Message from the Anatomische Gesellschaft

The Anatomische Gesellschaft mourns the passing of its highly esteemed member Professor Emeritus Karl Zilles, who died on 26 April 2020 after a long and serious illness. Karl Zilles was director of the Institute of Anatomy at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf for many years, later of the Institute of Neurosciences and Biophysics and finally of the Institute of Neurosciences and Medicine at Forschungszentrum Jülich. He headed the C. and O. Vogt Institute for Brain Research at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf for many years and was thus the second head of the institute after the two eponymes, whose great tradition he revived. In addition to many other tasks, he also held the presidency of the European Federation of Experimental Morphology (EFEM) for a period of office and was a member of the board of the Anatomische Gesellschaft from 1993-1997 and its president from 1996-1997.

In order to give everyone the opportunity to say goodbye in these special times, Katrin Amunts, as a close confidante and student of Karl Zilles, has set up a digital book of condolence so that friends, colleagues and companions have the opportunity to commemorate Karl Zilles – with words, pictures or a candle. It can be accessed via the following link: 

The Anatomische Gesellschaft will honour Karl Zilles’ memory.

Next IFAA Congress: Istanbul / Turkey 2021


The 20th Congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists
6th – 8th August 2021, Lutfi Kirdar International Convention & Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey /

Registration and abstract submission opens: 1st October 2020
Early bird registration deadline: 23rd April 2021
Abstract submission deadline: 7th May 2021

Congress Announcement: Congreso de Anatomía del Cono Sur

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During the 4th, 5th and 6th of October 2018, in the city of Pucón, Araucanía Region, Chile, the Chilean Society of Anatomy will organize the “XX Congreso de Anatomía del Cono Sur (XX Congress of Anatomy of the Southern Cone)”, contemplating the participation of anatomists and morphologists from all over the Americas. The Congress will be chaired by Dr. Nicolás E. Ottone (UFRO).

Next to this event, and sponsored by the Pan American Association of Anatomy, will be held the “XVI Ibero-Latin American Symposium on Anatomical – Histological – Embryological Terminology” (XVI SILAT), which will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Mariano del Sol (UFRO). This XVI SILAT will be of great historical relevance, since it will be held in homage to Prof. Dr. Rolando Cruz Gutiérrez.

In addition, the XII Jornadas Chilenas de Anatomía and IV Regional Meeting of Morphology will be held.

A great diversity of lectures and round tables will be organized, seeking the application of Anatomy in research and teaching in Morphological Sciences in general, as well as in the different specialties of Health Sciences. Courses will also be organized, led by renowned academics.