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Medico Legal Congress

Informa’s Annual Medico Legal Congress is Australia’s longest running event for medical and legal professionals.

15-16 March 2022 | Swissotel Sydney

We are excited to be moving back to face-to-face events but will continue to offer the option to attend the event virtually

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Early bird rate expires 28 January 2022


The 31st Annual Medico Legal Congress will be returning to the Swissotel, Sydney in March 2022. We are also offering the option to attend the event virtually.

Join us at Australia’s premiere medico legal event and a highlight on the calendar of the nation’s medico legal professionals. The congress features a highly credentialed speaker faculty addressing complex and thought-provoking medico legal issues, reviewing recent cases, and discussing the future of healthcare and hospitals – from GPs to surgery in a post COVID world.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • The liability around contracting COVID-19 as a Health Practitioner, who is responsible?
  • Decision making frameworks and determining capacity
  • Has the COVID-19 era, seen an increase in ‘medical negligence’ as a consequence of a reliance on telehealth?
  • The key to medico legal case is being a good expert witness
  • Dental & body modification consent issues including “informed consent” vs failure to warn
  • Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh litigation: what you thought you knew
  • Voluntary Assisted Dying: Addressing the 3 new Bills
  • NDIS – Recent Cases and Trends
  • Ethical dilemmas in emergency treating patients with specific cultural considerations
  • Addressing good medical practice: sexual misconduct within the clinical setting
  • The Australian Covid 19 compensation scheme
  • Medical negligence and the Pandemic
  • Affirmative Management of Gender Dysphoria
  • Police detain and transport powers under Australian mental health acts – community safety or violation of rights?
  • Rural vs City medicine in Antenatal and Obstetric care


Bill Madden

Special Counsel, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers

A/Prof Tina Cockburn

Co-Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology

Janine McIlwraith

Principal Lawyer, Margalit Lawyers

Louise Cantrill

Partner, Mills Oakley

Dr Vijay Roach

Immediate Past President, RANZCOG

Nick Mann

Founder and Principal, Polaris Lawyers

Professor Ben White

Professor of End-of-Life Law and Regulation, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology

Rebecca Jancauskas

Practice Leader Class Actions, Shine Lawyers

Justine Anderson

Associate, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers

A/Professor Marie Bismark

Associate Professor of Law and Public Health (Centre for Health Policy), University of Melbourne

Dr Anne Tonkin

Chair, Medical Board of Australia

Tom Ballantyne

Principal Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Dr Ian Freckelton AO QC

Co-Director of Studies, Health and Medical Law, University of Melbourne, Professorial Fellow, Victorian Bar

Bree Knoester

Founder, Brave Legal

Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner and Leader Health & Community, Hall & Wilcox

Kate Gillman

Head of Medico-Legal Advisory Service, Avant

Professor Damon Eisen

Acting Director Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention, Peninsula Health

A/Professor David Hunter

Associate Professor of Medical Ethics in the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide

A/Professor Alexander Holden

Head of Specialist Services, Sydney Dental Hospital and Oral Health Services, Sydney Local Health District

Sara-Ann Harn

Nursing and Midwifery Co-Director, (Division of Women, Children and Youth), Royal Darwin Hospital

Dr Jeremy Chin

Medical Co-Director (Women, Children and Youth), Royal Darwin Hospital

Timothy Bowen

Manager – Advocacy & Legal Services, MIGA

Dr Katie Wynne

Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle



Packages Price
Virtual Pass$1495+GST
Package(Two Days)$2695$2295+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Group Passes (Up to 6 People)$9000+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2095$1695+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate

Early bird rate expires 28 January 2022

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when & where

15 - 16 Mar 2022

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market St
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: +61 (02) 9238 8888


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