Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference

22 - 24 August 2019
Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne

Join us for the Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference – the premier event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region covering key medico legal obstetric issues and recent cases. The 2019 Conference will be held on 22-23 August 2019 at the Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne.

Offering a unique networking opportunity between top obstetricians, midwives, neonatal staff, barristers and other legal professionals makes this fantastic event a key event on the obstetric, midwifery and legal calendar.

The program is designed to facilitate constructive discussion and debate around the legal, ethical and medical issues surrounding conception, pregnancy and birth.


• Using medico-legal claims to inform healthcare improvement
Prof Euan Wallace, Carl Wood Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and CEO, Safer Care Victoria

• Doctor wellbeing, medical errors, and patient outcomes-Time for action
Dr. Steve Robson, Past-President, RANZCOG and Co-Founder, Send Hope and Member, ANHMRC


• Using medico-legal claims to inform healthcare improvement
• Doctor wellbeing, medical errors, and patient outcomes-Time for action
• Newborn resuscitation and care-What’s new and how does it relate to outcomes
• Informed consent in New Zealand
• Health advice by fraudulent practitioners and unrecognised persons: Challenges posed by individuals and organisations
• Recent state reviews of assisted reproduction and surrogacy legislation: regulation in a rapidly changing environment
• Full dilatation caesarean sections: Difficulties and potential risks
• Preeclampsia screening, treatment, and long-term implications-Who is responsible?
• Fatal complications: The role of the coroner
• PANEL DISCUSSION | Informed consent-Getting it right
• PANEL DISCUSSION | Stillbirth – Are we not yet at the point where no woman over 35yrs should be allowed to go post-dates?

As an official supporting partner, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth members are entitled to a 15% discount to attend the two-day conference.

To register, simply enter the promo-code NHMRC when booking. Register online today at