The Medico-Legal Society of Victoria


… it is with regret that we advise that the Journal of Law and Medicine’s 25th anniversary celebration has been cancelled at this time due to unforeseen circumstances and the unavailability of some guests. The event won’t be proceeding on Wednesday 22 August 2018 as originally scheduled, and we apologise unreservedly for any inconvenience this may cause.


We are continuing to mark and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Journal of Law and Medicine. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via reply email if you would like to receive a free copy of Volume 25 Part 4 of the Journal, which includes Dr Ian Freckelton QC’s 25th Anniversary Editorial.


Yours sincerely,

Tim Pollard
General Manager, Legal Portfolio AU

Thomson Reuters Legal


Schofield Flyer July 2018Final  Click on this link to view the official PDF.

United States-based Professor Adnan A. Hyder is one of the world’s foremost injury prevention
researchers. He serves as Professor and Director of the Health Systems Program, and
Associate Chair in the Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health,
Johns Hopkins University. As Director of one of the largest academic Health Systems programs,
Professor Hyder leads a team of experts to conduct ground breaking research on health
systems strengthening and capacity building. He also serves as Director of the International
Injury Research Unit, a WHO Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention
and is the Associate Director for Global Bioethics of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of
Professor Hyder has been working on health systems and injury prevention in developing
countries for more than 20 years. He also directs several capacity development projects in South
Asia and Africa which are funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and has edited several
major global reports from the World Health Organization, World Bank and UNICEF.
From mid-August Professor Adnan A. Hyder, will take up a new appointment as the Senior
Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health, Milken Institute School of Public
Health, George Washington University, USA
Injury Prevention and Public Health Research in the 21st Century
Professor Hyder will use his 20 years of experience and work in more than 85 countries to
demonstrate the value of injury prevention to health and society and suggest opportunities for
confronting challenges. The Oration will cover a wide range of injury causes such as suicide,
road traffic fatalities, violence, falls, drowning, burns, and risk factors like alcohol. It will also
outline the role of international research and capacity building collaborations. The Oration will
highlight the need for national institutions to play a greater role in translational research and
training in the prevention of deaths and injuries in low- and middle-income countries, which have
the world’s highest rates of preventable deaths and injuries.
About the Speaker
Professor Adnan A. Hyder Professor and Director of the Health Systems Program, and Associate Chair in the Department
of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.
Event Details
2018 Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine / Monash University
Graeme Schofield
Oration* and Oration Dinner
When: 6pm Wednesday 19th September 2018
Where:  Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (entry via. Northern entrance facing the Melbourne Arts Centre)
National Gallery of Victoria

St Kilda Road
Graeme Schofield Oration Banquet Dinner
Garden Restaurant
National Gallery of Victoria (near the Clemenger Auditorium)
7.30pm Wednesday 19 September (following the Oration)
Three course dinner with wine $125.00 per ticket or $1,250 per table
Emeritus Professor Graeme Schofield
Professor Hyder will use his work with the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, the global Road Traffic Injuries Research Network and World Health Organization Collaborating Centres to demonstrate pathways of influence for injury prevention and research to have meaningful impact.
Who Should Attend
The Oration provides an opportunity for policy makers, regulators, academics, researchers, students, and funders to be exposed to injury prevention and capacity building in the wider public health agenda.



Special Rate for MLSV Members to attend the Obstetric Malpractice Conference 2018


Please join us for the 10th Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference – the premier event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. This year’s Conference will be held on 23-24 August 2018 at the Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne.


With presentations on key medico-legal obstetric issues and recent cases, the Conference also offers unique networking opportunities with top obstetricians, midwives, nurses, neonatal staff, barristers, and medico-legal professionals.


Speakers include:


  • John Lock – Deputy State Coroner, Coroners Court of QLD
  • Tanya Farrell – Executive Director, Nursing & Midwifery, The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Bree Bulle – Director, Regional Maternal & Perinatal Mortality & Morbidity Committees, The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Tanya Vogt – Executive Director, AHPRA
  • HP Dietz MD PhD – Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Sydney
  • Ngaire Watson – Barrister, Second Floor Selborne Chambers
  • Andrew Korda AM – Conjoint Professor Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Western Sydney University & Consultant Emeritus, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Christine Catling – Director of Midwifery Studies, University of Technology Sydney


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 P18A08MLSV when booking. Early Bird rates are also available until 23 June 2018.


Register online today at



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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.

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