Saturday 13 October 2018
Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town 8001
09.30 – 16.30
Suitable for: Doctors, especially current experts and those interested in being an expert witness.
Priority booking for: Medical Protection members.
Cost: Free for members and non-members
Train to be a medical expert, and discover how to provide independent opinion in clinical negligence litigation, HPCSA inquiries, personal injury court cases and other tribunals.
With increasing frequency doctors and healthcare professionals are invited to act as experts and give independent opinion in inquiries, inquests and litigation.
Here is your opportunity to train as an expert. As the world’s leading defence organisation we have a unique insight into the critical role of the expert in investigations and legal cases.
Clinical negligence claims and regulatory matters rely on expert evidence, and you have the opportunity to learn from fellow professionals and gain expertise to benefit the whole profession.
You will learn about the commitment involved and the high standards expected, particularly around report writing and giving evidence to a court.
With only 75 places available spaces are limited, so don’t miss out.
Topics covered will include:
- Role and duties of the expert witness
- Principles of consent
- Breach and causation
- Expert reports: Preparation and legal considerations
- Joint meetings
- Giving evidence
- An expert’s perspective: Professional issues