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, online.


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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:

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.

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 10 minutes and only electronic supports in PowerPoint or similar will be accepted;
  • 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).

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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


Preliminary Program

Please use the link to download the Preliminary Program.

Abstract book

You can now download the Program Abstracts Book.


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.

Professor Jane Buikstra

Regents Professor Jane Buikstra is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She was also the founding director of the Center for Bioarchaeological Research at Arizona State University. Buikstra’s international research encompasses bioarchaeology, paleopathology, forensic anthropology and paleodemography. Among her current work is an investigation of the evolutionary history of ancient tuberculosis in the Americas based on archaeologically recovered pathogen DNA. Buikstra is the president of the Center for American Archeology and has served as past president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, the American Anthropological Association and the Paleopathology Association. She is the inaugural editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Paleopathology.


Dr Dany Coutinho Nogueira

Dany Coutinho Nogueira holds a doctorate in Paleoanthropology from the École Pratique des Hautes Études and is currently a Fyssen postdoctoral fellow at the University of Coimbra. His research relies on two- and three-dimensional Paleoimaging (photogrammetry, [micro-]CT scan, synchrotron) to characterize the normal and pathological variability of Prehistoric populations. He is more particularly interested in the first Homo sapiens from the Levant (Middle Paleolithic, Qafzeh Cave), and the last hunter-gatherers in Portugal (Final Mesolithic, Muge).

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