The International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) was created by a multidisciplinary committee of basic science researchers and practicing health care professionals whose respective fields share a common focus and interest in the human body’s soft connective tissue matrix. For the first time, the 2015 Congress also included veterinary aspects of fascia research. An important continuing initiative of the FRC is to foster understanding and collaboration among scientists working in fascia research and the various clinical professionals who address fasciae in their work with clients and patients. The FRC provides high quality conference settings where these usually diverse groups can learn from one another, gain insights that will inform and enrich their respective pursuits, and advance scientific inquiry and applied methods.
The International FRC has been held in Boston, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Washington, DC, and Berlin and has built a reputation for bringing cutting-edge fascia science to the research, medical and clinical communities.
Dedicated to the newly emerging field of Fascia Studies, the fifth FRC, held in 2018 in Berlin, continued to provide a forum for high-level fascia exploration. More than 1,000 participants from around the world attended the sold-out 2018 conference, hosted by the Fascia Research Society.
The 2018 Congress included Prosection fascial anatomy workshops, held in the anatomical teaching facilities of the Plastinarium in Guben. The workshops included the use of a formalin-fixated full body cadaver. A separate project from the Plastinarium, the Fascial Net Plastination Project, debuted an exhibit of the first-ever plastinated fascial specimens. Another 2018 highlight was the Fascia Illuminated presentation, showing the beauty and intrigue of fascia in a series of video and slide shows.
The information developed at these conferences is made available through this ongoing website and other available media (e.g., Proceedings Books, DVD Recordings). For more information about materials from past congresses, see the chart below:
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