MAL 2019 MEDICOLEGAL

CONFERENCE

When

Oct 09-11 2019

Where

Lagos, Nigeria

Social

#MAL2019

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ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

MAL 2019 - Medical Negligence, Reproductive Health & Abortion Law

Health follows a social gradient. A proven association between poverty, underfunded healthcare and an increase in prevalence of acute and chronic disease is exacerbated across sub-Saharan Africa by systemic and regulatory failures consistent with the most vulnerable communities around the world. The overall negative impact of these issues is observed in the quality and standards of accountability, patient safety and administration.

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 prevailing law. It examines the duty of care responsibility of the licensed medical practitioner and explores regulatory and policy implementation levers for accountability, good governance and safe practice standards on behalf of the public.   

MEDICINE, ACCOUNTABILITY & LAW

MAL 2019 is designed to deepen practitioners' understanding of medico-legal and ethical issues relating to patient safety and clinical performance. This year's conference focuses on medical negligence, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and abortion law. The law and ethics sessions are preceded by a (one-day) Gynaecological masterclass on 'Infertility and the science of making babies'.

The Medicine, Accountability and Law Conference is organised by BeyHealth Consulting in collaboration with Informa life sciences, Dubai, and held alongside the Medic West Africa Exhibition and Congress 2019. The conference is accredited for CPD by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

18+ Great Speakers

The 2019 annual conference presents an impressive faculty of speakers from diverse backgrounds in gynaecology, bioethics and law. Each offers a unique perspective of the subject through seminars and interactive discussion

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15+ Amazing Sessions

Our most ambitious annual conference yet. Highly informative sessions offering a variety of practical learning, expertly delivered by our speakers and combining a mixture of seminars, presentations and discussions

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3 Conference Days

‘Infertility and the science of making babies’ – the law and ethics sessions are preceded by a special one-day masterclass on assisted conception and reproductive health. 3 exciting days of accredited CPD learning, networking and great fun!

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Where Does this Course fit in?

The MAL 2019 Conference is designed to provide a greater understanding and appreciation of current law and practices in the following areas of interest:

  • Clinical performance, medical negligence and Gross Negligence Manslaughter (GNM)
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), maternal surrogacy and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) – the science and ethics of making babies
  • Abortion law in Nigeria – jurisprudence, medico-legal and global context

The 2019 annual conference is made up of 2 distinct course components – Reproductive Health Masterclass (Day 1) and Medical Ethics and Law sessions (Days 2 & 3).

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Learning Outcomes

The MAL 2019 Conference is designed to help delegates:

  • 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 basic principles and legal parameters necessary to constitute a charge of medical negligence, and in more extreme circumstances, gross negligence manslaughter (GNM).
  • Discuss the evolution and status quo of Abortion law in Nigeria and medico-legal implications in an evolving socio-cultural and global context.
  • Appreciate ethical arguments and existing laws governing the use of assisted reproductive technology (e.g. in vitro fertilisation (IVF)), maternal surrogacy and gestational carriers.
  • Identify gaps in existing law and explore opportunities for enhanced legislation, policy implementation and regulation in the above areas.

We have an exciting line-up of speakers and sessions at the MAL 2019 conference. We will keep you regularly updated with all new speakers and sessions. Please keep an eye on our website for developments.

08:00 AM 09:30 AM

Registration

Check-in early, Tea/coffee and a snack, and you may still have time to scoot round the exhibition before we start!


09:30 AM 09:40 AM

Welcome & Introduction

Presentation of course objectives and expected learning outcomes. Outline of Day 1 Masterclass themes – Infertility and Reproductive Health


09:40 AM 10:20 AM

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

Dr Olajuwon Alabi, MBBS, MRCOG – Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, South Shore Women’s Clinic


10:20 AM 11:00 AM

Infertility in women – Causes, investigation and treatment

Dr Olajuwon Alabi, MBBS, MRCOG – Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, South Shore Women’s Clinic


11:00 AM 11:30 AM

Tea/Coffee Break

Tea and coffee served in the main conference area on the mezzanine level


11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Infertility in men – Urological causes, andrology and erectile dysfunction

Dr Leye Ajayi, MBBS, MD, FRCS, FRCS (Urol) – Consultant Urological Surgeon, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, UK


12:30 PM 12:45 PM

Q & A

Moderated question and answer session. Questions directed to the speaker and/or panelists


12:45 PM 13:45 PM

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

Dr Olajuwon Alabi, MBBS, MRCOG – Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, South Shore Women’s Clinic


13:45 PM 14:30 PM

Treatment of Infertility (1) – Outline of medical/surgical interventions

Dr Richard Ajayi, MBBS, FWACS, FRCOG – Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, The Bridge Clinic, Lagos


14:30 PM 15:30 PM

Treatment of Infertility (2) – Assisted conception, intrauterine insemination and IVF

Dr Richard Ajayi, MBBS, FWACS, FRCOG – Consultant Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist, Bridge Clinic, Lagos


15:30 PM 15:45 PM

End of Programme / Q & A

Prompt finish! Enjoy the exhibition. Registration opens, 8 am on Day 2


15:45 PM

Lunch (Buffet)

A light buffet lunch provided in the main conference area on the mezzanine level


08:00 AM 09:20 AM

Registration

Back again?! We’ll check you in swiftly. Grab a cuppa and put your feet up until its time to kick-off. Remember it’s Day 2 and the exhibition is now in full swing!


