The Medico-Legal Society of Victoria


Special Rate for MLSV Members to attend the Medico Legal Congress 2019


Please join us for the 28th Annual Medico Legal Congress – Australia’s premiere medio legal event and a highlight on the calendar of the nation’s medico legal professionals. The 2019 Congress will be held on the 6-7 March 2019 at the Radisson Blue Plaza, Sydney.


This year’s two-day agenda features wonderfully credentialed speakers addressing complex and thought-provoking medico legal issues including  supervision of junior doctors, a patient’s right to choose and refuse, failures to relieve pain in childbirth, ageing doctors and many more. Click here to view this year’s two-day agenda.


Speakers include:


  • Kym Ayscough, Executive Director, Regulatory Operations, AHPRA
  • Eamon Harrington, Partner, Comyn Kelleher Tobin (solicitors, Ireland), Former Chairman, Litigation and ADR Committees, Law Society of Ireland
  • Associate Professor Stephen Gough ASMChair, Paramedicine Board of Australia
  • Hugh Dillon, Barrister, Maurice Byers Chambers
  • Dr Michael Eburn, Associate Professor, School of Legal Practice, ANU College of Law, The Australian National University
  • Professor Erwin Loh, Chief Medical Officer & Executive Director Innovation, Patient Safety & Experience, Monash Health
  • A/Prof Daniel Challis, Director of Women’s and Children’s Health, South East Sydney LHD
  • Karen Kumar, Partner, Hicksons Lawyers
  • Helen Turnbull, Special Counsel-Professional Conduct, Avant
  • Andrew Korda AM, Conjoint Professor Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Western Sydney University & Consultant Emeritus, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
  • Trudy Ararat, Chief Legal Officer, Peninsula Health
  • Richard Laufer, Legal Counsel, Director – Legal and Information Services, Northern Health
  • Dr Andrew Walby MBBS, DipRACOG, FACEM, Director of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department, Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) Limited
  • Veronica Scott, Special Counsel, MinterEllison


And many more…


As an official supporting partner, Medico-Legal Society of Victoria members are entitled to a 15% discount to attend the two-day conference.


To register, simply enter the promo-code P19A0115 when booking. Early Bird rates are also available until 21 December 2018.


Register online today at

The Australasian College of Legal Medicine

ACLM holds annual Basic and Advanced Law Intensive and Expert Witness courses, and Annual Scientific Meetings on a variety of medico-legal themes.

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The Australian Centre for Health Law Research is delighted to announce the launch of its new website End of Life Law in Australia at Please feel free to circulate this email and the attached brochure to your colleagues, organisation and networks.

About the website

End of Life Law in Australia is designed to provide practical legal information for patients, families, health and legal practitioners, the media, policy makers and the broader community about Australian laws (by jurisdiction) relating to death, dying and end-of-life decision-making. The website covers key areas of interest including advance directives, guardianship, withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, palliative care, organ donation and assisted dying and euthanasia, with links to external resources in each Australian State and Territory.

Subscribe and receive updates

End of life Law in Australia also has a Recent Developments webpage which is regularly updated with information about legal and policy developments in the end-of-life field. Should you wish to subscribe for updates, please email with the words ‘subscribe website’ in the subject line.

Legal overview brochure –

We also attach for your information a brochure which provides an overview of the fundamental legal concepts relating to the law at end of life.

We welcome any feedback and suggestions about how to improve the website, and invite you to contact us any time.

Thank you for your consideration. We hope End of life Law in Australia is of interest, and a valuable resource for you.

Kind regards,

Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott



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