Autopsy Pathology


  • To promote the role of medical autopsy as a tool for quality assurance and patient safety in health care, to ensure the quality of cause of death statistics, to improve medical teaching and knowledge , and to guide clinicians in their support of the bereaved.
  • To raise awareness among the medical society, the authorities and the public about the role of the autopsy in evidence based medicine.
  • To improve the standing of autopsy pathology by focusing on quality, education and specialization, and through broad collaborations with other WGs, associations and societies in all fields of medicine


  • To be a tool for communication between members
  • To organize and participate in scientific meetings and educational program
  • To endorse and support scientific initiatives and research programs

Founding Members
Ass. Professor G. Cecilie Alfsen MD PhD
Doctor Carlos Marques Pontinha MD

Reports and Documents


Dr Myriam Metzger
  • DEU
  • Department of Pathology
    Saarland University Medical Center66421, Homburg/Saar, DEU


Dr. Carlos Miguel Marques Pontinha
  • PRT
  • Especialidade de Anatomia PatológicaCentro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central, EPERua José António Serrano
    1150-199 , Lisboa, PRT

Past Chair

Prof. Cecilie ALFSEN
  • NOR
  • Consultant, Associate Professor-Department of Pathology,
    Akershus University (Akershus) Hospital and Institute for Clinical Medicine
    University of Oslo1478, Loerenskog, NOR