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.


Recent News

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What’s New?


- 46 days ago

Postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr. Kathleen Fisch, Center for Perinatal Discovery, University of California San Diego, in application of genomics to discover biomarkers to predict pregnancy disorders. For more information please see:
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- 49 days ago

3/3: We will continue to keep the IFPA community engaged throughout 2022 by working to increase regional/local meetings under the IFPA banner, and with IFPA ECR representatives to develop initiatives and bespoke awards for junior researchers. Stay tuned for updates.
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- 49 days ago

2/3: Senior IFPA awards (Gabor Than Award, Andree Gruslin Award, IFPA Senior Award, and IFPA Award in Placentology) will be awarded in 2023, and eligibility criteria extended to those eligible in 2021 and 2022.
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- 49 days ago

1/3:Due to ongoing border and travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, IFPA 2022 which was to be held in New Zealand will now be postponed to 2023. We believe this is our best chance to hold an in person IFPA meeting in NZ, and look forward to welcoming you to NZ in 2023
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- 54 days ago

Faculty position available at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University, in the field of developmental biology, immunology, reproductive, stem cell or 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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