BASIC LAW INTENSIVE
27 & 28 JUNE 2020
Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
The BLI begins with an introduction to the legal framework that supports the health system. Consent to medical treatment, substitute decision-making, clinical negligence, confidentiality and privacy are then discussed. These areas of law embody the principles of medical law, namely autonomy of the patient and the tension that can arise between this fundamental principle and that of beneficence or ‘best interests.’
The second section of the program involves examining the issues in clinical practice that relate to the beginning and end of life. Specifically, the topics discussed are artificial reproductive technology (ART) and the doctrine of double effect. The day concludes with an overview of forensic medicine, where clinical practice and the criminal and coronial law intersect.
Each presentation is followed by small group discussion of two clinical case studies that relate to the subject material. The small groups each then report back the whole group, identifying the legal issues that were involved in the clinical situation presented.
The Basic Law Intensive serves as a supplement (and pre-requisite) to the Advanced Law Intensive.
The program is available here:
ACLM Members: $750 inc GST
Non-members: $900 inc GST
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
14-16 Hastings Street
Noosa Heads QLD 4567
A discounted accommodation rate will be available to attendees. Details will be sent following registration and payment.
Dr Don Buchanan | ACLM Council Member, Forensic Physician and Legal Practitioner
Don Buchanan has been a full time forensic medical officer in Queensland for 26 years, during which time he was director of state government medical officer services for 7 years. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Biomedical Scientists. He obtained a Master of Public Health from the University of Queensland in 1996 and was awarded a Juris Doctor (a graduate law degree) from the University of Queensland in 2003 and admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2004. He is registered as a Barrister through the Bar Association of Queensland. He has also completed a Master of Laws (Health Law) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Professor Roy Beran | Consultant Neurologist and Lawyer, FACLM
Roy is trained as a consultant neurologist and accredited sleep physician, in addition to working within legal, military and aviation medicine. His qualifications include: MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRACGP, Grad. Dip. Tertiary Ed., Grad. Dip. Further Ed., FAFPHM, FACLM, FRCP, FACBS, B Leg. S, MHL and FFFLM (Hon). He is a Conjoint Professor of Medicine in the South Western Clinical School at the University of New South Wales and Liverpool Hospital, Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University, Queensland, and Professor Chair, Medical Law, at Sechenov Moscow First State University, Moscow, Russia. He is a founding Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine, a Past President thereof, having stepped down in 2011, and only the second elected Honorary Fellow of the College and is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (London).
Professor John Devereux | Professor of Law, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland
John Devereux teaches and researches the law of torts at the UQ Law School. He has a special interest in medical law, most notably in the areas of competency to consent to medical treatment and in epilepsy and the law. A Rhodes Scholar, John has worked as a lawyer in a variety of contexts including as a Barrister, as a consultant to a multi-national law firm, a Law Reform Commissioner for Queensland, a legal member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and as a Defence Force Magistrate. John was formerly Lecturer in Law at Keble College, Oxford University and Assistant Dean of Magdalen College, Oxford University. He is a former Associate Vice Chancellor of A.C.U. John is an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine and the legal member of the Queensland Health Quality and Complaints Commission.
Please note, we are investigating accreditation for the RACGP 2020-22 triennium.