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15/09/2022 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm NZST

Kia ora koutou

We would like to invite you all to the next Ōtepoti Forensic Science Society seminar. 

How much pressure can the neck take

Non-fatal strangulation and sexual assaults in Dunedin – Review of trends

Thursday 15th September 2022

6:45 PM, in G.01 Kōwhai Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Walsh Building. 

Dr Jill McIlraith has been a specialist general practitioner in Dunedin for more than 30 years. She has overlapped this with decades working in the area of sexual health and sexual assault care. As one of a handful of local MEDSAC (Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Aotearoa) doctors doing forensic sexual assault examinations, she is increasingly dealing with non-fatal strangulation as part of sexual assault.  

In this talk for the Ōtepoti Branch, Dr McIlraith will discuss how often non-fatal strangulation is underplayed by victims and assailants yet can have major ongoing consequences for the victim and for the justice system.  

  Please RSVP for catering – pizza and drinks are available

$5 NZFSS Members and Students

$10 Non-Members

Please enter the Walsh building (Dental School) through the main entrance at 310 Great King Street. The doors will be locked, but one of the committee members will be there to let you in and show you where to go.

 If you are unable to attend in person on the night, please join us via Zoom:

Password: 822143 

Ngā mihi nui, nā 



6:45 pm - 7:30 pm NZST
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