Asking the Right Questions

The Langham Hotel, Melbourne Victoria 
11—14 November 2014  

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Conference Presentations 

Wednesday 12th November 2014

End of life planning and decision making: The involvement of families and doctors, and the questions coroners should be asking.

A/Prof Charlie Corke

Long Term Missing Persons (LTMP) & Unidentified Human Remains (UHR). Why weren't they found?

David Butler 
Senior Sergeant, Victoria Police

Soren Blau 
Senior Forensic Anthropologist, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

Coroner Reform in England and Wales

HH Judge Peter Thornton QC

The Privilege against Self-Incrimination in Coroner’s Inquests

Ian Freckelton QC 
Crockett Chambers, Melbourne

Thursday 13th November 2014

Prescription drugs: Too much of a good thing?

Coroner Audrey Jamieson

Background presentation
Dr Jeremy Dwyer

Expert panel
Assoc Prof Morris Odell, Mr Sam Biondo, Dr Matthew Frei, Mr Irvine Newton OAM

Aortic Dissection Investigation: Engagement of Clinical Expertise to Understand the Phenomenon

Paresa Antoniadis Spanos

Professor George Jelinek, Dr Sandra Neate
Consultant Physicians, Coroners Prevention Unit

Unsafe Sleeping Environments: More Than Just “Co-sleeping”

Yeliena Baber
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

The ‘molecular autopsy’: It’s uses and ethical implications

Sarah Parsons
Forensic Pathologist VIFM

“Point of Care” testing and Forensic Medicine

David Ranson
The Department of Forensic Medicine (Monash University)

 Friday 14th November 2014

Development of the Victorian Suicide Register to Advance Suicide Prevention

Lyndal Bugeja
Manager, Coroners Prevention Unit Coroners Court of Victoria

A Profile of risk factors of suicide amongst middle aged men, evidence of help seeking and avenues of prevention intervention

Mary Hyland
Mental Health Case Investigator
Coroners Prevention Unit, Coroners Court of Victoria 

Prevention of suicide in middle aged males

Associate Professor Richard Newton
Medical Director
Mental Health Clinical Service Unit, The University of Melbourne (Austin Health)


David Ranson & Iain West
The Coroners Court of Victoria, The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

Suicide: Who's Really at Risk? beyondblue’s role in suicide prevention and its program of work for men aged 34-54

Ms Georgie Harman
CEO beyondblue

The Comedy of Crime

Professor Sue Turnbull
University of Wollongong