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Medico-Legal issues in Emergency Medicine Conference

  • 28 October 2019
  • Hilton Carlton Edinburgh
  • 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • CPD accredited: 5 hours
  • £300 + VAT

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10.00 Registration
10.00 Chair’s Introduction
Lauren Sutherland QC
10.20 Common Medico-Legal Issues in the Emergency Medicine Department
Dr Colin Holburn
Consultant and Clinical Lead for Emergency Medicine, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
11.20 Refreshments
11.35 Sepsis – Emergency Department management of early diagnosis
Professor Kevin Rooney
Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine
Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley
12.15 Critical Care Negligence
Professor Kevin Rooney
Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine
Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley

13.00 Lunch
14.00 Radiology: failure to diagnose, investigate and misinterpretation of radiology
Dr David Eason

Consultant Radiologist
Inverness, Scotland
14.40 Common Pitfalls with Paediatric Patients
Dr Scott Hendry
Consultant and Clinical Lead in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow
15.20 Refreshments
15.35 The Emergency Department & Pre-hospital Care
Dr Mike Donald
Consultant in Emergency & Retrieval Medicine
Ninewalls Hospital, Dundee
16.15 Chair’s closing remarks

This conference for clinical negligence lawyers will provide an insight into the medico-legal issues arising in various aspects of Emergency Medicine.  Our clinicians will present details of good practice and potential negligence in pre-hospital care, paediatric admissions, sepsis, and more.

This is a great opportunity to meet and build relationships with your counterparts in the sector, whilst developing your own professional skills and knowledge.

Full details of speakers & presentations to follow.


Event Details

  • Monday 28 October 2019, 10am-4.30pm
  • CPD accredited by APIL: 5 hours
  • The Hilton Carlton, 19 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD
  • £300+VAT
Hilton Carlton Edinburgh
19 North Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1SD United Kingdom
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Situated just minutes from Edinburgh Waverley Station, the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton offers a grand Victorian building with a stylish, modern interior. Nestled in the heart of the city centre, the hotel is within easy walking distance of a myriad of city centre attractions, from the famous Royal Mile which it overlooks to the beautiful St. Giles’ Cathedral, which is just a four minute walk away. The hotel is also a short 10 minute walk from Edinburgh Castle and the lively Princes Street. Waverley Railway Station is adjacent to the hotel, just a 3 minute stroll for guests.

If arriving from Waverley Station by foot, The Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is conveniently located just a 3 minute walk from the railway station. Come out of the station and turn left onto Market Street and then turn right onto Scotsman Steps and take the stairs. Turn right on North Bridge and the hotel will be on your left.

Edinburgh city centre is just 0.5 miles from the hotel. If on foot walk towards St. Andrew Square from George Street and turn right onto St Andrew Square. Continue onto South St. David Street and take a left onto Princes Street. From Princes Street take the first right onto North Bridge/A7. The hotel will be on your left.

If travelling by car from George Street, drive toward St Andrew Square and take a left onto North St. David Street. Turn right onto Queen Street and follow the road. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Leith Street/ A900 and use the right lane to stay on Leith Street/A900. Turn right onto Waterloo Place/A1 and then left onto North Bridge/A7. The hotel will be on the left.