The 33rd Annual Medico Legal Congress is Australia’s premiere medico-legal event and a highlight on the calendar of the nation’s medico-legal professionals.
Whether your interest lies in a particular area of healthcare such as emergency care, obstetrics, cosmetics, dentistry, or psychedelic medicine; or coming from a plaintiff or defence background. The 2024 event will seek to cover the topics of utmost importance of the year angling for debate, reform, and case-study-based learnings for prevention of said medico-legal issues.
Attended by national clinicians, general and legal counsels, Medico Legal advisers, senior-level national and local hospital representatives, indemnity insurers, national law firms, government departments, AHPRA representatives, Medico Legal societies, and universities. The agenda is put together from research, your feedback, and suggestions. We welcome you to provide your input on what you think should be within the program.
Don’t miss out on Australia’s longest-running event for medical and legal professionals. To stay informed of speaker announcements, early bird discounts and the official agenda release register your interest below!
Topics to be addressed include:
- Recent Legislative Changes You Should be Aware Of
- Disability Royal Commission: The Interface of Health Systems and the Law
- What to do if Open Disclosure Processes Break Down
- Cosmetic Surgery Update Post 1st July 2023: what will happen next?
- Recent Developments in the Standard of Care in Medical Negligence Cases
- How to Discuss Risk with Patients
- Cross-Border Issues in the Era of Telehealth & Travelling Medicine
- Medicolegal Obligations when Using AI tools in Healthcare
- Approaches to Supporting Witnesses in Matters Involving Allegations of Sexual Misconduct in Tribunals
- Voluntary Assisted Dying: What you Need to Know About the Differences from State to State
- Intentional Torts in Healthcare
- The Commercialisation of Healthcare
- Unlawful Detention, Gillick Competency, and Other Considerations within the Hospital / Emergency Setting
- Defamation 101
- Expert Evidence
To stay informed of speaker announcements, early bird discounts and the official agenda release register your interest below
Dr Jamie Orchard
General Counsel, AHPRA
Associate, Melinda Griffiths Lawyers
Director and Principal Lawyer, Polaris Lawyers
Dr Roger Levy
Anaesthetist, Chairman, Patient Care Review Committee, North Shore Private Hospital
Senior Legal Advisor, Avant
Dr Sandra Johnson
Consultant Paediatrician, Clinical Academic, The University of Sydney
Special Counsel, Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers, Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Professor Tina Cockburn
Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Dr Rachael Hickinbotham
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, North Shore Private and The Mater Hospitals
Dr Vijay Roach
Immediate Past President, RANZCOG
Kate Eastman AM SC
Senior Associate, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers
Partner, Jackson McDonald
Dr Susan Hertzberg
Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Senior Consultant Medical Advisor, Avant Mutual Medical Indemnity
Dr Yega Muthu
Principal Lawyer, YM Lawyers, Adjunct Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University
Principal, Catherine Henry Lawyers
Dr Peter Honeyman
Occupational and Environmental Physician
Dr Michael Wright
General practitioner and Chief Medical Officer, Avant
Dr Wade Stedman
Clinical Lead – Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation, NSW Ministry of Health
Chief Operating Officer, TMLEP
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
Project Coordinator – Voluntary Assisted Dying Training Projects – QUT
Dr Reece Adler
Doctor in Training Medical Adviser, Avant, Emergency Registrar, RPA Hospital
Dr Andrew Walby
Director of Medical Services, Portland District Health, Emergency Physician, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Dr Emily Kirkpatrick
Executive Medical Director, Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture
National Manager, National Legal Practice (Professional Misconduct Unit), AHPRA
“Diverse range of topics and speakers, fantastic/respectful discussion, great chairs each day”. Delegate 2023
“The congress provided great opportunities to meet and float research ideas which further reminds us of the importance of communication in healthcare”. Delegate 2023
“Very broad coverage of medico legal topics. Very easy to understand and no overlapping”. Delegate 2023
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