About this event

  • Date and time Sat 21 Jan 2023 from 8:45am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine, British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS)

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.

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Show Virtual / In Person rates

Tickets (In Person)

Early Bird pricing available until 10 December 2022.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee BAFS Member Student BAFS Student
£141.00 £84.00 £84.00 £77.00 £44.00 £24.00

Tickets (Virtual)

Early Bird pricing available until 10 December 2022.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£72.00 £43.00 £43.00 £43.00 £23.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee BAFS Member Student BAFS Student
£132.00 £79.00 £79.00 £72.00 £41.00 £23.00

Agenda

View the programme (In person)

Registrations, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Bernadette Butler, President, Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Ms Tracy Alexander, President, British Academy of Forensic Sciences

Overview

Miss Jane Gyford, Deputy Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Archaeology

Dr Karl Harrison, Science Advisor, National Crime Agency

Computerized tomography scanning

Colonel Iain Gibb, Consultant Radiologist, Ministry of Defence

Tea and coffee break
Fingerprints

Mr Paul Dainty, Director of Forensic Services, City of London Police 

Odontology

Miss Mel Clarkson, Lead Forensic Dental Officer, Royal Air Forces

Lunch break
Introduction

Ms Tracy Alexander

Anthropology

Dr Julie Roberts, Scientific Advisor,  Alecto Forensic Sciences

DNA

Professor Denise Syndercombe-Court, Professor of Forensic Genetics, King’s College London 

Tea and coffee break
Coroner

Miss Joanne Kearsley, Her Majesty  Senior Coroner, Greater Manchester

Closing remarks

Dr Bernadette Butler

Close of meeting
View the programme (Virtual)

Welcome and introduction

Dr Bernadette Butler, President, Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Ms Tracy Alexander, President, British Academy of Forensic Sciences

Overview

Miss Jane Gyford, Deputy Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Archaeology

Dr Karl Harrison, Science Advisor, National Crime Agency

Computerised tomography scanning

Colonel Iain Gibb, Consultant Radiologist, Ministry of Defence

Comfort break
Fingerprints

Mr Paul Dainty, Director of Forensic Services, City of London Police

Odontology

Miss Mel Clarkson, Lead Forensic Dental Officer, Royal Air Forces

Comfort break
Introduction

Ms Tracy Alexander

Anthropology

Dr Julie Roberts, Scientific Advisor,  Alecto Forensic Sciences

DNA

Professor Denise Syndercombe-Court, Professor of Forensic Genetics, King’s College London 

Comfort break
Coroner

Miss Joanne Kearsley, Her Majesty  Senior Coroner, Greater Manchester

Closing remarks

Dr Bernadette Butler

Close of meeting

Location

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

Registration for this event will close on 20 January 2023 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion.

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

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