Anatomical Society Meetings

AnatSoc Summer Meeting 2024

Anatomical Society Summer Meeting 2024

PROUDLY HOSTED BY THE ANATOMICAL SOCIETY AND LOCATED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH. To register and submit an abstract please follow the link, then 'log in to make a booking'- you will then see a 'book this event' to register for the meeting and 'upload an abstract' button. 24th-26th July 2024

To register click here

From Organ Homeostasis to Healthspan: 25th Anniversary of Aging Cell.

We are pleased to invite you to the next Anatomical Society meeting to be held at the University of Edinburgh, 24th-26th July 2024. Aging theme.

This conference centers on the diversity of biological aging at cellular, tissue, and organism levels, featuring insights from leading experts in anatomy and aging sciences. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Aging Cell's founding at a 1999–2000 Anatomical Society symposium, it spans two and a half days at the historic University of Edinburgh. Attendees can look forward to keynote speeches, roundtable discussions, and networking events, including a Gala Dinner. Topics cover aging theories, organ aging interactions, comparative aging, aging biomarkers, multimorbidity in aging, health disparities, future geroscience research, and a special public lecture on aging biology.


This is a joint Anatomical Society/ Anatomische Gesellschaft meeting and there will be an AG symposium on Thursday 25th July. 


Tamir Chandra, Mayo, MN

Monty Montano, Harvard, MA

Organising Committee:

Nelly Olova, University of Edinburgh

Simon Parson, University of Aberdeen

Olivia Murray, University of Edinburgh

Eilidh Ferguson (Meetings Officer), Lyndsay Murray (Deputy to Meetings Officer), Hannah Webb (Meetings Administrator)


To see the Schedule- click the link to download the file. 


Pre Conference Workshop for early career researchers.


10am, 24th July.


Title: Elevate Your Pitch: Communicating Across Disciplines and Audiences



During this workshop, participants will refine their ability to craft and deliver compelling elevator pitches tailored to a variety of listeners. We'll navigate how to communicate with experts, professionals in related fields, and the broader public, each requiring a unique approach to ensure clarity and engagement.


Sign up to this workshop it you would like to improve your ability to communicate with people from diverse research areas, improve your networking confidence and refine your science communication skills. 


To sign up: Please email Danya Stone at


Pre Conference Workshop

On the morning of the 24th of July, join Janet Philp, AS member and author of ‘Burke now and then’ for a tour of the old historical sites of Edinburgh old town related to the history of Burke and Hare, the infamous serial killers who supplied Dr Knox with bodies for dissection.  This walking tour takes 1.5 hours visiting the graveyards, the West Port, the courts and the site of Dr Knox’s house ending at the anatomical museum where the skeleton of William Burke is held (access to the museum will be dependent on building work).


To sign up: Please email Janet Philp at


The aim of the Anatomical Society's Scientific Meetings is to promote science and research in the anatomical sciences.


One of the greatest strengths of the Society is its diversity and nowhere is this exemplified better than by the range of topics at our meetings.

The Anatomical Society Summer Meeting


24th-26th July 2024,

John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


Registration and Abstract Deadlines:

Registration opens- 5th April 2024     REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Abstract deadline- 16:00 BST Friday 31st May 2024 EXTENDED TO 9th of June 2024

Early Bird registration deadline- 23:59 Wednesday 12th June. EXTENDED to 21st June.

Registration closes July 10th.


Early bird registration fees

Member (Anatomical Society/ Anatomische Gesellschaft): £160

Non-member: £200

Early career researcher/student member (Anatomical Society/ Anatomische Gesellschaft): £75

Student non-member: £100

Late registration fees

Member (Anatomical Society/ Anatomische Gesellschaft): £180

Non-member: £230

Early career researcher/ student member (Anatomical Society/ Anatomische Gesellschaft): £115

Student non-member: £140


Travel to conference

Road- If you are coming to Edinburgh from the South, take the A720 (city of Edinburgh bypass), then take the A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout going towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool at the lights, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. Pollock Halls is the second turning of the right. We have on-site parking.

Rail- Pollock Halls is 2 miles from Edinburgh Waverley; our main station. A taxi or a bus will take around 10 minutes. 

Air- Travelling from the US, there are direct flights from Chicago O'Hare, New York JFK and Newark. Travelling from Canada there are direct flights from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Travelling from Australia there are connecting flights from Sydney with several airlines.  Travelling from Europe there are a large range of low-cost airlines that fly from numerous destinations. The most popular low-cost carriers include EasyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, FlyBe and Norwegian. Pollock Halls is about 8 miles from Edinburgh International Airport. A taxi will cost around £20, or take the Airlink bus service to Waverley Bridge, an adult open return is £6. 

