Dr Claire Smith
Head of Anatomy
PA : Miss Lisa Costick (Tues/Wed/Thurs) / Mrs Ellen Thomas (Fri/Mon)
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Medical School Building
Biology Road, University of Sussex Falmer
T: (01273) 877890
F: (01273) 877576
on the European Federation for Experimental
brings together legally constituted Scientific
Societies and Groups in Europe, that
are concerned with the morphological sciences
(particularly anatomical sciences) or related
fields. Its constituent Societies are therefore
national or regional societies representing scientists
working in the realm of experimental morphology.
EFEM recognizes, and respects, the independence
of the internal planning arrangements of its constituent
EFEM was founded in 1989 in Nancy (France) by
some British, Dutch, French, German,
Greek, Italian, Spanish and Swiss anatomists,
who, being Officers of their respective
Anatomical Societies, sought to formally
improve international understanding and collaboration.
EFEM now has 23 Associations covering the
whole of the European region.
According to its bye-laws, EFEM promotes the exchange and dissemination
of information between
the European Anatomical Societies in general and
thus also between the European morphologists.
Therefore, it facilitates the holding of
Joint Meetings of Anatomical Societies without
organizing by itself such meetings. It publicizes
a list of prospective
Morphological Meetings in order to help
the organizers to avoid collisions of dates.
It sponsors the EFEM
Lectures given by prestigious speakers during
Congresses or Meetings in Europe. It encourages
the exchange of graduate students and stimulates
the participation of young
scientists at Morphological Meetings
by awarding Travel
Grants. The philosophy of EFEM aims to promote
Anatomy as a modern, and innovative,
science rather than to merely defend it.
Each Anatomical Society belonging to EFEM elects
a Delegate to the Council of EFEM. This Council is the governing body of
the Federation and thereby defines its policy.
It commits its executive powers to a seven-member
Executive Board, which
is chaired by the President of EFEM.
A link to the last issue of PLEXUS, the official Newsletter of the International Federation of Association of Anatomists (IFAA) can be found HERE.
Programmed by David Conte ::
david.conte [at] unifr.ch