Medical Legal Conference 2019

Course Date: October 21, 2019

Full Course Materials
Total: 6h 13min
Total Ethics: 1h

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement

Dr. Kathleen Ross President, Doctors of BC, Vancouver
Allan P. Seckel, QC CEO, Doctors of BC, Vancouver

Regulation of the Medical and Legal Professions: Trends in Professional Regulation

  • regulation of professionals
  • registration, standards, investigation, and discipline
  • recent challenges
  • future outlook

Graeme Keirstead Chief Legal Counsel, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, Vancouver
Natasha Dookie Chief Legal Officer, Law Society of BC, Vancouver

Meta-Cognition and Better Decision-Making

  • cognitive errors and failed diagnosis
  • assumptions that lead to traps
  • meeting the challenge of decision-making under adverse conditions
  • fixing the problems

Dr. Pat Croskerry Director, Critical Thinking Program, Dalhousie University Medical School, Halifax


RoadSafetyBC Updates

  • driver medical fitness in BC
    • human rights and legal framework
    • next steps with driver medical fitness
  • drugs and driving
    • an update on the drugs and driving initiative (new 90 day ADPs)
    • alcohol versus drugs: challenges and opportunities for detecting impairment at roadside

Darrion Campbell Director, Driver Fitness and Client Services, RoadSafetyBC, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Victoria

Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Best Practices and Return to Work, School and Sport Environments

  • return to work
    • become aware of common symptoms following MTBI that may impact return to work
    • become aware of long term consequences of MTBI that may affect employability
    • be introduced to strategies for dealing with short and long term occupational issues
  • return to learn/play
    • become aware of some of the challenges surrounding youth concussions
    • be introduced to strategies for supporting return to school and learning
    • be introduced to strategies to promote safe return to sport participation

Dr. Shelina Babul Director, CHIRPP, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver
Dr. David A. Brooks
 Physician and Surgeon, Gabriola

Networking Lunch (provided)

Medico-Legal Reports: Bridging Medicine and Law

  • what lawyers want doctors to know
  • What doctors want lawyers to know
  • best practices and making it work for everyoneespecially the patient/client

Dr. Hugh Anton Clinical Professor, UBC Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,  Vancouver
Manjit K. Grewal Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP, Vancouver

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): The Patient's Journey

  • patient experiences with health care decision-making
  • patient experiences with legal decision-making
  • overcoming common challenges

Dr. Melanie L. Brown  Medical Director, Fraser Health Renal Program, New Westminster
Melissa Perry Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver


Cannabis in Canada: A Medicine and Law Update

  • the legal framework for medical cannabisa short history
  • the new legal landscape of edibles, topicals, and extracts
  • the current state of medical cannabis
  • the future outlook for medical cannabis

John W. Conroy, QC  Conroy & Company, Abbottsford
Dr. Pippa Hawley Medical Director, Provincial Pain & Symptom Management/Palliative Care Program, BC Cancer, Vancouver

Closing Remarks

Dr. Kathleen Ross President, Doctors of BC, Vancouver
Allan P. Seckel, QC
CEO, Doctors of BC, Vancouver