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Medico Legal Congress

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

1-2 March 2018 | Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

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We are delighted to announce that the 27th Annual Medico Legal Congress will continue to feature wonderfully credentialed speakers, addressing complex and thought-provoking medico legal issues.


Our 2018 Congress Keynote Addresses:

  • National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professions
    Kym Ayscough, Executive Director, Regulatory Operations, AHPRA
  • Compliance or Culture? Towards Targeting Zero or Improving Quality
    Professor Euan Wallace AM, Chief Executive, Safer Care Victoria
  • Voluntary Assisted Dying
    Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, Adjunct Professor of Law and former Director of Public Prosecutions for NSW
  • Sexual Misconduct Allegations in Medical Practice – Protecting Patients and Treating Doctors Fairly
    Professor Ron Paterson, Professor of Law, University of Auckland and Independent Reviewer of the Use of Chaperones to Protect Patients in Australia


Other engaging and informative topics to be addressed include:

  • Mapping the Contours of Complaint Risk Across the Health and Legal Professions
  • Swimming Against the Tide – Parent Refusal of Treatment
  • Psychiatrists’ Liability for Violent Acts by Patients – Recent Coronial and Civil Decisions
  • Documentation – The Doctor’s Sword and Shield
  • Help! I have a Letter from AHPRA: An In-Depth Examination of How your MDO can Assist
  • A Review of Recent Inquiries Involving Fetal Deaths, Lessons to be Learned and Review of the Nature and Scope of the Duty to Warn and Informed Consent
  • COSMETIC SURGERY | Outcomes from Disappointment to Negligence
    What Does the Use of Social Media mean in Clinical Areas? How do you Control it?
  • Sexual Harassment in the Medical Profession
  • A Turf War: Conventional v Complementary Medicine and its Impact on Legal Claims
  • The Dentistry/Law Interface – Facts, Misconceptions and Trends in Disciplinary and Civil Issues
  • Whose Duty of Care is it Anyway?
  • AI Developments in Healthcare


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Kym Ayscough

Executive Director, Regulatory Operations, AHPRA

Professor Euan Wallace AM

Chief Executive, Safer Care Victoria

Nicholas Cowdery AM QC

Adjunct Professor of Law and former Director of Public Prosecutions for NSW

Professor Ron Paterson

Professor of Law, University of Auckland and Independent Reviewer of the Use of Chaperones to Protect Patients in Australia

Dr Marie Bismark

Associate Professor in Law and Public Health, University of Melbourne

Denise Bowen

Manager, Mediation & Legal Support Services, Child & Adolescent Health Service WA

Associate Professor Tina Cockburn

Australian Centre for Health Law Research, QUT Faculty of Law, Brisbane

Bill Madden

Special Counsel, Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers

Dr Andrew Walby

Director of Emergency Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Gae Nuttall

Risk Adviser, MDA National

Puja Menon

Special Counsel, Dominion Legal

Ngaire Watson

Barrister, Second Floor Selborne Chambers

Professor Ben Mathews

Principal Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Director, Children’s Health Program, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Professor Paula McDonald

QUT Business School and Director of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program, QUT

Candice Danby

Claims Manager (Solicitor), MDA National

Awash Prasad

Associate, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Associate Professor Bernadette Richards

Associate Dean, Research, Director, Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics & the Law (RUSSEL), Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide

Marianne Nicolle

Principal, Meridian Lawyers

Dr Craig Brown

Consultant, ADA NSW Advisory Services

Paulina Moncrieff

Special Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

Associate Professor Vinay S Rane

Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Lawyer, Melbourne

Janine McIlwraith

Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon

when & where

01 - 02 Mar 2018

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

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