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APIL annual clinical negligence conference 2020

APIL annual clinical negligence conference 2020
All levels - 10 hours

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

Thanks to our sponsors


In 2020, APIL’s annual clinical negligence conference is taking place on a fully virtual platform and we are delighted to be bringing our packed two-day programme - which centres around the theme of cancer - directly to your homes and work spaces!

This BRAND NEW and innovative format will take place live from Thursday, 8 - Friday, 9 October but delegates are also invited to view the event, on-demand, for six months after the live event.

The conference will be easily accessible to all attendees via the brand new APIL App and also, via our browser version on your computers and laptops as follows:

  • The full conference programme will be available to view live, with comfort breaks
  • All sessions will be available to view on demand, at your convenience, for at least 6 months after the live event date.
  • Conference materials and slides (that have been cleared by our speakers) will be provided in an electronic format, via the virtual platform
  • Delegates will be given the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with all of the conference speakers at the end of each session
  • Virtual exhibition hall - this will give you the opportunity to fully engage with all of our sponsors and exhibitors.
  • Networking - you will be able to participate in interactive and engaging experiences through a new dynamic virtual conference platform with 1:1 chats and direct messaging with all attendees
  • Virtual Quiz and Happy Hour - all attendees are invited to join together for our informal networking activities on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Virtual delegate passes are now available to book from just £300 + VAT for corporate accredited firms, £350 + VAT for APIL members and £500 + VAT for non-members*

**Please note that registrations are for individual delegates only.  Delegates will be sent a personal unique link which must not be shared.

Conference topics include**:

Panel session: Hot topical issues

  • Speakers: Emmalene Bushnell, Secretary of APIL’s Clinical Negligence Special Interest Group, Leigh Day, London


  • Speaker: Dr John Smith, Consultant Gynaecological Histopathologist & Cytopathologist, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

The wheat from the chaff-diagnostic delay in primary care

  • Speaker: Dr Michael Ingram, GP Medico-Legal Expert, Radlett

Breast cancer

  • Speaker: Professor Ian Fentiman, Professor of Surgical Oncology, The Harley Street Breast Clinic, London

The role of radiology in cancer diagnosis

  • Speaker: Dr Amanda Martin, Lead Radiographer, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton

Legal update

  • Speaker: Shaheen Rahman QC, 1 Crown Office Row, London

Head and neck cancer

  • Speaker: Mr Laurence Newman, Consultant Surgeon, Head & Neck Unit, The Queen Victoria Hospital., East Grinstead

Orthopaedic cancers

  • Speaker: Mr Alistair Ross, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bath

Haematological cancers

  • Speaker: Dr Robert Marcus, Consultant Haematologist, 10 Harley Street, London

Establishing causation and loss in cancer cases

  • Speaker: Shahram Sharghy, APIL EC Member, Barrister, 9 Gough Chambers, London

Establishing causation in cancer cases - the medical perspective

  • Speaker: Professor Pat Price, Clinical Oncologist and Expert Witness, Imperial College, London

*Non-member rate is only available to those who are eligible for APIL membership

**Programme, topics, speakers and CPD may be subject to change


Corporate accredited firm: £300 + VAT
APIL member: £350 + VAT
Non-member: £500 + VAT