Companion Society Meetings

Paleopathology Club

Paleopathology Around the Globe

Sunday, March 18th, 2018, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Session Credits:

1.5 CME


Enrique Gerszten, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Pedro L. Fernandez, MD, Hospital Clinic and University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Course Description:

This Symposium has studied certain geographic areas, where archaeologists excavated human remains. Anthropologists and Pathologists have identified lesions found in the bodies. With this information we can determine the health and diseases that were prevalent. Additionally, the findings can be compared with the prevalence in modern populations in the same areas.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between Anthropology and Paleopathology
  • Describe the relationship between Archaeology and Paleopathology
  • Explain how the combination of these fields helps to understand the diseases that were prevalent in ancient civilizations


1:30 PM Lathyrism in the Antiquity
Deborah C. Merrett, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
2:00 PM Paleopathology at El Chorro de Maita in Cuba
Darlene A. Weston, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2:30 PM Paleopathology of Osteoarthritis
Stephanie E. Calce, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada


Continuing Medical Education 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and Paleopathology Club. The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this live activity for a maximum of
1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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