Brief history of the Pan American Association of Anatomy
The Pan American Association of Anatomists was suggested in 1961, between the 21st and 24th of March, by Prof. Dr.Liberato J. A. DiDio during the 74th meeting of the American Association of Anatomy in Chicago.
Five years later, the Pan American Association of Anatomists was oficially founded and its first Congress took place in the city of Mexico, in 1966. The III National Congress of the Sociedad Mexicana de Anatomia met with the I Pan American Congress of Anatomy under the presidency of Prof. Dr. Fernando Quiroz Pavia.
Since that moment, the headquarters of the Congresses would change from one Congress to another, but they would always take place within the American continent rotatively.
The country-headquarter designation is determined in the General Assembly, by the associated’s votes. It is usually done every three years.
Among the different goals of the Pan American Association of Anatomists, the most important are the meeting of those professionals who cultivate the different disciplines which englobe the Morphological Sciences within America, the stimulation of the development of these sciences and the improvement of scientific exchanges, both at a research and educational level.