International Federation of Placenta Associations

Who is IFPA?

IFPA, the International Federation of Placenta Associations is a scientific federation of four placental research organisations from around the world.

We consist of:

Australian & New Zealand Placental Research Association (ANZPRA)

European Placental Group (EPG)

Japan Placenta Association (JPA)

Placenta Association of the Americas (PAA)


Early Career Researchers (ECRs)

IFPA supports the professional development of Early Career Researchers in Placentology through travel awards, dedicated conference sessions, events and educational programs.

These are made possible by generous support from Prof. YW Loke, the US National Institutes of Health, and Elsevier.

Upcoming Meetings

We have annual IFPA meetings

IFPA 2021 Amsterdam 30th August – 2nd September Virtual Meeting

IFPA 2022 Rotorua 6th-9th September

IFPA 2023 Montreal

Our Journal

IFPA is proudly partnered with the Journal Placenta and the annual supplement Trophoblast Research.

Placenta aims to publish high-quality original articles and invited topical reviews on all aspects of human and animal placentation, and the interactions between the mother, the placenta and fetal development.


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- 24 days ago

@drkarenforbes: So proud of @r_quilang for presenting her work on the impact of maternal miRNAs on the placenta in pregnancies complicated by maternal #diabetes at #IFPA2021. Great presentation and answers to all the questions. You are a ⭐️! @UoL_LICAMM
h J R

- 24 days ago

@MarkDilworth: Drumroll please 🥁 Here are the 10 finalists for the Elsevier Trophoblast Research award. I will contact them with more details on final judging. Well done all, HUGELY competitive this year 👏 #ifpa2021 Please RT and go and have a look at the e-posters
h J R

- 24 days ago

@MarkDilworth: Last (probably not) #IFPA2021 tweet. Congrats and best wishes to @pascalechavatte who I know will do a great job as next @IFPA_Official president. Hope to see you all in NZ!!
h J R

- 24 days ago

@clairetroberts: Congratulations Marie van Dijk & team on organising a wonderful #IFPA2021 meeting virtually in Amsterdam @IFPA_Official hosted by Its nearly over but won’t be forgotten 👏🥂 Definitely a next generation meeting! Brilliant!
h J R

- 24 days ago

@SamanthaLWilson: Honoured to receive the Elsevier Placenta New Investigator award for my talk “A new method to absolutely quantify and enrich for placental DNA from maternal blood using DNA methylation”! Let’s hope to see each other next year in Auckland! #IFPA2021 #teamplacenta
h J R

Treatment option for pregnancy disorders. This comprehensive review of Aengenheister et al. summarizes the current literature on ex-vivo placental perfusion of different NPs.

Editor’s Choice : Nanoparticles (NP)-based formulations of drugs could be a future Research on nanoparticles in human perfused placenta: State of the art and perspectives.

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