International Society of Vertebrate Morphology

The International Society of Vertebrate Morphology (ISVM) promotes international collaboration and cooperation in vertebrate morphology and between vertebrate morphology and other biological sciences. To do so, ISVM sponsors the International Congresses of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVMs), an exquisite forum for researchers in vertebrate morphology, engaged in fields as diverse as functional morphology, evo-devo, paleontology, modeling, to name but a few. The Congresses are held typically every three years, and their broad goal is to provide an opportunity for interaction, integration, and interfacing. Through a mixture of symposia, workshops, poster sessions and lightning talks, everyone from senior scholars to students shares ideas in an informal and stimulating environment. The next meeting will be held in Prague, July 21-25 2019. Here you will find official information on the the next Congress: ICVM-12

The last ICVM Congress, ICVM-11, held in Washington DC in June/July 2016, was an overwhelming success, both in terms of the quality and diversity of the science that was presented, and of the number of attendants. A very large fraction participated for the first - but certainly not the last - time. Visit the official ICVM-11 Website ( to gain an impression of the lively and stimulating setting of ICVM-11 and to convince yourself and your colleagues to attend ICVM-12!

So, be sure to join us in Prague in 2019!

Beth Brainerd, PhD, ISVM President
Full Professor, Brown University, USA