Chairs of Scientific Committee
prof. Fabrice Duparc
prof. Georg Feigl
is a Macroscopic and Clinical Anatomist, working at the Institute of Anatomy and Clinical Morphology at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany.
After studying human medicine in Graz, he finished specialization to a Board Certified anatomist in Graz in 2003, worked at the Division d´Anatomie at the University of Geneva from 2005 to 2006. Returning to the Institute of Anatomy in Graz in 2007, he habilitated in 2009 and worked at the Institute of Macroscopic and Clinical Anatomy in Graz as a Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer until 2020. He was interims Head of Department in Graz from July 2018 to September 2019. He is specialized in pre- and postgraduate teaching in many different clinical fields, was involved in more than 140 workshops, received more than 30 teaching and scientific awards and published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts. As well, he is Co-Editor or contributor of several textbooks of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and is member of several anatomical and aesthetic societies as well as member of the DEGUM.
Well known as a passionate teacher and scientist with focus of anatomy, ultrasound-anatomy in combination with any clinical field, he lives anatomy because it is his hobby.
Members of Scientific Committee
prof. Bruno Grignon
is a Professor of Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, Medicine Faculty of Nancy, University of Lorraine, France and Department Guilloz Imaging, Central Hospital, University Hospital of Nancy, France.
Associate Editor of the European Journal of Anatomy since 2012, Associate Editor of Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy (SRA) 2001-2014, Deputy Editor in Chief of Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy (SRA) since 2014 and Co-Editor in Chief of Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy (SRA) since 2022.
Assistant Secretary General of the European Association of Clinical Anatomy (EACA) 2003-2011, Secretary General of the European Association of Clinical Anatomy (EACA) since 2011
prof. Michal Polguj
is a research and teaching worker at the Medical University of Lodz, Poland. Head of the Chair of Anatomy and Histology and Head of the Department of Normal and Clinical Anatomy Medical University of Lodz, Poland. Member of Main Management Board of the Polish Anatomical Society.
prof. Ayhan Comert
is a Professor at Ankara University, School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy.
He was promoted as an “Associate Professor of Anatomy” in same department. In 2014, Dr. Cömert completed his Research Fellowship in Neurosurgical Anatomy at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), under the Direction of Dr. Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Skull Base Center, Surgical Neuroanatomy Lab, Skull Base Anatomy, Pittsburgh, USA. As a researcher on surgical neuroanatomy, in 2016, he was a visiting researcher in Salzburger Landeskliniken – Universitätsklinikum Salzburg at the Universitätsklinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Krankheiten, Salzburg, Austria.
His WoS h-index is 21 and he is author and co-author more than 120 international original peer-review papers and 8 international book chapters. He is a member of the European Association of Clinical Anatomy (EACA) and serve as a Board Member of Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy (TSACA). He currently serves as Associate Editor of spine and medulla section of “Surgical and Radiological Anatomy” and "Frontiers in Neuroanatomy" and is in editorial board and reviewer of more than twenty national and international journals. Dr. Cömert was invited speaker in many international congresses, courses and symposia.
His scientific fields of interest are surgical neuroanatomy, spinal anatomy, bone-implant biomechanics, clinical anatomy, stem cells and regenerative medicine.
prof. Lia Neto
is an Associate Professor of Anatomy and Head of the Anatomy Department in the Lisbon Medical School (FMUL). Chair of the Neuroanatomy and Clinical Anatomy curricular units of the Integrated Master´s Degree in Medicine and of the Neuroanatomy Module in the Master´s/PhD Degree Course in Neurosciences (FMUL).
Parallel to the teaching activities, she is also a graduate neuroradiology consultant at the Lisbon North Medical Center (CHLN), particularly dedicated to the clinical field of endovascular neurointerventional procedures. Also, the coordinator of the Neuroradiology Division of CUF Descobertas Hospital in Lisbon
She is currently a member of the board direction of the Portuguese Society of International Neuroradiology and of the Portuguese College of Neuroradiology. Former secretary of the Portuguese Anatomical Society.
Present Research Interests and Areas of Scientific Activity: Vascular Disease of the Brain and Spine (Ischemic Stroke, Venous Thrombosis, Vasculitis); Anatomy and Imaging of the Optic Nerve Sheath and Its Relationship to Intracranial Hypertension; 3D printing models for pre- and post-graduate teaching of anatomy; 3D Printing Models Applied to Neurosurgery and Vascular Neuroradiology; Stereotactic Anatomy of Deep Brain Nuclei; Dissection and plastination of anatomical structures and their application as models for teaching.
