International Federation of Placenta Associations is composed of four
placental research organisations from different regions around the world.
These organisations are:
Australian & New Zealand Placental Research
in 1990, this group encompasses Australia, New Zealand and Southeast
The EPG covers Europe and the Middle East, including the
Society for Placenta Research (ISPR) and was founded in 1984.
Japan Placenta Association
This organization is the regional group for Japan, founded in 1988.
Association of the Americas
2001 the PAA was set up to include North America, Central America and
South America. It works closely with the Latin America Society for Maternal-Fetal
Interaction and Placenta (SLIMP)
was set up to coordinate between these regional groups, primarily to
assist in organizing research conferences around the world. These meetings
are designed to gather placental researchers together to present their
data, to discuss their research and to develop collaborative ties. These
meetings rotate between the groups to allow regular access to an international
meeting in each of these areas. Thus our meetings over the last few
years have been: 2006 Kobe, Japan (JPG), 2007 Kingston, Ontario, Canada
(PAA), 2008 Seggau, Austria (EPG), 2009 Adelaide, Australia (ANZPRA),
2010 Santiago, Chile (PAA), 2011 Geilo, Norway (EPG), 2012 Hiroshima,
Japan (JPG), 2013 Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (PAA).
abstracts of our meetings are published in the Elsevier journal PLACENTA,
while the major proceedings are published in the annual issue of TROPHOBLAST
RESEARCH which is owned by IFPA and published through Elsevier. We have
a cooperative arrangement with the Elsevier journal PLACENTA, allowing
our membership, through the IFPA Executive, to select the editors of
PLACENTA. We also select the editor of TROPHOBLAST RESEARCH.