6th Portuguese Meeting of Paleopathology (English Version)


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The Research Centre for Anthropology and Health – CIAS – in partnership with the Group of Studies in Human Evolution – GEEvH – and the Department of Life Sciences/Anthropology of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, invite all interested parties to participate at the 6th Portuguese Meeting of Paleopathology , to be held on 30th November and 1st December, 2018.

Objectives and Target Audience

This interdisciplinary event aims to contribute to the knowledge of the latest advances in paleopathological research, especially in Portugal, shedding light on the history of Paleopathology and reinforcing its unquestionable role in the reconstruction of past populations.

The 6thPMP will have as main audience students and professionals of the areas of Anthropology, Biology, Archeology/History, Medicine and other Health Sciences. However, those interested with training in other areas of knowledge will be very welcome.


I. History of Paleopathology
II. Paleopathological record in Portuguese territory and in other regions of the world
III. Paleopathology and interdisciplinarity
IV. Methodological advances in paleopathological research

Official languages

Portuguese | Spanish and English (exceptionally accepted)


The event will take place in the Department of Life Sciences (the building corresponding to the former Department of Anthropology) of the University of Coimbra (see map).

New Date

Work submission

The deadline to work submission has been extended up to the 15th of October 2018.

Important Dates:


Registration and payment available from July 2018.

Registration on the 6thPMP must be done by completing the form available at:


Registration will only be valid after confirmation of the payment at “Loja Virtual UC“.

If you have any further question, request or special need, please contact us directly to jornadaspaleopatologia@gmail.com

Registration fee

Before October 31st, 2018

40€ – Students*, GEEvH members**, CIAS members.

75€ – Other participants

After October 31st, 2018

80€ – Students*, GEEvH members**, CIAS members.

150€ – Other participants

* A proof of student status should be sent to the email: jornadaspaleopatologia@gmail.com.

** Only member with the 2018 quotas up to date (more information in http://geevh.jimdo.com/).

Work submissions

The final scientific program of the 6thPMP will be published in due course.

Oral and poster communications

The correspondents must send, by e-mail (jornadaspaleopatologia@gmail.com), until September 30, 2018, 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 subjected to peer review.

Important notes:

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 6thPMP).

Honor Committee

João Gabriel Silva, Reitor da Universidade de Coimbra

Luís Neves, Director da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Coimbra

Manuel Machado, Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Coimbra

Jorge Canhoto, Director do Departamento de Ciências da Vida da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Coimbra

Cristina Padez, Coordenadora do Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde (CIAS)

Scientific Committee

Ana Luísa Santos, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Ana Maria Silva, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Cláudia Cunha, Universidade Federal do Piauí, Brasil

Cláudia Umbelino, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Eugénia Cunha, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Francisca Alves-Cardoso, CRIA/FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Leandro Luna, CONICET, Argentina

Josefina Bautista, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México

María Paz de Miguel, Universitat d’Alcant, Espanha

Maria Teresa Ferreira, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Maria do Sameiro Barroso, Núcleo de História da Medicina da Ordem dos Médicos, Centro de História da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de Estudos Clássicos da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Sofia Wasterlain, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Susana Garcia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Teresa Matos Fernandes, Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Organizing Committee

Carina Marques 

Célia Lopes

Filipa Cortesão Silva

Francisco Curate

Inês Leandro

Inês Oliveira-Santos

Sandra Assis

Vítor Matos



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“Traumatismos medievais em Portugal e seus agentes”

Cristina Moisão, graduated in Medicine with specialty in General Surgery, with a master in Medieval History.


“Child Palaeopathology: principals and potential”

Dr Mary Lewis (University of Leicester, MSc, PhD [University of Bradford]) is a professor at the University of Reading (UK), specialist in child bioarchaeology. Areas of interest include childhood paleopathology, growth, osteology of the life course and childhood during the Roman and Medieval periods. Her research lines aim to increase knowledge of pediatric /childhood diseases in the archaeological context through differential diagnosis and analysis of socio-economic impact (such as urbanization, work or migration) on pediatrics/child health. Between her numerous works are “Paleopathology of the child: identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains of non-adults (2017)” and “The bioarchaeology of children. Current perspectives on biological and forensic anthropology (2007) »

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