Submit your Last-Chance Abstract January 14 through February 4.

Annual Meeting at EB 2021 

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

AAA will virtually host 150 expert speakers and thought leaders, more than 450 anatomy-related poster presentations, and 50 symposia at EB 2021 – 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. Deadline: January 7, 2021
  • Last-Chance Abstracts are programmed as poster presentations. Deadline: February 4, 2021

This is your opportunity to share your research and expertise!

Submit Your Abstract »

2021 Program Highlights

Symposia Sessions

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

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

See the full (preliminary) program.

2021 Featured Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Peter C. Agre, M.D.

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Peter AgreDr. Agre's research focuses on molecular aspects of human diseases, including hemolytic anemias, blood group antigens, and malaria. As Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, he oversees scientific training and research efforts of 20 laboratories in Baltimore and field studies in Zambia and Zimbabwe. In 2003, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of aquaporin water channels, or the "plumbing system of cells." He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Keynote Speaker

Steven J. Schiff, M.D, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Neural Engineering and Brush Chair Professor of Engineering, Penn State College of Engineering

Steven SchiffA 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 Speaker

Fiona Watt, Ph.D.

Director of the Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London

Fiona WattA 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.

Plenary Speaker

Cheng-Ming Chuong, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Laboratory of Tissue Development and Regeneration, University of Southern California

Cheng-Ming Chuong 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.