The VIFM has a long history of active engagement with international forensic medical and scientific communities, and individual practitioners. We have developed our capabilities through interaction, collaborations and partnerships with international forensic institutes. Training placements at the VIFM are highly sought after by international clinicians and scientists as the Institute is one of the very few forensic organisations in the world that provides formalised postgraduate forensic medical, scientific, academic and professional programs. The VIFM also provides in-country specialised intensive forensic medical workshops in a range of topics including:
Medico-legal investigation of death
Medico-legal investigation of sexual violence
Disaster Victim Identification
Management of the Dead in Disasters
Post-mortem imaging (Forensic Radiology).
We offer a range of expert consultancy international consultancy services.
Fifteen years ago, the International Committee of the Red Cross recognized the need to formalize that part of the humanitarian response and created something known as “humanitarian forensics.”
Listen to Professor Stephen Cordner explain the concept and how it fits into any humanitarian response: http://www.byuradio.org/episode/4196ca8e-997f-4b81-8e51-b704cb983046/top-of-mind-with-julie-rose-ambassadors-prepping-for-the-worst-corporate-taxes?playhead=3981&autoplay=true