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Clinical Negligence Conference - 29th October 2015

Edinburgh, The Scotsman Hotel

£250.00 + VAT

CPD: 6 hours - APIL accredited


Conference Programme 

09:00 Registration & refreshments
09.15 Chair's Introduction
Ampersand Advocates
09.30 Medico-legal issues in Sepsis  – a medical emergency, definitions, cause and prevalence of sepsis, diagnosis and treatment – the importance of early intervention, septic shock – why patients die, sepsis in pregnancy – causes and outcomes, sepsis management in ITU, common scenarios for sepsis.
Dr Rosie MacFadyen, Consultant in Critical Care, Western General Hospital
10.10 Medico-legal issues in hip replacement surgery – consent and known risks, problems with prosthesis, loosening wrong size component, infection, device failure – focusing on the DePuy prosthesis.
Mr Graham Lawson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The New Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
10.50 Refreshments
11.10 Medico-Legal issues in General Surgery - Laparoscopic versus open cholocystecomy – causes and outcomes of bile duct injury, common complications of gastrointestinal surgery– infection, bleeding and anastomotic leaks, delay in diagnosis of malignancy – the importance of early diagnosis.
Mr Mark Duxbury, Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic & General Surgeon, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
11.50 Panel discussion – topic to be confirmed
Ampersand Advocates & Medical speakers
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Medico-legal issues in Subarachnoid haemorrhage - the course of subarachnoid haemorrhage and the clinical symptoms, the consequences of failure to image or interpret the scans correctly, the consequences of failing to perform a lumbar puncture when indicated, the role of angiography, neurosurgical/neuro-interventional management.
Mr Fred Nath, Consultant Neurosurgeon, South Tees Hospital
14.30 Delay in diagnosis of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia – signs and symptoms of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia, diagnostic testings, timelines for the use of IV antibiotics, consequences for the delay in diagnosis, condition and prognosis
Dr Nelly Ninis, Consultant Paediatrician, St Mary’s Hospital and Medical Advisor for Meningitis Research Trust
15.10 Medico-Legal issues in Ophthalmology – Current controversies. Is loss of sight of one eye a disability? Sight loss malingering and what can go wrong with laser surgery.
Mr Robert Murray, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Head of Service, Borders General Hospital, Melrose & Chair of the Specialty Surgical Group for Ophthalmology
15.50 Refreshments
16.10 Medico-legal issues in obstetric anaesthesia – consent issues, dural tap, nerve damage, general anaesthesia and anaesthetic awareness.
Dr David Levy, Consultant Anaesthetist, Nottingham University Hospitals
16.40 Life happens every moment everyday not just when a crisis happens – an overview of being on the front line.
Maura Buchanan, Senior Nurse, Independent Adviser Nursing and Healthcare, Past President of the RCN (2006-2010)
Closing remarks and finish 17.30



Dr David M. Levy Fred P Nath Dr Nelly Ninis Mark Duxbury Dr. Robert Murray



Friday 11th September 2015