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Papers can be submitted for peer-review in one of the following formats: symposium, podium and poster. For podium and poster acceptance by the Scientific Committee is based on external reviews. Symposium proposals are also evaluated by the Scientific Committee but the acceptance of individual abstracts is decided by the coordinator of each symposium. Additionally, the Organizing Committee will also invite three key-speakers to present lectures of 50 minutes each.

For symposium and/or podium sessions each author (irrespective of authorship position) can only have two accepted abstracts. For posters there are no limits of submission per author. Symposium and podium sessions must be presented in English or Spanish. It is recommended that presentations in English are accompanied by slides in Spanish and vice versa. Posters must be in English or Spanish.



The symposium format is destined to synthesis discussing specific topics. The papers presented as part of the same symposium are expected to be coherently integrated. Disciplinary approaches (e.g. trauma or oral paleopathology) should be avoided in favor of approaches based on research problems or contexts (e.g. care and disability, or paleopathology research and health-disease process in urban contexts).

The symposium should be organized by a maximum of two coordinators who will invite the participants and organize the schedule of the session. The coordinators will also act as the chair for their respective session. There will be a maximum of five 20-minute presentations per symposium, including the presentation of the coordinators, and a 20-minute period for questions and comments after the completion of all presentations. The proposal of a symposium must be submitted by one of the coordinators and must include all related abstracts. Acceptance of the symposium is conditioned to the registration of all the first authors integrating the session. At the time of registration, all the authors are requested to indicate the name of the symposium in which they will be presenting. Co-authors that are not attending PAMinSA VIII do not have to register.

The total number of symposia is six. Selection criteria by the Scientific Committee include the innovative nature of the proposals as well as avoidance of overlap between similar topics. Non-selected symposia will be relocated as podium or poster sessions.



Podium sessions are destined for the presentation of case studies, research aiming a specific paleopathological aspect in one or more skeletal series, or even small local syntheses. The registration of works is open to all researchers and the chair of each podium session will be defined by the Organizing Committee. Podium sessions will be composed of oral presentations of fifteen minutes each followed by five minutes of questions.

There are some general topics that we would like to encourage in the presentations. They are suggestions based on previous PAMinSA and European meetings. Abstracts that do not fit into these topics are also welcome.

  1. Living at seashores and riverbanks: paleopathology and paleoparasitology of coastal and riverine dwellers.
  2. The African diaspora through the lens of paleopathology and paleoparasitology analysis.
  3. Health at the beginning and at the end of life: paleopathology, paleoaparasitology and care at childhood and maturity.
  4. Living on the edge: conflicts, war, domestic violence and paleopathology.
  5. From present to past: big date, new methods and new technologies applied to Paleopathology and Paleoparasitology.
  6. Sand, sun, salt and rocks: paleopathology and paleoparasitology and the life in deserts and arid places.
  7. Paleopathological and paleoparasitological conditions in animals.
  8. Cities, pueblos and missions: paleopathology and paleoparasitology in urban contexts or increasing population density contexts.
  9. Molecular approaches to the study of human health and diseases in the past.



The poster session is suggested for those papers that present case studies, news about techniques, methodologies or diagnostic criteria, or yet specific reports at ongoing research. Posters must be 85 cm wide x 120 cm high. Posters must be installed on the morning of the first day of PAMinSA VIII (August, 14th) and will be on display during the entire course of the meeting. During the meeting there will be poster sessions allowing the authors to present their poster to the audience.