Committee on Anatomical and Scientific Press (FCASP);

 • Federative Committee on Comparative and Applied Morphology (FCAM);

 • Federative Committee on Education in the Anatomical Sciences (FCEAS).


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Members in 50 countries
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  • Biosciences
    • Morphology
  • Medicine
    • Anatomy

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