Professor Olaf Drummer, Deputy Director VIFM, was awarded an honorary doctorate (doctor honora causa) from the University of Antwerp in Belgium in March 2016. The award recognises his extraordinary career as a forensic pharmacologist and toxicologist as well as his vital role in establishing VIFM’s world-class forensic laboratories and academic programs at VIFM.
This year’s RCPA Pathology Update program features many of VIFM’s forensic experts who will be chairing panels, delivering presentations and hosting workshops on a wide range of forensic pathology topics from Fri 26 – Sun 28 February at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Forensic Dentistry can play a vital role in disaster victim identification operations after natural disasters such as the Black Saturday Bushfires.
The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria and VIFM are proud to take part in a four-part series to be broadcast on ABC 774 Melbourne with Drive presenter Raf Epstein. The story of ‘Hamish’s Heart’ takes you on the journey of a young Melbourne man’s life changing surgery to receive a donated heart valve.
Congratulations to Professor Joan Ozanne-Smith who received the award of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day 2016 Honours List for her distinguished service to public health in the area of accident and injury prevention, to forensic medicine, and to higher education as an academic.
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.