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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- 51 days ago

Would you like your image showcasing your placental research to be featured as part of a moving gallery on the new IFPA website? We invite you to submit original images for the IFPA image photo competition by July 31st! For details please see:
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- 52 days ago

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website for all IFPA-related information, news, updates, and placenta research highlights!
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- 53 days ago

Early Bird Registration Deadline for IFPA 2021 Amsterdam Virtual Conference is June 1st 2021! More details available here:
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- 119 days ago

IFPA 2021 Abstract submission due TODAY Fri 26th March! Submit your abstract here:
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- 122 days ago

IFPA 2021 Virtual Meeting abstract deadline coming up soon on March 26th 2021. Click here to submit:
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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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