24th Annual Medico Legal Congress

An open and informed discussions on recent legislation and medical negligence cases.

Medical & Health Care, Health & Fitness

24th Annual Medico Legal Congress 19-20 Mar 2015 Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
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Featuring recent case studies and hypothetical scenarios, discussions will focus on sharing key lessons that highlight the commercial, pragmatic and criminal features of current medico legal issues from the perspective of patients, practitioners and the Court.

Topics and case studies to be discussed at the 2015 Congress include:International surrogacy arrangements, issues and regulatory responses at home and abroad NDIS: Update on rolloutInnovative treatment law reform debate in the UK Update on recent case law concerning medical misconduct The former Director of Public Prosecutions for New South Wales Nicholas Cowdery QC is speaking at the 24th Annual Medico Legal Congress, March 2015. The former chief prosecutor will be tackling the difficult and highly controversial topic of assisted suicide. Session summary: As a general proposition it is not possible to contract out of the operation of the criminal law. Aiding suicide or attempted suicide is a crime. If the elements of the offence can be proved, a prosecution may follow. The law and recent cases will be discussed, raising some challenges to those involved in this activity.

2 Day Conference: $ 1864.50 AUD

Speakers: Andrew Took, Director of Medical Legal & Employment Relations, Australian Medical Association, Professor Tina Cockburn, Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology _ Faculty of Law, Peter D'Arcy-King, Barrister, Wentworth Chambers, Bill Madden, National Practice Group Leader, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Blaise Lyons, Principal Legal Officer, NSW Ministry of Health, Professor John Skerritt, National Manager, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Andrew Saxton, Partner, Dibbs Barker, Dr Jan Dudley, VMO, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Paul Baram, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Dr Teresa Nicoletti, Partner, Piper Alderman, Bruce Topperwien, General Counsel, Professional Services Review Agency, Sonia Allen, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University Law School, Ruanne Brell, Senior Solicitor, Avant Mutual Group, Philip Bates, Barrister, Sir Anthony Mason Chambers, Brit Mainhoff, Partner, HWL Ebsworth, Catherine Henry, Principal, Catherine Henry Partners & former member, NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal, Janine McIlwraith, Senior Associate, Catherine Henry Partners and General Editor, Australian Civil Liability Bulletin, Zara Officer, Special Counsel, Holman Webb, Amanda Turnill, Co-Head Australian Life Sciences Group, Baker & McKenzie, Alison Choy Flannigan, Partner, Holman Webb