2016 Annual Meeting

Paleopathology Club

Room CC 602-604, March 13 2016, 1:30pm to 3:30pm


Paleopathology Club

Paleopathology Around the Globe


Sunday, March 13, 2016
1:30 PM 3:00 PM
CC 602 604

Moderators: Enrique Gerszten, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, VA
Pedro L. Fernndez, MD, PhD, Hospital Clinic and University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Course Description:
Paleopathology has a close relation with the history of medicine. This symposium focuses on the use of modern techniques available to determine the diseases of the past. The topics were suggested by members of the Paleopathology Club, and they were selected by the Chairmen of the Program. This symposium has been designed for Pathologists to learn about the diseases that were present in the antiquity in different areas of the globe.

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Identify the diseases presented in the symposium
  2. Explain why some diseases in the antiquity have disappeared


1:30 PM

Black Death and White Plague in an English Medieval Cemetery
Darlene A. Weston, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2:00 PM

Paleopathology of Bone-Forming Conditions: Indicators of Culture and the Environment
Cynthia A. Wilczak, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2:30 PM

Kuku and Pigbel: Diseases that have Disappeared from Papua New Guinea
Robin A. Cooke, MD, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


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