She was the president of the 13th ISCAA, which was held in Vilamoura in 2022.
prof. Trifon Totlis
is an Assistant Professor in Anatomy, Department of Anatomy & Surgical Anatomy, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ; Orthopaedic Surgeon, The-MIS Orthopaedic Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
Anatomy teaching: 17 years in pre-graduate level and 7 years in post-graduate level.
Primary research interest: Cadaveric and osteologic studies; Human anatomical variations; Surgical anatomy of the musculoskeletal system; Orthopaedic surgery
Scholarships: 2011 yearly Scholarship of Excellence for post-doctoral research by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; 2015 ICRS World Congress Scholarship, Chicago, IL, USA; 2017 ISAKOS Young Investigator's Scholarship, Shanghai, China; 2018 ISAKOS New Researcher Grant; 2022 ΑΑΝΑ Advanced Knee Cadaveric Lab Course Scholarship
Editor: Assoc. Editor in: Surgical & Radiologic Anatomy Journal; European Journal of Anatomy; Anatomy Journal
Board Member: ISCAA; European Knee Associates (a section of ESSKA); Hellenic Anatomical Society; Sports Medicine Association of Greece; Regenerative Medicine Research Association of Greece
Research summary: 317 Presentations in Congresses, 53 Invited lectures, 113 Full articles / 68 of them in PubMed-Scopus / Impact factor: 124.147 / Citations (Scopus): 702 / H-index (Scopus): 15.
prof. Veronica Macchi
is a Professor of Human Anatomy, Institute of Human Anatomy, Dep Neurosciences and Director of the Interdepartmental Research Center for Corpse Training A. Vesalio, Univeristy of Padova.
Author of more than 290 in extenso papers. H-index 43. Speaker at national and international meetings, also as invited speaker. Scientific activity devoted radiological anatomy and clinical anatomy; in particular anatomy of vessels and segmentation of the human liver and kidney; clinical anatomy of skeletal and muscular systems with particular reference to the anatomical basis of surgical techniques, clinical anatomy of the subcutaneous and adipose tissue.
Associate editor of Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, European Journal of Anatomy and Journal of the Anatomical Society of India, member of the Editorial Board of Anatomical Science Education and International Journal of Bioprinting. Member of the Board of Professors of the "Molecular Medicine" Doctorate of the University of Padua. Treasurer of European Association of Clinical Anatomists, Treasurer of Italian College of Anatomists, Member of Italian Association of Anatomy and Histology, British Association of Clinical Anatomy, and American Association of Anatomists.
prof. Keiichi Akita
is a Professor, Department of Clinical Anatomy, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan.
President, Japanese Research Society of Clinical Anatomy
prof. Friedrich Paulsen
is a Professor and Chair of the Institute of Functional and Clinical Anatomy at Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
He is a specialist in gross anatomy as well as histology and editor of the SOBOTTA Atlas and the SOBOTTA Textbook of Human Anatomy. Since 2006, he has been secretary and board member of the German Anatomical Society and is currently president of the European Federation of Experimental Morphology (EFEM). He served as Secretary General of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists from 2009- 2019. He is also editor-in-chief of the Annals of Anatomy, section leader and editorial board member of several biomedical journals, especially in the fields of anatomy. Dr. Paulsen received his MD from CAU Kiel, worked as a researcher in Bristol, UK, and was full professor of anatomy at MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, from 2004-2010 until he took over the chair of anatomy in Erlangen. There, he heads the Institute for Functional and Clinical Anatomy and has been vice president of FAU from 2016-2022.
His main research interests include the head and neck region, especially the function and immunology of the ocular surface.
prof. Jose Sanudo
is a MD and Full Professor in Human Anatomy and Embryology, at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). He has investigated Human Anatomy and Embryology the last 40 years, publishing over 125 indexed publications. He has received 16 Competitive Projects from the Spanish Government, Directed or Co-Directed16 Doctoral Thesis, published 31 Book chapters or full Books and 8 Videos or CDs.Hed is Editor-In-Chief of the European Journal of Anatomy; Associate Editor of Clinical Anatomy, Surgical Radiologic Anatomy.
prof. Mirela Eric
is a Full Professor, working as an English Program Coordinator in Anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad. Prof. Eric is a member of seven Scientific Societies, a member of Editorial Board in five scientific journals and reviewer in numerous international scientific journals. She is author or co-author of more than 230 published articles and abstracts as well as four books and two chapters.
