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NSPine Personal Injury Conference - 26th June 2015

Nottingham, Queens Medical Centre


CPD: 6 hours


Nspine 2015 offers a unique opportunity for solicitors and medical experts specialising in spinal injury claims to extend their knowledge on the legal and medical aspects of spinal claims. This is an excellent forum for medicolegal professionals with an interest in spines to network and discuss the latest legal and medical developments in spinal litigation.

Leading experts will cover the medico-legal issues arising in clinical negligence and personal injury relevant to spinal claims. Consent issues, risk assessment and causation will be discussed and the presentations will be illustrated with case studies. With an interesting balance between medical and legal speakers the conferences will be of interest to both claimant and defendant medico-legal professionals.


Conference Programme

08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Chair's Welcome and Introduction
Mike Grevitt & William Waldron QC
09:15 Basic science - cervical spine
Mr Sherief Elsayed, Spinal Surgeon, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
Basic biomechanics
Mechanics of injury
Spinal cord injury
09:55 Cervical spine injury
Mr Peter Kirkpatrick, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Cambridge
Clinical presentations
Investigation (including radiology)
Principals of treatment
10:35 Refreshments
10:50 The future of personal injury
William Waldron QC, Exchange Chambers, Manchester
Craig Budsworth, Chairman of MASS
Warren Collins, Partner – Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer & Co-ordinator of APIL's Spinal Cord Special Interest Group
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Cervical spine injuries in sport
Nigel Henderson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
13:40 Objective analysis and rehabilitation of cervicomusculoskeletal system
Don Gatherer, Physiotherapist, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
14:20 Working with the spinal cord injury client: perspective from solicitor and barrister
William Waldron QC, Exchange Chambers & Warren Collins, Solicitor, Manches Pennington
15:00 Refreshments
15:20 Psychological and Neuropsychological sequelae of cervical spine injury
Professor Gus Baker, The Walton Centre, Liverpool
16:00 Life goes on: Life after spinal cord injury
Psychological impact; friends and family
David Smith, MBE Paralympic Rower
17:00 Closing remarks


Friday 6th February 2015