The Mexican Society of Anatomy (SMA) was founded in 1957. Since its creation it has been composed of the most prestigious morphologists in the country, who have achieved a solid and widely recognized society within and outside our borders.
Within a few years of its founding, the creation of the magazine entitled Archivos Mexicanos de Anatomía (Mexican Archives of Anatomy) was promoted, with quarterly publications that began in 1960, and whose last issue was in 2008 already in digital format.
Since its founding, the society has had 30 presidents whose main function has been to promote morphological sciences at national and international level, so during their biennial terms, according to the Statutes of the Society, they have been in charge of monthly meetings where the most current topics concerning morphological sciences are discussed, as well as the organization, together with their boards of directives, of 28 National Congresses of Anatomy, 23 National Meetings of Morphology, 12 National Student Morphology Competitions and 2 Regional Student Competitions.
Since 1961, as the statutes of the SMA point out, during each congress or meeting the “Andreas Vesalio Award” has been conferred, and since 2003 another distinction was added, called “Dedication of the Academic Year”, as the highest awards and public recognition to the morphologist or institution that stands out for its contributions and dedication to this discipline. Finally, it is important to highlight the growth that the society has had: it started with the participation of 49 founding members and it currently has 101 numeral members, 1 honorary member, 7 corresponding members, 89 student members, with a total of 198 members.