She is a member of ISCAA board and a President of Serbian Anatomical Society. She was the founder and co-president of the “1st International Symposium of the Clinical and Applied Anatomy” that was held during 2009 in Novi Sad, Serbia.
A few times she was elected as a favorite lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad.
prof. Quentin Fogg
is an Associate Professor in Clinical Anatomy in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.
He has 20 years of experience teaching head-to-toe anatomy in Australia, North America and the UK. In addition to teaching science, medical and allied health students, he has particular expertise in specialist anatomy education for active clinicians. He has a long history of designing and delivering innovative short courses in a variety of clinical disciplines, and now runs The University of Melbourne’s highly successful Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy. Quentin leads a research group that explores the detailed anatomy of the limbs (and other areas) using dissection, digital modelling, medical imaging and histology. He is also involved in education research, particularly regarding innovations in anatomy education (technical and pedagogical), skill-development in anatomy, and the training of anatomy educators. In 2013, his work in clinical anatomy was recognised by election to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
He is Chair of the Management Committee for the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology at The University of Melbourne, and President (2021-2022) of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists. He is an Associate Editor for Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, as well as a regular reviewer for a broad variety of anatomical and clinical journals, including sitting on a number of editorial boards.
Quentin is a strong supporter, and regular collaborator, of research and practice at the art/anatomy interface.
prof. Marko Konschake
is a Clinical Anatomist and Full Professor at Medical University Innsbruck (MUI), Austria, the Head of Institute of Clinical and Functional Anatomy and the Executive Director of the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology.
After studying human medicine with receiving his MD and starting his clinical career with collecting clinical expertices in different medical disciplines, he habilitated in Anatomy and does applied translational anatomical research with main focus on peripheral nervous system using different scientific anatomical methods ever since. He has over 60 peer-reviewed articles, several national and international invited talks, book chapters, is Assoc. Editor in several Peer-Reviewed journals, has several Board Memberships and is also specialized in pre- and postgraduate teaching (workshops and courses) in different clinical fields.
prof. Erdogan Sendemir
is a Professor of Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Bursa Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey.
He was attended as assistant professor at Uludag University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy in 1993. In 1994 he spent nine months as a “Visiting Scientist in Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA" and studied in G. Schneider's lab with R.S. Erzurumlu and S. Jhaveri. He received his associate professor title in 1997. Between 1999 and 2000, he continued his research as a "Research Fellow in Louisiana State University (LSU), School of Medicine, Anatomy and Cell Biology Department, New Orleans, LA for six months with R.S. Erzurumlu. By 2002 he received his professorship and elected as the head of department. He spent two and a half years with G.F. Jirikowski in FriedrichSchiller Universitaet (FSU), Anatomie Institut, Anatomie II, Jena as a visiting scientist in 2003-2005. He has two international awards.
His scientific fields of interest are: Thalamocortical development, and neural regulation of sympathoadrenal system.
prof. Nihal Apaydin
is a Professor of Anatomy working as the vice director of Brain Research Center of Ankara University and head of the Department of Neuroscience. She has more than 70 international publications in medical journals cited by SCI, more than 10 book chapters and more than 100 national and international presentations in scientific meetings and three national scientific awards.
She is associate editor of peripheral nervous system section of “Surgical and Radiological Anatomy” since 2009. She is a member of Editorial Board of “Clinical Anatomy” since 2009 and of “Anatomy Research International” since 2011 and currently serving as an Editorial Board member in many other International Journals. Additionally she is honored to be the editor in chief of "Anatomy" since 2020. She served as the treasurer member of Executive Committee of Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy between 2014-2018 and still a Council Member of European Association of Clinical Anatomy since 2014. She was the General Secretary of 4th ISCAA which was organized in Ankara in 2012 and General Secretary of Neuroscience Congress which was again organized in Ankara in 2016.
She is interested in gross anatomy, clinical anatomy, neuroanatomy; especially brain and peripheral nervous system, and neuroimaging (fMRI).
prof. Antonio Goncalvez Ferreira
António Gonçalves-Ferreira, MD neurosurgeon, consultant of the National Health Service, is Professor and Chairman of Anatomy since 1990 and Neurosurgery since 2014 at the Lisbon Faculty of Medicine (FMUL), Jubilee in 2022. Head of the Instituto de Anatomia since 1999 and of the Clínica Universitária de Neurocirurgia since 2014, he was responsible for the renewal of the Instituto de Anatomia of the FMUL and together with I. Alvares Furtado e L. Lucas Neto for the publication in 2020 of the book ANATOMIA HUMANA, Manual for Students. As neurosurgeon he founded in 1995 and was coordenator since then of the Functional Neurosurgery Unit and the Radiosurgery Unit of the HSM-CHULN. He is also consultant of the National Medico-Legal Institute since 1991 and member of the Medico-Legal Council since 2014.
