The Medico-Legal Society of Victoria was established in 1931. The objectives of the society are the promotion of medico-legal knowledge and the fostering of professional and collegiate scholarship and interaction among members of the medical and legal professions. This is achieved by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information at general meetings held about six times per year. Persons of eminence in their field are invited to the meetings to deliver papers of mutual interest to the two professions.
Dr Rebecca Kogios, Executive Director, Victoria Police, Forensic Services Department will discuss the use of DNA in criminal investigations including identifying persons of interest through DNA profiles uploaded to internet genealogy websites and databases as occurred recently in California with the identification of the Golden State Killer.”
Membership of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria is open to legally-qualified members of the medical and of the legal professions.