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Theatrical performance at the Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria

July 31st 2015

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The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria are celebrating DonateLife Week 2015 with a special theatrical performance called ‘The Rest is Silence’ on Saturday 8 August.

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Specialist Hair Drug Testing at VIFM

July 20th 2015

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VIFM offers specialist, rapid hair drug testing which gives you a verified report within five working days.

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New website for the Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria is launched

June 25th 2015

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The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria, which is co-located at VIFM, has launched a new website.

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Charlie and the Forensic Factory

June 23rd 2015

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Charlie Pickering interviews the team at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Coroners Court of Victoria.

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Forensic Short Courses 2015

February 12th 2015

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Forensic short courses offered by VIFM and Monash University’s Department of Forensic Medicine for 2015 include post mortem CT interpretation and forensic dentistry for disaster victim identification.

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Beer Study Helps Dismiss Hip Flask Defence

December 15th 2014

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Dr Rodda’s study sheds light on the drinking behaviours of the individual. His technique can not only prove a person has consumed beer, but also what type of beer they were drinking. The results were achieved over a three year study which included five separate drinking studies of different kinds of beer involving five volunteers – under strict medical supervision – and their blood and urine measured using his developed technique. The results were fascinating and also indicated that beer consumption can be confirmed in the blood stream for at least six hours after a person reaches a level of .05.

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Flying High in Histology

December 9th 2014

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Forensic specialist, Michael Pais, explains his new histological method for ageing fly eggs to more accurately predict the time of death.

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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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