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‘From Cemetery to Clinic’ on tour at the Paleopathology Association Conference in Lille, France.

In brief: The conference opened with a very touching dedication to Don Ortner by Keith Manchester on Monday 27 August.  Next, From Cemetery to Clinic‘ was showcased with a poster presentation and iPad models for all to view.  There was publication discussions on Tuesday night over wine.  Wednesday was a half day Leprosy Workshop run by Keith Manchester, Alan Ogden, Rebecca Storm, Niels Lynnerup, and Thomas Colard.  On display were specimens mainly from the Chichester collection and the iPads were available to view models of absent specimens.   We had a great response and many people said they are hoping to use the ‘From Cemetery to Clinic’ website in their teaching and cannot wait to hear more about the ‘Digitised Diseases’ project.

Do not worry.  If you missed this conference, you can view most of the specimens here and hopefully our publication that reviews of our new findings on cranial changes in leprosy will be submitted shortly!