Clinical Anatomical Terminology Committee Symposium

Clinical Anatomical Terminology Committee Symposium “The History, Present Condition, and Future Direction of the Anatomical Lexicon”
Thursday, July 20th
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

The History of Terminologia Anatomica
The history of Anatomical Terminology from the middle ages to the publication of the terminologies -  Terminologia Anatomica, Histologica and Embryologica.

Ian Whitmore

Ian Whitmore was born in England of an English father and an Icelandic mother just before the end of the Second World War. He was educated in the United Kingdom, graduating with MBBS and LRCP MRCS from Guy's Hospital Medical School (University of London) in 1968.

Following two years of clinical experience as a junior hospital doctor, he started teaching Anatomy in Manchester in 1970. He was granted the MD degree in 1980 following submission of a thesis on research into Oesophageal Striated Muscle. The textbook and color atlas “Human Anatomy” with Ian Whitmore as one of the five authors was published in1985 and has now reached the sixth edition.  

In 1990 he moved to Queen Mary & Westfield College in London as Senior Lecturer in Anatomy, taking early retirement in 1996.

Having been a Visiting Professor at Stanford several times since 1984, he has been teaching there every year since 1996, and was made a Full Professor in 2002. He continues to teach in Stanford.

Between 1989 and 2009 Ian was Chairman of the Federated International Committee on Anatomical Terminology, which published Terminologia Anatomica in 1998, Terminologia Histologica in 2007 and Terminologia Embryologica in 2013.

In 2005 the American Association of Clinical Anatomists awarded him Honored Member status for his work in Terminology. He has similarly been made an honorary member of the anatomical societies in South Africa, Costa Rica, Italy and Russia. In 2010, he was awarded the Jubilee Medal "For the great contribution to Morphology” by the All-Russian Scientific Society of Anatomists, Histologists and Embryologists. In 2012 The Anatomical Society appointed him as Fellow.

His other achievements include a Commercial Helicopter License with Helicopter Instructor Rating.

 

The Second Edition of Terminologia Anatomica and Other FIPAT Terminologies

Thomas will be speaking about the current state of the new Terminologia Anatomica, or TA2 as it is called. He will also be outlining the condition of the other FIPAT terminologies and the current and future directions of FIPAT itself.

Thomas Gest

Dr. Thomas Gest is a Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Medical Education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Gest currently teaches clinical anatomy and embryology within a clinical scheme based integrated curriculum. Dr. Gest has served as a member of FIPAT, the Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology, since 2012, and he currently serves as the Secretary and Chair of the Gross and Clinical Anatomy Working Group of FIPAT.  Dr. Gest is a dedicated teacher who has received nine teaching awards and has published seven textbooks of anatomy, as well as numerous articles, abstracts, software packages, and web sites for anatomy and embryology.

 

AnatomicalTerms.Info (ATI) and the initiative to create definitions

Paul Gobée will be speaking about the process he set up together with the CAT committee of AACA to develop standardized open definitions for anatomical terms. The group develops patterns and guidelines for creating definitions and reviews the resulting concept defintions. The definitions will be available open under a Creative Commons license.

Paul Gobée MD, is assistant professor at the department of Anatomy and Embryology of Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), the Netherlands. He spearheaded the development of online anatomical e-learning at the department, his interest is in anatomical open educational resources. He coordinates and teaches the anatomy education regarding the abdomen. He is a long-standing active member of the CAT committee of AACA and also member of the informatics section of FIPAT. His present project is an open anatomical educational platform supported by the Dutch and Flemish departments of anatomy and the Dutch Ministry of Education http://anatomyTOOL.org.

Previously he developed

 

An Online System for Developing and Vetting Anatomical Definitions

Evan Goldman will be speaking about the online tool that is being used to simplify the process of writing concise definitions for the over 9000 anatomical terms.  Context-sensitive pull-down lists, cross-referenced and searchable definitions, and a graphical interface to review each term in triplicate, are all embedded into the definition-creation system.  

Evan Goldman

Evan Goldman, PhD, is an anatomist at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.  He is currently the director of the anatomy lab and runs the school’s ultrasound training and the advanced surgical anatomy and radiology fourth-year elective. 

Dr. Goldman’s research includes development and implementation of 3D virtual reality and computer technologies in medical education.  His team is developing modules for teaching and assessing anatomy, radiology, and laparoscopy skills.  He also has interests in robotics and medical simulators.    

Evan Goldman has served as co-chair of the Clinical Anatomical Terminology (CAT) committee of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists for one year.   Working with the group, he has developed an online interactive system for creating and vetting anatomical definitions.

An Online System for Developing and Vetting Anatomical Definitions

Evan Goldman will be speaking about the online tool that is being used to simplify the process of writing concise definitions for the over 9000 anatomical terms.  Context-sensitive pull-down lists, cross-referenced and searchable definitions, and a graphical interface to review each term in triplicate, are all embedded into the definition-creation system.