Emporium Hotel, Brisbane, QLD (Live streaming available)

4 & 5 December 2021

Emporium Hotel South Bank, Brisbane, QLD
(Live streaming available)


Spaces will be allocated on a first paid, first served basis.

If you choose to pay via direct bank transfer, please do so immediately and send a confirmation of your payment to Otherwise your spot will be released to another paying customer.

If you have any trouble with submitting this form, please email us immediately to request to secure a spot -

By registering, you confirm that you have read and accept the Cancellation Policy and all other course information on this page.

Active_Advanced Law Intensive – December 2021

Attendee Details

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Registration Fee

Payment Method

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Includes Registration Fee plus 1.9% Credit Card processing and handling fee
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An intensive two day program that focuses in some detail on the principles that define the legal relationship between the patient and the health care professional. Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of how these principles are applied by civil, criminal and disciplinary law in the context of clinical practice, thereby providing an opportunity to further enhance the health and safety of patients.

Learning Outcomes
- Apply the principles of consent to, and refusal of, medical treatment in adults and children in the clinical setting.
- Analyse the various categories of a doctor’s duty of care that can be owed to a patient and the relationship between the duty, breach of duty and harm caused by the breach.
- Differentiate between the cases of negligence that involve a failure to warn the patient of a material risk and those cases that involve treatment.
- Recognise that the fundamental principle underpinning disciplinary law in relation to the regulation of health professionals is protection of the public, not punishment.

The ACLM Basic Law Intensive is generally a pre-requisite to attending the Advanced Law Intensive. However, if you have completed other studies in medical law, please contact us to ascertain whether you can attend the Advanced Law Intensive without having attended the Basic Law Intensive.


Download the program below (some changes may be made if necessary)


Recommended Reading
- Health Law in Australia 3nd edition, Ben White, Fiona McDonald, Lindy Willmott; LBC 2018

- Australian Medical Liability 4th edition, Bill Madden, Janine McIlwraith, Benjamin Madden; LexisNexis Australia 2021

- Ethics and Law for the Health Professions 4th edition, Ian Kerridge et al; Federation Press 2013

- Law and Medical Practice 2nd edition, Loane Skene; Butterworths Australia 2004

- Australian Medical Law 3rd edition, John Devereux; Routledge-Cavendish 2007

Pre-course Activity - due Friday 19 November
The pre-course activity must be completed and returned via email no later than Friday 19 November 2021. This activity is sent to you following registration. This activity is mandatory for those who are claiming RACGP CPD points, but it is strongly recommended for all students to complete.


The Emporium Hotel South Bank - Frangipani 3 Room
267 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Travel & Accommodation
We recommend booking travel and accommodation which has flexible cancellation policies in case of COVID impacting your ability to travel.

Accommodation Options
- Emporium Hotel South Bank - a % off Best Available Rate will be available for our students
- Mantra at South Bank - 5 minute walk
- Courtyard by Marriott - 10 minute walk
- Menso at South Bank - 5 minute walk

Public Transport
- 3 minute walk from South Bank Train Station and South Bank Busway
- Brisbane Airtrain travels direct from the Domestic Airport to South Bank Station -

Car Parking Options
- Onsite valet parking at the Emporium Hotel subject to availability - $45.00/vehicle
- South Bank Parklands
- Southpoint Car Park
- Alternatively, there is street parking available throughout South Bank, however please note meter signs and requirements


Prof Roy Beran - Neurologist & Professor
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. He currently sits on Council and is a joint Head of Teaching Faculty of ACLM. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (London). 

Dr Don Buchanan - Forensic Physician & 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. Don was President of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine from 2013-2017 and is an Honorary Life Fellow of the College.

Prof John Devereux - Professor of Law, 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 joint Head of Teaching Faculty.


ACLM members - AUD $850 (inc. GST)

Non-members - AUD $1,000 (inc. GST)


A refund less $150 administration fee will be provided for all cancellations received at least 30 days prior to the course start date. Any cancellations after this point will be non-refundable. The following will also apply.

