• Baltic Morphology 2019

    Baltic Morphology 2019

    The 10th Scientific Conference in Kaunas

    24 – 25 October, 2019

Prof. David Kachlik

Prof. dr. David Kachlik

Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Normal and variant morphological terminology – past, presence and future

The terminology is an unavoidable base for clear and non-misleading medical communication. The fields of morphology (anatomy, histology, embryology) are happy to have an elaborated official nomenclature in Latin since 1895 and 1977, resp. their official version in English, nowadays the world science language, are available for the neuromorphology and embryology only (since 2017). Federative International Programme on Anatomical Terminology (FIPAT) is an organ of International Federation
of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA), responsible of revision and re-edition of morphological nomenclatures. The last version of the anatomical nomenclature was issued in 1998 (Terminologia Anatomica), of the histological nomenclature in 2007 (Terminologia Histologica) and of the embryological nomenclature (Terminologia Embryologica 2) in 2017, the combined anatomical and histological terminology of the nervous system and senses (Terminologia Neuroanatomica) appeared in 2017 as well.
Variant anatomy is rather old subbranch of anatomy but its terminology has never been systematised. Terminologia Anatomica contains only 149 entries, the largest number can be found in the Cardiovascular system chapter. It is necessary to make up a system for systematic yet simple, clear and understandable denomination of anatomical variations which seems to be a long-lasting and tremendous task. On the contrary, the developmental defects are already processed at the basal level in the Terminologia Embryologica, but rare anomalies and complex syndrome have not yet been incorporated either.

More about the scientist. David Kachlík graduated from the Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in 1998, obtained Ph.D. in Experimental Surgery at the same institution (Blood supply of the large intestine) in 2006 and worked there as teacher and clinical anatomist in research concerning limb musculoskeletal system, vessels, vasa vasorum, peripheral nerves, variational anatomy, history of anatomy, and morphological terminology and nomenclature. Since 2015 he has been Professor of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, and Head of the Department of Anatomy at the Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He is a member of Federative International Programme on anatomical Terminology (part of IFAA).

    Conference key speakers:    Prof. M. Topol (Poland)    Prof. T. Ushiki (Japan)    Prof. I. Varga (Slovakia)    Prof. T. Kawashima (Japan)    Prof. D. Kachlik (Czechia)    Prof. R. Jankauskas (Lithuania)    D. Graf von Keyserlingk (Germany & Lithuania)