Arica, Chile. 25 - 27 October 2017

The VII PAMinSA (Paleopathology Meeting in South America), titled 'Life and Death in the Atacama Desert', will take place October 25-27, 2017 in the warm city of Arica, found on the coastal border of the Atacama Desert, in northern Chile.


Dear friends, we inform you the following:
• The date for the reception of abstracts will be extended until May 31th, 2017, date that also applies to obtain a discount in registration fees to the meeting.
• Abstracts must also contain the following information:
- Should not exceed 300 words (including references, tables and figures) and must be written in English and Spanish, in Times New Roman 12 points and 1.5 line spacing.
- Personal information: name of the authors, affiliations and e-mails.
- Abstract: title centered and in capital letters, objective, material and methods, results and discussion.
- References and two figures and/or tables will be accepted.
- Five keywords at the end of the text.
- Specify the name of the symposium you wish to present.
• Abstract must be sent to this website or to:

This meeting has the scientific support of the Paleopathology Association of North America and locally of the Universidad de Tarapacá. In turn, it gathers eminent scientists from Latin America and the world interested in the study and evolution of ancient diseases that affected prehistoric Latin American populations.

The activities will have three formats: symposia, posters, and open sessions. These activities will only address research problems dealing with pre-Hispanic or historical South American contexts.

Moreover, it is worth emphasizing that through the years, PAMinSA has managed to provide an instance of academic encounter and of scientific discussion among specialists from different disciplines and regions of the world. With this new edition, we hope to continue fostering the development of new collaborative work, updates on ongoing research, and scientific findings of the health conditions and diseases of the ancient dwellers of South America.

Special Guests

Dr. Silvia Quevedo Kawasaki
Dr. Douglas Ubelaker
Dr. Sheila Mendonça de Souza

file_download 3rd Information Letter PAMinSA VII English PDF

The Host City


Proyecto Escallonia
Paleopathology Association
Departamento de Antropologia