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Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference

Facilitating constructive discussion and debate around the legal, ethical and medical issues surrounding conception, pregnancy and birth

23-24 August 2018 | Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

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The 10th Anniversary Obstetric Malpractice Conference is the premier event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region and will continue to cover 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.

What is Required to Strengthen the System for Maternity Care and Change the Way We Think and Feel?

Adjunct Professor Tanya Farrell, Executive Director – Nursing and Midwifery, The Royal Women’s Hospital
Bree Bulle, Director, Regional Maternal and Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committees, The Royal Women’s Hospital

Child Death Obstetric Cases -The Impact of the Coronial Process on Families as well as Those Involved in the Care

  • John Lock, Deputy State Coroner, Coroners Court of Queensland
  • Megan Jarvis, Counsel Assisting the Coroner, Coroners Court of Queensland

An Update on Midwifery Standards and Guidelines

  • Associate Professor Lynette Cusack, RM, RN, Chair, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Tanya Vogt, Executive Director, AHPRA

Topics include:

  • Balancing Patient Expectations vs Reality
  • Obstetric Consent, Information and Autonomy
  • Trends in Obstetric Medicolegal Claims at Victoria’s Largest Maternity Service
  • The UK Case of Dr Bawa-Garba – Could This Happen in Australia?
  • Incentivising Better Patient Safety
  • PANEL DISCUSSION | Big Babies and Medico Legal Risks
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Related Injuries
  • Strategies and Legal Obligations in Dealing with an Impaired Colleague
  • The Limits of Consent and Risk of Criminal Charges
  • Maternal Birth Trauma: What Does It Mean for Plaintiff and Defendant?
  • Continuity of Midwifery Care as a Means to Improve Both Quality and Safety



when & where

23 - 24 Aug 2018

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9250 1888

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call 02 8585 0808.


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Kate Twentyman
Conference Manager

Danielle Newman
Business Development Executive
+61 2 9080 4432

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