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Dr Ian Musgrave – The forensic implications of herbal medicine
Alternative medicines, including herbal therapies, are becoming increasingly popular in Western countries, with herbal treatments now being used by up to 35% of the population in Australia (7% being Traditional Chinese Medicinal herbs), with higher use in patients with HIV/AIDs and depression. Herbal remedies may be based on complex medical traditions spanning many hundreds of years, as in traditional Chinese and Indian systems such as Ayurveda. A problem of forensic significance is the difficulties in controlling the quality, composition and purity of herbal supplies. A further problem is that these medicines are considered as lacking significant side effects, even though there is evidence of severe and potentially life threating adverse reactions. As well, the potential for fatal interactions with conventional drugs and other herbal medicines is under-appreciated, which may lead to missed causes of injury and death. Some case studies will be discussed.
Tuesday 26th March; 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Level 1, Flinders in the City, Victoria Square, Adelaide CBD
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2018 ANZFSS Symposium Awards
Congratulations to the SA Branch Members who obtained awards at the Symposium!
Duncan Taylor, Best Oral Presentation, Biological Criminalistics
Thekla Ganiaris, Best Poster, Biological Criminalistics
Denice Higgins, Best Poster, Document Examination
Ted Silenieks, Best Poster, Crime Scene Examination
Special congratulations also to:
Darren Bails, Carolyne Bird, and Hilton Kobus for receiving Life Membership of the Society
Of interest is that Carolyne is both the youngest and first female life member of the Society!
Roger Byard, for receiving the John Harber Phillips Award.
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ANZFSS Symposium Award Recipients
Congratulations to the SA Branch Members who have received funding at the Executive and/or SA Branch level to attend the Symposium in Perth this year!
Ross Vining Memorial Student Scholarship: Eliza Moule
Sandy Congdon Memorial Scholarship: Danielle Butzbach
Luke Volgin Julianne Henry Denice Higgins Duncan Taylor Ted Silenieks Thekla Ganiaris
Janet Dubrich Peter Stockham Greg Abroe Andrew Camilleri Karen Thai
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