27th September 2019

08:30 Registration

09:30 Welcome from Julian Benson

 

09:40                                                              Session 1: Trauma

 

Chair: Henry Pitchers, Barrister, No.5 Chambers

“The complexities of nerve and chest injuries”

 

09.40 The complexities of chest injuries,  Mr Aman Coonar, Consultant Surgeon,

 

10:00 Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries, Tom Quick, Consultant Surgeon

 

10:20 Discussion

 

10:40 Coffee

11:10                                                            Session 2:  Surveillance

 

Chair: Patricia Hitchcock QC, Barrister, Cloisters

 

“Privacy in litigation - surveillance, social media

and recordings of expert appointments”

 

11:10 Marcus Grant, Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers

11:30 Dr Gaby Parker, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

11.50 Discussion

12:10 Closing remarks Patricia Hitchcock QC

12:20 Lunch


13:20                                                           Session 3: Pain Medicine

 

Chair: Dr Jon Valentine, Pain Medicine Consultant

 

“Whither CRPS?”

 

13:20 CRPS : what are we talking about ?, Dr Rajesh Munglani, Pain Medicine Consultant

 

 

13.30  Origins, Diagnosis and Prognosis of CRPS: Can we integrate medical, psychiatric and behavioural
           perspectives?", Professor George Ikkos,Consultant Psychiatrist

 

 

14:00  Fibromyalgia and CRPS- evidential breakthroughs concerning causes and diagnoses,
           Dr Andreas Goebel, Pain Medicine Consultant, The Walton Centre NH Foundation Trust

14:20 Medico-legal implications of the diagnostic debate, Pankaj Madan, Barrister, 12 King’s Bench Walk

14:40 Discussion

 

15:10 Coffee

 

15.40                                                          Session 4 Psychiatry

 

Chair: Emma Zeb, Barrister, St John’s Chambers, Bristol

 

Somatic Symptom Disorders: definitions, causation and prognosis

 

15.40 Dr Michael Spencer, Consultant Psychiatrist

 

16:00 Paul Mallett, Consultant Psychiatrist

 

16:20 Discussion

 

16.35                                                              Session 5 Legal

 

Chair: Stuart McKechnie QC, Barrister, 9 Gough Square

 

16.35 What are the implications of Darnley v Croydon Healthcare Services?,  Deborah Blythe, Partner, Head of
         Clinical Negligence, Russell Cooke


17.00
Discussion

 

17:10 “Muppets”, “Expletives”, and “zealotry”: Another year of expert evidence, Julian Benson, Guildhall Chambers

 

17:30 Close

 

17:45 Champagne reception

 

18:30  Keynote talk in theatre, The Hon Mr Justice Robin Spencer

 

19:30 Dinner in the Hall