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 in children
- 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
- COVAX: vaccination exemptions and new developments
- 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
- The Australian Covid 19 compensation scheme
- Dental Consent issues: “informed consent” vs failure to warn
- Gender Dysphoria
- Addressing good medical practice: sexual misconduct within the clinical setting
- Police detain and transport powers under Australian mental health acts – community safety or violation of rights?
- Cosmetic surgery – myths, reality, and the solution
- Medicare and private health insurance – recent and emerging medico-legal issues
- Rural vs City medicine in Antenatal and Obstetric care
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
Principal Lawyer, Margalit Lawyers
Partner, Mills Oakley
Dr Vijay Roach
Immediate Past President, RANZCOG
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
Practice Leader, Class Actions, Shine Lawyers
Associate, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers
Professor Marie Bismark
Professor of Law and Public Health (Centre for Health Policy), University of Melbourne
Dr Anne Tonkin
Chair, Medical Board of Australia
Principal Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Founder & Principal, Brave Legal
Alison Choy Flannigan
Partner and Leader Health & Community, Hall & Wilcox
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
Manager – Advocacy & Legal Services, MIGA
Dr Katie Wynne
Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
A/Professor Charlotte Hespe
Chair, RACGP NSW/ACT faculty, Head, General Practice and Primary Care Research, School of Medicine, The University of Notre Dame
Senior Legal Counsel, The Royal Children’s Hospital
Dr Andrew Walby MBBS
Director of Emergency Medicine. St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Professor Anne-Maree Kelly
Director, Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Senior Emergency Physician, Western Health, Melbourne, Adjunct Professor, The Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology, Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne
Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Senior Medical Advisor, Avant Mutual Medical Indemnity
Paediatric Endocrine CNC, Trans and Gender Diverse Health Services, Maple Leaf House, Hunter New England LHD
Legal and Policy Officer, Avant
Dr David Garne
Director: Community, Primary, Remote and Rural, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong
Dr Patrick Tansley
President, Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine
Senior Legal Advisor, Avant
Executive Officer, Transcend Australia
Dr Tram Nguyen
Consultant Psychiatrist, The Royal Children's Hospital Gender Service, Melbourne
Professor Julie Leask
Professor, Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney
Special Counsel, Hall & Wilcox
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Midwife, and Maternal Health Researcher and Educator, Northern Territory Health
Dr Kiarna Brown
Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Royal Darwin Hospital
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