The 43rd Annual Conference of the Anatomy Association of Thailand (AAT43) ran from 5-7 May 2021, co-hosted and organized by the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, and the Division of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Khon Kaen University, the Faculty of Medicine, Mahasarakham University, the College of Medicine and Public Health, Ubon Ratchathani University and the Anatomy Association of Thailand. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the conference ran completely online.
Associate Professor Kowit Chaisiwamongkol, President of Anatomy Association of Thailand gave the welcome speech, while Assistant Professor Amnart Chaichun, Chair of the AAT43 Organizing Committee and Head of Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University gave a reporting speech and Associate Professor Dr. Chuchat Kamollerd, Dean of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Khon Kaen University presided over the opening ceremony. The conference had global appeal, attracting over 200 medical staff, anatomists, researchers, and scientists from around the world.
Rapid technological change is affecting every area of anatomic sciences, and the co-hosts aimed to provide a dynamic opportunity for medical practitioners, anatomists, researchers, and scientists to share knowledge on the latest developments and future directions and explore potential collaborative opportunities. The program included lectures, symposia, interactive technical seminars, panel discussions, oral and poster presentations.
This conference heard online specialist lectures from experts such as, Associate Professor S Thameem Dheen, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Professor Dr. Allan Pracey, University of Sheffield, UK, Professor Dr. Friedrich Paulsen, Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg, Germany, Professor Dr. Tracey Wilkinson, University of Dundee, UK and Associate Professor Kanokpan Wongprasert, Mahidol University, Thailand.
Written by Yada Lertkhajornsak
Edited by John Smith