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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Register now for the Gordon Research Seminar on Mammalian Reproduction: Safeguarding Fertility for the Present and Future, August 13-14, 2022:
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Register now for the Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian Reproduction Reproduction from Bench to Bedside: From Regulatory Mechanisms to Practical Applications, Aug 14th-19th 2022: August 14-19, 2022
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- 18 days ago

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- 21 days ago

Happy New Year 2022! Don't forget to submit an abstract for IFPA-SRI 2022 by Jan 14th:
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- 26 days ago

The Department of Pathology and the Center for Perinatal Discovery at the University of California San Diego are seeking physician-scientists in women’s reproductive health and perinatal biology.Please see:,,
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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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