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Clinical Negligence Conference Edinburgh

  • 29 April 2019
  • The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
  • 9:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • CPD accredited: 6 hours
  • £250.00 + VAT

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09.45 Registration
10.00 Chair’s Introduction
Lauren Sutherland QC, Ampersand Chambers, Edinburgh
10.15 Medico-Legal Issues in Neurosurgery – adult elective and emergency neurosurgery, head injury and brain tumours diagnosis and management
Anti-thrombotics in Neurosurgery – to bleed or not to bleed?
Mr Paul Brennan
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
10.55 Medico-legal issues in General Surgery
Prevention and management of VTE in emergency general surgery

Mr Mark Duxbury
Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic & General Surgeon, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
11.30 Refreshments
11.45 The medico-legal issues of strokes – high risk groups, TIAs
Thrombolytic therapy in stroke
Dr Jonathan Birns

Consultant in Stroke, Elderly Care and General Medicine, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
12.30 DVT and PE – an Orthopaedic perspective
Mr Graham Lawson
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
13.10 Lunch
14.10 Thrombotic Therapy in Myocardial Infarction and Atrial Fibrillation
Dr Miles Behan
Consultant Cardiologist, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
14.50 Haematology – haemato-oncology, haemostasis and thrombosis
Dr Simon Watt

Consultant Haematologist, Wythenshaw Hospital, Manchester
15.30 Refreshments
15.45 Anti-coagulants & thrombolytics in pregnancy: Essential practice
Maternal and fetal complications secondary to anti-coagulation
Miss Sarah Cooper

Consultant Obstetrician, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
16.00 Medico-legal issues in Vascular Surgery
Mr Rod Chalmers
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
17.30 Close

Event Details

Pulmonary embolism remains the leading cause of preventable in-hospital death.  Thromboprophylaxis is the most important patient safety strategy in patients admitted to hospital.

As part of each speaker’s presentation on medico-legal issues in their field generally, we will also consider the use of thromboprophylaxis in patients within that specific practice area.

Chaired by Lauren Sutherland QC, this conference offers claimant and defendant lawyers the opportunity to learn from, and network with, leading consultants and medico-legal professionals.

  • Monday 29 April 2019, 9.45am-5.30pm
  • 6 CPD hours (APIL accredited)
  • The Principal Hotel, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
  • £250 +VAT 
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
38 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ United Kingdom
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0131 341 3528


The nearest train station is the Edinburgh Waverley Station and is only half a mile, or a 5-minute walk, from the hotel. It has direct service to the London King’s Cross railway station. Getting a taxi from the station takes approximately 10 minutes, and a typical fare is £5.

On-site parking is available at the hotel. All reservations must be made with our concierge; pre-booking is essential to guarantee a space. 24-hour parking is charged at £25, 7 days a week. Day parking until 6 pm is available for £15.