Programme 28th September 2018



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08:30  Registration

09:30  Welcome from Julian Benson, Barrister


Session 1 Orthopaedics

Chair: Ms Anna Diamond, Kings Chambers

09:40 Medical and legal implications of pelvic and acetabular trauma
          Mr Peter Hull, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.


10:00 Extent for liability for infection in hospitals
          Mr Alan Norrish, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


10:20 Discussion


10:40 Coffee


Session 2 The Role of Anxiety and Psychological Trauma in Chronic Pain

Chair: Dr Michael Spencer, Consultant Psychiatrist

11:10 CRPS and Chronic Widespread Pain: Overlap with Anxiety and Somatisation
          Professor George Ikkos, Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital


11:30 Understanding and Managing PTSD and Chronic Pain
          Dr Walter Busuttil, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Medical Services, Combat Stress



11:50 Discussion


 Session 3 Update on Consent

Chair: Dr Rajesh Munglani, Pain Medicine Consultant

12:10 Why is consent such an issue in pain and spinal surgery?
          Dr Rajesh Munglani, Pain Medicine Consultant


12:30 Discussion


12:40 Break for lunch


 Session 3 Update on Consent continued

13:40 Consent: current legal principles
          John de Bono QC, Barrister, Searjeants Inn


14:00 Discussion


 Session 4 Rehabilitation

Chair: Marcus Grant, Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers

14:10 An overview of the management of traumatic brain injury from the scene through acute hospital management to rehabilitation

          Professor Peter Hutchinson, Professor of Neurosurgery


14:50 The importance of rehabilitation to outcome in cases of spinal cord and serious orthopaedic injury
           Dr Anbar Soopramanien


15: 10 A legal perspective on rehabilitation - rules, responsibilities and reasoning
           Stephen Glynn, Barrister, 9 Gough Square


15:30 Discussion


15:50 Coffee


 Session 5 “Things fall apart: causation and experts”

Chair: Dr Emma Chojnowska, Consultant in Pain Management

16:20 Causation but not as you know it
          Julian Benson, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers

16:40 Experts getting it wrong - further lessons from case law
          Stuart McKechnie QC, Barrister, 9 Gough Square


17:00 Discussion

17:20 Close

17:45 Champagne Reception


18:30 Evening Keynote talk ‘The doctor and the criminal law’ Dr Jenny Vaughan, Consultant Neurologist


19:30 Dinner in the Hall