President of the Portuguese Anatomical Association in 2008-09 and of the European Association of Clinical Anatomy in 2012-15, he was also President of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies Research Committee (EANS) in 2001-05 and of the Board of the Sociedad Española de Neurochirurgia Funcional (SENFE) in 2013-17. He is now President of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ESSFN 2018-2023), and Vice-President of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN 2018-23). He is still president of the Alumni Association of the Lisbon Faculty of Medicine.
prof. Ondrej Nanka
is an Associate Professor and head of the Institute of Anatomy of 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, in Prague.
His scientific efforts are focused on molecular embryology in relation to development of the cardiovascular system under hypoxic conditions, as well as on clinical anatomy, of the musculoskeletal system in particular. He cooperates with a number of clinical departments within verification and development of new operative techniques and is involved in organization of clinical-anatomical symposia within post-graduate education.
Since 1997 he has been a member and, since 2014, president of the Czech Anatomical Society.
prof. Ivan Varga
Professor Ivan Varga reached the Full Professor degree in Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Currently, he is the Vice-Dean for Science, Research and PhD. Studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic and the Head of the Institute of Histology and Embryology at the same university. He actively participates in the innovation of histological terminology, holding the position of coordinator of The Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology working group for histology. His current research interests include the development and microscopic anatomy of the human lymphoid and female reproductive organs, ultrastructural characterization of the human mesenchymal stem cells and their application in regenerative medicine, reproductive biology, and new trends in histology and embryology teaching.
As an author / co-author he published 12 textbooks, three monographies and more than 150 scientific papers published in Web of Science or SCOPUS indexed journals. His textbook Memorix Histology received the “Jaroslav Jirsa Price” – the best textbook of 2016, according to the decision of the Rector of Charles University in Prague. In 2020 he received the prestigious Slovak ESET Science Award and in 2021 the Jessenius Price of the Slovak Medical Society. Professor Ivan Varga is an Honorary Member of the Asociación Argentina de Anatomía Clínica, a delegate of International Committee of Symposia on Morphological Sciences, and a Member of the Advisory Board for the Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy 7th and 8th Editions. He is also a Member of the Editorial Boards of journals Clinical Anatomy, Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medicina, and Revista Argentina Anatomía Cliníca. In 2015 he was the President of the 7th International Symposium of Clinical and Applied Anatomy, which took place in Bratislava.
Assoc. prof. Zdenek Horak
Professor Horak is the rector of the College of Polytechnics Jihlava, he is a forensic expert in the fields of Forensic Biomechanics and the Technical State of Implantable Medical Devices. Specialist in forensic biomechanics, human biomechanics and the design of implantable medical devices. Applicant and co-applicant of national and international grant projects. Committee member of the Czech Society for Biomechanics, board member of the CZECHIMPLANT cluster, member of the European Society of Biomechanics and the International Society of Biomechanics. He publishes in scientific journals and presents at international scientific congresses.
Members of Board EACA
Honorary President: prof. Vaclav Baca
Honorary Vice-President: prof. Fabrice Duparc
Past President: prof. Raffaele De Caro
Secretary General: prof. Bruno Grignon
Tresurer: prof. Veronica Macchi
Caunsellors: prof. José-Ramon Sanudo
prof. Nihal Apaydin
prof. Georg Feigl
prof. Ivo Furtado
prof. Michal Polguj
Members of Board ISCAA
prof. Nihal Apaydin
prof. Vaclav Baca
prof. Ayhan Cömert
prof. Mirela Eric
prof. Georg Feigl
prof. Quentin Fogg
prof. David Kachlik
prof. Marko Konschake
Ass. prof. Trifon Totlis
Assoc. prof. Lia Neto
Members of Organizing Committee
prof. Vaclav Baca, EACA Honorary President
prof. David Kachlik, ISCAA Secretary
as. prof. Vlasta Dvorakova, College of Polytechnics Jihlava
as. prof. Tereza Bacova, College of Polytechnics Jihlava
as. prof. Vladimir Musil, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague
Dr. Jan Skubal