The Human Skeleton in Forensic Anthropology and MedicineJuly 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Mānoa Campus, JABSOM Kakaako Campus, 651 Ilalo St. (M,T, Th, F) and West Oahu Campus (W)
Jul 23-27, 2018 • 9:00am-5:00pm
This one-week intensive workshop covers most aspects in the analysis of human skeletal remains as they relate to forensic anthropology and forensic medicine.
Students will receive classroom and laboratory training utilizing a broad array of learning materials including contemporary skeletons in the Department of Anatomy, John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii.
The workshop is divided into two components: 1) human osteology and forensic anthropology (4 days); and 2) field recovery of human remains in a forensic setting (1 day). Working individually and in small teams, students will analyze a known-identity human skeleton and compile a biological profile consisting of the individual's age at death, sex, ancestry, stature, bone disease, and trauma.
This is a non-credit educational activity and certificates will be provided to each student upon successful completion of the course.
Students will be provided instruction in the following areas and topics:
- Handling, preserving, and curating remains. Identifying and siding human bones
- Methods for estimating age at death, sex ancestry/race, stature, and personal identity
- Bone disease and healing
- Skeletal trauma
- DNA in forensic identification
- Dental radiology
- Non-metric traits and anatomical variants of the human skeleton
- Archaeological methods for recovering buried and surface scattered remains
- Plastination and preservation of human remains
- 3D photogrammetry and Augmented Virtual Reality of human bones
- Introduction to functional and musculoskeletal anatomy
Enrollment in the workshop is typically limited to 45 participants and is open to US citizens and international visitors with appropriate visas. Participants will include college students and practicing forensic scientist professionals, anthropologists, anatomists, physicians, allied health services and sciences, law enforcement, museum, university, and other related fields. Participants must be 18 years of age and will be admitted based on availability and a brief statement of interest.
Dr. Robert Mann (Course Director & Forensic Anthropologist)
Dr. Bill Belcher (Forensic Anthropologist)
Dr. John Byrd (Forensic Anthropologist)
Dr. Jennifer Byrnes (Forensic Anthropologist)
Dr. David Haymer (Forensic DNA Scientist)
Mr. Steven Labrash (Anatomical Specimen Specialist)
Dr. Scott Lozanoff (Anatomist)
Instructors subject to change
The cost of the workshop is $525 for students. Proof of student status will be requested upon registration. Early bird for all others is $699 by May 31, 2018. Regular rate is $629 on and after June 1, 2018. Attendees are responsible for their own airfare and accommodations (room and board). Some rooms will be available in campus housing on a first come, first-served basis.
To apply please submit the following:
- Update curriculum vitae or resume
- Letter of intent stating why you are interested in taking this workshop, what you hope to gain from it, and how you might apply this training in the future
- List of university courses or other professional training relevant to forensic anthropology, archaeology, forensic science, criminalistics, anatomy, crime scene investigation, or allied fields
Send electronic application to:
Robert W. Mann, PhD
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii School of Medicine
651 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
$525 for students; $699 early bird; $729 regular
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