The Society is a national, non-governmental scientific organisation. The society dated from 1934: "Freie Vereinigung der Anatomen an Schweizer Hochschulen / Union libre des Anatomistes des Universités Suisse". It was founded in Bern by Prof. H. Bluntschli (who became the first president) together with 25 scientists working in the Swiss Anatomical Institutes. The name of the Society was amended in 1983: "Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Anatomie, Histologie und Embryologie / Société Suisse d'Anatomie, d'Histologie et d'Embryologie" (SGAHE / SSAHE).
Today's SSAHE members work in various fields of morphological science as topographical, functional, and clinical anatomy, integrative neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, developmental biology. The SSAHE is committed to the future of Anatomy as a multidisciplinary growing field in terms of research and education.
Purposes of the Society
- The primary focus of the Society is to provide current, usable information to the anatomical community.
- By bringing together scientists of different background the Society strives
- to advance the understanding of the morphology of the human body and thus to provide the basis for other medical disciplines, and
- to promote education in morphology
- Regular Society Meetings serve as a forum for the exchange of information about morphology.
- Last but not least, one mission is to inform the public about results, benefits and implications of new research.
The SSAHE / SGAHE is member of