Dear Participants, dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the Portuguese Anatomical Society, it is an honour and pleasure to invite you to the 12th International Symposium of Clinical and Applied Anatomy, our increasingly famous ISCAA!

This year the meeting will take place in the Sunny South of Portugal (Algarve), in the beautiful city of Tavira, from the 25th to the 27th of June, 2020. In the last day of the congress, ISCAA will be joined by the Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Anatomical Society (SAP/AAP).

ISCAA is well known for its high level scientific quality, being a perfect opportunity for students, doctors and researchers to present and discuss their valuable works.

This year ISCAA main lectures will focus on Innovation in Anatomy, News from Terminologia Anatomica, Criteria for Defining New Anatomical Structures and Medical Education.

The Symposium is also open for contributions on any aspect of human or veterinarian morphological sciences. Our Key scientific topics will be: Abdomen, Applied anatomy in Imaging, Applied anatomy in Surgery, Central nervous system, Donation programs, Education, Embryology, Head and Neck, Heart, Locomotive system, Lymphatics, Pelvis, Peripheral nervous system, Spine, Techniques in Anatomy, Thorax, Miscellaneous and others.

Tavira has the perfect environment to make this congress an exceptional event: glorious weather, beautiful white sand beaches with migratory birds and sea life, typical cuisin and crafts, an historical centre with Moorish remnants, old churches, a Medieval castle, a 16th century Augustine Convent and a Roman bridge, cobbled streets and delightful tiled houses with “scissor style” roofs and “trellis doors”. Only half an hour from Faro´s airport, and 2H30min by car from the capital, Lisbon.

In order to allow you to start preparing your participation, we kindly invite you to visit the ISCAA 2020 website where you can find all the useful information.

We hope that the scientific and social program will be both stimulating and ambitious and that the 12th ISCAA will constitute an incubator for new ideas, for new projects and a unique opportunity to meet, share and discuss.

You cannot miss this meeting and we are looking forward to welcome you in Tavira!

Lia Lucas Neo, Organizing Committee,

António Gonçalves Ferreira, Scientific Committee

Ivo álvares Furtado, SAP/AAP

Programa do Evento