Prior Meetings

Scientific Webinar “The impact of COVID-19 on the Medico Legal Environment.”



June 2020 Biography of Speakers

Meeting Recording (Available to view until 30 June 2020).  After this time please contact Access Password: Covid-19

David Muscatello’s slides

Scientific Meeting – Defamation and Social Media

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For a recording of the meeting or copy of Andrew Miers’ talk please email

Networking Cocktails ‘Concussion in Sport’ 29th October 2019 

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Presentation reduced resolution Concussion in Sport

Low value’ and ‘inappropriate’ medical care – what is the difference and how widespread is it?’ 18th September 2019 

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Assisted Dying, 14 November 2018

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‘My Health Record’, 30 October 2018

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Media & Medicine’, 19 September 2018

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Click here for Richard Bean’s slides, and click here for the video URLs.

Click here for a video on the Mackenzie Casellar story. Sophie Scott is an investigative health reporter and keen to hear about story ideas. Get in contact  or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @sophiescott2

Prescription overdoses – drugs of addiction’, 06 June 2018

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‘Human error or criminal culpability? The line is blurring’, 11 April 2018

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‘Complaints against doctors are on the rise! Why are patients complaining and what can you do’, 14 March 2018

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Ms Karen Stott

Ms Rachel King

Article ‘Science of Human Relations

Article ‘Pain of Conflict’

Pitfalls of an Expert

Ms Kylie Agland & Dr Lisa Brown

‘Navigating privacy in the healthcare sector’ Q&A Panel Discussion

Mr Annan Boag

Ms Alison Choy Flanningan

Dr Walid Jammal

Dr Julian Walter – MC

‘missing body murders, forensic profiling’
Professor Bob Peckitt, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Forensic Physician visiting from Britain.

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Medical Cannabis – Are they just blowing smoke?

Dr David Gronow

Ms Ruanne Brell

Question time

Pushing the limits of parenthood: law and practice around gamete donation and surrogacy

Ms Julie Hamblin

Prof Michael Chapman

Question time

Patient Centred Care and Patient Advocacy – Strengths and Weaknesses

Dr Karen Luxford

Mr Phil Greenwood SC

Question time

The Case for Sham Surgery

Prof Ian Harris

Mr Michael Fordham SC

Question Time

Clinical Governance and Patient Safety for NSW Health Services

Dr Murray Wright

Ms Deanne Tadros

Question Time

Fitness to Practice Medicine – Have we got the balance right?

Ms Helen Turnbull

Dr Alison Reid

Question Time

Are Catastrophphes in Mental Health Foreseeable?

Dr Matthew Large

Dr Peggy Dwyer

Question Time

Contact Sport: Watch your Head Legal Exposures for Doctors of Concussion Injuries in Sport

Dr Arthur Shores

Introduction to Mr Allan Sullivan SC

Mr Alan Sullivan QC

Question Time

Ageing in the Professions

Dr Peter Driessen

Dr Chanaka Wijeratne

Question Time

Social Media

Dr Benjamin Veness

Mr Michael Swan

Question Time

Multidisciplinary Teams

Dr Mark Sidhom

Mr Bill Madden

Medical Tourism

Dr Garry Buckland

Ms Kate Gillman

Sexual boundaries – violating and changing outcomes

Jonathan Phillips

Phillip Boulten

The Opioid Epidemic – a Doctor Caused Crisis?

Professor Milton Cohen

Peter Dwyer

Breaking the Cycle: Anti-doping in Professional Cycling

Anne Gripper

Late Term Abortion


De Costa

Expert Witness Immunity – Continuing Relevance










  • Wrongful birth, wrongful life
  • Hepatitis C



  • Economy class syndrome (November 2002)
  • A medically supervised injection centre (September 2002)
  • Criminal profiling – a psychiatric confession (June 2002)
  • The right to maintain silence (March 2002)




  • Competition law, policy and the medical profession (November 1999)
  • Evolving perspectives in professional sexual misconduct cases (September 1999)
  • Expert evidence (June 1999)
  • The sale of professional standards (March 1999)


  • The Belanglo enigma (November 1998)
  • Child sexual abuse (September 1998)
  • Causation (June 1998)
  • Restructuring Australia’s Health Care (March 1998)

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