2004 Pathology Workshop

2004 SIDS and Kids Pathology Workshop

Adoption of a National Consensus for the Definition of SIDS and Autopsy Approach to Unexpected Infant Death. On 22 and 23 March 2004, SIDS and Kids hosted the first Australian Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Pathology Workshop in Canberra.

At this Workshop paediatric and forensic pathologists from each state and territory came together for the first time to discuss problems and issues related to diagnosis and forensic management of sudden infant death in Australia.

The Workshop had ambitious goals including:

· reaching a national consensus about the definition for SIDS and;

· discussing the development of a nationally accepted SIDS autopsy protocol.

The meeting, in fact, far exceeded these goals. Extensive progress was also made towards the development of an agreed Australian SIDS Autopsy Protocol.

For the full report download below:

Australian SIDS Pathology Workshop 2004.pdf

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