7th Serjeants’ Inn/ Oxford Neurosurgery Medical Law Conference
26th September 2016
This is the seventh year that John de Bono QC has joined forces with Oxford neurosurgeon Richard Stacey to organise this event at Wadham College, Oxford for both claimant and defendant clinical negligence enthusiasts. They aim for an interesting mix of medical and legal talks and will once again be offering a ‘speed dating’ session after lunch with a more informal opportunity to ask questions of our medical speakers.
Professor Peter Rothwell: “The effects of aspirin on risk and severity of early recurrent stroke after transient ischaemic attack and ischaemic stroke”
Professor Karol Sikora: “Delays in cancer diagnosis and causation”
Dr James Stone: “Surviving sepsis – the interactions between the Pathogen, the Patient and the Practitioner”.
Dr Kevin Ives “Neonatology and the law”.
Eloise Power “Hips, Shoulders, Knees and Mesh: Medical Devices in the age of Montgomery”
Oliver Williamson, will provide our customary “Legal Update”.
Lunch will be served in hall. We anticipate that as previously the event will be accredited by both the SRA and Bar Council for 5.5 hours CPD.
Cost: £260 per delegate.
For further information on each speaker, please click read more below.
Peter Rothwell is Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford. He founded the Stroke Prevention Research Unit in 2000. He has just published his long awaited research in the Lancet demonstrating for the first time the dramatic benefits of aspirin in preventing stroke. This will be a rare outing into the medico-legal world for Professor Rothwell. This is a one off and not to be missed opportunity for both claimant and defendant practitioners to hear him explain his ground breaking research. If you have stroke cases you really need to come.
Professor Karol Sikora is Chief Medical Officer, Proton Partners International and Dean, University of Buckingham Medical School. He was Clinical Director at the Hammersmith for over 15 years. He launched Cancer Partners UK, Britain’s largest independent network of innovative cancer treatment centres in 2009. Building on his experience as Chief of the World Health Organisation’s Cancer Programme between 1997 and 1999 and an adviser to the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, he has also formed Cancer Partners International, which builds more affordable cancer centres in the developing world. He has written many books and articles on surviving cancer. You may have seen reviews recently of his latest book, The Street-Wise Patient’s Guide to Surviving Cancer: How to be an Active, Organised, Informed, and Welcomed Patient.
Dr James Stone is a Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Infection Prevention and Control Doctor at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is well known as a ‘go to’ microbiology expert, particularly in cases of meningitis. His talk will include reflections on the recent O’Neill report on tackling drug resistant infections and the importance of “appropriate” early antimicrobial therapy and how this is becoming increasingly difficult with burgeoning antibiotic resistance and diagnostic methods.
Dr Kevin Ives is a Consultant Neonatologist at the John Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust Oxford and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics at the Neonatal Unit, Women’s Centre, Oxford. He is well known as an expert in cerebral palsy and other clinical negligence cases. He will give a broad overview of commonly encountered issues in neonatology and reflect on recent literature on survival.
Eloise Power is a barrister at Serjeants’ Inn. She has been instructed to appear before the Court of Appeal in Grimstone v Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, which will be the first case in which the Court of Appeal will consider medical devices and informed consent in the light of last year’s landmark cases: the Supreme Court’s judgment in Montgomery and the European Court’s judgment in Boston Scientific. She is instructed in a range of medical negligence and product liability matters including the metal on metal hip litigation and the trans-vaginal mesh litigation.
Eloise will consider whether patients have a right to know about their doctor’s links with medical device companies? What should doctors tell patients about the pros and cons of particular products? What information should medical device companies provide to doctors and to patients?
Oliver Williamson, barrister at Serjeants’ Inn, will provide our customary “Legal Update”.
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