General information


The official languages of the congress are Spanish, Catalan and English.


  • 10/1/2022: Opening registration
  • 10/1/2022: Call for papers / poster submissions opens
  • 24/03/2022: Deadline for reduced price registrations
  • 04/04/2022: Deadline for all registrations
  • 24/03/2022: Abstract submission deadline for papers and posters
  • 04/04/2022: Announcement of contributions acceptance / rejection
Date pending confirmation: Deadline for submission of texts for publication.


Before the 24th March 2022
  • Full with oral presentation / poster: 250€
  • Full without presentation: 275€
  • Student with oral presentation / poster: 100€
  • Student without presentation: 125€
  • AEP membership: 175€

Between 24th March and 4th April 2022

  • Full with oral presentation / poster: 275€
  • Full without presentation: 300€
  • Student with oral presentation / poster: 125€
  • Student without presentation: 150€
  • AEP membership: 200€
 Reduced fees options:
  • Students (undergraduate, graduate and PhD students) and AEP membership.

To make these effective, it's necessary to provide the corresponding documentation at secretaria@congresopaleopatologia.


Lunch tickets: April 27 / 28 / 29
  • 12€ / day

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All the oral presentations and posters should refer to paleopathology either from a general point of view or with the presentation of case studies.

The presentations will be organized in:

- General sessions: methodology, new studies and analysis techniques, specific cases.

- Specific sessions:
1. Paleopathology in Egypt: skeletal and mummified remains.

Paleopathology research of ancient Egypt is increasingly becoming an interdisciplinary subject, going beyond simple description.

This session aims to deepen our knowledge about the pathologies present in skeletons and mummified remains of this region and open research to studies that are already usual in other cultural horizons. The chronological scope of this session goes beyond the pharaonic periods, looking forward to better understand health conditions in ancient Egyptian society as whole, a lesser-known aspect of their daily life.

This session will focus on case and population pathology studies, including proposals on diagnostic methodology and specific terminology.

2. Paleopathology related to motherhood and early childhood.
Archaeoanthropological records provide information on the presence of skeletons belonging to pregnant and puerperal women, as they are associated with fetal and perinatal remains. Obtaining information on the episodes that caused their death is usually complicated. A good on-site record has made it possible to document complications that conditioned intrapartum maternal-fetal death on several occasions. In other cases, the fetal age and the mother’s health state will be the elements available to suggest possible causes of death. The infant remains corresponding to early childhood (0-6 years) allow us to know the mortality rates, but it is often difficult to clearly determine the causes of death. However, it has been possible to identify injuries related to congenital malformations and injuries that affect the skeleton, from which we can suggest the potential causes of death.

3. Animals, palaeopathology and zoonoses: who makes whom sick?
The session aims to provide new elements of discussion for the study of the impact of human societies on animal health in the past and vice versa. There will be a special focus on the effects of domestication and the diverse animal management strategies implemented from prehistoric to modern times, especially the changes in mobility and physical stress linked to the development of different livestock exploitation strategies. The changing nature of the interactions between societies and animals (sedentism, penning, etc.) also led to the spread and transmission of new diseases or zoonoses to human populations (mice, fleas, black plague, etc.), still active to this day and protagonists of several historical undesirable feats. The session includes both the presentation of recent results and the latest methodological and analytical advances, integrating histological, morphometric, biomechanical and palaeomolecular analyses and the use of new digital resources in the registration and analysis of data.

Oral presentations

The oral communications will have a maximum duration of 10 minutes and only electronic supports in PowerPoint will be accepted.

Poster presentations

Posters may have a maximum size of 120 cm (length/height) x 85 cm (width) -­ (DINA 0), with free drawing and layout.

The posters will be delivered to the reception as soon as possible so that they can be displayed during all the days of the congress.

Oral presentation of the posters is planned. It will have a maximum duration of 3 minutes and only 2-3 slices in PowerPoint support will be accepted.


Abstracts of presentations (oral communication or poster) must be submitted with a title, the name of the author(s), the institutional address(s) and e-mails, a maximum of 300 words and 4-6 keywords. The corresponding author must be indicated.

The abstracts in English must be submitted with a translation into Spanish or Catalan.

 Abstracts will be subject to review by the scientific committee.

Guidelines for the speakers

Both oral communications and posters should be presented preferably in Spanish, but can also be made in English or Catalan.

It will be possible to communicate in other languages ​​if necessary (Portuguese, Italian and French), but there will be no translation service available.

Non-Spanish speakers must remember to speak slowly and clearly, especially when presenting to an audience whose language may not be English or Catalan.

Guidelines for the publication

The papers presented at the congress will be published in a book published by the Museu Arqueològic de Catalunya (MAC).

The edition of the conference proceedings book is scheduled for 2023.
During the days of the congress, the deadline for delivery of the originals will be indicated, as well as the rules for publication.