Who are we? 
The AACA was founded  to support, promote, and advance anatomically and clinically-based scholarship in research, teaching, and curricular matters within the health science professions.  Its annual scientific meeting provides a vital and supportive venue for basic and clinical scientists and educators to disseminate scholarly work of an experimental or descriptive nature in any of the subdisciplines of anatomy or specialties of medicine.  Our journal, Clinical Anatomy, is the Official Journal of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, the British Association of Clinical Anatomists, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists, and the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa.  It publishes original and review articles of scientific, clinical, and educational interest to anatomists and clinicians.  Our Association is proud to have members from over 30 countries worldwide and we continually welcome new members to our community. 

Requirements for Membership

  • Evidence of interest in clinical anatomy - gross, microscopic, developmental, neuroanatomic; clinical practice or research that can, but not necessarily be restricted to, demonstration through publication.
  • Evidence of a teaching record in anatomic and clinical anatomic subject areas.
  • Evidence of administrative or other anatomy-related experience in support of anatomical education programs, health care, or safety.

Membership Types

  • Regular (academic faculty, clinician, anatomical services staff/administrator, academic administrator)
  • Associate (student, postdoctoral fellow, resident)
  • Senior (open to those who have been Regular Members for at least five years and have reached age 65)
  • Affiliate (member of BACA, ASSA, or ANZACA)

Benefits of Membership

  • Reduced meeting registration rates
  • One-year subscription to Clinical Anatomy
  • Opportunities for service and leadership roles
  • Voting privileges on elections (Regular, Senior, Honored, and Affiliate Members only)
  • Access to research and news updates via email blasts and the AACA listserv.
  • Exclusive access to the AACA Clinical Anatomy Round Table (CART) session recordings