Anatomical Science 2004 From Gene to Body
Social Program
Announcement of Accepted Abstracts
Instructions to the speakers
Young Investigators' Award
Hotel Accommodationand Optional Tours
General Information
Access to Kyoto
Map of Kyoto
Dear Colleagues
We would like to cordially invite you to participate in the 16th International Congress of the IFAA (International Federation of Associations of Anatomists) to be held from August 22-27, 2004, in Kyoto, Japan.

Since the beginning of the last century, the IFAA International Congress has been held to facilitate and promote mutual exchange and collaboration in anatomical research and education. In 1975, we had the opportunity to host the 10th International Congress in Tokyo. A considerable number of people participated from abroad and the congress was an overwhelming success. It is a truly great honor for us to be able to convene this internationally recognized assembly here in Japan once again.

The 21st century is the post-genomic era in which knowledge in the field of life sciences is rapidly advancing and our structural approaches will have increasing power to provide a significant base to solve various important questions. This is reflected in the main theme of the congress, "Morphological Science as the Basis of New Life Science in the 21st Century".

We are at present working hard to organize what we hope will be an enjoyable congress here in Kyoto in 2004, paying particular attention to ensure both a stimulating scientific program and a pleasant social program for all participants.

We believe that you will have a wonderful time participating in both the scientific and social events that we have prepared for you in this beautiful city of Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 16th International Congress of the IFAA in Kyoto, 2004.

July, 2003
Presidents of 16th International Congress of the IFAA
Hiroshi Hirano
Nobutaka Hirokawa
Dear Colleagues
It is our great pleasure to send this second announcement to invite you to the 16th International Congress of the IFAA (International Federation of Associations of Anatomists) to be held at Kyoto International Conference Hall on August 22-27, 2004, in Kyoto, Japan.

This Congress has been held every 4-5 years in different countries, and provides anatomists throughout the world with an opportunity to exchange and discuss the latest progress in morphological science.

The 16th Congress opens the door to the new millennium in which morphological science is anticipated to make great advances as one of the essential disciplines in life sciences.

The scientific program will cover all of the fields of morphological science, from molecular cell biology to macroscopic anatomy, and will consist of several plenary lectures, special lectures, more than 50 symposia and workshops, and nearly 1000 posters.

The setting for the congress is Kyoto, the beautiful ancient capital of Japan, an ideal place to enjoy the unique and traditional culture of Japan.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to extend a warm invitation to each of you from every nation to gather together in Kyoto for the 16th International Congress of the IFAA, 2004.

July 2003
Organizing Committee of the 16th International Congress of the IFAA
Chairman : Chizuka Ide
Vice-Chairman & Secretary General : Kohei Shiota
Vice-Chairman : Tetsuo Inokuchi
16th IFAA 2004 Kyoto