15th August 2018

The deadline for submitting your abstract (250 words max) for One-Day Symposium is extended until 25th August.

It is the opportunity to share your research in the form of oral (10 min) or poster presentations.

The form is here.


7th August 2018

FASE at 2nd International Turaz Forensic Sciences, Forensic Medicine and Pathology Convention. Istanbul September 01-04, 2018

Don´t miss the forensic anthropology session and workshop by Professor Eugénia Cunha and Dr. Anja Petaros at 2nd International Turaz Forensic Sciences, Forensic Medicine and Pathology Convention in Istanbul! 

Moreover, two keynote lectures will be held at the event -
"Imaging and 3D challenges in forensic anthropology" by Dr. Petaros and " Bodies, skeletons, body parts, bones, burned remains, fragments: challenging forensic anthropology" by Prof. Cunha.




31st May 2018

ACCOUNT INFORMATION for FASE Basic Course, FASE Symposium and FASE Certification fee payment CHANGED.

 Apologies for any inconvenience.
New account details can be found here (for Basic Course and Symposium) and here (for Certification).


30th May 2018

The spring/summer FASE Newsletter is out!

Read the current and previous issues here.


28th May 2018

The Deadline for certification is extended to 15 June 2018.

7th May 2018

The FASE Basic workshop (that will be held from Monday 17th to Friday 21st September 2018 at the Medical faculty of Aix-Marseille University in France) is designed to provide not only theoretical lectures about topics, such as biological profile, time since death, personal identification and cause and manner of death, but also practical sessions related to these topics. 

Registration for FASE Basic workshop is now open.

The form is here.


Abstract submission for FASE One-day SYMPOSIUM is open. It is the opportunity to share your research in the form of oral (10 min) or poster presentations.

The form is here.


3rd May 2018


Apply for FASE Certification I and II level until 31st May 2018. More information here.

Date and Venue for the examination: 23 September 2018, Marseille (France).


21st March 2018

Registration for FASE Basic workshop will be opened soon!

The call for FASE certification which will take place after the Basic course will be announced as well! The deadline for applications will be end of May.



2018 FASE BASIC COURSE in Forensic Anthropology will be held in Marseilles, France. Save the date and join us in September 2018!

Basic course will be followed by FASE One-day SYMPOSIUM.

More information will be posted on FASE web page and on our FB page (FASE - Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe).


20th March 2018 

FASE will organise a workshop at 24th Congress of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM) in Fukuoka, Japan 5-8 June 2018

Výsledok vyhľadávania obrázkov pre dopyt 24th Congress of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM)

Workshop titled "Some key questions in Forensic anthropology" by Eugénia Cunha & Douglas Ubelaker will be held in two sessions. The morning session "Identification issues in forensic anthropology" will present the most updated methodologies used to estimate sex, age and ancestry, and practical cases will be presented.
The afternoon session "TRAUMATIC INJURIES: why we have to know the language of bone fractures." will illustrate the key role of forensic anthropologists in the analysis of fractures for the cause and manner of death but also to document human rights violation.

Read more about workshops here.


FASE at EAFS 2018, 27th - 31st August 2018, Lyon, France

Výsledok vyhľadávania obrázkov pre dopyt eafs 2018

FASE parallel session will be held on Thursday (30 August) in the afternoon. Cristina Cattaneo, Eric Baccino, Pascal Adalian and Laurent Martrille will present their guest lectures.



26th July 2017

FASE President Professor Cristina Cattaneo receives the Adelaide Medal 2017.


Read more  here.


5th July 2017

FASE Advanced Course and Symposium: Esteemed lecturers and practicals with human remains simulating real-life scenarios in a city with lots to offer

Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE) organises the Advanced Course - Anthropology and Migration, on September 14th and 15th in Milan, Italy. The Advanced Course is a combination of lectures delivered by renowned speakers and practical exercises simulating real-life scenarios related to migration fatalities, using human remains in different stages of preservation.  The practicals will include collection of postmortem data, which will then be discussed and matched with antemortem information provided in a role-play setting.

The one-day Symposium provides the opportunity to share your research in the form of oral or poster presentations. The abstracts will be published in the La Revue de Médecine Légale!

More information about the event and application can be found in section Activities/FASE events.


1st July 2017

Do your abstracts need a few finishing touches?

Deadline for abstract submission for One-day Symposium extended to 7 July 2017

A great opportunity to publish all abstract from the Symposium in the La Revue de Médecine Légale!


1st July 2017

SUMMER 2017 NEWSLETTER has been issued! - read here.



30th May 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS -- ONE-DAY Symposium -- Deadline for abstract submission is 1st July 2017. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO 15th AUGUST 2017.

Registration form: here.


30th May 2017

Information about the registration, program and speakers of FASE ADVANCED COURSE in Milan. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO 15th AUGUST 2017.

Registration form: here.


6th April 2017

Information about the registration, program and speakers of FASE ADVANCED COURSE AND 1 DAY SYMPOSIUM can be find online here.

