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6 September 2024 session is face to face only in Queenstown, New Zealand.


24 May 2024 session: 

The 24 May 2024 session is now sold out. Please email if you wish to join the waiting list for any cancellations for this session. We do not maintain waiting lists for future sessions. 

6 September 2024 session:

Bookings are now being accepted for this face-to-face session in Queenstown. It is being held the day prior to the ACLM 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting in Queenstown. 

>> If you wish to attend the Expert Report Writing course + Annual Scientific Meeting, click here to book on the ASM 2024 page - you can select the course as an add-on option during the ASM booking process.

>> If you wish to only attend the Expert Report Writing course, scroll to the bottom of this page and fill in the form and pay. 

Future sessions:

To ensure you receive notices of future dates and alerts for registration opening, please ensure you have signed up for course notifications using the button above. Once you receive notice of a future date available to book, please book immediately. This particular course tends to sell out within the day, or even hours. Spaces are limited to 30 attendees per session.

About the course

Participants will appreciate the essence and content of a good legal medicine report and will evaluate and improve their skills to establish a high standard of report writing.

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

1. Understand the expert’s role and the requirements for one to be considered an expert.

2. Understand the essential elements of a solicitor’s letter of instruction and appreciate when further material should be requested.

3. Know the essential elements required in an expert report, common to all Codes of Conduct.

4. Understand the difference between assumed facts, facts and opinion.

5. Understand how an opinion is properly constructed showing how any conclusions were derived.

6. Appreciate the proper use of language and understand common pitfalls in an expert’s report.

Who should attend?

The Expert Report Writing course will benefit any health care professionals who may be called upon to prepare expert reports. This includes medical, dental and allied health care professionals. If you are unsure about whether this course is right for you, simply call or email us to confirm.

Further training

This is a standalone course addressing the requirements of preparing an expert report. This Expert Report Writing course is a pre-requisite to the ACLM Expert Witness Training Program. For those wishing to further their training in being an expert, we encourage participants to extend their training by attending the ACLM Expert Witness Training Program which focuses on presenting an expert report in court and includes critique of participants' submitted reports.

Download the program


24 May 2024 - Virtual (online via Zoom). Instructions are sent to attendees after registration, closer to the date.

6 September 2024 - In person only at QT Queenstown - 30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand - Rees Room


AUD $500 ACLM members (inc. GST) | AUD $650 Non-members (inc. GST)

Optional: Additional AUD $100 (inc. GST) for post-course submitted report marking


Please download the Program & Overview above for the relevant date to view the Teaching Faculty.

CPD Information

ACLM CPD Program recognition:

8.5 hours, Relevant to Legal or Forensic Medicine

CPD home submissions:

The following allocations are suggested by ACLM and will be shown on the attendance certificate. It is up to the attendee to check that the activity meets their own CPD home's requirements and to allocate the activity type according to their CPD home's guidelines.

Educational Activity: 6.5 hours

Reviewing Performance: 2 hours (-1 hour if post-course reflective statement not submitted)

Total: 8.5 hours (adjusted as per above depending on pre/post-course activities)

Program Level Requirements met:

 - Maintaining and developing professionalism

RACGP CPD Program recognition:

This Activity No. 401559 has been allocated 8.5 CPD hours in the RACGP 2023-25 CPD Program. If you have any concerns about this activity, you may submit a GP Feedback form to the RACGP.

Adjustments to allocated hours:

The post-course activity (reflective statement) is optional for all attendees, however your Certificate of Completion will show adjusted CPD hours if you did not submit the activity.

CPD allocation for optional post-course submitted report:
Additional CPD hours can be claimed for those who complete the optional post-course submitted report activity. This will be shown on a separate
Certificate of Completion issued by ACLM.

Educational Activity: 2 hours
Reviewing Performance: 4 hours (+ 1 hour reflection on report feedback)
Measuring Outcomes: 2 hours
Total: 9 hours

RACGP attendees please note: The optional post-course activity and hours is not pre-accredited with the RACGP so this component must be self-recorded by the individual practitioner.


By registering to attend, you agree that you have read and accept the Cancellation and Privacy Policies:

Cancellation policy

Please download the Program & Overview above for the relevant date to view the Cancellation Policy for that session.

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Use this form to book your attendance at the 6 September 2024 session in Queenstown.

Note: If you wish to book to attend both this course + the Annual Scientific Meeting in Queenstown, please use the booking form on this page instead.

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