The Swiss Society for Anatomy, Histology and Embryology is promoting exchange between the Anatomical Institutes in Switzerland in Research and Education, predominantly by an Annual Meeting organized by one of the Anatomical Institutes in Switzerland. A second important activity is the support of young scientists in their professional career in anatomical research and teaching, e.g., by travel grants and scientific awards.
The Swiss Society for Anatomy, Histology and Embryology is collaborating with other Scientific Societies in Switzerland, and with international Anatomical Societies. The SSAHE is constituent member of the
and associated member of Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2).
The Society is represented in the Federative International Committees of the IFAA:
In autumn 2000, the Swiss Network for Gross Anatomy (SNGA) was founded as a sub-section of the Swiss Society for Anatomy, Histology and Embryology. It includes the leading members of the six Swiss Anatomical Institutes who are in responsible for the organization of gross anatomy. In 2019, the SNGA was renamed to “Swiss Clinical Anatomy Network” (SCAN) in order to further emphasize the increasing importance of anatomy also in postgraduate clinical training.
The main purposes of the SCAN are:
(*email to PD Dr. med. Elisabeth Eppler)