Bone pathology / palaeopathology symposium
12 -15 May 2014
University of Pretoria
This workshop is aimed at both forensic practitioners and bioarchaeologists who have to deal with skeletal remains. The aim is to elucidate the most common pathological changes seen on the human skeleton, with most possible differential diagnoses. Non-specific signs of disease and stress will also be covered. The programme will be scheduled so that there is time for lectures and practicals (demonstrations), but attendees are invited to bring along case studies or short presentations to clarify diagnostically problematical or interesting cases from their own experience. All presenters are medical doctors with extensive experience in the assessment of human skeletal remains. CPD points will be awarded. The intention is to keep costs as low as possible, so only basic catering will be provided.
Presenters: Prof GJR Maat (The Netherlands), Prof N Lynnerup (Denmark), Prof M Steyn (South Africa)
Venue: Basic Medical Sciences building, Prinshof (Medical) Campus, University of Pretoria.
Cost: R2000 per person.
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Registration: Online registration to be completed and submitted: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=hhXFdhm8EKmjAbvyCogeuQ
Registrations open 10 January 2013 and close 30 April 2013
Abstract submission: Abstracts (300 words max) for presentations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 20 April. Please note that the abstracts will not be formally reviewed, and they need not reflect work in final stages of completion. Any interesting case studies are welcome and all relevant abstracts will be accepted.
Stones, Bones and Photons: Synchrotron Applications in Physical Anthropology, Palaeontology and Preservation Studies. Please see website: http://www.lightsource.ca/stones&bones/index.php
The Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute (CHCI) is currently taking applications for our Summer Apprentice Program. Graduates, undergraduates, and post-graduates from various academic backgrounds (e.g. Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, etc.) and all nationalities are encouraged to apply. The dates of the program are June 28 to August 21,
The research at CHCI involves a group of chimpanzees who use the signs of American Sign Language (ASL). Washoe, Moja, Tatu, and Dar were part of the cross-fostering research that began in 1966 with Drs. R.A. & B.T. Gardner. Each chimpanzee was raised in an enriched environment in which his or her human family members used only ASL, much like the environment in which a deaf human child grows up. Loulis was adopted by Washoe in 1978 and learned his signs from chimpanzees. Currently, Tatu, Dar, and Loulis reside at CHCI on the campus of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA in a large state-of-the-art facility.
Apprentices are at the institute daily — cleaning enclosures, preparing meals and enrichment, making observations of the chimpanzees, and participating in one or more research projects. The first week is intensive training in laboratory jobs and chimpanzee behaviors. After several weeks each apprentice becomes more autonomous and has responsibilities in research and husbandry. The philosophy of CHCI is that the needs of the chimpanzees come first. Apprentices are trained in humane care and research techniques.
The program fee is $1800 and there is a non-refundable $25 application processing fee. The costs do not include housing and transportation. Inexpensive housing is available on campus. A course in ASL is highly recommended but not required. For more information on the program and the application please see our web page at http://www.cwu.edu/~cwuchci/apprentice.html or contact Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold, CHCI, CWU, Ellensburg, WA 98926 email@example.com. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2009.
Workshop in Musculoskeletal Stress Markers (MSM): limitations and achievements in reconstruction of past activity patterns in Coimbra, Portugal, July 2-3, 2009
3D Imaging in Anthropological Research – This workshop was held in London, Ontario from October 26 to October 27. http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~hoppard/3Dconferencelondon/Schedule%20page/schedule.html