Welcome to the International Society for Plastination

The International Society for Plastination is a multidisciplinary organization, including people within all fields of science interested in the technique of Plastination. Plastination refers to the use of polymers to infiltrate and preserve any material for teaching, research or diagnostic purposes.

The 19th International Conference on Plastination, Dalian Medical University, 18th to 22nd of July, 2018

Dear colleagues,

I am glad to inform you that the website for next ISP conference in Dalian is available. Please visit www.ICP2018dalian.org.  A workshop of plastination will be held in advance of the conference. Please don't feel hesitate to ask any question.

Please click here if you are interested in being a sponsored of this conference.

During this conference, a welcome reception will be held in the first plastination museum, Mystery of Life Museum. You can enjoy a cup of red wine in front of the largest plastinted specimen in the world--a mink whale. Hundred of different plastinted animals as well as human bodies are presented in this museum as well. 

You can get more information from the website.

I am looking forward to meeting you in Dalian, China.

Prof. Hong-Jin Sui, PhD
Director of
Dept. Anatomy
Dalian Medical University
Dalian, 116044


The ICP2018Dalian is delighted to announce that we are now accepting conference abstracts. The appropriate abstracts are limited within applications and innovations on plastination techniques; we highly welcome abstracts focusing on principles of plastination technique, clinical anatomy, anatomical research, anatomy education, plastination-based veterinary anatomy. Please go to the “Abastract” page for detailed information.

Please use the “Sample of Abstract” found below.
Submissions should be sent to: icp2018@dmu.edu.cn

Proposal guideline:
Instructions to prepare the abstract:

a. The theme of the abstract should be plastination, anatomy and related areas.
b. Should be written in English
c. The title should be in capital letters followed by the names of the authors, department affiliation, and name of the institution, city and country.
d. The name of the presenter should be underlined.
f. The abstract should contain Introduction, Objectives, Methods, results and conclusions.
g. Should be typed in Arial, size 12 single spaces.
h. Maximum number of characters should not exceed 3000 including spaces.

Sample of Abstract:

Abstract Sample to be presented during the 18th International Conference on Plastination.

Title: Use of Plastination Specimens to teach Anatomy and Pathology to Underserved Populations
Affiliations: 1 Palmer, J.D; 2 Jones, M. L.; Smith, A.S - 1 Department of Anatomy, Siracuse University, New York, USA 2 Department of Cell Biology, University of Frankfurt, Germany

Introduction:The purpose of the study.
Methods: A short explanation of the method used to develop the study, including statistical analysis.
Results: Results of the study including statistical analysis of the data.
Conclusions: Conclusions of the study
Grant support: mentioned in the last line.

Instructions for Preparation of the Poster presentation

Title: Arial Font size 70 or larger 
Below title, the names of the authors and their affiliation such as department, institution, city, country  in Arial font size 60. The name of the presenter should be underlined
Body of the Poster: Font Arial size 28 and several illustrations. Poster should be in English
Dimensions: 36” high, 48” wide (90 cm X 110 cm).

The conference organizers hope to make final decisions on submissions by May 1st, 2018.
Conference organizers
Email: icp2018@dmu.edu.cn

Why Submit?
If your Abstract is accepted, you will:

  • Build your reputation and your organizations status as an information resource within the ICP 2018 in Dalian;
  • Gain even greater exposure if your abstract is selected for poster presentation in conference days;
  • Have your abstract published online in the JOURNAL OF PLASTINATION;
Add value to the knowledge of Plastination-based application, education and innovation;


The 19th International Conference on Plastination, Dalian Medical University.
18th to the 22nd of July, 2018.

Welcome Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome participants from all over the world to Dalian – we are honored to hold the 19th International Conference on Plastination here at Dalian Medical University. The conference will be held from the 18th to the 22nd of July, 2018.

This year the conference is designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview in sheet plastination and silicone techniques. Specifically we will focus on the areas of clinical anatomy, museology, clinical research and learning. During your time in this conference, you will also be invited to visit The Mystery of Life Museum which is a unique pioneer museum which has thousands of plastinated animals and human bodies, especially the largest plastinated specimen in the world, a plastinated mink whale. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to visit Dalian Hoffen, the largest plastination lab in the world.

 Prior to the conference, we will be holding the 3rd Dalian International Workshop on Plastination demonstrating the plastination techniques, in conjunction with the conference at Dalian Medical University. This preliminary event will offer you an opportunity to interact with the authentic plastination technology and discuss your ideas with technicians and experts.

Please mark your calendar!


Prof. Hong-Jin Sui, PhD
Director of
Dept. Anatomy
Dalian Medical University
Dalian, 116044