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


Prof. Cecilie ALFSEN
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Consultant, Associate Professor-Department of Pathology, Akershus University (Akershus) Hospital and Institute for Clinical Medicine University of Oslo
1478 Loerenskog
+47 913 66 428
Myriam Haab
Department of Pathology Saarland University Medical Center
66421 Homburg/Saar