Dear colleagues,
We warmly welcome you and invite you to participate in the XXVII International Symposium of Morphological Sciences at the workshop

 ”Scientific writing for emergent academics. A workshop presented by the IFAA President’s Emergent Anatomists Programme (PEAP)”.

This workshop will assist emergent academics with structuring a scientific manuscript to convey your key message for publication. It will discuss techniques of scientific writing and how to build an argument as you construct your article. Providing tips on what should be included in each section of a manuscript and how to navigate the requirements of a journal, this workshop will jump start the writing process for early career scientists.


Emeritus Professor Beverley Kramer

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand.  Emeritus Professor Beverley Kramer was Head of both the Department of General Anatomy (Faculty of Dentistry) and the School of Anatomical Sciences (Faculty of Health Sciences) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg South Africa. She also served as Assistant Dean for Research and Postgraduate Support at Wits between 2008-2016. Professor Kramer has been actively involved in the training of thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate health sciences students and has co-authored three textbooks in embryology, osteology and dental genetics respectively. Beverley’s passion is in research and in capacity development. She has authored numerous articles in the fields of developmental biology, anatomical education and in research management. She has also supervised postgraduate students at Masters and Ph.D. level.  She currently mentors both early career and senior staff members.  Professor Kramer has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, among these are the “Anatomist Excellence Award” (2012) from the International Symposium on Morphological Science and the J.F van Reenen Award for teaching on two occasions. In her role as Assistant Dean, Professor Kramer was awarded the prestigious DST/SARIMA award (2015) for “distinguished contributions to the research management profession” by the South African Minister for Science and Technology.  Professor Kramer was recently re-elected as President of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA) (2014-2019; 2019-2024).


Dr Erin Hutchinson

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

Dr Erin Hutchinson is a senior lecturer in the Morphological Anatomy Division of the School of Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is also a member of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa’s (ASSA) council as well as the editor of the society’s newsletter and chair of the ASSA terminology committee. Dr Hutchinson has also actively contributed to the Terminologia Anthropologica, currently in development under the IFAA. Dr Hutchinson is a course co-ordinator for the second year Oral Biology and regional anatomy for MSc Dentistry students and is actively involved in the training of undergraduate and postgraduate therapeutic sciences and dentistry students. Her teaching interests span the fields of morphological anatomy, craniofacial embryology and oral biology. In addition, she had recently co-edited the second edition of the Practical Anatomy dissection manual and co-authored a book chapter describing the anatomy of the juvenile craniofacial skeleton for use in age estimation of unidentified immature human remains within the Dental and Forensic Anthropological fields. Erin’s passion in research is related to the development and growth of the craniofacial anatomy as well as its application within the associated clinical and forensic fields of study. She has authored articles in the fields of craniofacial development and growth, forensic anthropology as well as anatomical education, specifically highlighting the ethical acquisition of cadaveric remains for the teaching of anatomy. Erin has also supervised postgraduate students at Masters and Ph.D. level.