The 15th Annual Obstetric Medico-Legal Conference will continue to bring together legal and medical professionals to discuss and explore the legal issues related to maternal and infant care. The conference will cover a range of topics including birth injuries and medical errors in prenatal or postnatal care.
The event provides a unique platform for legal and medical experts to share their knowledge and experiences, discuss emerging trends and best practices, and network with colleagues from across the industry. Attendees also have the opportunity to participate in interactive sessions designed to enhance their understanding of the legal and medical aspects of obstetrics care.
Every year, the event grows and receives excellent feedback from our delegates, and it has become a “must-attend” for legal and medical professionals involved in obstetrics care and those interested in improving the quality and safety of maternal and infant care.
Special Counsel, Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers, Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Consultant Obstetrician & Maternity Lead, NHS Resolution
Barrister, Victorian Bar
Dr Amber Moore
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, St Vincent’s Private Hospital & Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
Principal Solicitor, Blumers
Project Lead – Maternity Projects-Harm Prevention Program, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority
Dr Rebecca Saunderson
Senior Associate, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers
Dr Jenny Dowd
MD, FRANZCOG, Founding Member, Women’s Obstetric & Gynaecology Specialists
Special Counsel, Slater and Gordon Lawyers
Principal Lawyer, Medical Negligence Department, Maurice Blackburn
Dr Danny Tucker
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Townsville University Hospital
Counsel, Victorian Bar
Sarah Jefford OAM
Director, Surrogacy & Donor Conception Legal Services
Dr Sarah Nowoweiski
Counselling, Donor & Genetics Services Manager, Newlife IVF
Dr Sharon Reutens MB BS FRANZCP
Adv Cert Psychiatry of Old Age, Psychiatrist
Clinical Midwifery Consultant in Complex Pregnancy Care, St George Public Hospital
Principal Lawyer, Brave Legal
Associate, Brave Legal
Clinical Midwifery Consultant - Risk and Practice Development, St George Hospital & Community Health Services
Special Counsel, Hall & Wilcox
Partner, Sayer Jones
Midwife, The Royal Hospital for Women
Principal Psychologist, Self Psychology
Midwifery Unit Manager Birth Unit, The Royal Hospital for Women
Clinical Midwifery Co-Director, The Royal Hospital for Women
Senior Legal Advisor, Avant
Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the Kimberley, Western Australia; Director of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, WA Country Health Service
Principal Solicitor, Remedy Law
Post-conference half day workshop | Emergency obstetrics for lawyers and clinicians – a practical workshop
9 August 2023, Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne | 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN
An opportunity for lawyers and clinicians to get some hands-on experience and a better understanding of commonly litigated intrapartum emergencies. The workshop will include:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Impacted fetal head at CS
- Breech birth
- Assisted vaginal birth
Workshop Facilitator: Tim Draycott, Consultant Obstetrician & Maternity Lead, NHS Resolution
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Streamly • On-Demand video vault
Streamly is a new video platform from Informa Connect – hosting hours of session recordings from our events and more. Select the Streamly add-on at the checkout to receive year round access to exclusive On-Demand session recordings from all of our related healthcare events*. Login information will be sent post event.
* Note: In a minority of cases, speakers may request their sessions to be excluded from Streamly access.
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when & where
07 - 08 Aug 2023
186 Exhibition St
Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 (03) 9662 0511
SPECIAL EVENT RATE
The Rydges Melbourne has provided a discount of 10% off Hotel’s Best Available (Flexible) Rate* for attendees for the duration of the Conference.
Bookings can be made online : https://www.rydges.com/rates/#/melbourne-cbd
Select “I have a code” and in the “Corporate ID” field: CONFRM23
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