Medico Legal Congress

When12 - 13 March 2020
Venue Other
Event Type Trade & Consumer
Entry Fee 2795

The 29th Annual Medico Legal Congress returns on 12-13 March 2020 in Sydney. The event is Australia’s premiere medico legal event and a highlight on the calendar of the nation’s medico legal professionals. The congress features wonderfully credentialed speakers addressing complex and thought-provoking medico legal issues.

Featuring an opening keynote address:

Voluntary Assisted Dying – Victoria at the vanguard
The development of voluntary assisted dying in Australia
Victoria’s law and its experience to date
Challenges for the medico-legal professions
Julian Gardner AM. Former chair, Victoria’s VAD Implementation Taskforce

Topics to be addressed include:

- Genetic testing in medical negligence cases
- Beyond Advance Care Directives: Medical treatment planning for the person who lacks an Advance Care Directive
- Legal liability for nurses and midwives – Complaints and compensation
- Modelling tumour kinetics to estimate patient prognosis after delayed diagnosis
- First, do no harm – Causation in medical negligence
- Difficult issues at the emergency medicine – medicolegal interface
- Regulation of health practitioners in Australia and the immediate action process
- Damaging patient comments – Recent case law and what can you do?
- Data breaches and cyber attacks-Privacy issues for healthcare
- PANEL DISCUSSION | Birth trauma and litigation
- PANEL DISCUSSION | End of life decision-making
- PANEL DISCUSSION | Patient centered care
- Regulators act in the public interest… so what is that?

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP- Wednesday 11th March 2020 2:00pm-5:00pm

Medical consent in 2020

- Introduction to medical consent
- A history of informed medical consent
- Legal requirements of medical consent + case studies
- Delivery of consent
- Modifying risk with improved consent

Dr Rebecca Bronwyn Saunderson, Dermatologist, CEO, Consentic