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 Washington dc, 29 June-3 July 2016. In this website you will find official information on the Society, its officers and executive committee, and the next Congress: www.icvm2016.com

The last ICVM Congress, ICVM-10, held in Barcelona in July 2013, 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-10 Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ICVM10) to gain an impression of the lively and stimulating setting of ICVM-10 and to convince yourself and your colleagues to attend ICVM-11!

The success of ICVM-10 in Barcelona can in large part be attributed to the hard work of - then - Past President, Marvalee Wake, who headed the Scientific Committee and assembled a dazzling programme, and the relentless efforts of the Past President, Larry Witmer, and the Secretary, Adam Summers. Larry has been a great president and will undoubtedly guide ISVM to a new scientific success at ICVM-11, to be held in Washington, DC, June 29 June - July 3, 2016.

In this website you will find official information on the Society, its officers and executive committee, and the next Congress (www.icvm2016.com).

So, be sure to join us in Washington DC in 2016!

Ann Huysseune, PhD, ISVM President
Full Professor, Biology Department, Ghent University, Belgium