Medicine, Accountability & Law Conference

9-11 OCTOBER 2019

In association with BeyHealth


Theme: Championing the principles underpinning good medical practice 



The 2019 edition of the Medicine, Accountability and Law (MAL) Conference considers the ethical and legal implications of aspects of medical practice in the context of Nigerian law. It examines the duty of care responsibility of the licensed practitioner and explores regulatory and policy (implementation) levers for accountability, good governance and safe practice standards on behalf of the public.  

Key Topics:

  • Moral and ethical principles underpinning good medical practice
  • Medical negligence, reproductive health and abortion law
  • Medico-legal consideration, regulation and policy implementation standards

Benefits of Attending:

  • Determine the best course of action to ensure effective resource and waste management
  • Evaluate international and regional challenges associated with healthcare transformation and debate how best to overcome these
  • Consider the core central elements of patient centered care and recognise how to address these through upholding quality best practice
  • Review the latest strategies & tools enabling improved quality and patient safety        
  • Understand the practitioner’s ‘duty of care’ and moral and ethical principles underpinning good medical practice
  • Develop a framework of accountability based on effective models of professional regulation, clinical governance and evidence-based medical practice.
  • Explore the basic principles and legal parameters necessary to define medical negligence, and in more extreme circumstances, a charge of gross negligence manslaughter (GNM).
  • Discuss the status quo and evolution of Abortion law in Nigeria and implications for society in the current socio-cultural and global context.
  • Acquire a working knowledge of existing laws and corresponding practices relevant to the administration of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and maternal surrogacy in infertility and childbirth.
  • Identify gaps in existing law and explore opportunities for improved legislation, public policy and professional regulation in these areas.

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