IFAS Clinical Webinar Series Autumn 2024

IFAS Clinical Webinar Series Autumn 2024

We are pleased to announce our next clinical webinar series on Non-Fatal Strangulation which will take place from 10 September to 05 November 2024.

The webinars which will be delivered by expert speakers including Prof Cath White, and other lead clinician’s in their respective field,

These webinars are free to attend and open access. The webinars  are primarily aimed at clinicians and will have a focus on the clinical response to patients/ survivors presenting with non-fatal strangulation (NFS).

If you are a not working as a clinician you may find the content interesting and helpful in identifying appropriate referral pathways and advice.  



Non-Fatal Strangulation: What every good forensic clinician needs to know

Tuesday 10 September 2024 from 19.00 to 20.00

Whether you are a Forensic Clinician working in a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), custody or secure setting, this webinar will tackle the issue of NFS, how it presents in forensic settings, forensic opportunities, referral pathways, and support. This webinar aims to increase your understanding, confidence, and competence in attending to those who have experienced NFS.



Clinical Management of Non-Fatal Strangulation

Monday 16 September 2024 from 11.00 to 12.00

Using the IFAS Guidelines of the clinical management of non fatal strangulation in acute and emergency care services (published in February 2024 and endorsed by RCR and RCEM, link below) ,this webinar aims to increase understanding, confidence and competence of the clinical assessment and management of patients who have experienced NFS and present acutely.


Non-Fatal Strangulation and the Role of Radiological Imaging

Tuesday 24 September 2024 from 12.00 to 13.00

This webinar will address the topic of NFS and how it presents in the emergency setting. Using the IFAS Guidelines of the clinical management of non-fatal strangulation in acute and emergency care services  (published in February 2024 and endorsed by RCR and RCEM, link below) as a starting point it will focus on imaging investigations. Who to scan, what imaging to be undertaken and what to look for.


Non-fatal strangulation and the Impact on the Brain

Tuesday 1st October 2024 from 12.00 to 13.30

This webinar will consider the immediate, medium, and long-term impact of NFS on brain function and the consequences to mental and psychological health. This webinar is suitable for all clinical staff and practitioners working in primary care, mental health, psychology, stroke, and support services.


Non- Fatal Strangulation and Sexual Health

Tuesday 5 November 2024 from 15.00 to 16.00

This webinar will discuss the issues of NFS as they present within an abuse context and where there is disclosure of choking as part of a non-abusive relationship. The webinar will increase your confidence in discussing NFS with people accessing sexual health services, communicating risk, and accessing referral pathways.



These webinars are free to attend, book your place.

If you have any questions please contact the IFAS team.


What attendees say

“Very knowledgeable speakers and presenters, speaking from many different perspectives : medical, legal, emergency medicine, and radiology.”

Access to our free resources and online library

to help increase the awareness, knowledge and understanding of professional working with victims of strangulation.

We have created free resources and a library of literature so that professionals can increase their understanding of strangulation.

Guidelines for clinical management of non-fatal strangulation in acute and emergency care services

Non-fatal strangulation poses significant health risks, including strokes, nerve damage, and psychological harm – access the official guidelines here.

Information for victims of strangulation

Strangulation is serious and there is no safe way to be strangled. Only 50% of people who are strangled will have a visible neck injury.


Read our guidance for victims/survivors of strangulation which is available in 8 different languages.

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