09:20 AM 09:30 AM

Welcome & Introduction

Outline of Day 2 themes – Medical negligence, fitness to practice and clinical performance


09:30 AM 09:45 AM

First, Do no Harm – “Primum non nocere”

Dr Adetokunbo Shitta-Bey, MBBS, MSc, MRBA, MRCGP – Programme Director/Course Convenor, MAL Conference 2019


09:45 AM 10:30 AM

Untoward clinical incidents – Gross negligence manslaughter and the case against HBG

Dr Olurotimi Ojo MBBS, MSc, MBA, FinstLM, FRCPsych – Consultant Adult Psychiatrist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK


10:30 AM 11:20 AM

“Who is my neighbour?” – The Principal Responsibility of a ‘Duty of Care’

Mr Seni Adio (SAN), Managing Partner, Copley Partners & Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL)


11:20 AM 11:40 AM

Tea/Coffee Break

Tea and coffee served in the main conference area on the mezzanine level


11:40 AM 12:30 PM

Crossing the threshold – Defining Manslaughter by Reason of Gross Negligence

Mr Fola Arthur-Worrey – Director, Public Prosecutions & Solicitor-General, Lagos State Ministry of Justice (1996 – 2006)


12:30 PM 12:45 PM

Q & A

Moderated question and answer session. Questions directed to the speaker and/or panelists


12:45 PM 13:15 PM

Fitness to Practice – Clinical performance, medical errors and evidence-based care

Mr Austin Obichere, MD, FRCS, FRCS (Gen) – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University College London Hospital (UCLH) NHS Trust


13:15 PM 14:15 PM

Maintaining Good Medical Practice

Panel Discussion Chaired by Dr Olurotimi Ojo, MBBS, MSc, MBA, FinstLM, FRCPsych – Consultant Adult Psychiatrist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK


14:15 PM 15:15 PM

Lunch (Buffet)

A light buffet lunch provided in the main conference area on the mezzanine level


08:00 AM 09:20 AM

Registration

It’s Day 3. Almost there! You’re practically an expert by now. As usual, super-smooth check-in and lots of time for coffee and exhibition!


9:20 AM 9:30 AM

Welcome & Introduction

Outline of Day 3 themes – Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), Surrogacy and Abortion law


09:30 AM 10:00 AM

Abortion law in Africa – Background and Origins

Dr Adetokunbo Shitta-Bey, MBBS, MSc, MRBA, MRCGP – Programme Director/Course Convenor, MAL Conference 2019


10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Jurisprudence of Nigerian Abortion law

Dr Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, LL.M, JSD – Managing Partner, Health Ethics & Law Consulting

Alexander Wilson


11:00 AM 11:30 AM

Tea/Coffee Break

Tea and coffee served in the main conference area on the mezzanine level


11:30 AM 12:30 PM

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

Dr Richard Ajayi, MBBS, FWACS, FRCOG – Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Bridge Clinic, Lagos


12:30 PM 12:45 PM

Q & A

Moderated question and answer session. Questions directed to the speaker and/or panelists


12:45 PM 14:30 PM

Commoditising Childbirth?! Maternal surrogacy and the ethics of assisted conception

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


14:30 PM 14:45 PM

Q & A

Moderated question and answer session. Questions directed to the speaker and/or panelists


14:45 PM 15:30 PM

Lunch (Buffet)

A light buffet lunch provided in the main conference area on the mezzanine level


JOIN US

The MAL 2019 Conference offers a variety of ticket types to suit your schedule. Save money with our 'Early Bird' and discounted tickets available for a limited period only.

