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33rd Annual Medico Legal Congress

19-20 March 2024 | Swissotel Sydney


Early bird rate expires 19 January 2024


The 33rd Annual Medico Legal Congress is Australia’s premiere medico-legal event and a highlight on the calendar of the nation’s medico-legal professionals.

Whether your interest lies in a particular area of healthcare such as emergency care, obstetrics, cosmetics, dentistry, or psychedelic medicine; or coming from a plaintiff or defence background. The 2024 event will seek to cover the topics of utmost importance of the year angling for debate, reform, and case-study-based learnings for prevention of said medico-legal issues.

Attended by national clinicians, general and legal counsels, Medico Legal advisers, senior-level national and local hospital representatives, indemnity insurers, national law firms, government departments, AHPRA representatives, Medico Legal societies, and universities. The agenda is put together from research, your feedback, and suggestions. We welcome you to provide your input on what you think should be within the program.

Don’t miss out on Australia’s longest-running event for medical and legal professionals. To stay informed of speaker announcements, early bird discounts and the official agenda release register your interest below!

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Recent Legislative Changes You Should be Aware Of
  • Disability Royal Commission: The Interface of Health Systems and the Law
  • What to do if Open Disclosure Processes Break Down
  • Cosmetic Surgery Update Post 1st July 2023: what will happen next?
  • Recent Developments in the Standard of Care in Medical Negligence Cases
  • How to Discuss Risk with Patients’
  • Cross-Border Issues in the Era of Telehealth & Travelling Medicine
  • Medicolegal Obligations when Using AI tools in Healthcare
  • Approaches to Supporting Witnesses in Matters Involving Allegations of Sexual Misconduct in Tribunals
  • Voluntary Assisted Dying: What you Need to Know About the Differences from State to State
  • Intentional Torts in Healthcare
  • The Commercialisation of Healthcare
  • Unlawful Detention, Gillick Competency, and Other Considerations within the Hospital / Emergency Setting
  • Defamation 101
  • Expert Evidence

To stay informed of speaker announcements, early bird discounts and the official agenda release register your interest below

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Dr Jamie Orchard

General Counsel, AHPRA

Nicole Lawless

Executive Director Legal Services and Director of Proceedings, Health Care Complaints Commission (NSW)

Scott McLean

Executive Director Legal Services and Director of Proceedings, Office of the Health Ombudsman (Qld)

Adam Clements

Associate, Melinda Griffiths Lawyers

Alice Robinson

Director and Principal Lawyer, Polaris Lawyers

Dr Roger Levy

Anaesthetist, Chairman, Patient Care Review Committee, North Shore Private Hospital

Ruanne Brell

Senior Legal Advisor, Avant

Dr Sandra Johnson

Consultant Paediatrician, Clinical Academic, The University of Sydney

Bill Madden

Special Counsel, Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers, Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Professor Tina Cockburn

Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Kate Betts

Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Dr Rachael Hickinbotham

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, North Shore Private and The Mater Hospitals

Dr Vijay Roach

Immediate Past President, RANZCOG

Kate Eastman AM SC

Justine Anderson

Senior Associate, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers

Erica Thuijs

Partner, Jackson McDonald

Dr Susan Hertzberg

Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Senior Consultant Medical Advisor, Avant Mutual Medical Indemnity





Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2895$2395+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass$2795$2295+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Extras Price
Workshop $495+GST
Streamly Access Pass $495+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2095$1695+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass$1995$1595+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Extras Price
Workshop $495+GST
Streamly Access Pass $495+GST

Early bird rate expires 19 January 2024


Diverse range of topics and speakers, fantastic/respectful discussion, great chairs each day”. Delegate 2023

 “The congress provided great opportunities to meet and float research ideas which further reminds us of the importance of communication in healthcare”. Delegate 2023

 “Very broad coverage of medico legal topics. Very easy to understand and no overlapping”. Delegate 2023

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* Note: In a minority of cases, speakers may request their sessions to be excluded from Streamly access.


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when & where

19 - 20 Mar 2024

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market St,
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9238 8888


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Katrina Bowns
Senior Conference Producer
+61 2 9080 4322

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4318

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