The International Committee of Symposia on Clinical and Applied Anatomy (ISCAA) is a founding body, responsible for the organization of the official International Symposia of Clinical and Applied Anatomy (ISCAA). The International Committee of Symposia on Clinical and Applied Anatomy (ISCAA) is constituted by Board Members and Delegates (Past Presidents). The Delegate members are the past presidents of the Symposia and the presidents-elected of future Symposia. The Board Members are clinical anatomists selected by the Members of the ISCAA that constitute the Advisory Board of ISCAA for one ore more Symposia and are trustees to spreading the idea of ISCAA. The ISCAA periodically organizes International Symposia with the aim to promote worldwide the diffusion of clinical anatomy, especially for young researchers, and to update the scientific knowledge and the research in all sectors of application of clinical and applied anatomy and morphological sciences.


ISCAA Board Members (Board of trustees that annually spreading the idea of ISCAA):



Nihal Apaydin, MD, PhD

Nihal Apaydin was born in August 12, 1976, Ankara. She was graduated from “Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine” in 2000. She started her medical proficiency in “Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy” in June 2002 and held her specialist in medicine degree in February 2005 with the thesis entitled “The macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of the gastroesophageal region and its clinical importance.” She had granted by Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Agency (TUBITAK) and spent a year at the St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, as a visiting scientist in 2007-2008. She was appointed as a Visiting Professor in the same University for contributing teaching and research activities after 2009. She was promoted as an “Associate Professor of Anatomy” in 2010 and “Professor of Anatomy” in 2015. Meanwhile, she completed her second PhD in Neuroscience in 2015 with the thesis entitled “Evaluation of relation between time perception and reward processing in the brain with fMRI in patients with major depressive disorder”. She has more than 70 international publications in medical journals cited by SCI and more than 100 national and international presentations in scientific meetings and three national scientific awards. She is associate editor of peripheral nervous system section of “Surgical and Radiological Anatomy” since 2009. She is a member of Editorial Board of “Clinical Anatomy” since 2009 and of “Anatomy Research International” since 2011 and currently serving as an Editorial Board member in many other International Journals. She is the treasurer member of Executive Committee of Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy and Council Member of European Association of Clinical Anatomy. She was the General Secretary of 4th ISCAA which was organized in Ankara in 2012 and General Secretary of Neuroscience Congress which was again organized in Ankara in 2016. She is currently vice director of Brain Research Center of Ankara University. She is interested in gross anatomy, clinical anatomy, neuroanatomy; especially brain and peripheral nervous system, and neuroimaging (fMRI). She is married and has one daughter.



Vaclav Baca, MD, PhD

Now rector, still and always clinical anatomist, holder of a few awards, friend of several friends, owner of unexpected sense of humor and head of great family. Everything else on WoS ...


Ayhan Cömert, MD

After his graduation from Ankara University, School of Medicine he was a research assistant in Ankara University, School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy. In 2007 he completed his specialization in Anatomy. He worked as an instructor at the same department and in June 2012 he was promoted to “Associate Professor of Anatomy” and joined the Faculty of Ankara University, School of Medicine, and Department of Anatomy where he currently works. Since 2013 he serves as Ankara University School of Medicine Erasmus vice Coordinator and since February 2015 as School of Medicine Erasmus Coordinator. In 2014 he was research fellow in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Skull base center, Surgical Neuroanatomy Lab, Skull Base Anatomy, Pittsburgh, USA.  As a researcher on surgical anatomy, in 2016, he visits and was working as an observing doctor for a month in Salzburger Landeskliniken – Universitätsklinikum Salzburg at the Universitätsklinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Krankheiten, Salzburg, Austria. He is author or coauthor more than hundred international original peer-review papers, seven book chapters. He is a member of the European Association of Clinical Anatomy and served as Auditing Board Member of Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy (TSACA) between 2014 and 2016.
He serves as associate editor of spine and medulla section of “Surgical and Radiological Anatomy” and is in editorial board and reviewer of many national or international journals. He was invited as a speaker in many international meetings and symposiums. His scientific fields of interest are surgical neuroanatomy, spinal anatomy, bone-implant biomechanics and clinical anatomy.



