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Medico Legal Congress

Informa’s Annual Medico Legal Congress is Australia’s longest running event for medical and legal professionals.

6-7 March 2019 | Radisson Blu Plaza, Sydney

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Hospital, Govt & Academia rate available - see pricing below


The 28th Annual Medico Legal Congress returns on the 6-7 March 2019 in Sydney. The event is Australia’s premiere medico legal event and a highlight on the calendar of the nation’s medico legal professionals. The congress features wonderfully credentialed speakers addressing complex and thought-provoking medico legal issues.

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Why it’s Not a Catastrophe to be Reported to the Regulator- Facts and Fallacies about the Operation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professions
Kym Ayscough, Executive Director, Regulatory Operations, AHPRA

INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS | Medical Negligence in Ireland – Topical Developments
Eamon Harrington, Partner, Comyn Kelleher Tobin (solicitors, Ireland), Former Chairman, Litigation and ADR Committees, Law Society of Ireland


  • Current Coroners Court Trends
  • Occupational Violence and Healthcare Professionals
  • How Urgent is an Emergency Cesarean Section?
  • Where We Stand in 2019 in the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence after the Senate Enquiry and the Class Action Against Mesh Products
  • The Ageing Doctor and a Positive Transition to a Portfolio Career
  • An Update on Good Medical Practice- A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia
  • Do Patients Really Understand Us?
  • HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO DISCUSSION | Supervision of Junior Doctors & Case Law Involving Supervision Failures
  • HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO DISCUSSION | The Medico Legal Implications of Technology in Healthcare
  • Paramedicine the 15th Registered Health Profession
  • Legal Challenges Facing Health Professionals – Consumer Feedback and Coronial Investigations
  • The Extraction and Use of Posthumous Sperm – What is the Current State of Play?
  • Privacy in Healthcare
  • Clinical Perspective on When It Is and Is Not Appropriate to Divulge Personal Medical Information
  • Egregious Failures to Relieve Pain in Childbirth




Supporting Partner Supporting Partner


Kym Ayscough

Executive Director, Regulatory Operations, AHPRA

Eamon Harrington

Partner, Comyn Kelleher Tobin (solicitors, Ireland), Former Chairman, Litigation and ADR Committees, Law Society of Ireland

Hugh Dillon

(ex-Deputy State Coroner, NSW)

Professor Erwin Loh

National Chief Medical Officer and Group General Manager of Clinical Governance, St Vincent's Health Australia

A/Prof Daniel Challis

Director of Women's and Children's Health, South East Sydney LHD

Karen Kumar

Partner, Hicksons Lawyers

Andrew Korda AM

Conjoint Professor Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Western Sydney University & Consultant Emeritus, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney

Trudy Ararat

Chief Legal Officer, Peninsula Health

Richard Laufer

Legal Counsel, Director - Legal and Information Services, Northern Health

Associate Professor Stephen Gough

ASM, Chair, Paramedicine Board of Australia

Dr Michael Eburn

Associate Professor, School of Legal Practice, ANU College of Law, The Australian National University

Kylie Short

Senior Nursing Lecturer, Ara Institute of Canterbury & Adjunct Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Janine McIlwraith

Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon

Dr Andrew Walby MBBS

DipRACOG, FACEM, Director of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department, St. Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) Limited

Dr Mauritius Du Toit

Acting Executive Director of Medical Services, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Veronica Scott

Special Counsel, MinterEllison

Professor Mike O’Connor AM

Head of Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Western Sydney University; Conjoint Senior Lecturer Women's and Children's Health, University of New South Wales

Helen Turnbull

Special Counsel - Professional Conduct, Avant

Bill Madden

Special Counsel, Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers & Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Health Law Research

when & where

06 - 07 Mar 2019

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
27 O’Connell Street Sydney
New South Wales 2000
+61 2 8214 0000

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