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Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 2024

PROUDLY HOSTED BY THE ANATOMICAL SOCIETY AND LOCATED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL. 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. 3-5th January 2024

Registration now OPEN


Applied Craniofacial Anatomy: Evolution, Development & Bioengineering.

We are pleased to invite you to the next Anatomical Society meeting to be held at the University of Liverpool, 3-5th January 2024. Abstract submissions and invited talks allied to a broad craniofacial theme will form the core of the meeting with a range of other topics included as well. We will be based on the main University of Liverpool campus and relocate to the famous docklands for the gala dinner. Come enjoy some Liverpudlian hospitality, listen to some wonderful science and sample the many delights our city has to offer. 

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 Winter meeting

3-5th January 2024,

502 Lecture Hub, University of Liverpool, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TR

Registration and Abstract Deadlines:

Registration opens: 11th September 2023

Abstract submission CLOSED: 20th November 2023

Registration closes: 11th December 2023

Early bird registration fees (closes 4th December 11:59 GMT):

Member: £140

Non-member: £175

Early career researcher/ student member: £85

Student non-member: £110

Late registration fees:

Member: £160

Non-member: £200

Early career researcher/ student member: £110

Student non-member: £130


The pre-conference workshops will both take place on Wednesday 3 January 2024 from 10am-12 noon. Please see below for details, and how to reserve a place.

CARDIPH: a card game for healthcare educators

Mrs Jullie Browne (Cardiff University)

Dr Katie Webb (Cardiff University)

This workshop introduces “CARDiph” - the Card Game for Interprofessional Healthcare. The purpose of the game is to encourage participants to collaborate in teams to plan and design an innovative and interactive teaching and learning intervention. Thanks to its element of chance, resource constraints and risk, “CARDiph” accurately reproduces the challenges of ‘real world’ educational design and delivery.

Participants will be introduced to the game and its learning and teaching principles. They will also be invited to play “CARDIPH” during the workshop and then to reflect and feedback on the potential of playful learning and collaborative educational practice within their own education settings.

This is an AS Education Committee organised activity and has 36 spaces available. To reserve a place, please contact the Educational Committee (

Outreach is Not Out-of-Reach

Mr Kris Philips (University of Central Lancashire)

Ms Betzy Manners (University of Liverpool)

Description: Have you thought about running an outreach event but don’t know where to start? Or do you have ideas for an outreach event that you would like to get people from other institutions on board with? During this workshop, you will be given an opportunity to discuss potential ways we can engage the public in anatomy.  

Aim: To encourage early career anatomists to think creatively and collaborate on projects designed to share knowledge of anatomy with the public. 

This workshop has 25 spaces available. To reserve a place please contact Ms Danya Sone (

Travel to conference

Road- From the M62: at the end of the motorway continue straight ahead onto Edge Lane (A5080 then A5047) and follow signs for Liverpool City Centre and the University.

Rail- The Campus is a ten-minute walk from the nearest mainline station at Lime Street. Take the main exit and turn left into Lime Street. Then turn left again at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel and continue up Brownlow Hill towards the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral and Red Brick Building with its clock tower.  

Coach- The National Express coach station is in Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, Liverpool, L1 8JX, an 18-minute walk from the Campus. From the bus station walk along Hanover Street, pass Liverpool Central Train Station. Cross Renshaw Street onto Brownlow Hill and head towards the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral. 

Air- Liverpool John Lennon Airport is eight miles from the city and is best reached by taxi or the express bus, directly outside the entrance to the airport terminal. You can also get buses 500, 86, 80A and 82A to Liverpool city centre. A train service runs between Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime street station. There is also a direct coach service which takes about 1 hour. 


Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village Discount code: 2401ASC. Contact the reservations team directly to use code- 01512456694

Selina Liverpool

Hope Street Hotel

International Inn, Liverpool

Gala Dinner

Hosted by "Oh Me Oh My"- West Africa House, 25 Water Street, Liverpool, L2 ORG


Drinks Reception (evening 3rd Jan)
Victoria Gallery & Museum
Ashton Street, L69 3DR 


Conference Venue
Hub 502
160 Mount Pleasant, L3 5TR


Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village

Grove St, L7 3FA

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

L7 8XZ


Gala Dinner (evening 4th Jan)
Oh Me Oh My

West Africa House, 25 Water St, L2 0RG


Schedule and Keynote speakers

Professor Anne Burrows. University of Pittsburgh. Endowed Chair for Health Sciences and ethics, Duquesne University, Pennsylvania, USA.
Professor Caroline Wilkinson. Facelab, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. Institutional Lead for Forensic Research Strategy.

Professor Jo Patterson. Prof. of Speech and Language Therapy and Associate Head of Research of the School of Health Sciences, University of Liverpool.

Professor Andrew Schache- Liverpool Head and Neck Centre and University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. 
Dr Phil Cox. Associate Professor in Anatomy at UCL in the Centre for Integrative Anatomy
Dr Laura Fitton. Hull York Medical School, York, UK. 
Mr Jason Fleming, Liverpool Head and Neck Centre and University of Liverpool, Liverpool UK
A full biography of the of the invited speakers is available below for you to download.


Anatomical Society Young Investigator Oral Presentation Prize.

Awarded for the best oral presentation at the AS winter meeting. For further information 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

Winter:     Liverpool University, 3rd-5th January 2024. Applied Craniofacial Anatomy: Evolution, Development and Bioengineering. Registration opens September.

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



Previous Meetings

  • 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.