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
Department of Pathology
Saarland University Medical Center 66421, Homburg/Saar, DEU
Dr. Carlos Miguel Marques Pontinha
Especialidade de Anatomia Patológica Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central, EPE Rua José António Serrano
1150-199 , Lisboa, PRT
Past Chair
Prof. Cecilie ALFSEN
Cecilie ALFSEN
Consultant, Associate Professor-Department of Pathology,
Akershus University (Akershus) Hospital and Institute for Clinical Medicine
University of Oslo 1478, Loerenskog, NOR
+47 913 66 428