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An International Colloquium on Palaeo-Oncology The Antiquity of Cancer

The European Society for the History of Oncology and the Hellenic Medical Society-UK announce this International Colloquium.

Internationally recognised speakers will present palaeo-pathological evidence on cancer and will discuss the written testimony of the disease afflicting populations in societies and cultures of antiquity.

There will be no registration fee but prospective participants are invited to declare their intention to attend.

Supported with an educational grant by the A.G Leventis Foundation.

Friday, 16 November 2018
Preliminary Programme
9:00-9:30 Registration and Welcome Speaker Title Chair
9:30-10:00 Professor Nicholas Pavlidis The History of Cancer on Planet Earth D. Kardamakis
10:00-10:30 Mr Krishna Kunzru Tumours in Ancient India
10:30-11:00 Dr Photini McGeorge Palaeo-oncological Findings in Prehistoric Crete and the Palaeopathology of Brain C. Sarraf
11:00-11:30 Mr Mike Savvas Women of Classical Athens and Gynaecological
Oncology in the Era of Hippocrates
11:30-11:45 Coffee
11:45-12:15 Dr Spyros Retsas On the Antiquity of Cancer: perceptions of “metastasis” through the ages C. Gardner-Thorpe
12:15-13:00 Professor Stefanos Geroulanos Keynote Address – “The Origins of Bioethics”
13:00-14:00 Interval
14:00-14:30 Dr Stella Geronikolou Cancer in the Arab and Islamic World M. Krokidis
14:30-15:00 Ms Shan Jiang Naming; Tool; Operation: Knowledge of Tumour in the Era of Chinese Classics
15:00-15:30 Ms Paula Veiga, Ph. McGeorge PhD (c) Cancer in Ancient Egypt
15:30-16:00 Ms Casey L. Kirkpatrick PhD (c)
The Palaeopathology of Cancer:
Past, Present and Future
16:00-16:15 Tea
16:15-16:45 Professor Dimitrios Kardamakis
The first modern Olympiad and the introduction of Radiology in Greece N. Pavlidis
16:45-17:15 Dr Miltiadis Krokidis The Origins and Evolution of Interventional Radiology in Oncology
17:15-17:30 Discussion S. Retsas 17:30 Close

GARDNERTHORPE Christopher President, Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy, and History Courses Director, Society of Apothecaries, London, UK
GERONIKOLOU Stella Research Fellow, Bio-Academy of Athens, Greece
GEROULANOS Stefanos Professor of Surgery and of History of Medicine, Athens, Greece
JIANG Shan Department of Humanities, University of Beijing and UCL-visiting Fellow,
KARDAMAKIS Dimitrios Professor of Radiation Oncology and Dean, School of Health Sciences, University of Patras, Greece
KIRKPATRICK Casey Palaeo-pathologist, PhD Candidate, Western University, Canada
KROKIDIS Miltiadis Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals and President, Hellenic Medical Society-UK
KUNZRU Krishna Past-President Section of History of Medicine, Royal Society of Medicine,
London, UK
McGeorge Photini Archaeologist-Anthropologist, Athens, Greece
PAVLIDIS Nicholas Emeritus Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Ioannina, Greece
RETSAS Spyros Convener and President, European Society for the History of Oncology,
London, UK
SARRAF Catherine Immediate Past-President, Section of History of Medicine, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK
SAVVAS Michael Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Past President, Section of
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK
VEIGA Paula PhD Candidate, Institut für Ägyptologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
München, Germany