Anatomical Society Meetings


Anatomical Society Winter Meeting


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While the theme of the meeting is Anatomy through the lens of imaging, the scope of the meeting is not restrictive and submissions from all aspects of anatomical research and education are welcomed. However, the academic committee would prioritize abstracts that showcase the use of imaging modalities in anatomy, including clinical anatomy, education, research, comparative anatomy and outreach.

The aim of the Anatomical Society's Scientific Meetings is to promote high quality 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

5-7th January 2022 #Anatsocwinter21

We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting which will be hosted by the University College Dublin from the 5th-7th January 2022. 

As the world gradually emerges out of a pandemic, the ambition of this meeting is to assemble anatomy teachers, researchers and enthusiasts to enjoy an informative and social event. The past Anatomical Society  meetings have stood for excellence in conducting anatomical teaching and research, while this meeting wishes to remain at par with similar aspirations. We look forward to welcoming you to the historical city of Dublin- the fair city.

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Dates: 5-7th January 2022.

Conference dinner: To be held on 6/01/2022 

Host: University College Dublin

Format: In person meeting. TBC

Pre conference workshop: Meet the JoA editors with Q and A on the art of being published. Numbers are limited, first come, first served. FREE to attend.


Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts using the abstract template Dublin

Abstract submissions for posters and orals should be submitted through the booking site and then clicking on the “Log in to make a booking” link.

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 3rd December 2021

Travel information The UCD campus is well connected to the Dublin airport and city center. For more information, visit

Covid travel restrictions: please check current entry requirements for updated information about travelling to Ireland. From 3rd December, travel to Ireland requires a negative RT-PCR result even when fully vaccinated. Further conditions apply if travelling from a country affected by the Omicron variant.

Invited speakers:

Prof. Imelda M. McGonnell, The Royal Veterinary College, UK. (Keynote speaker).

Dr Kathleen Curran, UCD School of Medicine. (Keynote speaker)

Dr Matt Yousefzadeh- University of Minnesota. (Aging Cell Best Paper Award)

Dr Mark Pickering- UCD School of Medicine (Guest speaker)

Prof. Gilliam Morriss-Kay- University of Oxford (Anatomical Society Award)

Dr. Dearbhaile Dooley- UCD School of Medicine (Guest Speaker)

Dr Hiroshi Nagashima- University of Niigate, Japan (Journal of Anatomy Best Paper Award)

More speakers to be confirmed.

Organisers: Dr David Kilroy ( and Dr Sourav Bhattacharjee (

Academic committee members:

Dr. Sourav Bhattacharjee (Chair, University College Dublin)

Dr. David Kilroy (University College Dublin)

Dr. Arun Kumar (University College Dublin)

Dr. Denis Barry (Trinity College Dublin)

Dr. Nicola Fletcher (University College Dublin)

Prof. Alan Baird (University College Dublin)

Prof. Deirdre Campion (University College Dublin)

Dr. André Toulouse (University College Cork)

Dr. Eva Sweeney (Queen’s University Belfast)

Dr. Martina Goggin (University of Limerick)

Dr. Colm Reid (University College Dublin)

Prof. James Jones (University College Dublin)

Dr Kerry Thompson (National University of Ireland Galway)

Ms Isabel Amado (RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences)


Local organising committee members:

Dr. David Kilroy (Conference chair, University College Dublin)

Dr. Sourav Bhattacharjee (University College Dublin)

Dr. Alison Reynolds (University College Dublin)

Dr. Margot Labberté (University College Dublin)

Dr. Bridget Hogg (University College Dublin)

Mrs. Frances Le Matti (University College Dublin)

Ms. Catherine McCarney (University College Dublin)

Ms. Marie Tumilson (University College Dublin)

Ms. Jane Brennan (University College Dublin)


The Anatomical Society Winter meeting 2021 (January 5-7th 2022) now has a Draft timetable.

Previous Meetings

  • 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.