About this event

  • Date and time Sat 19 Oct 2019 from 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine

Using as a starting point a real-life murder and sexual assault, this meeting will approach the different forensic specialities who may be involved. You will learn about current best practice and ethical dilemmas in the field.

Experienced speakers will show how a single case can involve many different forensic and legal practitioners, and raise legal, clinical and ethical concerns for each of them.

Meeting topics:

  • Be aware of how a complex murder investigation evolves
  • Understand the roles of different forensic specialities
  • Know current best practice in custody and sexual offences medicine


Earlybird pricing available until 07 September 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£100.00 £75.00 £75.00 £75.00 £35.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£167.00 £125.00 £125.00 £58.00


19 October 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Speaker setting the scene (GMP)
Examination of unconscious woman

Dr Michelle Carroll

Tea and coffee break
Care of suspect – new guidelines on fitness for interview

Dr Margaret Stark, Specialist in Clinical Forensic Medicine

Panel discussion
The forensic pathologist’s role

Dr Philip Lumb, Forensic Pathologist

The forensic psychiatrist’s role

Professor Keith Rix, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Tea and coffee break
How coroners would be involved

Mr Sean Horstead, Assistant Coroner

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom