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VIFM Annual Report 2013/14

November 10th 2014

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The 2013/14 VIFM Annual Report is now available online to read or download. The theme of the 2013/14 VIFM Annual Report is ‘The Lifecycle of a Medico-Legal Death Investigation at VIFM.’

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New centre to help sexual assault victims opens in Dandenong

October 2nd 2014

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VIFM’s Clinical Forensic Medicine staff to support new sexual assault support centre in Dandenong. $10 million centre brings Victoria Police, child protection, sexual assault counselling, nursing and forensic medical services together at one location. Four multidisciplinary centres now operating in Victoria.

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The Communiqué has returned

September 2nd 2014

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After a five-year hiatus we are delighted to announce the return of VIFM’s Clinical Communiqué and a new website.

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State-of-the-Art Forensic Institute and Court Rooms Open in Melbourne

August 29th 2014

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Victoria’s re-developed, state-of-the-art coroners courts and Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine together make up a world-class facility and a centre of excellence in clinical forensic medicine expertise, death investigation and tissue banking, according to Attorney-General Robert Clark.

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What is DVI? Disaster Victim Identification explained.

July 25th 2014

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Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) is the formal process whereby multiple individuals who have died as a result of a single incident have their identity established through the application of scientifically proven techniques. The nature of most mass fatality incidents means that visual recognition is rarely an appropriate option, and even in those situations when the […]

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Victorian experts to assist in MH17 identification process

July 23rd 2014

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MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE HON ROBERT CLARK MP, ATTORNEY GENERAL Tuesday 22 July 2014   Victorian experts to assist in MH17 identification process   Four Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) will today leave for Amsterdam to assist in efforts to identify the victims of the MH17 tragedy […]

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New Director for Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

July 10th 2014

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Eminent forensic pathologist Professor Noel Woodford is the new director of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.

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Forensic Matters, Vol. 1, May 2014

May 22nd 2014

Our first edition of VIFM’s new publication, Forensic Matters, hits the virtual newstands!

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Graeme Schofield VIFM Oration – 7 August

May 5th 2014

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At the next Graeme Schofield VIFM Oration we are asking the question, "What Works? Strategies for preventing sexual violence."

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The Rest is Silence

May 1st 2014

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In the early hours of 30 March, members of the public were granted unprecedented access to the Institute and the co-located Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria to gain a rare insight into the various processes involved in tissue donation here in Victoria.

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