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WELCOME TO THE AACA WEBSITE

Check out a pictorial retrospective of our first 24 annual meetings - as collected by Dr. Peter Abrahams.

Click here to check out AACA's featured member.

The American Association of Clinical Anatomists advances the science and art of clinical anatomy.  It encourages research and publication in the field and maintaining high standards in the teaching of anatomy.  Clinical anatomy is defined as anatomy in all its aspects - gross, histologic, developmental and neurologic as applied to clinical practice, the application of anatomic principles to the solution of clinical problems and/or the application of clinical observations to expand anatomic knowledge.  

Typical membership, active or associate (student/intern) in the Association comprises individuals from various backgrounds who have produced a record of research, clinical practice, clinical research, teaching in accredited Colleges and Universities, administrative or other experience in the field.  

Click here to reach a Clinical Anatomy article chronicling the first 5 years of the history of AACA.

  • Watch this site for more information as it becomes available for our 38th Annual Meeting, which will be held June 28 -July 2, 2021.
  • We still have Acland Inguinal Region DVDs available for purchase.  See typical Bob Acland quality dissections and the clinically-relevant demonstration of this important area of the body.
  • Want to go to the new AACA Membership Database or pay your annual dues?  If so, click here and enter the site by filling in the fields in the middle of the screen.  

The Anatomical Services Committee of the AACA has put together a policy statement on body exhibits as well as a best practices document for running a body donor program.  Check them out on the ASC page of the website.


The AACA is a member of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA).  For the latest news about anatomists worldwide, click here to read the current newsletter of the IFAA.  

Additionally, IFAA has accepted TA2 and we'd like to acknowledge the AACA members helped make TA2 happen, The following were members of the Gross and Clinical Anatomy Working Group, the group that created TA2, the first revision since 1998 and the most comprehensive revision of anatomical nomenclature since the creation of Nomina Anatomica in 1895: Stephen Carmichael (former coordinator), Thomas Gest (coordinator), Marios Loukas, and Shane Tubbs (current Chair of FIPAT, the Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology). As well, a number of AACA members served as advisors: Rob Spinner, Quentin Fogg, Joel Vilensky, and Paul Neumann (hopefully we can get him to join AACA).

Official FIPAT website at Dalhousie University:  https://fipat.library.dal.ca

TA2Viewer:  https://ta2viewer.openanatomy.org