Medicine, Accountability & Law Conference

9-11 OCTOBER 2019

In association with BeyHealth

 

Theme: Addressing medical negligence, reproductive health and abortion law

 

Overview

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.

Session 1

8:00

Registration

9:20

Welcome & Introduction

9:30

Overview of Infertility – Types, Risk factors, Causes & Treatment

Dr Olajuwon Alabi, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, South Shore Women’s Clinic, Lagos, Nigeria     

10:00

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) – the science and ethics of making babies - 1

Dr Olajuwon Alabi, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, South Shore Women’s Clinic, Lagos, Nigeria     

11:00

Intermission break 

Session 2

11:30

Urological causes of male infertility and erectile dysfunction

Dr Leye Ajayi, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

12:15

Q&A

12:30

Infections and Infertility – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) & STIs

Dr Olajuwon Alabi, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, South Shore Women’s Clinic, Lagos, Nigeria

13:30

Treatment of Infertility (1) – Medical and Surgical options

Dr Richard Ajayi, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Bridge Clinic, Lagos, Nigeria

14:30

End of Programme /Q & A

14:45

Refreshments & Visit Exhibition

Day 2: Fitness to practice, medical negligence & clinical performance

Session 3

8:00

Registration

9:00

Welcome address & Introduction

9:15

First, Do no Harm – ‘Primum non nocere’

Dr Adetokunbo Shitta-Bey, Programme Director/Course Convenor, MAL Conference 2019, London, UK

9:30

The Untoward Clinical Incident – Gross negligence manslaughter and the case against HBG

Dr Olurotimi Ojo, Consultant Adult Psychiatrist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex, UK

10:30

“Who is my neighbour?’ – Examining the duty of care principle”

Mr Seni Adio, SAN, Copley Partners, Lagos, Nigeria

11:20

Intermission coffee break

Session 4

11:40

Crossing the threshold – Defining Manslaughter by Reason of Gross Negligence

Mr Fola Arthur-Worrey, MD, Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) / Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) & Solicitor-General, Lagos State Ministry of Justice (1996 – 2006), Lagos, Nigeria  

12:30

Q&A

12:45

Fitness to Practice – Maintaining Clinical Performance and Good Medical Practice

Mr Austin Obichere, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University College London Hospital (UCLH) NHS Trust, London, UK  

13:15

Maintaining Good Medical Practice (Panel Discussion)

Chair: Dr Olurotimi Ojo, Consultant Adult Psychiatrist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex, UK

14:15

End of Day 2/Lunch/Visit Exhibition

Day 3 - Reproductive medicine & abortion law

Session 5

8:00

Registration

9:20

Welcome & Introduction

9:30

Medical Negligence & the Law – Review/Paper Presentation

Dr Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Managing Partner, Health Ethics & Law Consulting, Lagos, Nigeria

10:00

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) – the science and ethics of making babies - 1

Dr Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Managing Partner, Health Ethics & Law Consulting, Lagos, Nigeria

11:00

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) – the science and ethics of making babies - 2

Dr Richard Ajayi, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Bridge Clinic, Lagos, Nigeria   

12:00

Q&A

12:15

Intermission break

Session 6

12:45

Paper Presentation: Commoditising Childbirth?! – Maternal surrogacy and the ethics of Assisted Conception

Dr Obiajulu Nnamuchi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law/Faculty of Health Sciences & Public Health Institute, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria  

14:45

Law & Ethics Discussion – Assisted Conception and Surrogacy

Dr Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Managing Partner, Health Ethics & Law Consulting, Lagos, Nigeria

14:45

Q&A

15:00

Close of conference/Lunch/Visit Exhibition

Speakers:

  • Dr Adetokunbo Shitta-Bey, Programme Director/Course Convenor, MAL Conference 2019, London, UK
  • Dr Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Managing Partner, Health Ethics & Law Consulting, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Dr Leye Ajayi, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • Dr Obiajulu Nnamuchi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law/Faculty of Health Sciences & Public Health Institute, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria
  • Dr Olajuwon Alabi, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, South Shore Women’s Clinic, Victoria Island, Nigeria
  • Dr Olurotimi Ojo, Consultant Adult Psychiatrist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex, UK
  • Dr Richard Ajayi, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Bridge Clinic, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Mr Austin Obichere, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University College London Hospital (UCLH) NHS Trust, London, UK
  • Mr Fola Arthur-Worrey, MD, Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) / Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) & Solicitor-General, Lagos State Ministry of Justice (1996 – 2006), Lagos, Nigeria
  • Mr Seni Adio, SAN, Copley Partners, Lagos, Nigeria