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APIL annual residential clinical negligence conference 2020

APIL annual residential clinical negligence conference 2020
All levels - 10.5 hours

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

Thanks to our sponsors

Celebrating 30 years of APIL
Delegate packages starting from only £240 + VAT for APIL members

Celtic Manor

For 2020 and APIL's special 30th anniversary year, we are delighted to be returning to the five star Celtic Manor Resort for APIL's 19th annual residential clinical negligence conference.

The theme for this event is 'Cancer' and over the course of the two days, delegates will hear from leading medical experts and eminent legal practitioners within this area of work.


  • To provide an overview of key medical and legal issues in clinical negligence
  • To provide an opportunity to listen to medical experts and learn about cases dealing with cancer
  • To give the chance to meet and network with relevant clinical negligence practitioners of varying experiences

Topics include:

Cancer: an overview

  • Speaker: Professor Justin Stebbing, Professor of Cancer Medicine and Medical Oncology, Imperial College/Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross Hospital, London

Prostate cancer

  • Speaker: Mr Jeremy Oates, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Christie Hospital, Manchester

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


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

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

  • Speakers: Nigel Poole QC, Head of Chambers, Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham
  • Helen Mulholland, Barrister, Kings Chambers, Manchester

Establishing causation in cancer cases - the medical perspective

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

Panel session: Hot topical issues

  • Panellists to be confirmed

*The residential package includes attendance at both days of the conference; plus single occupancy accommodation at the Celtic Manor Resort and a ticket to the black tie gala dinner on Thursday, 8 October. 

Please note that the non-member rates are only available to those who are eligible for APIL membership.


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

08 Oct 2020 to 09 Oct 2020

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