Welcome to IAPA


Barry Bogin

President, IAPA

New Information

9 Sep.  2023  ICPA 2023 ended with a great success


16 May 2023The website for ICPA 2023 is now open


17 Feb. 2023The 16th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology 2023 (ICPA 2023) information is now available

About IAPA

History & Philosophy

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 & Objectives

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


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.