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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- 20 days ago

Postdoctoral position available at the O’Tierney-Ginn lab, Tufts Medical Center, studying mechanisms by which placental miRNA participate in the interplay between placenta and glucose-insulin regulation during pregnancy. To apply, please see:
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- 29 days ago

Research Fellow position available at the National University of Singapore in the laboratory of A/Prof Chan Shiao-Yng investigating endocrinology and metabolism of uteroplacental tissues. For more information please see:
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- 85 days ago

Post Doc and PhD positions available in Cell biology and Regenerative Medicine, in Cohen and Berishvili labs at University of Geneva. Berishvili lab Cohen lab Contact
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- 97 days ago

Postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr. Owen Vaughan in University College London, investigating mechanisms of fetal cardiac dysfunction in pregnancies complicated by maternal obesity. For more information please see:
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- 100 days ago

Postdoctoral position available at University of Colorado in the lab of Prof. Paul Rozance. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and list of references to Paul Rozance, MD, (
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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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