#ACNC19 | Parallel Lectures

12 Parallel lectures to choose from and tailor your ACNC19 experience to your specific learning needs

Friday Morning – 11:50 to 13:00

A          Gastroenterology- a medico-legal casebook
Dr Michael Glynn, Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, The Royal London Hospital

  • Acute severe colitis and acute Crohn’s disease
  • Pancreatitis as a result of ERCP and other ERCP complications
  • Bowel perforation from colonoscopy
  • Missed small bowel obstruction and ischaemic bowel
  • Poorly managed GI bleeding and Clostridium difficile infection
  • Delayed diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis
  • Poor management of low serum sodium and development of central pontine myelinolysis


B          Diabetes – the consequences of a delay in treatment
Dr Paul McNally, Consultant Endocrinologist, Leicester Royal Infirmary

  • Types of diabetes
  • Hyper and hypoglycaemic episodes – the signs and symptoms
  • Ulceration – failing to diagnose


C          Cardiac arrythmias – the medico-legal issues in the diagnosis and treatment
Dr Nicholas Gall, Consultant Cardiologist, King’s College Hospital

  • Ablation treatments
  • Thromboprophylaxsis protocols
  • NICE guidelines


D          Material Contribution
Caroline Harrison QC, Barrister, 2 Temple Gardens

  • What is ‘material contribution’ causation?
  • How does it work & when should you use it?
  • Case law review


Friday Afternoon – 16.20 to 17.25

E          Paediatric cases in the Emergency Department – the diagnosis and management: why we get this wrong sometimes
Dr Amjid Mohammed, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Gaps in the delivery of care in the Emergency Department for the paediatric population
  • Consequences of gaps
  • Common missed injuries and illness
  • Effects of missed injuries and illnesses


F          Renal Medicine – the medico-legal issues
Dr Peter Andrews, Clinical Director, SW Thames Renal & Transplantation Unit

  • Acute and unexplained renal failure
  • Hypertension and the complications
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Dialysis related problems and the complications of vascular access
  • Renal transplantation problems


G         Subtle and Non-Classical Presentations of Brain Injury
Richard Follis, Partner, Shoosmiths; & Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

  • Missed brain injury
  • Capacity pitfalls
  • Presentation other than cerebral palsy
  • Bilateral hippocampal atrophy
  • Scientific advances


H          Post-LASPO ATE and Proportionality
Roger Mallalieu, Barrister, 4 New Square

  • An examination of the key issues of the conjoined cases of Demouilpied v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and West v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • Future of recoverability of ATE premiums in clinical negligence cases



Saturday 29 June – 11.00 to 12:10


I           Respiratory Medicine – the medico-legal issues
Professor Howard Branley, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Hospital of St John’s and St Elizabeth Hospital, London

  • Pneumonia
  • COPD
  • Asthma attacks
  • Pneumothorax
  • PEs


J          Spinal Surgery
Mr Simon Tizzard, Consultant Neurosurgeon & Spinal Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

  • Spinal fractures and the failure to diagnose and stabilise them
  • Cauda equina. The red flags in diagnosis, the window of opportunity to operate and the consequences of failing to do so within a timely period
  • Decompression surgery and operating at the wrong level


K          Neonatology Emergencies
Dr Jane Hawdon, Consultant Neonatologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

  • Resuscitating the hypoxic infant
  • Neonatal infection
  • Neonatal hypoglycaemia
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Stroke
  • The role of brain cooling


L          Vicarious Liability Post-Paterson
Richard Booth QC, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row

  • The liability of private hospitals and clinics after the Paterson litigation
  • Relationship akin to employment?
  • Sufficiently close connection?
  • Non-delegable duty?
  • Remember there is a contract too
  • Any principles? Or the law of deep pockets?