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!

Advanced Course: Thursday, 14 September (8.45 am) to Friday, 15 September 2017 (6.30 pm)
FASE Symposium: Saturday,16  September 2017 (9 am to 5.30 pm).

Registration on site:  Thursday, 14 September (8 am-8.45 am), Saturday, 16 September (8.30 am-9 am)-for Symposium participants who did not attend the Course

Location: Aula Magna, Istituto di Medicina Legale, Via Luigi Mangiagalli 37, 20133 Milan, Italy

Preliminary Programme of the Advanced Course:

Identification of Dead Migrants on Three Continents (14 September 2017)

Invited lectures, discussion of cases, practicals with simulated real-life scenarios pertaining to migrant fatalities (postmortem data collection)

Torture assessment and age estimation in migrants (15 September 2017)

Morning: practical: matching of antemortem information with postmortem findings from the previous day

Invited lectures on torture and age assessment and discussion of cases


FASE Symposium (16 September 2017)

Topics with a focus on migration, and identification are preferred, but all topics will be considered. Oral communications and posters will be accepted.

Registration form is available at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSda8epZl5sLRpyQc0un63CuWtt50nbdh157e-PNBSoowCRohQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Abstract submission: please email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (in the Subject: please type “FASE Symposium Abstract” and indicate clearly the preferred type of presentation (oral or poster))

Deadline for abstracts: 7 July 2017

Deadline for registration and payment of the registration fee (Symposium and Course): 15 August 2017
Registration fees including morning and afternoon coffee breaks, USB key with course material:
FASE members: 250 € Students: 150 € FASE non-members: 350 € Special fee for one-day Symposium:  50 €

Please transfer the registration fee to:

Account Holder: IALM: 269-860142.40A


IBAN: CH37 0026 926986014240A

Please indicate clearly your name and status (student, FASE member etc.) on the transaction

Disclaimer: All transaction fees must be carried by the participant. In case of any discrepancies in the amount of the transaction, the participant will be required to pay the difference at the registration counter in cash.