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We know there’s never been a more challenging time to practise and deliver outstanding patient care than now.

In such rapidly changing times, we have a host of evolving medicolegal and ethical issues to contend with every day. We’ll be looking at these and helping you make sense of them at our Ethics For All 2021 conferences.

Our speakers will address the latest issues impacting on your professional life to give you a better understanding of your ethical obligations and offer invaluable advice around best practice.

By being better prepared, you can reduce your risk of a complaint or claim.

Both virtual events are open to all Medical Protection members and non-members. They’re just one of the ways we support you on a day- to- day basis.

Ethics For All 2021Healthcare Practitioners Conference


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Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021

Time: 19.00 – 21.30

Location: Online via Zoom

Register now

Ethics For All 2021Medical Conference


View the programme for the event 

Secure your place

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

Time: 19.00 – 21.30

Location: Online via Zoom

Register now

Programme - Healthcare Practitioners Conference

Wednesday 3 November 2021

19.00 - 19.10

Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair
Dr Graham Howarth, Head of Medical Services – Southern Africa, Medical Protection

19.10 - 19.20

Strength by your side
Simon Kayll, CEO, Medical Protection Society (MPS)

19.20 - 19.50

Ethical principles – A 21st century overview
Dr Raj Rattan, Dental Director, Dental Protection

19.50 - 20.10

Difficult interactions with colleagues
Dr Julia Ambler, Paediatric Palliative Care Specialist, Co-founder of Umduduzi Hospice for Children, Board of PalPrac and Medical Protection Risk Prevention Faculty Presenter

20.10 - 20.30

HPCSA – The journey of a complaint
Dr Yash Naidoo, Case Manager, Medical Protection

20.30 - 21.00

From the Casefile – Cases discussion

21.00 - 21.20

From suffering to flourishing
Dr Volker Hitzeroth, Medicolegal Consultant, Medical Protection

21.20 - 21.30

Q&A Panel Discussion

21.30

Close of Conference

Programme - Medical Conference

Thursday 11 November 2021

19.00 - 19.10

Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair
Dr Graham Howarth, Head of Medical Services – Southern Africa, Medical Protection

19.10 - 19.20

Strength by your side
Simon Kayll, CEO, Medical Protection Society (MPS)

19.20 - 19.50

Mind the gap: generational communication
Speaker TBC

19.50 - 20.10

“My patient has died… What now?”
Dr Izak Loftus, Forensic Pathologist

20.10 - 20.30

COVID-19: A pandemic of the unvaccinated
Prof Keymanthri Moodley, Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine and Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University

20.30 - 20.50

COVID-19: The impact of treating friends and colleagues
Dr Lance Lasersohn, Anaesthesiologist and President, South African Society of Anaesthesiology

20.50 - 21.20

End-of-life decisions: Ethicolegal issues
Prof Gert Saayman, Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Pretoria and Chief Specialist: Forensic Pathology Services, Gauteng Dept of Health

21.20 - 21.30

Q&A Panel Discussion

21.30

Close of Conference