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:
- COVID class actions
- The rights of under 16 years old’s – when parents forbid a child from getting the COVID 19 vaccine?
- Ethical dilemmas in emergency treating patients with specific cultural considerations
- Medical negligence post-pandemic
- What are we doing better since COVID? Telehealth? Digital health?
- Leadership and liability in the setting of remote consultations – who is responsible?
- Addressing medical negligence cases that have risen from lockdowns
- COVID infections in a hospital setting
- Consent issues including “informed consent” vs failure to warn
- Medicolegal issues around body & dental transformations
- Comparison of the new Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill’s
- Decision making during end-of-life care
- The role of the medical power of attorney
- Medicare provisional service review
- Recent developments in law and medicine
- Patient and family complaints – justified or not?
- Virtual versus in-person court hearings and medical consultations
- Addressing the debate around the medicolegal issues of the banned tape procedure
- The recent changes from the Medical Board involving sexual boundary issues or family violence issues
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
Chair Council, Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC), Chair, Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership, Immediate Past President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (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
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
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
Founder, Brave Legal
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