Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe

31 August - 5 September
Medical School, University of Crete
Heraklion, Crete
important dates
15 Jan: registrations are OPEN

Dear participants,
We would like to inform you that as the organizers of the 2020 FASE Basic Workshop and Symposium we are closely monitoring the latest developments on COVID-19 (#Coronavirus). For the moment there are no changes in our plans. We hope to host the event as scheduled between August 31st and September 6th 2020 in Heraklion, Greece.
As a result of difficulties experienced by authors due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the deadlines for abstract submission and early registration will be extended. At this point, however, we would like to encourage you to register but NOT PAY the fees yet until we can be sure that the event will not be cancelled.
We will keep all our speakers and participants updated should there be any changes, and we will take every precaution to put on the safest event possible, adhering to all the guidelines issued by the Greek Ministry of Health and the WHO.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

On behalf of the FASE and the Organizing Committee,
Ass. Prof. Elena Kranioti
The Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE) is calling for participation in a one-week Basic Course in forensic anthropology at the Medical faculty of the University of Crete (Greece), from the 31st of August to the 5th of September 2020. The course is intended for students and practitioners at their first steps in the field of forensic anthropology from the fields of anthropology, biology, forensic medicine, archaeology etc. The course will accept up to 40 participants.

The course will be divided in two parts. Part 1 normally held in the mornings will be dedicated to oral presentations held by senior FASE members and faculty of the University of Crete, University of Athens and University of Dundee. Lectures will include a review on human osteology and odontology and will cover basic topics in forensic anthropology such as biological profile reconstruction, trauma analysis, taphonomy, positive identification etc. A total of 19 lectures are scheduled to date.

The second part will be dedicated to practical sessions. Each lecture topic will be discussed with hands on examples from the Cretan Collection, a contemporary collection housed at the University of Crete, the virtual collection of post-mortem CT scans of forensic anthropology cases and the experimental collection of ballistics and sharp force trauma of the Forensic Medicine Unit. A total of 5 practical sessions 2,5 hours each with a small break in between are scheduled. The Virtual Anatomy Table of the University of Crete can be made available for a session of musculoskeletal anatomy to the workshop participants.

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December 2019