Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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APIL annual clinical negligence conference 2021

APIL annual clinical negligence conference 2021
All levels - 9.75 hours

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

"The speakers were of a high level, the talks were relevant and informative, and covered an impressively broad mix throughout the conference theme"
Sensory injuries - including vision, nerve damage, pain and hearing loss

HYBRID EVENT - Choose to attend in person or view our virtual programme

Over the past 19 years, this specialist residential conference has grown from strength to strength and for 2021, we are delighted to be heading back to the prestigious five star Celtic Manor Resort in Newport South Wales!

For 2021, we are delighted to offer our delegates the option to either attend the event in person or view the conference online via our virtual platform. All delegates will have full access to the APIL Conference App and this new feature will play an important role in the event!

This year, this specialist conference will concentrate on the theme of ‘Sensory injuries - including vision, nerve damage, pain and hearing loss’ and it will also provide important updates on the latest developments within clinical negligence law.

In terms of networking, we are pleased to bring back our informal welcome reception (and silent disco) on the Tuesday evening, and our popular dinner dance returns on the Wednesday evening!

Topics include:

Update on Meadows v Khan ***NEW FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON***

  • Speaker: John McQuater, APIL Secretary, Atherton Godfrey, Doncaster

Panel session: Hot topical issues ***NEW FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON***

  • Maternity claims
  • Clinical negligence reforms
  • Trust – what’s changed? Working with or against defendants
  • Chair: Suzanne Trask, APIL EC Member, Bolt Burdon Kemp, London
  • Panellists: Guy Forster, APIL EC Member, Irwin Mitchell LLP, Cambridge
  • John McQuater, APIL Secretary, Atherton Godfrey, Doncaster
  • Suzanne White, APIL EC Member, Leigh Day, London
  • Thomas Wood, Barrister, 42 Bedford Row, London

Overview and introduction to sensory injuries

  • Speaker: Dr Ilan Lieberman, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Manchester

Facial palsy - occurrence, causation and management

  • Speaker: Mr Michael Fardy, Consultant Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgeon, Spire Cardiff Hospital, Cardiff

Learning from claims - Improving safety and reducing harm

  • Speakers: Dr Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety and Learning, NHS Resolution
  • Sangita Bodalia, Head of Legal (Early Notification Team), NHS Resolution

Benefits and risks of stereotactic radiosurgery

  • Speaker: Mr Matthias Radatz, Consultant in Neurosurgery/Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield

Ophthalmic injury - occurrence, risk and management

  • Speaker: Mr John Durnian, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool

Hearing loss - occurrence and causation

  • Speaker: Mr Gerard Kelly, ENT & Base of Skull Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Spire Hospital Leeds and The Leeds Nuffield Hospital & Honorary Senior lecturer in Otolaryngology, University of Leeds, Leeds

Legal update on sensory injuries

  • Speaker: Jonathan Hand QC, Outer Temple Chambers, London

CRPS - a survivor's story

  • Speaker: Victoria Abbott-Fleming MBE, Burning Nights, Derbyshire

Management and diagnosis of peripheral nerve injury and the scope for neuro regeneration

  • Speaker: Matthew Ricks, Upper Limb Orthopaedic Consultant, Wrightington Upper Limb Unit, Wigan

The implications of sensory loss for patients with diabetes

  • Speaker: Dr Paul McNally, Endocrinologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester

Contentious issues in CRPS including elective amputation

  • Speaker: Dr Mike Sidery, Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Management, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Sensory issues after Covid-19: A GP's perspective

  • Speaker: Professor Dame Clare Gerada GP, Riverside Medical Practice, London

Cost per delegate:

APIL member: £645 + VAT
Non-member: £875 + VAT