7th Portuguese Conference on Paleopathology – International Meeting

New dates

The organising committee of the Portuguese Conference on Paleopathology hopes this message will find you and your family well and safe. 
The 7th PCP will now take place during the 24th and 25th of September 2021, in Évora, Portugal.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The conference will be held online if the legal and public health conditions so require.

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See you in Évora,
7thPCP Organising Committee

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The Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS) in partnership with the Department of Biology of the University of Évora, the Group of Studies in Human Evolution (GEEvH) and the Department of Life Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, invite you for the 7th Portuguese Conference on Paleopathology.

Start date: 2021-09-24
End date: 2021-09-25

Colégio do Espírito Santo at the University of Évora (see map).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The conference will be held online if the legal and public health conditions so require.

Objectives and Target Audience:
The 7thPCP welcomes all of those interested in the study of health and disease in past populations. Students and professionals in Anthropology, Biology, Archaeology, History, Medicine and other Health Sciences are particularly welcomed.
This interdisciplinary event provides a forum for discussion and intellectual exchange considering the latest advances in palaeopathological research.

I. History of Paleopathology
II. Paleopathological cases
III. Paleopathology and interdisciplinarity
IV. Methodological advances in paleopathological research

Official languages:
English | Portuguese and Spanish (exceptionally accepted)

Please register on the online platform (here).


Abstract submission deadline: 2021-05-31

Registration fee:
Early bird (2021-06-30)
40€ – Students*;
60€ – GEEvH members**, CIAS members;
80€ – Other participants.

Late (2021-09-24)
80€ – Students*;
120€ – GEEvH members**, CIAS members;
160€ – Other participants.

* A proof of student status should be sent to the email: jornadaspaleopatologia@gmail.com
** Only member with 2020’s fees up to date (more information in http://geevh.jimdo.com/).

Call for abstracts:
The participants must send, by e-mail (jornadaspaleopatologia@gmail.com), a document (in Word or compatible format) containing the following items:
– Title;
– Author(s) and institutional address(s);
– E-mail of one of the authors;
– Abstract (maximum 200 words);
– Keywords (maximum 6);
– Indication if it is a proposal for oral or poster communication;
– Indication if the work competes for the best student presentation prize.

Abstracts will be subject to peer review and should be written in English.

Important notes:

  • Both oral communications and posters should be written in English but, exceptionally, may be presented in Portuguese or Spanish;
  • The oral communications will have a maximum duration of 15 minutes (plus 5 min discussion) and only electronic supports in PowerPoint or similar will be accepted;
  • A laptop/PC with Windows 10 will be available;
  • Authors should inform the Organizing Committee in due time about the possible need for other equipment or adapters;
  • Posters may have a maximum size of 120 cm (length/height) x 90 cm (width), with free drawing and layout;
  • The author(s) of each poster must be present with the poster during the respective session (consult the schedule of sessions in the book “Abstracts-Program” that will be delivered at the reception of the 7thPCP).

Student Award Competition Guidelines

1. Students currently registered in a Bachelor, Master or PhD program in Anthropology or related fields are eligible for the Student Award Competition. A proof of student status must be submitted at the time of registration. Those who have completed the terminal degree (defense and certificate issued) prior to the abstract submission deadline are not eligible. 

2. The first author must indicate on the Abstract Submission that the podium or poster communication is being entered in the Student Award Competition. Podium or poster formats are both accepted in the competition., and two separate awards will be granted (Best Poster Presentation and Best Podium Presentation).

3. Multi-authored papers are accepted, but the student must be the first author, leading researcher, must present the communication (podium or paper) and must be registered in the meeting. Students that won a Student Award Competition in the2018 edition of thePortuguese Conference on Paleopathology are not eligible.

4. The abstract must be accepted by the Scientific Program Committee of the meeting.

5. The work cannot have been published or presented in any other meetingpriorly.

6. A copy of the poster (.pdf format) or communication (PowerPoint format) must be submitted by email to the Organizing Committee one week prior to the start of the meeting. Podium/posters NOT received by the due date will be disqualified from the competition. 7. Winners of the competition will be announced at the close of the meeting. A certificate of the award will be issued to the winners.

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Organizing Committee

Ana Curto

Carina Marques 

Célia Lopes

Cláudia Relvado

Filipa Cortesão Silva

Francisco Curate

Sandra Assis

Teresa Matos Fernandes

Vítor Matos


Scientific Committee

Ana Luísa Santos, University of Coimbra

Eugénia Cunha, University of Coimbra

Charlotte Roberts, University of Durham

Cláudia Cunha, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Jane Buikstra, Arizona State University

Assumpció Malgosa, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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Dr Julia Beaumont

Dr Julia Beaumont is a lecturer in Biological Anthropology at the University of Bradford. Her PhD produced isotopic data from 19th century London, and from Famine-period Kilkenny, allowing the identification of migrants to London during this period. She has been developing methods to improve the temporal resolution for the study of diet and physiology in the past by measuring the carbon and nitrogen isotopes in collagen from bone and tooth dentine, hair keratin. As a result, she has been examining evidence for breastfeeding and weaning in past populations, and the health and physiology of mothers and infants. She has been working with colleagues at Durham (Dr Janet Montgomery and Dr Geoff Nowell) and Aberdeen (Kevin Mackenzie) Universities to establish the pathways of mineralization in human enamel using micro-CT and micro-milling.

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