Anatomical Research (FIPAR)

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for Federative International Programme on Anatomical Research (FIPAR)

The International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA) supports and advances research in all anatomical sub-disciplines through its programme on research.

The mission of the Federative International Programme on Anatomical Research (FIPAR) is to promote scholarly activities among anatomists and anatomical societies.

FIPAR was established to alert anatomists to the importance of research in a variety of research fields. FIPAR will serve as a forum to discuss progress and direction as it pertains to improving patient care and health sciences education, as well as to foster new research ideas and disseminate knowledge.


  • The overriding goal of FIPAR is to support young anatomists in the field of strategic career development, e.g. by providing research trends and personal advice on the development of hypothesis-driven research approaches, on their implementation, on writing manuscripts, on the successful application for external funding, in the search for suitable third-party funding, on international networking, on stays abroad in other research groups, on teamwork and much more.
  • To promote and encourage scholarly activities by organizing a research activity database in collaboration with existing IFAA Programmes and Committees.
  • To discuss the progress and outcomes of ongoing research projects among societies through various educational schemes.

FIPAR will identify and respond to the needs of Anatomical Associations by:

  1. Disseminating key published articles through the IFAA Website, Plexus, through the Vice President communication channel and by invitations to authors to speak at IFAA Webinars and Congresses
  2. Interacting with IFAA Congress committees to identify key topics of interest
  3. Encouraging young investigators to present their work, and promoting them within individual societies and globally (together with FICAE and FICSAP)
  4. Developing and implementing mentorship programs (together with FICAE and FICSAP) which pay particular attention to equal opportunities and diversity
  5. Informing members about research training opportunities
  6. Recognising and nominating outstanding researchers from all over the world
  7. Exploring new options for supporting the dissemination of research methods and career development

Members of the Federative International Programme on Anatomical Research (FIPAR)

Chair: Han-Sung Jung (South Korea)

  Sub-discipline Name Country Email address
1 Morphological Anatomy Quentin Fogg Australia

2 Clinical and Surgical Anatomy Fabrice Duparc France

3 Microscopic Anatomy (Histology, Cell and Molecular Biology- including Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells) Friedrich Paulsen Germany

4 Developmental Anatomy/Embryology Han-Sung Jung South Korea

5 Anatomical Services, Anatomy, Ethics and the Law Teresa Vazquez Spain

6 History of ANatomy, including Art and Illustrations, and Medical Humanities Peter Abrahams United Kingdom

7 Anatomy Education including Digital Anatomy and 3D Modelling Anne Agur Canada
8 Neuroanatomy/Neuroscience Andrew Dilley United Kingdom
9 Radiological Anatomy including Imaging James Coey United Kingdom

10 Physical/Biological Anthropology and Forensic Anatomy Valerie Burke DeLeon United States 
11 Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy Margaret McNulty United States


International Federation of Associations of Anatomists

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