Last Update: 24/04/2013 10:36
What will you learn?
This evening workshop helps you to gain greater insight into the
issues relating to providing expert opinion and translates the
understanding into the preparation of high quality reports. It also
explores the lawyer/expert relationship and the role of an
You can learn how to produce objective, well-structured and
comprehensive reports that communicate effectively to the reader.
This ability is one of the most important roles of an expert
Key learning outcomes
- The legal rules covering admissibility of an expert
- How to prepare and set out an expert report to ensure
compliance with court rules.
- The lawyer/expert relationship, advocate perspective and
surgical perspective on form and content.
Target group - This course is recommended for
surgeons with an interest in medico-legal matters. Participants are
also encouraged to attend AMA
Impairment Guidelines Level 5th Edition: Difficult Cases
Sponsorship -This activity is
proudly supported by Avant and mlcoa
Location and date:
15 July 2013 (5:30pm-9:00pm) - Sydney, NSW, Australia
28 October 2013 (5:30pm-9:00pm) - Melbourne, VIC,
Fee (all values
A$92 for members (Fellows, Trainees or International Medical
Graduates within the College)
A$115 for non-members of the College
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
points: 3 points in category 4
Mr Joe Lizzio FRACS (convenor Sydney), Ms Kate Gillman, Special
Counsel, Avant Health Law, Mr Andrew Blandford, Special Counsel,
Avant Law and Mr Edward Muston, Barrister (Sydney).
Melbourne presenters TBA.
Registration: Please download the Sydney (PDF 181 KB) or Melbourne registration
form (PDF 174 KB) and submit it by post, fax or
email to the Department of Professional
Development. (view contact details).
More information: Contact the Department of Professional Development.
In the unlikely event that insufficient registrations are
received to make the activity viable, or the date or location of a
Professional Development activity is changed, the College takes no
responsibility for additional individual costs incurred as a
result. Please note that registrations are not confirmed until
payment has been processed.
If a participant cancels their place in a workshop the following
- For cancellations between two and four weeks before the
workshop, participants are eligible for a 50% refund.
- There are no refunds for cancellations less than two weeks
before the workshop.
- However, at the discretion of the Professional Development
Manager, registrants may be offered a refund or given the
opportunity to transfer to another relevant Professional
- Consideration will be given to circumstances of a medical or
Privacy: Professional Development events may be
photographed for promotional purposes. If you do not wish for your
image to be published, please contact the Department of
Department of Professional Development
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1106
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412