IFAA (International Federation of Associations of Anatomists) Türk Anatomi ve Klinik Anatomi Derneği


On behalf of the Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 20th IFAA Congress in İstanbul, from 6th to 8th August 2021. Indeed Turkey was awarded with the 19th Congress during 18th IFAA Congress in Beijing but under changing circumstances IFAA board decided the 19th meeting to be held in London and the 20th in Turkey and twice in five years span instead of one.

The IFAA World Congress is a unique opportunity for professionals in the field. In 2021, IFAA is coming to Istanbul – a world class destination of international meetings.  As a Congress destination, Istanbul is one of the most attractive among other destinations: we are expecting more than 1,500 delegates to take part and hope that you are as excited as we are to take anatomical sciences and marketing opportunities to the next level.

The 20th IFAA Congress will take place in Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center in so called “congress valley” just in the heart of İstanbul, facing Bosphorus, which allows a number of parallel sessions to choose and give the chance to more oral presentations or enjoy the beautiful strait of Bosphorus in between the sessions.  There are many hotels around this valley in walking distance and it is several miles to the historic peninsula –the capital of Eastern Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.

Always considered to be located on two continents, İstanbul is the city between east and west, its history dating back to 8500 years, a vibrant, non-sleeping city with its 16 million citizens, receiving her visitors in two airports by Turkish Airlines flying to 312 cities in 124 countries as well as other airlines.

As Napoleon Bonapart said, “if the world was just one country, its capital would be İstanbul”. Whatever said cannot be enough to explain İstanbul; better you come, feel and breathe the aura of this beautiful city.

We would be honored to host you in the 20th IFAA Congress in İstanbul in 2021.

Erdoğan Şendemir
President of the XX IFAA Congress
Professor of Anatomy,
Bursa Uludağ University