FASE CERTIFICATION 2017 will be taking place during this event. More information about fee and application can be found here.


 6th April

IALM Youth Section is creating Working Groups dedicated to the development of the following projects:

-Personal Identification of Human Remains and Bio-Medical Sciences

-Approach to Forensic Radiology. The situation in different Forensic Institutes around the world.

-Post Mortem  Interval and Bio-Medical Sciences.

All colleagues under 35 years of age who are interested in participating in one of the projects should contact referents no later than 31st of May 2017.

IALM web page


17th March 2017

New events can be found in section FA in Europe/Events.


15th March 2017

Great achievements for our President and Vice-President!

Professor Cristina Cattaneo has assumed the role of the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Science International and Professor Ann Ross the role of the Associate Editor of the Journal of Forensic Sciences.



2nd March 2017


Deadline for applications: 15 May 2017

Venue and Date for final exams: Milan (Italy) 17 September 2017

More information about fee and application can be found here.



1st February 2017

The latest FASE Newsletter (Volume 7, Issue 1) was issued in 2017: download 



19th Spetember 2016

Prof. Eugenia Cunha and Prof. Douglas Ubelaker at FASE workshop - Essentials on Forensic Anthropology at 12th Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) Congress 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.



10th September 2016

FASE Basic Workshop on Forensic Anthropology in Coimbra is over and here are some photos from this great event!

FASE Facebook page with photos from Coimbra

Don´t forget to like us on Facebook!


18th July 2016


Dear all,

We are very pleased to receive you at FASE BASIC WORKSHOP ON FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY which will be held, for the first time, in Portugal.

Registration will open on Wednesday, August the 30th, in the afternoon in case someone is arriving earlier. Otherwise, it will open at 8 am on September the 1st. Furthermore, we call you attention that the workshop will be at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra which is located at the building nearby Botanical Garden (Edificio de S.Bento).

The registration fee includes 2 coffee breaks a day, lunches and the social dinner. You will also receive a USB drive with some supporting material.

Updated program can be found here.

In case you need assistance please let us know.

Looking forward to see you in Coimbra

Best regards,

Eugénia Cunha


29th June 2016

Registrations for the basic workshop in forensic anthropology in Coimbra are now closed.

The workshop reached full capacity (40 applicants).


9th June 2016

New FASE newsletter (Volume 6, Issue 1) for Spring 2016 was issued!
You can find all information about new FASE Board members and future events, as well as calendar of upcoming meetings and conferences.

The eighth FASE Newsletter (Volume 6, Issue 1) Spring 2016: download

*Corrigendum: Pontestura Forensic Anthropology and Osteology Summer School




11th May 2016

FASE workshop at INPALMS

FASE workshop - Essentials on Forensic Anthropology will be held on 17th and 18th September 2016 at 12th Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) Congress 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.

Information about the congress can be found on web page inpalms2016bali.com



11th March 2016

PROGRAM of Basic Course in Coimbra, 1-5 September 2016

You can find the program of Basic Course here.


05th March 2016


The deadline for FASE certification has been extended to 1st April 2016. You can check the certification propositions, including the updated payment information at this link.



In relation to the FASE basic workshop that will be held in Portugal in September, FASE decided to help two participants with a 50% decreased registration fee. The information how to apply to the FASE grant are available here.


17th February 2016


COIMBRA , 1-5 September 2016

***The information regarding the basic workshop in forensic anthropology in Coimbra, Portugal are now available online.***

You can register using the online form available here:






04th December 2015


04th November 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS - Panel "Forensic Anthropology and Human Identification in Relation to Natural Disasters" at the 2016 RAI CONFERENCE- 27-29 May 2016

You can find details of the conference and the website address for further information here.





 *** FASE wishes all of you a very happy and successful new year ***


Contact us fase.newsletter@gmail.com



Welcome to FASE, the first European Association of Forensic Anthropology. 


Since 2003 FASE, a subsection of the International Academy of Legal Medicine, has grown tremendously in the international scenario of forensic anthropology and forensic sciences in general, promoting training, scientific meetings, research and, in the past two years, certification in FA. 

The current political and social scenarios present new challenges to forensic anthropology: and FASE as one of the leading forensic anthropology societies in Europe will have to deal with these issues and promote novel solutions which come from the discipline of anthropology. Among others, the increasing number of unidentified dead in the Mediterranean is demanding new identification strategies and anthropology is becoming more and more a fundamental identifying discipline and we will need to work towards conceiving more powerful identification strategies in anthropology and devising algorithms by which to combine anthropology with non-anthropological biological data which will fulfill judicial standards. 

Eric Baccino and Eugenia Cunha are a hard act to follow as FASE Presidents – I will however try to do my best to keep up the excellent work. So let's roll up our sleeves and further cultivate and introduce forensic anthropology as a fundamental tool in the detection and prevention of crime as well as in the enforcement of human rights. I have no doubt that FASE in the next few years will promote all such challenging issues.

Prof. Cristina Cattaneo
President of FASE

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