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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

8 – 9 August 2017 | Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

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The Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference continues to cover key medico legal obstetric issues, recent cases and offers unique networking opportunities between top obstetricians, midwives, neonatal staff, barristers and other legal professionals.

This is the premier event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region and has been very well-received over the last 8 years.

No other event brings together such an excellent representation of top obstetric surgeons and barristers and other legal professionals with key addresses from leading obstetricians, midwives and lawyers, making it a key event on the obstetric, midwifery and legal calendar.



Janine McIlwraith

Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon

Professor Deborah Davis

Clinical Chair and Professor of Midwifery, ACT Government Health Directorate and University of Canberra

Dr Sonia Allan

Health Law and Regulation, Consultant

Dr Julia Unterscheider

Consultant Obstetrician, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne

Professor Michael Peek

Maternal Fetal Medicine Subspecialist, The Canberra Hospital and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Associate Dean, The Australian National University

Dr Helen Cooke

Clinical Midwifery Consultant, NSW Pregnancy and Newborn Services Network (PSN)

Jan Saddler

National Principal and Manager, Shine Lawyers’ Class Actions Practice

Bec Jenkinson

Mater Research Institute and School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Queensland

Associate Professor Tina Cockburn

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

Bill Madden

Special Counsel, Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers

Dr Adrienne Gordon

Senior Lecturer, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Central Clinical School, NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney

Dimitra Dubrow

Principal and Victorian Head of Medical Negligence, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Associate Professor Lynette Cusack RN

Chair, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Tanya Vogt

Executive Officer, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Sarah McPherson

Head of Medical Indemnity Claims, VMIA

Liz Cox

Head of Medical Indemnity Risk, VMIA

Dr Nicole Woodrow

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist/Ultrasonologist, Royal Women’s Hospital and Women’s Ultrasound Melbourne (WUMe)

Ellen O’Keefe

President, Safe Motherhood for All

Associate Professor Vinay S Rane

Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Lawyer, Melbourne

when & where

08 - 09 Aug 2017

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

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Tina Karas
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4306

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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