Showing posts with label human remains. Show all posts
Showing posts with label human remains. Show all posts

Thursday, December 31, 2009


******   11th ANNUAL SESSION   ******

All interested parties are invited to apply for the


August 3 - 5

at the Indiana University School of Medicine - Northwest Dunes Medical
Professional Building 3400 Broadway Gary, Indiana 46408

NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE:       *** APRIL 15, 2010 ***

PROGRAM SPONSORS: Rocco Prosthetics & Orthotic Center (Cincinnati, OH) &
MORTECH Manufacturing (Azusa, CA).

Applications for the August 2010 INTERNATIONAL Human Cadaver Prosection Program are now being accepted.   All participants will learn human gross anatomy, radiology/medical imaging, and the art of skillful dissection of human cadavers.  The CADAVER PROGRAM is an intensive experience of "hands-on" dissection.  Participants who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion and certification for work with biohazards & blood-borne pathogens.  SPECIAL Awards will be presented. [CME Credit is offered]

Representatives from Zimmer, Inc. (Zimmer Orthopedics) will conduct an on-site surgical, orthopedic workshop, and Rocco Prosthetics will present a special prosthetic session.

The Cadaver Prosection will be held on Wednesday, August 4 and Thursday, August 5, 2010, from 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and will include 3 evenings of preparatory work in late June (out-of-state participants need not be present for the June sessions).

NEW EVENTS for 2010 include:
Anatomy Research & Clinical Session (June)   -    Suturing Workshop* (Aug.  3rd)   -   IHCPP Reception (Aug.  3rd)
Expanded Hands-On Medical Imaging of Human Cadavers:  US, CT Scan, MRI Scan, plain x-ray (July)*

*Selection of participants to take place in mid-May

TO APPLY for this program and  DOWNLOAD the COMPLETE SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE, FLYER and NEW PROGRAM BROCHURE, place the web address (below) into your browser, and then scroll down and click on the AUGUST 2010 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN CADAVER PROSECTION PROGRAM link.

You need not be a medical professional or pre-medical student to participate.  All are encouraged to apply.  Prior participants have included pre-med and pre-vet, nursing, radiologic technology, mortuary science students, other undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, attorneys, lab technicians, etc.  All application materials must be received no later than APRIL 15, 2010.  Accepted applicants will receive notification in early May.  Training begins in June 2010.

For information contact:
Ernest F. Talarico, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Medical Education & Assistant Professor of Anatomy
& Cell Biology Director, INTERNATIONAL Human Cadaver Prosection Program
TEL:  (219) 981-4356;  FAX:  (219) 980-6566
Email: (Prosection Program); (IUSM-NW)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Is there any place for human remains in a museum (these days)?

Mike's post yesterday about a conference at which the title of this post will be discussed leads me to show you these pictures. They're all from our Resolved exhibit on identifying human remains. I'll show more pictures of the exhibit in future posts, but try to imagine the gaps if these body parts, out of squeamishness or political correctness, were no longer in our collection. Imagine our anatomical collections manager trying to explain, in words alone, how a female and male pelvis are different. Or what the mandible of a child of a particular age looks like (remember, no objects for illustration). Or the differences among the skulls of Europeans, Asians, and Africans. I'm still kind of new to the museum game as an employee, but as a long-time museum-goer, I think there's not a lot of place for this kind of question from museum professionals.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Human remains symposium in Paris text online

My colleagues at Biomedicine on Display caught this - International Symposium "FROM ANATOMIC COLLECTIONS TO OBJECTS OF WORSHIP". It dealt with human remains in museums, and the issues of repatriating them. The panels were as follows:

first round-table : repatriating human remains: why, for whom, under which conditions?
second round-table : Is there any place today for human remains inside museums?
third round table : the status of human remains from a legal, ethical and philosophical point of view
fourth round table : How to reach a mutual understanding? Institutional mediations and negotiations

Obviously the phrasing of the 2nd round-table just bugs me right away. Why shouldn't there be a place for human remains in a museum? I don't particularly care if mine end up there, and former museum pathologist Daniel Lamb insisted on it.

The whole text of the symposium is downloadable and I'm looking forward to reading it.