Day One Exclusive

N9K

Includes 40% Special Discount

Includes access to a full day of talks, a buffet lunch and plenty of tea and coffee

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  • Guaranteed Seating Yes
  • Day One Entry Yes
  • Conference Material Yes
  • Exhibition Access Yes
  • Lunch, Tea/Coffee Yes
  • 5 CPD Points/Certificate Yes
  • Applied Discount Yes

Standard Pass

N15K

Single-day entry

Includes access to a single day of talks on day 2 or 3, a buffet lunch and plenty of tea and coffee

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  • Guaranteed Seating Yes
  • Single-Day Entry Yes
  • Conference Material Yes
  • Exhibition Access Yes
  • Lunch, Tea/Coffee Yes
  • 5 CPD Points/Certificate Yes
  • Applied Discount No

Multi-entry Pass

N27K

Includes 40% Special Discount

Includes full access to all sessions on days 1, 2 and 3, a buffet lunch and plenty of tea and coffee

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  • Guaranteed Seating Yes
  • Days 1, 2 & 3 Entry Yes
  • Conference Material Yes
  • Exhibition Access Yes
  • Lunch, Tea/Coffee Yes
  • 10 + 5 CPD Points/Certificate Yes
  • Applied Discount Yes

#MAL2019 | 9th - 11th Oct 2019

'...Infertility and the science of making babies'

Our 2019 annual conference will include a special one-day Masterclass (9th October) on reproductive health. Days 2 and 3 will deepen the conversation on medical negligence, the ethics of assisted conception and abortion law.

Our registration process is smart and super-easy and you will receive confirmation of your booking straight away! Click below to register or e-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions. We will be glad to help. If you have attended a BeyHealth conference in the past, then you are practically an expert already! You can either opt to receive an invoice or pay directly through the system by PayPal or Stripe. Please take a moment to subscribe to our newsletter so we can stay in touch. We promise not to send you lots of unnecessary mail. We are constantly improving our services and would like to keep you informed of ongoing developments and new programmes as we launch.

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR MAL 2019 CONFERENCE DAYS 1, 2 & 3
Sponsors & Partners

The Medicine, Accountability & Law (MAL) Conference 2019 is hosted and organised by BeyHealth Consulting alongside the Medic West Africa Exhibition and Congress. We appreciate the help and support of our partners in delivering our conferences and Masterclass events throughout the year.

medico-legal conference 2018

Medicine, Accountability & Law (MAL) 2018 offered unique insights and perspectives on a wide range of legal and ethical issues discussed.

The atmosphere was refreshingly diverse and the energy in the room was simply electrifying! We thought you might like to be reminded of some of those moments.

CONFERENCE VENUE

Located in the heart of Lagos island, in one of the region's busiest finance and business districts, the 'Eko' offers a five-star conference experience and is the ideal environment to retreat for a refreshing networking experience.

Eko Hotel International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Eko Hotel International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island

Lagos, Nigeria

Travel by a car

On Eko Bridge, drive towards Akpongbon St./Expressway 1/Ring Road/E1. Exit towards Victoria Island and continue on Ahmadu Bello Way/Adetokunbo Ademola until you reach your destination

Travel by bus

CMS bus stop (BRT) - Walk towards the highway and take the bus heading towards Eko Hotel roundabout. Alight at the last bus stop (named Eko Hotel). Eko Hotel is on your right

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and presiding over the breath-taking reclamation of approximately nine million square metres of this vast expanse of water located in the heart of Victoria Island, the Eko Hotel and Convention Centre towers over the hugely impressive Eko Atlantic City, remaining within easy proximity of Lagos' City Centre and the Murtala Muhammad International Airport.

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Additional Details

Eko Hotels & Suites offer a unique combination of convenience and comfort through its luxury accommodation, conference and banqueting facilities.

  • 7000-seater auditorium and world-class swimming pool
  • 824 excellently furnished rooms distributed across 4 co-located hotels: Eko Signature, Eko Suites, Eko Hotel and Eko Gardens, each offering a choice of city and ocean views
  • 8 individually-styled restaurants and 7 bars serving a range of international cuisines, amongst other unique facilities
  • State-of-the-art health and fitness centre comprising a gym, tennis/basketball court, volleyball facilities, a sauna, spa, salon, and nail studio and an in-house medical clinic

Finding a good hotel can be tricky. We thought you might like to see some other hotels located within a reasonable distance of the venue.

Lagos Continental Hotel

Lagos Continental Hotel

$200/Night

Plot 52, Kofo Abayomi Road, Victoria Island, Lagos

0.8 miles from Eko Hotels & Suites

+234 1 236 6666

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Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel

Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel

$250/Night

1A Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos

1.1 miles from Eko Hotels & Suites

00 221 33 869 33 33

[email protected]

Four Points by Sheraton

Four Points by Sheraton

$255/Night

Plot 9/10 Block, 2 Oniru Chieftaincy Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos

1 mile from Eko Hotels & Suites

+234 1 448 9444

[email protected]

The Federal Palace Hotel

The Federal Palace Hotel

$223/Night

6-8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Lagos

1.6 miles from Eko Hotels & Suites

+234 1 277 9000

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Our conference and Masterclass sessions generate a tremendous amount of interest. Join our community via the blog and social media platforms to engaged with others on the MAL 2019 themes.