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Future Conferences > Joint Meeting of Anatomical Societies

Joint Meeting of Anatomical Societies

10—12 July 2012


Joint meeting of the Anatomical Society and Sociedad Anatómica Española

Registration now open and Programme available here


The main scientific theme of the meeting will be a symposium on:

Motor Neurones and
Diseases of Motor Neurones

We have gathered together an exceptional range of speakers for this meeting, covering the breadth of motor neurone research.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Jeff Lichtman (Harvard, USA)
Professor Pico Caroni (FMI, Basel, Switzerland)
Professor Michael Sendtner (Wurtzburg, Germany)
Professor Chris Lorson (Missouri, USA)

Confirmed Speakers

Dr Maria Lanuza (Reus, Spain)
Professor Lucia Tabares (Seville, Spain)
Professor Kevin Talbot (Oxford, UK)
Professor Angela Vincent (Oxford, UK)
Professor Hugh Willison (Glasgow, UK)
Dr Gareth Miles (St Andrews, UK)

There will also be an education symposium:

eAnatomy: Interactive electronic teaching in Anatomical Sciences Education

Confirmed keynote speaker

Professor Wojceich Pawlina (Mayo Clinic, USA)

Confirmed speakers

Dr Ofelia Gonzalez-Sequeros (Murcia, Spain)
Minhua Ma (Glasgow, UK)
Alan Denison (Aberdeen, UK)

and also a general session

Applications for the Barclay-Smith Travel Award (up to £400) are welcomed from younger members of the Society to attend the Edinburgh conference. Applicants must be paid up members of the Society, under 30 years of age and of lecturer status or below. Please send an expression of interest to the Deputy Treasurer, Dr Raj Ettarh, at, who will supply further details and an application form.

Anatomical Research at the University of Edinburgh