About this event

  • Date and time Wed 28 Oct 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine

The second in a three part series where delegates will learn how serious stabbing injuries are investigated and treated, and to look at some strategies for prevention. This meeting will bring together health professionals, legal experts and those working in the field of forensic medicine to promote an understanding of the investigation, management and prevention of stabbing injuries.

Attendees will hear how accident and emergency departments work together in assessing and treating stab injuries, and the role that forensic pathologists play in the investigation. 

This meeting is aimed at forensic physicians and pathologists, radiologists, accident and emergency doctors, public health doctors lawyers and those with an interest in the Forensics of Stabbing.

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

Key speakers

Dr Curtis Offiah

Consultant radiologist 

Royal london hospital and William Harvey research institute, Queen Mary university london 

Speaker's biography

Dr Curtis Offiah is a Consultant Radiologist and specialist in Forensic Radiology with a range of research and clinical radiological interests. He qualified in Medicine in 1994 at the University of Birmingham. He has provided forensic radiological support and expertise for numerous Police Forces and HM Senior Coroners in the United Kingdom and abroad for almost 15 years and for the National Crime Agency and National Injuries Database. His clinical and research interests include trauma and forensic aspects of Radiology and post-mortem radiology, wound profiling and injury causation in ante-mortem and post-mortem imaging of accidental and inflicted blunt trauma and penetrating trauma due to stab injuries and gunshot injuries, the radiological indicators of intimate partner abuse and radiology in paediatric head injury. He has published research and reviews in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Curtis Offiah is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University London. He is a Consultant Radiologist at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. He is Advisory Editor for Clinical Radiology which is the peer-reviewed journal of the Royal College of Radiologists. 

Professor Sarah Hainsworth

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, College
of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Aston

Speaker's biography

Professor Sarah Hainsworth OBE FREng is ProVice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the
School of Engineering and Applied Science at
Aston University, and a Professor of Materials and
Forensic Engineering.
Her research interests are in forensic engineering
related to stabbing and dismemberment and in
particular, related to sharpness of weapons and
tool marks on bone. She is an expert in the
application of micro-computed tomography in
forensic applications. She has provided expertise
for numerous Police Forces in the United
Sarah is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of
Engineering, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered
Scientist, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials,
Minerals and Mining, and a Fellow of the Women’s
Engineering Society. In 2009, she was named as
one of the Women’s Engineering Society’s
Inspiring Technical Women and in 2015 she was
awarded the Awarded the Andrew H Payne Jr.
Special Achievement Award by the Engineering
Section of the American Academy of Forensic
Sarah was part of the team of people who applied
modern forensic engineering and science tools to
investigate the bones of Richard III with particular
reference to understanding the wounds on the
skeleton and relating those to the weapons that
could have been used.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Helena Thornton, Forensic Physician St Mary's Centre, Manchester and President of the Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine Section at the Royal Society of Medicine

Imaging as alternative to post mortem

Dr Curtis Offiah, Consultant Radiologist, Royal London Hospital and William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University London

Analysis of weapons

Professor Sarah Hainsworth, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Aston University

Question and answer session
Closing remarks

Dr Helena Thornton