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Forensic Pathology Registrar Position 2017

May 27th 2016

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VIFM are currently seeking expressions of interest for the position of Forensic Pathology Registrar at VIFM, Southbank. The position is for 12 months, fixed term, commencing February 2017.

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Schofield VIFM Oration 2016

May 13th 2016

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Professor Olaf Drummer receives honorary doctorate in Belgium

April 8th 2016

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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.

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A Diamond Date for VIFM

February 25th 2016

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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.

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The role of Forensic Dentistry in the aftermath of the Black Saturday Bushfires

February 7th 2016

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Forensic Dentistry can play a vital role in disaster victim identification operations after natural disasters such as the Black Saturday Bushfires.

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Heart valve donation and the story of Hamish’s Heart

February 5th 2016

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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.

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Professor Joan Ozanne-Smith receives AO award for service to public health

January 26th 2016

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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.

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2014/15 Annual Report is out now

October 21st 2015

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The 2014/15 VIFM Annual Report is available for download now. It focuses is on the impact of drugs on our community, and on our work.

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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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