The Law and Ethics of Therapeutics

The 2017 ASM was held in Perth on 21 & 22 October.

Attendees enjoyed a diverse and informative program, with guest speakers from Australian and overseas. Ethical issues and legal principles surrounding therapeutics were explored in a range of scenarios which doctors face, from paediatrics to prescribing… and much more!

Click the links below to discover more about the recent ASM.

Guest Speakers

  • Mr Paul Yovich SC – “Doctors behaving badly”
  • Dr Andy Roberston – “State regulation of medicinal cannabis” and “Drug supplies in a disaster response”
  • Dr Brent Hyslop – “Dementia, best interests, and non-consensual drug trials”
  • Professor Vera Lucia Raposo – “Off-label prescription and the best standard of care: do they go together?”
  • Mr Colin Priddis – “New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) – the dynamic legal status of substances derived from licit and illicit sources”
  • Dr Michael Christmass – “The problem is crystal… but is the solution clear?”
  • Dr Wojciech Chrzanowski – “Nanosafety – from safety of nanoparticles to their therapeutic applications”

College Speakers

  • Professor Roy Beran – “Conducting clinical trials in private practice”
  • Dr Alexander Holden – “A whiter shade of grey: the professional and legal position of tooth whitening”
  • Professor Mike O’Connor – “Going to grass in pregnancy”
  • Professor Erwin Loh & Dr Jessica Dean – “Pharmaceutical industry presence in health services – more than just free pens”
  • Dr Maria Dudycz – “The law and ethics of sterilisation of disabled persons – challenges in adopting a therapeutic approach consistent with human rights legislation”
  • Dr Sandra Johnson – “Ethics of therapeutics in paediatrics”
  • Dr Don Buchanan – “Opiate prescribing and real-time reporting”

Download the Presentations

The 2017 ASM visual presentations are available for attendees to download via the button below. If you did not attend the ASM but wish to access a specific presentation, please contact the College via email.

Please note: The ACLM 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting presentations are available for download for ASM 2017 Attendees’ personal reference only. Individuals need to seek the author’s specific consent before using the content for any other purpose. If the content is used in any manner, appropriate acknowledgement must be made to the author/s.

A complete ASM gallery is available for attendees to view via the button below.