Dear Colleague, Warm greetings from the Editors of Plexus. Plexus is the newsletter of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA). This is an open access newsletter designed for the widespread dissemination of relevant information within all anatomical disciplines. For the upcoming Autumn issue, you are welcome to submit brief reports of the activities […]
Dear reader, The latest issue of Plexus (2022 - Issue 1) has now been published. You may download the PDF from our website. This and all previous Plexus issues are available on the "Plexus" page on our website.
The Scientific Society of Anatomists, Histologists, Embryologists and Topographers of Ukraine mourn the demise of Professor Yuri Chaikovsky, Head of the Histology and Embryology Department at the National Medical University, who died on March 3, 2022, at the age of 71. Professor Chaikovsky was an Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, winner of […]
The Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology mourns the sudden death of its member, Professor Sergio Morini, who died on 16 March 2022. Prof. Morini was born in Milan in 1958. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1986 at Sapienza University of Rome and specialized in Sports Medicine in 1989 at the University “G.D. […]
The recent invasion of the Ukraine is tragically unfolding before us. The Executive of the IFAA joins people of the globe in yearning for peace and an end to hostility as befits international scientists working without borders for the betterment of humanity.
We would like to thank all attendees for participating in our 1st FICSP Webinar "Publishing About Anatomical Variations". The recording may now be downloaded here: Recording of 1st FICSP Webinar: Publishing About Anatomical Variations. Chair: Professor Gulgun Sengul Speakers: Professor Valéria Paula Sassoli Fazan - Professor Fabrice Duparc February 24, 2022; 2.00 pm - 3.30 […]
The IFAA Federative International Program for Anatomical Education (FIPAE - Nalini Pather, Chair) and the Federative International Committee for Supranational Anatomical Projects (FICSAP – Helen Nicholson, Chair) have prepared a joint survey to explore what support anatomists, at varying stages in their career, would find helpful. This survey is now live. The survey is available […]
Treasurer’s report: Tom Gest As of January 9, 2022, the IFAA banking account had $40,103.17, an increase from $34,768.65, which was the balance of the IFAA account in November 2020. We have established a business banking account at Chase Bank and closed the previous IFAA account at Trustmark. The move to Chase Bank provides the […]
As members of an international anatomical ethics committee (FICEM of IFAA), we strongly condemn the recent public dissection of a body donor in the United States (reference). This disrespectful and unethical use of this deceased individual for the entertainment of the paying public is reprehensible. There does not appear to be any educational component to […]
Human dissection has long been the ‘gold standard’ for teaching and research in the anatomical sciences. Anatomists rely on the altruism of individuals to donate their bodies so that health sciences professionals in training can continue to be privileged by experiencing the structural details of the human body. We thus continue to be extremely grateful […]