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.
The risk of adult heart disease, cancer, and a broad swath of other negative health outcomes may result from exposures during fetal and infant development. Why and how? The field of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) focuses on connections between adult health outcomes and exposures to social and physical challenges experienced during early life. Some of those links may have originally emerged as evolutionary adaptations.