Joint RSM-BAFS - Forensic specialists, mass disaster investigation and victim identification
Time: 8:45 to 4:30
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine
- Members: £0.00
- Non-members: £0.00
- Students: £0.00
Disasters causing mass fatalities occur in many settings. They may be caused by natural events or man-made, they may be ‘open’ or ‘closed’.
Within the UK, we may remember "London Bridge", "Westminster" and "Manchester" and "Grenfell".
This in-person meeting will enable participants to understand the role of the specialists who contribute to the investigation of an incident which causes mass fatalities and the identification of the victims. A group of experts will explain the approach to this work and how different specialists contribute to investigating disasters and identifying victims.
This event aims to:
- Explain the definition of and approach to the investigation of a mass disaster
- Describe the different approaches to the identification of victims
- Explain the multi-disciplinary approach to this work
- Understand how particular techniques are applied in different situations
This annual event is a joint meeting run in conjunction with the British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS).
A CPD certificate will be issued to those attending. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the event for those who attend in person.
BAFS welcomes applications for Membership from professionals with qualifications in medicine, science, or the law who have contributed, or are likely to contribute, to the application and practice of the Forensic Sciences. Applicants from within these disciplines who are interested, but lack experience, may be offered Associate Membership.