Symposium held in 22nd European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association


I am joining in organization and moderation (with Dr. Raffaella Bianucci, University of Warwick) of the 22nd European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association (PPA) that will be held in Zagreb from 28th August to 1st September 2018.

Please see below the details.

http://ppa2018.com/symposium/

Symposium 2. The ecology of climate change and infectious diseases:
 a gateway between past and present

Symposium organizers and moderators: Drs Raffaella Bianucci (University of Warwick) and Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University)

Long before the aetiological agents of several infectious pathogens were discovered in the 19th century, humans were aware that climatic factors affect epidemic diseases. Infectious agents- viruses, bacteria, protozoa and multicellular parasites- vary greatly in size, type and mode of transmission, their life cycles being climate-adapted. Therefore, changes in climatic conditions (i.e. temperature, precipitation, and sea level rise) and climate variability may affect human health via indirect pathways, particularly via changes in biological and ecological processes that influence infectious disease transmission and food yields. This symposium is aimed at discussing infectious disease transmission (i.e. plague, malaria, TB, leprosy, helminthic infections, viral infections) both in past and present human populations within an ecological framework.

Speakers

1- Raffaella Bianucci, Ole Benedictow (confirmed speakers)
Warwick Medical School, Microbiology and Infection Unit, Coventry, United Kingdom; The University of Oslo, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History.
Title: “21st century plague revived in an age of climate changes”

2- Eunju Lee, Min Seo, Jong Ha Hong, Jong-Yil Chai, Dong Hoon Shin (confirmed speakers).
Seoul National University, South Korea.
Title: “Socio-Environmental Changes and Malaria Infection in Korea before 20th Century: Paleopathological Considerations”

3- Karen Giffin (confirmed speaker)
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany.
Title to be provided (Pathogen screening analysis of a collection from Mechelen Belgium that encompasses the Little Ice Age).

4- Verena Schuenemann et alii (confirmed speaker)
Institute for Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland.
Institute for Archaeological Sciences, University of Tuebingen,  Tuebingen, Germany.
Title: Ancient Mycobacterium leprae genomes reveal an unexpected diversity of leprosy in medieval Europe

5- Piers Mitchell, Marissa Leger (confirmed speakers)
University of Cambridge, Cambridge Infectious Disease Centre, United Kingdom
Title: “Parasites in two Islamic period latrines from medieval Spain and Portugal”

6- Timothy Newfield (Skype talk confirmed)
Georgetown University, History Department, Washington D.C., USA.
Title: “Changing Landscapes of Malaria in Late Antiquity”

7-Elisabeth Nelson (confirmed speaker)
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany.
Title to be provided (TB cases correlating with drought and social upheaval in pre-contact Peru)

8- Marissa Ledger, Piers Mictchell, (confirmed speakers).
University of Cambridge, Cambridge Infectious Disease Centre, United Kingdom
Title: “Intestinal Parasites at a Bronze Age Pile Dwelling Village in the Marshes of East Anglia, Britain”

 9- Dong Hoon Shin, Sergey Slepchenko (confirmed speakers).
Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; Research Institute of Development of the North Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, Tuymen, Russia.
Title: “Difference in Parasitism of Agrarian and Hunter/Gatherer Societies in History”

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