FASE Basic Course 2020


Dear students and colleagues,
After careful consideration of the current situation and a comprehensive evaluation of the available information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the existing COVID-related policies in Greece, the FASE board decided to reschedule the meeting originally planned for August 31th to September 5th (2020, Heraklion, Crete) to the following year. The new dates for September 2021 are September 20th – 24th for the basic course and 25th for the one-day symposium.
We aim to maintain the original program for the FASE basic course but slight changes may apply.
Registration will remain open until May 2021. New deadlines for abstract submission and registration for the 2021 symposium will be available in due time in our website. You will also have the opportunity to update the material of your already submitted abstract or present a new research topic, if you wish, by submitting the updated version on the website. Participants who have already registered and paid the fee can maintain their place as it will be valid for the 2021 FASE basic course and symposium. However, if you wish to cancel your registration, please do get in touch with LANDMARKS TRAVEL AGENCY. Information can be found here: TBA
Please feel free to get in touch with your questions and queries and we thank you very much for your understanding and patience. We look forward to seeing all of you in Crete in 2021!

On behalf of the FASE and the Organizing Committee,
Ass. Prof. Elena Kranioti


The Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE) is calling for participation in a one-week Basic Course in forensic anthropology at the Medical faculty of the University of Crete (Greece), from the 31st of August to the 5th of September 2020. The course is intended for students and practitioners at their first steps in the field of forensic anthropology from the fields of anthropology, biology, forensic medicine, archaeology etc. The course will accept up to 40 participants.

The course will be divided in two parts. Part 1 normally held in the mornings will be dedicated to oral presentations held by senior FASE members and faculty of the University of Crete, University of Athens and University of Dundee. Lectures will include a review on human osteology and odontology and will cover basic topics in forensic anthropology such as biological profile reconstruction, trauma analysis, taphonomy, positive identification etc. A total of 19 lectures are scheduled to date.

The second part will be dedicated to practical sessions. Each lecture topic will be discussed with hands on examples from the Cretan Collection, a contemporary collection housed at the University of Crete, the virtual collection of post-mortem CT scans of forensic anthropology cases and the experimental collection of ballistics and sharp force trauma of the Forensic Medicine Unit. A total of 5 practical sessions 2,5 hours each with a small break in between are scheduled. The Virtual Anatomy Table of the University of Crete can be made available for a session of musculoskeletal anatomy to the workshop participants.