Mirela Eric, MD, PhD

Mirela Eric was born in Croatia in 1974. She graduated in Medicine in 1999 at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She received the MSc in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia in 2004. She received PhD in Anatomy, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia in 2010. In 2007, she finished her residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad. She became Associate Professor in 2016. During academic year 2015/2016, she was elected as a favorite lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad. Dr. Eri? is a member of 7 Scientific Societies, a member of 3 Editorial Boards of scientific journals and reviewer in numerous international scientific journals. She has more than 180 published articles and abstracts. She was founder and a copresident of the “1st International Symposium of the Clinical and Applied Anatomy” that was held in Novi Sad, Serbia, September 17-19, 2009.



Georg Feigl, MD

Georg Feigl is a clinical anatomist, who graduated at the Karl-Franzens University Graz, had a short Swiss intermezzo in Geneva as an assistant to return to Graz and got his Venia docendi at the Medical University of Graz. His passion is to tease students by testing and teaching them, but also to research all questions raised by clinicians where he evaluate mainly by dissection. So his second living room is the dissection hall and his main hobby is Anatomy! He published about 55 papers in peer reviewed journals, is co-author of four books, received several awards for best teaching and scientific awards. However he still is hungry for more although having more than 900 contact hours with students and paramedicals.
Beside about 24h per day loving Anatomy, he loves being with his family Elisabeth and Maximilian, loves travelling, shooting photos and drawing…what? Anatomical pictures of course!



David Kachlik, MD, PhD

Titles: Prof., MD., PhD.                    
Date and birthplace: 3.7.1974 in Boskovice
Citizenship: Czech Republic   
Telephone: work +420224965822; +420224965780; private +420605054000
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Education: University: 1992-1998 Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague
Postgraduate study: 1998-2006 Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague

1998-2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2007-2010 – Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Humanities, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Kladno, Czech Republic
2010-2016 – Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2011-2016 – Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Czech Republic
2015-2016 – Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
from 2016 – Professor, Department of Health Care Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Czech Republic
from 2016 – Professor, Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Membership in scientific societies:
Czech Anatomical Society, European Association of Clinical Anatomy, International Academy of Clinical Anatomy, International Association of Medical Science Educators, Federative International Programme of Anatomical Terminologies, International Committee of Symposia on Morphological Sciences

Author of the program of the morphological type of education (anatomy + histology + embryology) as a part of the integrated curriculum of the Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague

vascular anatomy, musculoskeletal anatomy, peripheral nerves, morphological terminology and nomenclature, history



Dragan Krivokuca, MD



Trifon Totlis, MD. PhD

Date of Birth: 31st March 1983
Academic degree: Lecturer in Anatomy, Department of Anatomy & Surgical Anatomy, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Clinical affiliation: Orthopaedic Surgeon, The-MIS Orthopaedic Center, St Luke’s Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece


- 2011 yearly Scholarship of Excellence for post-doctoral research by the Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
- 2015 International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) World Congress Scholarship, Chicago, IL, USA
- ISAKOS Young Investigator's Scholarship 2017, Shanghai, China


- Macroscopic Anatomy dissection courses, seminars of Clinical Anatomy, training on tissue plastination methods in the Zentrum Anatomie der Universitat zu Koln, under the supervision of Prof. J. Koebke (2003)
- 2013/2014 Travelling Fellowship of the Hellenic Arthroscopic Society
- 2015 “Georgios Godolias” Fellowship on Sports Injuries, Arthroscopic and Knee surgery at St. Anna Hospital, Herne, Germany
- Clinical Fellowship on Sports Injuries and Arthroscopy at the ISAKOS approved teaching center "The-MIS Orthopaedic Center" (2015)
- 2015 Masterclass in Arthroplasty Fellowship by EFORT and Prof. Tsiridis, at St. Luke’s Hospital and Papageorgiou University Hospital, Thessaloniki
- Visiting Physician to the Sports Medicine Division of Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH University Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA, observing Dr. Brian Cole's clinical/surgical practice (Aug 2016 and Feb 2017)

Academic teaching experience: 11 years teaching “Musculoskeletal System Anatomy” to medical students of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Guest Editor for the September 2017 issue of the Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine Journal, Elsevier / Active reviewer in 5 International Journals
Member of 10 International and Greek Scientific Associations / Board Member of ISCAA and Sports Medicine Association of Greece
Team Physician in “PAOK FC” for the season 2016-17 and the current season

Research Summary:

235 Presentations in Congresses, 16 Invited lectures, 74 Full articles out of them 34 articles in PubMed-Scopus / Impact factor: 39.382 / Citation index (Scopus): 241 / Hirsch index (Scopus): 8.