New Information

[New] 2015.11.05 The 13th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology
[update] 2015.11.02 Organizations / New executive committee
  2015.07.18 The 12th ICPA / Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to August 17, 2015
2014.08.20 The 12th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology / Website Open

About IAPA

International Association of Physiological Anthropology is the union of Anthropology, Human Biology and Physiological Anthropology societies around the world. The IAPA (former ISPA, International Society of Physiological Anthropology) was first established when the 3rd International Congress of Physiological Anthropology was held in Nara, Japan in 1996. Physiological Anthropology is the scientific discipline which focused on homo sapiens as the subjects existing in modern technological society of today and aspired to the creation of living environments and lifestyle systems based on research which attaches importance to human characteristics evaluated from a viewpoint encompassing the past, present and future.

Goals and Objectives

The goals of the IAPA are to promote research exchange and collaborationin the field of physiological anthropology. The objectives are to contribute to the advancement in physiological anthropology with the cooperation of its members, to hold theinternational congresses and to support other activities for the attainment of objectives of the IAPA (e.g. workshops, schools, education, etc.).


The association is governed by a Council comprised of delegates from the member societies and members and the Executive Committee of the Council.

President Emeritus

Hans W. Jürgens (Kiel, Germany)
Alan Bittles (Perth, Australia)


Elena Z. Godina (Moscow, Russia)


Douglas E. Crews (Columbus, USA)
Hajime Harada (Sendai, Japan)


Yuko Tsunetsugu (Tsukuba, Japan)


Sung-Phil Kim (Ulsan, Korea)
Takayuki Nishimura (Nagasaki, Japan)


Barry Bogin (Loughborough, UK)
Daniel Brown (Hilo, USA)
Fook Tim Chew (Singapore, Singapore)
Kathrin Gransitzki (Kiel, Germany)
Michael Hermanussen (Altenhof, Germany)
Keita Ishibashi (Chiba, Japan)
Tetsuo Katsuura (Chiba, Japan)
Susumu Kudo (Fukuoka, Japan)
C G Nicholas Mascie-Taylor (Cambridge, UK)
Harunobu Nakamura (Kobe, Japan)
Yee How Say (Kajang, Malaysia)
Gwanseob Shin (Ulsan, Korea)
Taro Yamauchi (Sapporo, Japan)
Akira Yasukouchi (Fukuoka, Japan)


Koichi Iwanaga (Chiba, Japan)


Each member is obliged to support the objectives of the IAPA. Members may be affiliated to the IAPA in one of three categories:
1. The Society of Physiological Anthropology and representative of Physiological Anthropology in each country;
2. Individual Member (who does not belong to a society of Physiological Anthropology);
3. Supporting Member.
President Prof. Barry Bogin, Loughborough University
Date September 12-15, 2017
Place Loughborough, UK

President Prof. Tetsuo Katsuura, Chiba University
Date October 27-30, 2015
(27th: Registration & Welcome Reception, Younger Researchers Colloquium)
Place Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall, Chiba, Japan
Main Theme Opening doors for the future of physiological anthropology
Abstract DeadLine July 17, Extended to August 17, 2015

Date August 25-29, 2014
Place Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow-Russia
Theme "Anthropology: Unity in Diversity"
President Prof Alexandra Buzhilova
Head of the Organizing Committee Prof Elena Godinaa

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