Interactive Academic Knowledge Exchange Programme with International Guest Faculty
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS, New Delhi organized an Interactive academic knowledge exchange programme with following International Faculties on 10th of September, 2019 at 11:30 AM.
- Dr Sudhir k Gupta, Professor & Head, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS, New Delhi.
- Professor Stephen M Cordner, Ex-Director, University of Monash, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Australia.
- Dr Panjai Woharndee, Central Institute of Forensic Science, Department of Justice, Bangkok.
- Dr Prashanth Bhagavath, Regional Forensic Advisor, International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).
- Dr Darshana Sharma, Forensic Odontologist, International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).
The event was coordinated by Dr Abhishek Yadav, Asst Professor, Dr Kulbhushan Prasad, Asst Prof and Dr Abilash S, Senior resident.
The event started with the round of the department Facilities including Mortuary, Forensic Histopathology Lab, Forensic radiology, DNA Lab and toxicology Lab. The guest faculty members gave their inputs, suggestions and advise regarding the betterment of the infrastructure and working protocol. They addressed the queries of the technicians, scientists, resident doctors and Faculty members regarding their respective working areas.
It was followed by interactive lecture by Dr Stephen Cordner. The topic was presented by Professor Stephen M Cordner, Ex-Director, University of Monash, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Australia. He gave a brief overview of the establishment of Digital Autopsy under his leadership at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Australia. He also shared his experience as a Forensic Pathologist working at the institute along with some practical tips and guidance regarding possible pit falls in the Forensic practice which can be avoided. He appreciated the Departments’ effort in establishing the DNA lab and Toxicology lab and its functional status. The Department of Forensic Medicine is starting the Digital Autopsy Services shortly and Professor Stephen M Cordner congratulated the Head of the Department on the achievement and also shared pros and cons of implementing Digital autopsy. He also advised the young residents and researchers of the department to use the powerful tool of CT scan for better learning and also for taking the subject to better heights. Following the lecture, the faculties and residents came up with their queries regarding the topic discussed and the possible use of Digital Autopsy techniques in Forensic Medicine practice in Indian setup.
The event ended with the vote of thanks and felicitation of Professor Stephen M Cordner by Dr Sudhir K Gupta, Prof & Head.