Presentations from Annual Forum 2015

A Journey through Healthcare: Ethics, Medicine and Emerging Risks

22-23 October 2015 | Pullman Hyde Park Hotel, Sydney

Presenter biographies are available HERE

Thursday 22 October 2015

1305: Hypothetical Part 1 - The Start of Life

Using the experiences of a hypothetical family, an expert panel will discuss the ethical issues and emerging medico-legal risk areas involved in IVF, genetics, pre-conception counselling and ante-natal testing.

Stephen Lancken, Negocio Resolutions

Clare Fountain, Patient Advocate
Julie Hamblin, Consultant, HWL Ebsworth, Lawyers
A/Prof Kristi Jones, Clinical Geneticist, The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Dr Joseph Sgroi, O&G & IVF/Fertility Specialist

1545: Hypothetical Part 2 - The End of Life

Continuing the story of the hypothetical family through the generations, a panel of experts will discuss the ethical issues and emerging medico-legal risk areas involved in Advanced Care Directives, capacity and consent, Assisted Suicide and Futile Care.

Stephen Lancken, Negocio Resolutions

Dr Richard Abbott, General Practitioner
Dr Catherine Mason, Psych-Oncologist, Westmead Hospital
Zara Officer, Special Counsel, Holman Webb Lawyers
A/Prof Tuly Rosenfeld, Specialist Geriatrician
Prof Cameron Stewart, School of Health, Law & Ethics, The University of Sydney

23 October 2015

0900: The Millennial Generation: Challenges as Doctors and Patients

Kathryn Booth, Principal & Director, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

What are Patient Expectations?
Jen Morris, Patient Advocate
Using Social Media for Better Patient Outcomes.
Dr Michael Bonning, representing the AMA Council of Doctors in Training
NRAS Review and the Future of Regulation.
Kym Ayscough, Executive Director, Regulatory Operations, AHPRA
Big Data's Impact on Healthcare.
Dr Paul Nicolarakis, CEO, Lorica Health
If delegates would like to discuss any aspect of Dr Nicolarakis' presentation, please contact him directly via

 Jen Morris.pdf
 Dr Michael Bonning.pdf
 Kym Ayscough.pdf

1130: The Future of Medicine

Dr Andrew Miller, Chair, MIIAA

Is Medical Practice Safer than it Used to Be?
Insurer Perspective: Gae Robinson, Principal, Finity Consulting
Patient Perspective: Emma Sayers, Senior Project and Policy Manager, Health Issues Centre

Growing Impact of Technology in Medicine.
Dr Nathan Pinskier, Chair, RACGP National Standing Committee on eHealth
Medico-legal Challenges Facing Future Doctors.
Scott Chapman, Partner, TressCox Lawyers
Bill Madden, National Practice Group Leader - Medical Law, Slater & Gordon Lawyers

 Gae Robinson.pdf
 Emma Sayers.pdf
 Dr Nathan Pinskier.pdf
 Scott Chapman and Bill Madden.pdf