The Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference is the premier event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region covering 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.
The health and safety of our delegates, speakers and staff is our top priority that is why the Obstetric Malpractice Conference will now be a virtual event. You will still have access to the same great thought-provoking sessions and hear from leading experts including the ability to directly ask questions and engage virtually all from the safety and comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our innovative platform for the event will offer networking and matchmaking opportunities over a number of days/weeks. There will be live addresses, time for Q & A and on-demand sessions for viewing at your leisure, along with options for arranging meetings and networking at times convenient to you.
By offering a virtual event we hope to help people manage the challenges associated with coming together during travel and physical distancing restrictions in a dynamic and interactive way. We believe everyone should still be able to connect, access great content and ask questions of key obstetric, midwifery and legal experts and peers.
TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED INCLUDE;
- OPENING ADDRESS | Moving from transactional to relational patient care and the impact on the risk of litigation
- COVID-19 and obstetric care
- From Castlemaine to Carlton: Are regional and suburban mums getting a lower standard of care, or are regional and suburban practitioners held to an unrealistic standard?
- Wrongful birth claims and the failure to provide information about genetic risks without patient consent: ABC v St Georges Health Care Trust
- What genetic tests are available and how useful are they?
- CASE REVIEWS | Cases that made a Difference in 2019
- INNOVATION | Can we solve age old problems in obstetrics with novel medical technologies?
- The difference between defensive and defendable medicine
- Fatigue and the Obstetrician – Are you too tired to work?
- Mandatory reporting to AHPRA in the context of mental health
- PANEL DISCUSSION | Getting the balance right in antenatal advice: Providing the tools to navigate risks and options in the maternity journey
- PANEL DISCUSSION | Looking after yourself legally
- PANEL DISCUSSION | The impaired doctor
- PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP | Practical application of legal and ethical concepts in obstetric practice
The 12th Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference has been approved as a RANZCOG Approved O&G Meeting and eligible Fellows of this College can claim 11.5 CPD Points for full attendance. Certificates of attendance are issued upon completion.
For RANZCOG Members, the activity is now available to be selected within the MyRANZCOG CPD portal.
Australian College of Midwives CPD Recognised Activity and attracts 11.5 CPD points for full attendance of the virtual event.
Dr Vijay Roach MBBS MRCOG FRANZCOG
President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Dr David Amor
Chair, Lorenzo and Pamela Galli, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
Professor Steve Robson
Past-President, RANZCOG and Co-Founder, Send Hope and Member, ANHMRC
Mary Anne Hartley QC
Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon Lawyers
Dr Vinayak Smith
Clinician Scientist, Monash University, RANZCOG Trainee, Clinical Innovation Consultant
Principal Lawyer, Medical Negligence, Maurice Blackburn
Partner, Insurance Law & Litigation (Health), Lander & Rogers
Barrister, Greens List, Victorian Bar, Medical and Legal Malpractice
Professor Richard Doherty
Practitioner Member, Medical Board of Australia
Andrea de Souza
Barrister, Greens List
Shari R. L. Liby
Principal Lawyer, Medical Negligence, Slater and Gordon Lawyers
Special Counsel, Carroll and O'Dea Lawyers
Associate Professor Tina Cockburn TEP
Co-Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
Executive Director, Health Consumers Council
Partner, Practice Group Head Health, HWL Ebsworth Melbourne
Special Counsel, Maliganis Edwards Johnson & Chair, The Australasian Birth Trauma Association
Dr Oliver Daly
Consultant Urogynaecologist and Obstetrician, Western Health
Clinical Midwifery Consultant, NSW Health Maternity Services
Professor Bryanne Barnett AM
Child and Family Psychiatrist, Conjoint Professor, School of Psychiatry, UNSW
Founder & Director, Australasian Birth Trauma Association
Barrister, Dever’s List
Dr Andrew Pickering MBChB LLM(Health) FRANZCOG
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Public and Private Practice on Sydney's Northern Beaches and North Shore
Master of Physiotherapy, Women's Health
Associate Professor Christopher Barnett
Head of the Paediatric and Reproductive Genetics Unit, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide & Clinical Lead of the NHMRC and MRFF funded Genomic Autopsy Study
Dr Clare Whitehead
Consultant Obstetrician, The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
Dr. Rupert Sherwood
Head of Gynecology, Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne
Wednesday 7th October 2020 | 2:00pm-5:00pm
Practical application of legal and ethical concepts in obstetric practice
Attendees will form small groups and work through real scenarios from recent cases. The various responses will be discussed with commentary from experienced plaintiff and defendant legal practitioners. Medical attendees will benefit from differing medical viewpoints, a brief refresher on legal concepts applicable to obstetric practice and legal analysis of their responses to complex medical scenarios. Legal attendees will benefit from hearing from legal practitioners from different backgrounds, greater understanding of the challenges medical practitioners face ‘at the coalface’ and insight into how real medical practitioners respond to difficult scenarios.
Andrea de Souza, Barrister, Greens List
Shari Liby, Principal Lawyer, Medical Negligence, Slater and Gordon Lawyers
Jennifer Cowen, Barrister, Dever’s List
Sophie Pennington, Partner, Practice Group Head Health, HWL Ebsworth Melbourne