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12 Apr 2024 - 12 Apr 2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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28 Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Rydges Wellington Airport, Wellington Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara, NZ

Forensic medical assessment and treatment of Non-Fatal Strangulation/Suffocation (NFSS Module 4) training day

Friday 12 April 2024

Face to face event

About this event

This in-person training day provides an opportunity for networking, in-person support and discussion about service delivery including perspectives from other experts working in the area of non-fatal strangulation.

Priority is given to applicants who are accredited SAATS forensic examiners or PMOs; those who work for services with a high caseload to clinician ratio; and those who can contribute to the provision of their local non-acute NFSS service. MEDSAC will contact the lead clinician of your local SAATS/NFSS service before confirming your spot, so please ensure your local SAATS can support you in this work before applying.

We have a maximum of 20 attendees and this session is open to previous attendees.


Attendees need to complete the three preliminary NFSS eLearning modules (Modules 1 - 3) before attending the event.

Course topics

  • The patient (complainant) journey - police perspective
  • Service delivery and the accreditation process
  • Clinical skills practice
  • Service provision in the family harm space
  • Where does “rough sex” fit in?
  • Reflections on a challenging case
  • Does a picture tell a thousand words?
  • Providing good expert testimony - a judge's perspective
  • Pharyngolaryngeal considerations – an ENT perspective
  • Can you answer this question, doctor?

Apply here

Applicants will be screened and shortlisted. You will be contacted if your application is successful.

(Not yet a MEDSAC member? Find out more on our "Become a member" page.)