Given the high vaccination rates in NSW and the positive Government guidance on business conferences and events, the Annual Obstetrics Malpractice Conference will be held as a face-to-face event at the Swissotel Sydney on the 7 -8th December 2021. The NSW Roadmap allows for indoor business events to run now that we have hit the 80% vaccination rate. We will continue to provide attendees with a safe networking environment following the Informa Connect AllSecure Key Commitments. All attendees must be able to prove that they have had the COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the NSW Government Roadmap.
The Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference is the premier event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region covering key medico legal obstetric issues and recent cases. It offers unique networking opportunities between top obstetricians, midwives, neonatal staff, barristers and other legal professionals making it a key event on the obstetric, midwifery and legal calendar.
Our communities are keen to reconnect, network and learn more than ever after months of disruption. We are excited to be moving back to face-to-face events but will continue to offer the option to attend the event virtually.
Informa is evolving & adapting with the times – and will be delivering premium content, unique networking and business development opportunities with key decisions makers across our specialised health conferences in the months ahead to ensure you can stay connected.
Key topics to be addressed:
- Staffing and Infrastructure across rural and regional settings
- Accreditation and upskilling the practitioner
- Key developments within recent clinical guidelines and standards
- The rippling effects of Obstetric care
- Still Birth and perinatal deaths
- Medico Legal Liability
- Responsibilities of the Legal and Clinical Professional
- Law Reform
- Complications within Surgery
- Special Damages
- Obstetric anesthesia during difficult emergencies
- Child Death Obstetric Cases
- Getting the balance right in antenatal advice: Providing the tools to navigate risks and options in the maternity journey
- Gaining consent for medical treatment
- Impact of emerging technologies in obstetrics
Attendance at the Obstetric Malpractice Conference equals 11 CPD Hours
Attendance at the Obstetric Malpractice Conference equals 10 CPD Hours
Dr Anne Tonkin
Chair, Medical Board of Australia
CEO, Australasian Birth Trauma Association
Special Counsel, Maliganis Edwards Johnson, Chair, Australasian Birth Trauma Association, Director, Physiotherapy Board of Australia & Director, Corryong Health
Dr Vijay Roach
Immediate Past President, RANZCOG
Professor Ted Weaver OAM
Senior Medical Officer- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH), Clinical Sub-Dean, Griffith University School of Medicine Sunshine Coast, Co Chair, QLD Maternal & Perinatal Quality Council
Dr Raphael Kuhn
Medical Secretary of Medico-Legal Society of Victoria and Member of Medical Advisory Panel of Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority and Vice-Chairman of Human Research and Ethics Committee Melbourne IVF
Dr. Rajiv Varma
MB, BS, FRCOG, Consultant Gynecologist, Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital; Inventor of Fetal Pillow®
Andrea de Souza
Barrister, Victorian Bar
Special Counsel, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers
Principal Solicitor, Remedy Law Group
Clinical Midwifery Consultant, St George Hospital, Perinatal Interprofessional Psychosocial Education, Maternity Clinicians & Project Manager, Western Sydney University
Associate Professor Alka Kothari
Senior Staff Specialist, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Redcliffe Hospital, Conjoint Associate Professor, The University of Queensland, Member, ABTA Clinical Advisory Committee
Dr Amber Moore
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, St Vincent’s Private Hospital & The Epworth Freemasons Hospital & Consultant Gynaecologist, The Royal Womens Hospital
Registered Midwife, Wollongong Hospital, Clinical Midwifery Consultant, Maternity Services NSW Health ISLHD and Co-Chair, ABTA's Clinical Advisory Committee
A/Prof Tina Cockburn
Co-Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
Professor Martin Delatycki
Clinical Director, Victorian Clinical Genetics Service
Associate Professor Emmanuel Karantanis
Obstetrician and Urogynaecologist, St George Private and Public Hospitals, Conjoint Associate Professor, UNSW
Dr Vinayak Smith
Adjunct Lecturer, Monash University- Clinical innovation management, Trainee Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Associate Professor Jon Hyett
Head of High Risk Obstetrics, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
National Head of Medical Negligence, Maurice Blackburn
Clinical Associate Professor Boon Lim
Executive Director & Senior Staff Specialist, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Canberra Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor, ANU Medical School
Dr Adam Mackie
Staff Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Practice Manager - Legal (Civil) NSW, Avant Law
Dr Jeremy Chin
Medical Co-Director (Women, Children and Youth), Royal Darwin Hospital
Dr Andrew Pesce
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist & Clinical Network Director Women’s Health, Western Sydney LHD, Chair, Medical Insurance Group Australia and Medical Defence Association of South Australia
Principal Lawyer, Margalit Lawyers
VMO Gynaecologist, Darwin Private Hospital
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when & where
07 - 08 Dec 2021
68 Market St,
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9238 8888
Swissotel Sydney Special Accommodation Rate: 10% discount off best available rate at the time of booking. In order to qualify, please call the Reservations Team on 02 9238 8888 between 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday or email email@example.com and quote INFORMA
Self service parking at Wilson’s Car Park: 383 Kent Street. This will be the price of $60.00, which includes only 1 entry and 1 exit throughout your stay. This parking lot is approximately 5 minutes’ walk to the hotel.
The venue is not offering valet parking at this time.