Returning for 2022, the 14th Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference will continue to explore the most thought-provoking topics and recent cases across the medico-legal obstetric landscape.
This is the premier event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region and has been very well-received over the last decade.
Bringing together representation from the community of obstetricians and gynaecologists, midwives, neonatal staff, barristers, and legal professionals to review recent obstetric cases around the legal, ethical, and medical issues surrounding conception, pregnancy, and birth.
This annual event is a key event on the obstetric, midwifery, and legal calendar. Providing unique networking opportunities.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Physical birth Injuries
- Collaborative care models
- Medicolegal support for practicing Obstetricians
- Patient-measured outcomes
- Abortion Legislation an international comparison
- UK Ockenden Report
- Who is responsible in public obstetrics – GP, registrar, midwife, consultant?
- Consent to vaginal birth
- CTG interpretation
- Rural and remote maternity care
- Approach to the defendant
- Expert witnesses’ briefings and can we use them more effectively?
- Reasons behind settlement
- Determining which cases go to court
- “Indefensible cases”
- Legal issue or professional issue
- Exploring the defence side of the Medicolegal landscape
- Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
- Culturally consideration and overcoming barriers
- Emerging technology in Obstetrics
- Outlining opportunities for reform
Approved for RANZCOG CPD July 2022 to Dec 2023 for 12 CPD hours in the Educational Activities Domain.
Australian College of Midwives CPD Endorsed Activity
Dr Tania Penovic
Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Research Program Group Leader, Gender and Sexuality, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
Partner, Maliganis Edwards Johnson, Chair, Australasian Birth Trauma Association, Director, Physiotherapy Board of Australia, Director, Corryong Health
Director, Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business, Government & Law, University of Canberra
Practice Leader, Class Actions, Shine Lawyers
Founder & Principal, Brave Legal
Associate, Brave Legal
Dr Vijay Roach
Immediate Past President, RANZCOG
Principal Solicitor, Remedy Law Group
CEO, Australasian Birth Trauma Association
Dr Debra O’Brien
Practitioner Member, Medical Board of Australia
Professor Jon Hyett
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Western Sydney University, Consultant in Obstetrics and Materno-Fetal Medicine, Liverpool Hospital, SWSLHD
Dr Danny Tucker
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Townsville University Hospital
Professor Jozef Gecz
NH&MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Channel 7 CRF Honorary Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability, The University of Adelaide
Special Counsel, MinterEllison
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Midwife, and Maternal Health Researcher and Educator, Northern Territory Health
Project Lead – Maternity Projects-Harm Prevention Program, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority
Associate, Slater & Gordon Lawyers
Partner – Health, Wotton & Kearney
A/Professor Lisa Hui
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Mercy Hospital for Women and The Northern Hospital, Team Leader, Reproductive Epidemiology Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Registered Midwife, Wollongong Hospital, Clinical Midwifery Consultant, Maternity Services NSW Health ISLHD and Co-Chair, ABTA's Clinical Advisory Committee
Andrea de Souza
Barrister, Victorian Bar
Associate, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers
General Counsel, The Royal Women’s Hospital
A/Prof Tina Cockburn
Co-Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
National Manager – Legal Services, MIGA
Senior Legal Advisor, Avant
Principal Lawyer, Margalit Lawyers
Dr Amber Moore
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, St Vincent’s Private Hospital
Dr Kean Kuan
Director of Medical Services, Northern Health
Dr Rachael Hickinbotham
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, North Shore Private and The Mater Hospitals
Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Professor Vicki Anderson
Paediatric Neuropsychologist, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
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