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Annual Meeting at EB 2020  

Tap into superb science at our most important meeting of the year! 

AAA will host 150 expert speakers and thought leaders, more than 450 anatomy-related poster presentations, and 50 symposia at EB 2020 – the world’s largest gathering of anatomical science researchers and educators. Shine a spotlight on your own research by submitting an abstract.

  • On-Time Abstracts are programmed as oral and poster presentations.
  • Last-Chance Abstracts are programmed as poster presentations.
  • Science Outreach Abstracts are featured at the EB Welcome Reception.

This is your opportunity to share your research, expertise, and insights with a large audience.

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2020 Highlights

Keynote Speaker

Steven Schiff

Steven J. Schiff, M.D, Ph.D.  |  Sunday, April 5

Director of the Center for Neural Engineering and Brush Chair Professor of Engineering, Penn State College of Engineering 
A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Schiff has dedicated a significant portion of his career to the study and treatment of brain diseases in children. Most recently, an NIH grant allowed him to partner with the local government, CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda, as well as with experts from Harvard University, George Mason University, and Genentech, to treat hydrocephalus in Uganda. Leveraging this global perspective, he will speak on brain growth and volume.

Plenary Speakers

Fina Watt

Fiona Watt, Ph.D.  |  Saturday, April 4

Director of the Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London
A Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences, Dr. Watt is internationally known for epidermal stem cell research. The wattlab studies stem cells in their environment, particularly in the regulation of cell fate decisions. A current project is the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Initiative, which aims to create a UK national iPS cell resource for genetic studies. She will share her unique perspectives on epidermal stem cells and tissue repair.

Cheng-Ming Chuong

Cheng-Ming Chuong, M.D., Ph.D.  |  Monday, April 6

Director of the Laboratory of Tissue Development and Regeneration, University of Southern California
An Academician of Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Dr. Chuong studies morphogenesis, using the feather as a Rosetta stone to decipher principles that guide stems cells to form specific tissues and organs. Among other topics, he has published research on branching morphogenesis, periodic patterning in feathers and hairs, and physiological regeneration of skin appendages. He will discuss tissue morphogenesis and the evolutionary development of hair, feather, scales, and beaks.

Symposia Sessions

Expert speakers and thought leaders, presenting 50 symposia on topics in:

  • Educational Science Research & Teaching
  • Professional Development
  • Basic & Clinical Science Research


Stem Cells, Tissue Repair, & Regeneration

Cross-Society Programming with Four Co-Host Societies

American Physiological Society
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society for Investigative Pathology
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Guest Societies

Sociedad Mexicana de Anatomía (Mexican Society of Anatomy)
International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology (ISACB)

EB 2020

April 4-7  |  San Diego, CA, USA

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Upcoming Deadlines

Early Registration: Feb. 5, 2020
Hotel Reservation: Mar. 4, 2020
AAA headquarters hotel: Marriott Marquis

Expired Deadlines

Regular Abstracts: Nov. 18, 2019
Science Outreach Abstracts: Jan. 30, 2020
Last-Chance Abstracts: Jan. 30, 2020

What Attendees Say

“I value the enormous diversity of interests among members. Every time I attend a meeting, I come away with great new ideas for teaching, learning, research.” — Raj Ettarh, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy and Medical Education and Associate Dean of Assessment, California University of Science and Medicine, AAA member since 2009

What to expect

  • 150 expert speakers and thought leaders
  • More than 450 anatomy-related poster presentations
  • 50 symposia on topics in Educational Science Research & Teaching, Professional Development, and Basic & Clinical Science Research

Good to Know

AAA's Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with Experimental Biology (EB). AAA is one of the five sponsoring societies that collectively plan EB. All abstracts, registrations, and hotel reservations are submitted through EB. Some links will take you to the EB website, experimentalbiology.org.