Buses from central Edinburgh - take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Dalkeith Road. Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road from the stop. Lothian buses 2, 14, 30 and 33, Contactless cards, Google Pay and Apple Pay or if paying by cash its a £1.40 single fare-  exact change is needed.



Travelodge Cameron Toll, only a short walk from the venue. Travelodge, Cameron Toll

Accommodation within 10-15 minutes walk of the conference centre:


Gala Dinner

Thursday 25th July 2024 at Ghillie Dhu and will include a 3 course dinner and Ceilidh. Please make sure to tick the box on registration to confirm your attendance at the Gala dinner, as spaces are limited. 

Early Career and Student Social

There is an early career and student social following on the first evening of the conference, hosted by the early career team at Anatomical Society in The Southern (22 South Clerk Street EH8 9PR). Casual drinks and a few fun social activities to help you get to know others in a similar position in their careers. Everyone is welcome.

Keynote speakers

  • Alexei Maklakov, Norwich, UK
  • Kristina Kirschner, Glasgow, UK
  • Simon Melov, Buck, USA
  • Steve Horvath, Altos Labs, USA/UK
  • Roz Anderson, Wisconsin, USA
  • Ricardo Marioni, Edinburgh, UK
  • Jesus Gil, ICL, UK
  • Nathan LeBrasseur, Mayo, USA
  • Wolf Reik, Altos LABS, UK
  • Maximina Yun, Dresden, Germany
  • Fabio Quondamatteo, Dublin, Ireland
  • Simon Parson, Aberdeen, UK

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Aging Cell Best Paper Prize 2022 Presentation

"Rilmenidine extends lifespan and healthspan in Caenorhabditis elegans via a nischarin l1-imidazoline receptor."

Anatomical Society Cave Young Investigator Best Poster Prize.

Awarded for the best poster presentation at the AS summer meeting. For further information click here.

Dr Sophie Miller Memorial Prize Talk

Benjamin Davis- 'Exploring mammary terminal duct lobular unit (TDLU) development using ovine and rabbit models'

For more information on the Dr Sophie Miller Memorial Prize click here

Anatomical Society meetings cancellation policy

If we cancel the meeting, registration will be refunded in full. If you cancel up to 1 month before the meeting, you will be refunded your registration fee, minus 10%. If you cancel within a month of the meeting we are unable to refund your registration. We will not be able to refund the cost of any other expenses relating to meeting attendance, refund is only for registration. 

If you require further information about the Anatomical Society conferences please email:


Upcoming Anatomical Society Meetings

Summer:  Edinburgh University. 24th-26th July 2024. 

Winter 2024/5: University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), Preston

Summer 2025: Oxford University, Oxford



Previous Meetings

  • Anatomical Society Winter meeting, 3rd-5th January 2024, Liverpool, UK
  • Anatomical Society Summer meeting, 25th-27th July 2023, Bangor, Wales, UK.
  • Anatomical Society Winter meeting, 17-19th April 2023, Nottingham, UK
  • Anatomical Society Summer Meetings, 4-6th July 2022, Dublin, Ireland. 
  • Anatomical Society virtual Summer Meeting, 7th-9th July 2021, hosted by Glasgow, UK
  • Anatomical Society virtual Winter Meeting, 6th-8th January 2021, hosted by Newcastle, UK.
  • Anatomical Society Winter Meeting, 2019, 18th-20th December 2019, Lancaster, UK. 
  • The 19th Congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists, 9-11th August 2019, Excel, London, UK
  • Anatomical Society Winter Meeting, 2018, 17-19th December 2018, York, UK.
  • Anatomical Society Summer Meeting, 2018, 23rd-25th July 2018, Oxford, UK.
  • Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 2017,  18th-20th December 2017, Dundee, Scotland.
  • Joint Anatomical Society and AAA Summer Meeting , 27th-29th June 2017, NUI Galway, Ireland.
  • Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 2016, 19th-21st December 2016, King's College London, UK.
  • Joint Anatomical Society and BACA Summer Meeting, 19th-21st July 2016, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK.
  • Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 2015, 14th-16th December 2015, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK.

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Key Meeting Dates

Meeting Dates: 24th-26th July 2024,

Registration opens: April 2024

Abstract submission closes: June 2024

Registration closes: July 2024


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