The aims of the Association include the provision of a forum for debate in clinical anatomy and related disciplines, and for advancing clinical anatomy and other anatomical sciences, by bringing together active researchers, educators, and clinicians. It is envisaged that the Association will link up with other Clinical Anatomy Associations, and also with the International Federation of Anatomical Sciences. Meetings will be held annually.
The Policy of the Association is to encourage study and research into clinical anatomy, from application of knowledge of the anatomy of humans and animals to the science and practice of medicine. Through its meetings and by publication in appropriate journals (such as Clinical Anatomy) the Association aims to publicise the results of such research and to achieve educational and teaching excellence in clinical anatomy for all health professionals. Anatomy is interpreted in its broadest sense, to include gross anatomy, imaging anatomy in all modalities, microscopic anatomy and ultrastructure, development and growth before and after birth, neuroanatomy, biomechanics and the developing field of movement science. The Association welcomes members from a wide variety of scientific and clinical disciplines.
The objects of the Association shall be:
- to advance, for the public benefit, study and research into clinical anatomy and the disciplines relating thereto and to endorse the publication of the results of such research;
- to promote and improve, for the public benefit, the science and practice of clinical anatomy, and the disciplines relating thereto;
- to promote and improve, for the public benefit, the teaching and scholarship of clinical anatomy and the disciplines relating thereto.