International Federation of Placenta Associations


Between meetings, IFPA is governed by the IFPA Executive, made up of four representatives from each of the regional groups, the European Placenta Group, the Japan Placenta Group, the Australia-New Zealand Placental Research Association and the Placenta Association of the Americas. The President, Treasurer and Secretary of IFPA are drawn from the executive..

IFPA Meetings

One of our primary functions is to coordinate and support international scientific meetings focused on placental research. These are hosted by the regional organisations, on a rotating basis, around the world. Abstracts are published in the journal PLACENTA and select proceedings in TROPHOBLAST RESEARCH.

Early Career Researchers

IFPA supports the professional development of Early Career Researchers in Placentology though travel awards, dedicated conference sessions and educational programs. These are made possible by generous support from Prof. YW Loke, the US National Institutes of Health and Elsevier.


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