"The Anatomy of Learning" Joint Meeting of the Anatomical Society and British Association of Clinical Anatomists at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex. 19th-21st July 2016.


Keynote Speaker: We are really pleased to welcome Mr Phil Thomas from Nuffield Health, Consultant Urologist, one of the UK's leading surgeons in Reconstructive Urological Surgery and Gender Reassignment Surgery to talk on the anatomy of gender reassignment surgery.

The meeting will have three themes:

  Sounding out the future of learning: Ultrasound in Anatomy Education (Tuesday)

Richard Drake (Cleveland Clinic, USA), Andrew Dilley (BSMS, UK), Adam Taylor (University of Lancaster, UK), Michael Griksaitis (University of Durham, UK)

  Clinical Anatomy (Wednesday)

BACA will host a range of clinical anatomical oral and poster communications selected from submitted abstracts

  Structural and functional brain changes as a result of learning (Thursday)

Adam Hampshire(Imperial College London, UK), Cassandra Sampaio Baptista(University of Oxford, UK), Natasha Sigala (Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK)

And two workshops: Social Media and Near Peer Teaching            

Further Information 

What's New

Imaging Technologies in Anatomy Teaching and Learning in Modern Medical Education - 27 May 2016
The Anatomical Society Award Symposium on Imaging Technologies in Anatomy Teaching and Learning in Modern Medical Education is on 12th July 2016 at the University of Exeter. Further information here.
Congratulations to Journal of Anatomy Best Paper Prize Authors! - 26 May 2016

At its meeting on 5th May, Council received the nomination for “Best Paper Prize for 2015” from the Editors in Chief of Journal of Anatomy. The best paper is voted for by the receiving Editors who make their recommendations to the EiC’s. The winners are Sophia E. Akbareian, Andrew A. Pitsillides,  Raymond G. Macharia and Imelda M. McGonnell for their paper entitled “Occipital foramina development involves localised regulation of mesenchyme proliferation and is independent of apoptosis”(Journal of Anatomy;  226: 560-574).  We are delighted that the first author, Sophia Akbareian, is an Anatomical Society funded PhD student.  The runners-up were Alexandra C. Smith, Stephen J. Fleenor and Jo Begbie for their paper “Changes in gene expression and cell shape characterise stages of epibranchial placode-derived neuron maturation in the chick” (Journal of Anatomy; 227:  89–102) and this manuscript is also the result of an  AS studentship funded by the Society.  Rui Diogo, Sean Walsh, Christopher Smith, Janine M. Ziermann and Virginia Abdala were also runners-up for their paper “Towards the resolution of a long-standing evolutionary question: muscle identity and attachments are mainly related to topological position and not to primordium or homeotic identity of digits” (Journal of Anatomy , 226:  523–529). Dr Diogo won the prize for Best Paper for 2013 and presented his work at the Winter Meeting of the Society in Birmingham in 2014. We look forward to Sophia presenting the winning paper at our 2016 Winter Meeting in London and hope that you can join us there.(Message from Adam Taylor - Deputy Secretary of AS)

Anatomical Society Research Studentships 2016/17 - 04 March 2016
The Anatomical Society offers a limited number of Research Studentships to be held in departments of anatomical sciences in the UK and Ireland. Applications are currently being invited from prospective supervisors for Research Studentships to commence in October 2017. The closing date for applications is Friday 26th August 2016.The advertisement, application form and information and conditions can be found by clicking here 
Recent Awards - 17 May 2016
A number of Awards from the Anatomical Society have recently been announced including the Undergraduate Student Summer Vacation Research Scholarships (details), Symington Bequest Award Recipients (details) and the Barclay-Smith Travelling Fund Recipients (details). 
Result of the National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition 2016 - 06 June 2016
The Anatomical Society provided support for the National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition 2016 held at the University of Southampton. The winners and report are available here 
Anatomy Training Programme Deadline - 16 May 2016

The deadline date for applications for the 2016-17 Anatomy Training Programme is 1st August 2016 for those intending to join the programme commencing 1st September 2016. Full details can be found by following the links on this page. Members of the Anatomical Society may be eligible to apply for a bursary.