12th USA Pacific Medical & Legal Conference

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  • 1. Conference Director: Lorenzo Boccabella Barrister-at-Law PO Box 843, New Farm, QLD 4005, AUSTRALIA Ph: (07) 32543331 Fax: (07) 32543332 Website: www.conferences21.com e-mail: info@educationcpe.com An activity of Continuing Professional Education Pty Ltd ABN 58 008 642 779 now in its 18th year. FACT SHEET The 12th USA PACIFIC MEDICAL & LEGAL CONFERENCE NEW YORK, USA Tuesday 24 June – Tuesday 1 July 2014 (Part of the USA triple deck including the Alaskan Cruise & San Francisco [pre New York]) So much of Australia’s legal & medical tradition comes from the USA, so what better place to explore this than the cultural and commercial heart of that country, New York. This is the place where class actions, the onslaught of medical litigation and issues like product liability began, then exploded. New York is wonderful in summer and surprisingly warm (considering it is famous for trench coats!) – you can stroll through Central Park, take time to row on the lake, hire a bike and ride across the Brooklyn bridge, see Broadway shows, visit the multitude of museums, galleries & wonderful restaurants, or shop til you drop. In your ‘down time’, CPE recommends climbing the Statue of Liberty, walking in Central Park or Times Square, visiting ‘Little Italy’ or Chinatown. At previous conferences some delegates even visited some gospel churches in Harlem! The academic and professional program has always been the centrepiece of our conferences, but an equally important part is the networking activities we organise outside the formal program. Over the years many delegates have forged professional links with other practitioners arising out of meeting for the first time at the conferences. The informal networks established have led to a mutual referring of clients and, through being aware of other practitioners’ specialties; practitioners have gained access to professional resources which previously would have been either inaccessible or unknown. Delegates have also reported that the informal interaction with other delegates has led to the cross-pollination of ideas, exchange of methodologies and an enhancement of professional camaraderie among fellow practitioners. Many delegates are now coming to these conferences as individuals because of the camaraderie and networking events associated with the conferences. We have now run over 100 international conferences in the last 18 years. They are now entrenched as part of the legal & business continuing education calendar for practitioners, general practitioners, surgeons, psychiatrists & academics from all over the world. It is essential for our professional development to mix with colleagues from different jurisdictions and hear papers from international experts. The majority of conference sessions will be held at Hotel Belvedere & NYIT.
  • 2. Conference Director: Lorenzo Boccabella Barrister-at-Law PO Box 843, New Farm, QLD 4005, AUSTRALIA Ph: (07) 32543331 Fax: (07) 32543332 Website: www.conferences21.com e-mail: info@educationcpe.com CONFERENCE EVENTS Scheduled networking events will include:  A night at “The Met” (the Metropolitan Opera Company)  A helicopter flight over New York’s best attractions (where you almost touch the statue of Liberty)  An evening of Jazz at the Lincoln Center  A before hours tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art  A MET Museum highlights tour  Movie Sites tours  A NY Yankees baseball game  Day trip to The Hamptons. ACCOMMODATION BELVEDERE HOTEL: We are pleased to announce that the conference hotel and venue is the 4-Star Hotel Belvedere. Perfectly situated in Broadway and only minutes from Times Square, this hotel offers the best platform from which to coordinate our conference activities. For an Deluxe Double/Queen room at the Belvedere Hotel the rates will be approximately $AUD415 per room, per night (excluding breakfast, porterage and baggage handling costs). Alternative room configurations (Deluxe) and prices are available on request. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS CPE Travel now proud members of the most professional and experienced network of independently owned and operated travel agents in Australia. This means you can now earn and burn your AMEX points on your leisure and conference travel requirements and benefit from access to Australia’s leading travel network. We highly recommend utilising the services of our preferred travel partner CPE Travel whom we work closely with to ensure your travel requirements are met. Be sure to enquire about the exclusive 2 for 1 packages. CPE Travel Professionals can be contacted on 07 3254 3331 or via email travel@educationcpe.com. REGISTRATION Registration cost is $AUD1100 for single registration or for multiple registrations, $AUD950. Accompanying persons not needing formal registration are free and are welcome to attend all functions and sessions. Please note that rooms will be allocated strictly in accordance with the receipt of the registration fee. If for any reason you wish to cancel your registration (even at the last minute), we will refund your registration fee less an $AUD100 administration charge. Accommodation once paid can only be refunded at the hotel’s discretion. ACCREDITATION We are now an endorsed provider of Continuing Medical Education for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. This conference attracts points at rate of 2 points per hour of participation (although not every session attracts points). We are in the process of applying for accreditation with other Colleges and we may apply to other colleges upon request. THE PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC PROGRAM Conference sessions will run on 4 days of the conference for a disciplined 4 hours, generally starting early to late afternoon depending on the day’s social networking event/s. Topics can include medico-legal issues and medical law, as well as also clinical papers relating to, for example, anaesthesia, anatomy and psychiatry. Karen Cusack, Corporate Counsel, Royal Women’s Hospital – “Withholding or withdrawing medical treatment in newborns: a discussion of the legal issues informing such decisions” Thomas R. Newman, expert on medical litigation & legal counsel to Duane Morris LLP, New York, one of the 100 largest law firms in the USA – “Expert Evidence in Insurance Coverage Cases” Dr Robin Chase, Consultant Occupational Physician, immediate past-President of the Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians - “Preparing the Medico-legal Report – an Occupational Physician’s Perspective”