By registering, you accept that if you are unable to attend in person due to:

 - Travel restrictions, border closures, lockdowns by the government,
 - Travel restrictions by your employer, or
 - COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms at the time of the event *

then you:

 - Will send a signed letter to ACLM stating the reason you are unable to attend in person,
 - Will be offered to attend the course virtually via live streaming, and
 - Acknowledge that live streaming may have some limitations to interaction capabilities.

* If you are unwell at the time of the event, you will be offered the option of either a full refund or online attendance via live streaming.

For further information, please see the Live Streaming & Contingency Planning Information below.


Who can attend virtually via Live Streaming?
Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation and its ability to quickly change the freedom to travel and attend meetings, we will provide virtual attendance via Zoom for students in the following circumstances only.

Live streaming will only be made available to registered students who are unable to attend in person due to:
- Travel restrictions, border closures, lockdowns by the government (including overseas students)
- Travel restrictions by their employer, or
- COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms at the time of the event.

What will the live streaming experience be like?
Following feedback from our last hybrid course, ACLM will endeavour to provide a high quality learning experience for our virtual attendees. Every effort is being made to make the virtual experience as similar as possible to being in the real classroom.

Virtual attendees will be able to:
- Hear and see the lectures via a live stream
- Hear and participate in audience Q&A time
- Participate in group breakout work with an ACLM teacher joining the online group, as per normal group work.

Despite our best efforts, please be aware that virtual attendance via live streaming may have some limitations to the ability for virtual students to interact as freely as in the real classroom.

How to request to attend via Live Streaming
Please send a signed letter to ACLM stating the reason you are unable to attend in person.

When will ACLM approve students to attend via Live Streaming?
Due to the ever changing nature of COVID-19, we will assess requests on a case by case basis. As a guide:
- Overseas students can expect instant approval to attend via live streaming.
- Interstate students who feel they are unable to travel due to travel restrictions are asked to wait until 2 weeks prior to the event before requesting live stream, since COVID outbreaks may resolve closer to the date.

Contingency Planning
In the scenario of a lockdown or COVID-19 outbreak in the venue's city or state, we may switch the entire course online. By registering, you agree to attend the course virtually on the same dates, should this circumstance arise.


In preparation for holding the Advanced Law Intensive, ACLM is completing a COVID Safe Event Checklist as required by the Queensland Government.

As part of our commitment to making this event COVID Safe, you must comply with the following directions:

- Do not attend this event if you are unwell. This includes if you are currently or have recently experienced cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, loss of smell or taste, vomiting, diarrhoea, or shortness of breath.

- Do not attend this event if you have been in close contact with a person who is positive with COVID-19, or if you have been required to self-isolate or quarantine by the government. 

- If the above circumstances apply to you, please contact ACLM to attend via live streaming instead. If you are unwell at the time of the event, you will be offered the option of either a full refund or online attendance via live streaming.

- It is your responsibility to check the latest QLD restrictions to ensure you are safe and able to travel and attend this event. This may include applying for a QLD Border Declaration Pass. See these links - /

- Wherever possible, 1.5m physical distancing should be adhered to during this event. To minimise movement at the venue, please must stay within your chosen seat where practical.

- Regardless of whether masks are mandatory in QLD for events of this nature at the time of the even, please make sure to bring your own mask and wear it if physical distancing is not possible. See here for current directions -

- Wash and sanitize your hands frequently and follow hygienic practices when coughing or sneezing.

- Check in at the venue using the Check in QLD app. QR check in codes provided.

- The allocated venue room is 146sqm. There will be over 4 sqm per person. In accordance with government guidelines, tables will be spaced 1.5m apart with only 2 person per 1.8m table.

The venue, Emporium Hotel South Bank, also operates under a COVID Safe Plan developed in conjunction with Empire Hospitality. This includes the following measures:

- Increased frequency of cleaning to guarantee that all public surfaces are sanitised regularly throughout each day.

- Santiser and hand washing facilities are available throughout the venue, including in each conference room.

- Appropriate signage for maximum room capacities, physical distancing and hygiene.

- All employees have completed government regulated COVID-19 training.

- Sanitised pens, single use notebooks, water bottles for each guest, catering served in individual portions or served by an Emporium team member.

- Guest rooms are deep cleaned and disinfected after checkout. Concierge team wipes down all areas touched during valet parking.

- No guests accepted who are required to quarantine.