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Regional Meetings

While our Annual Meeting attracts more than 1,000 attendees from around the world, the focus of a Regional Meeting is a little different. Regional Meetings provide local development opportunities for those interested in the anatomical sciences. Members and participants have an opportunity to present their scientific and educational research via platform and poster sessions in a smaller (and often more affordable/accessible) setting.

Future Regional Meetings


The following hosts were identified through Call for Regional Meeting Hosts in Fall 2019. Dates and details will be added as they become available.

2021: University of Arkansas 

2021: Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada 

2022: The University of Iowa 

2023: University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, San Antonio 

Regional Meetings at a Glance

  • Held at a time that does not compete with the Annual Meeting in April
  • Designed as a one-day event, including poster sessions
  • Attracts up to 200 members and nonmembers working in anatomy

Regional Meeting Objectives

  • Provide national-level programs and benefits to serve members who prefer a smaller venue, wish to hone their presentations and network with local colleagues, or may not be able to attend the Annual Meeting.
  • Provide local development opportunities for those interested in the anatomical sciences, including high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and other researchers.
  • Increase and diversify membership through outreach to underrepresented minorities via historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs).

Regional Meeting Benefits

  • Affordable registration rates for members and nonmembers
  • No abstract submission fee! One free abstract submission per person is included with your registration. Abstracts will be programmed as poster presentations.
  • Up to $1,500 in awards will be presented to students for poster competitions.
  • Some meals included: continental breakfast, lunch, and evening reception offer networking opportunities.