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We promote safer medical practice by running education and risk management programmes

Training Course for Medical Experts

  • Dates: 23 – 24 Sep, 2017
  • Location: Wanchai, Hong Kong
  • Address: Auditorium 1/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road
Doctors are increasingly invited to act as medical experts and to provide independent opinion in medical negligence litigation, Medical Council inquiries, personal injury court cases and tribunals.

Here is a chance for you to be trained as a medical expert and to learn about the Court’s expectations, procedures and your obligations for the benefit of patients, the public and the profession.

Please register early to secure your place as the number of participants will be limited to 80. This course has been accredited for 3 CPD points each day.

Admission is HK$200, which will be fully refunded upon completion of the 2-day training.

HOW TO REGISTER

Please complete and return the reply slip, together with the cheque of HK$200, to the Hong Kong Medical Association (5/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong).

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For further infomration please do not hesitate to contact HKMA Secretariat at 2527 8452.

PROGRAMME

SATURDAY
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and registration
14.00 – 18.15 Training

SUNDAY
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and registration
14.00 – 18.00 Training

TOPICS COVERED
  • Role of medical experts
  • Principles of medical negligence
  • The litigation process in Hong Kong
  • An expert’s perspective: Preparing for court and professional issues
  • Expert reports – the brief, preparation and legal considerations
  • Expert reports – the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Claims handling – ethical considerations and difficult decisions
  • A medical expert in Medical Council inquiries, coroner’s inquests, tribunals and other situations
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Appearance in court – courtroom skills and what to expect
  • Challenging claims cases – interactive debate
  • Quickfire quiz
Jointly organised and sponsored by The Hong Kong Medical Association and Medical Protection.
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