The first Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) training was held at Chiba University
Sponsored by this center, the first Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) training was held at the Inohana Alumni Hall of Chiba University on December 3. Under the cooperation of the Prefecture Medical Association, the Prefecture Dental Association, and the Chiba Prefectural Police Headquarters, approximately 40 experts, including people from universities and organizations of other prefectures, participated and dealt with multiple corpses, simulating an airplane accident at Narita Airport. One of the purposes of this undertaking was to enable various experts to share common information and recognize each decedent's situation in the series of flows involving the conveyance of corpses, including the investigation by police officers, examination by doctors, detection of fingerprints, extraction of various specimens, and collection of dental findings for identification. It is one of the most important roles of forensic medicine that we sincerely face each deceased person, investigate causes of death, and identify bodies in a manner that preserves the dignity of the decedents and their bereaved. In the future, we should always prepare for disasters and inform society about the necessity of death investigation and identification when disasters occur.