This meeting has the scientific support of the Paleopathology Association of North America and locally of the Universidad de Tarapacá. In turn, it gathers eminent scientists from Latin America and the world interested in the study and evolution of ancient diseases that affected prehistoric Latin American populations.
The activities will have three formats: symposia, posters, and open sessions. These activities will only address research problems dealing with pre-Hispanic or historical South American contexts.
Moreover, it is worth emphasizing that through the years, PAMinSA has managed to provide an instance of academic encounter and of scientific discussion among specialists from different disciplines and regions of the world. With this new edition, we hope to continue fostering the development of new collaborative work, updates on ongoing research, and scientific findings of the health conditions and diseases of the ancient dwellers of South America.