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ICAZ Animal Palaeopathology Working Group Animal diseases in past human societies April 9-11 2010 Katerini, Greece.

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1 ICAZ Animal Palaeopathology Working Group Animal diseases in past human societies April Katerini, Greece

2 Scientific programme Abstract “The transmission and impact of animal disease is a critically important issue in contemporary society. Amongst domestic livestock, disease and poor animal health can profoundly affect local, regional and global economies. In wild animals, disease can not only significantly affect population numbers, but can alter ecosystems and threaten biodiversity. Transmissible animal diseases (zoonoses) account for high levels of sickness and mortality rates in both human and animal populations in many parts of the world, while recent history has demonstrated the profound psychosocial impact caused by the fear of zoonotic disease, let alone the reality of living alongside it. The impact of animal disease in pre-industrialised societies, where human-animal relationships were much more closely entwined, must have been equally, if not more, profound. Yet, despite calls for the development of animal palaeopathological studies since the early 20th century there are still many aspects of the discipline that are poorly understood. The aim of this inter-disciplinary conference is to bring together researchers from around the world to explore and discuss the archaeological, historical and clinical evidence for animal disease in the past”. Programme Friday 9 th April : conference registration : poster session : lunch : session 1: infectious diseases Saturday 10 th April : session 2: methodological considerations : session 3: site-based case studies : lunch : session 4: species-based case studies : practical ‘hands-on’ session* : conference dinner Sunday 11 th April : visit to the Royal tombs at Vergina * Participants are encouraged to bring along their own problematic specimens

3 Venue details Getting there The conference will be hosted at the Hecabe congress centre, Katerini, Greece (7th Merarxias 3, Katerini-Greece. Tel ). Katerini is the capital of Pieria in Central Macedonia. You can travel to Katerini by: 1. bus: from anywhere in the Balkans and Turkey. There are daily buses to Katerini directly, or via Thessaloniki, 40 miles north of Katerini. Buses to Katerini from Thessaloniki take 40 min. 2. train: train lines to Thessaloniki are available from any EU country. Then, from Thessaloniki to Katerini there is a local 'suburban' train that takes 40 mins. 3. air: from any country worldwide to Thessaloniki airport. A public bus service (No.78) connects the airport with the center of Thessaloniki and takes about 25 minutes to the center (ticket costs 0,50€). A taxi service is also available at the airport (it takes about 20-minute drive and costs about 15€). From the centre of Thessaloniki a KTEL bus, taxi or train can be taken to Katerini. Accommodation The closest hotels to the conference centre are as follows: 1. ORFEAS: Eleftherias Square, Katerini 60100, Greece. Tel , 77801, 77888; fax 26252; pierias.gr. 2. OLYMPION: Eirinis St. 15, Katerini 60100, Greece. Tel ; fax 76151; 3. LIDO: 16 P. Tsaldari str., Katerini 60100, Greece. Tel ; fax 74300; There are also many hotels in the nearby area, especially the beach resort of Katerini Paralia, which is a short bus journey from Katerini itself. You are encouraged to book as soon as possible because the dates of the conference coincide with a Greek holiday. Please note that the APWG does not endorse any of the hotels listed here or on the website.

4 Registration form Delegate information Title/Name: Affiliation: Address: Conference fee The registration fee for the conference covers the cost of the abstract booklet, lunch, refreshments, the conference dinner, and the excursion. □ I am currently registered as a student and I enclose a payment of 20€ (£18.50) – please enclose a photocopy of student card or other proof of status □I am not a student and enclose a payment of 40€ (£37) Please return this form, together with payment information (overleaf) to: Dr Richard Thomas, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK. Alternatively, completed forms can be sent by to Forms must be submitted by 1 st February 2010.

5 Payment methods We can accept payment of the conference fees in £GBP and Euros and you can pay in one of three ways: 1) by cheque (made payable to the University of Leicester) and sent with your booking form to: Dr Richard Thomas, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK; 2) by credit card (by completing the form overleaf); 3) by direct bank transfer (our bank details are listed below). Direct bank transfer Account Name: University of Leicester Bank: National Westminster Bank Plc Leicester, Granby Street Branch 1 Granby Street Leicester LE1 6EJ Account No: Sort Code: IBAN No: GB61NWBK BIC No: NWBKGB2L So that your direct banking payment can be identified when it reaches the University bank account, please ask your bank to ensure that your name and the code A11DF33 are quoted on the payment. We would appreciate it if you could also advise the conference organisers that the payment has been made.

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