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SORSA Webinar: The contribution of radiographic forensic evidence in the investigation of child homicide

June 27, 2023 @ 18:30 - 20:30 SAST


We have the pleasure to invite you to join us for a webinar.  The Society of Radiographers of South Africa (SORSA) is hosting this webinar in association with the International Association for Forensic Radiographers (IAFR).  We welcome registration and participation from both SORSA members and non-members, including radiographers internationally.

The past virtual symposia and webinars hosted by SORSA were well received.  I trust that you will find this webinar enriching and meaningful too.

Programme & Speakers

This fascinating webinar will explore the experiences of Teaching Fellow, Laura Knight, in child death investigation cases.  Viewers will gain an insight into how the police deal with cases such as these, providing a background of the child protection system and an in depth look at a child homicide case.

All times below are South African time zone (GMT+2)
6:30 PM – 6:59 PM: Meet and Greet
7:00 PM – 7:05 PM: Opening: Dr Fozy Peer | SORSA Public Liaison & Welcome: Dr Riaan van de Venter | SORSA President
7:05 PM – 8:00 PM: The contribution of radiographic forensic evidence in the investigation of child homicide
Laura Knight, UK & Prof Steve Naidoo, Specialist Forensic Pathologist, KZN, South Africa
8:00 PM – 8:05 PM: Closing
8:05 PM – 8:30 PM: Connect with participant

Laura Knight, United Kingdom

Laura is a Teaching Fellow in Diagnostic Radiography & Medical Imaging at the University of Portsmouth, and a Specialist Paediatric & Forensic Radiographer by background. Laura has over 8 years of clinical experience in a specialist children’s hospital, having significant experience undertaking a variety of living and Post-Mortem Skeletal Surveys on children. Laura has undertaken an MSc in Forensic Radiography, is the Secretary & Communications Officer for the UK branch of the IAFR, and a member of the IAFR DVI response register.

Alongside teaching undergraduate students on the Diagnostic Radiography & Medical Imaging programme, Laura is Co-PI for the Portsmouth Child Death Immersion Programme (CDIP). This course brings together healthcare professionals and police in a simulation-based investigation of a suspicious child death. Laura also co-directs the University of Portsmouth element of SIMEX- a mass casualty exercise bringing together registered healthcare professionals and students to undertake a large-scale, immersive simulation.

Prof Steve Naidoo, South Africa

Dr. Steve R. Naidoo is an independent, registered Forensic Pathologist in South Africa. He has a vast experience of around 38 years in forensic pathology. He also worked as joint academic staff of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) for 18 years and for 8 years, he also worked as Associate Professor and Head of the UKZN Department of Forensic Medicine. He was a member of several professional societies including Forensic Advisory Board of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); National Forensic Pathology Services Committee (NFPSC) of the National Department of Health. He was the research fellow at School of Law at UKZN until January 2016. He is the first Chair of the African Society of Forensic Medicine (ASFM). He is one of the listed expert on the Justice Rapid Response Association (Geneva, Switzerland). He completed his graduation and post-graduation in medical field from University of Natal, Kwazulu Natal. He has also done a diploma of medicine from College of Medicine of South Africa in 1985. He has contributed in many publications and he has also conducted workshops for forensic medicine.


Click here to navigate to the registration system to sign up for the complimentary event for SORSA and IAFR members.

CPD certificates are complimentary to SORSA members.
CPD certificates and attendance are available at a cost of R75 per certificate to SORSA non-members.  CPD points earned will be submitted to the HPCSA.


June 27, 2023
18:30 - 20:30 SAST
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