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Thursday 5 October


08:00 - 09:15

Registration and networking breakfast

08:00 - 09:15

Clyde & Co sponsor’s symposium
The more things change, the more they stay the same: Does changing practice mean changing medical liability? Graeme Watson, Partner, Clyde and Co and Duncan Batchelor, Partner, Clyde and Co

09:15 - 09:30

Welcome to change and disruption and introduction from MDU and MPS – Dr Matthew Lee, Professional Services Director, MDU and Dr Pardeep Sandhu, Executive Director, Professional Services, MPS

09:30 - 09:35

Welcome on behalf of PIAA – Dr Richard Anderson, Chair of PIAA

Session 1 Plenary:

New paradigms in medicine and medical liability

Chair: Dr Hartley Stern, Executive Director and CEO, Canadian Medical Protection Association (CMPA)

09:50 - 10:20

Keynote: A global perspective on healthcare improvement – Derek Feeley, CEO, Institute of Healthcare Improvement, USA

10:20 - 10:50

New paradigms in medicine and medical liability – William Stancil (Stan) Starnes JD Esq, Chairman and CEO, ProAssurance Corporation, USA

10:40 - 11:00

Panel discussion

11:00 - 11:30

Morning break

Session 2 Plenary:

Economics of a changing medical market: The effect of high-value cases

Chair: Mark Doepel, Partner, Sparke Helmore, Australia; Chairman & Director, Lloyds Australia Ltd, Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Notre Dame

11:30 - 11:50

Nationalisation of obstetric risk: Driving national change at a local level – Dr Rhona Mahony, Master of National Maternity Hospital Dublin, Republic of Ireland

11:50 - 12:10

Catastrophic injuries: The economic costs – James Rakow, Actuarial and Advanced Analytics, Deloitte, London, UK

12:10 - 12:30

Panel discussion

12:30 - 13:30

Networking lunch

Parallel sessions 3:

Session 3A

Professional theme: Transformation of the medical team

Chair: Ebbo van Gelderen, CEO, OWM MediRisk B.A. Netherlands


Emerging models of care – the use of non-medical professionals  – Dr David Geddes, Director of Primary Care Commissioning, NHS England


Emerging models of care – The US Experience – Dr Laurie Drill-Mellum, CMO, MMIC & Constellation, USA


Panel discussion

Session 3B

Commercial theme: Cyber liability and security

Chair: Tom Allen, The Channel Syndicate, Head of Technology and Cyber Insurance


Privacy and data security risks – what insurers need to know – Peter Wood, Chief Executive Officer, First Base Technologies LLP


Data security in a global context – Fabian Willi, Senior Cyber Solutions Manager, Swiss Reinsurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland


Panel discussion

Parallel sessions 4:

Session 4A

Professional theme: Internet and new technologies: Benefits and new risks

Chair: Chris Kenny, Chief Executive, MDDUS


Telemedicine: Benefits, risks and pitfalls. Who carries the liability?  – Dr Stephen Davies, Consultant Radiologist and Medical Director, Medica Group, UK


New technologies and social media – Stephanie Eltz, Co-founder @ Doctify, UK and Pierre Campbell, Head of Underwriting, MDU, UK


Panel discussion

Session 4B

Commercial theme: Big data vs Clinical coding


Innovative approaches to medico-legal data analysis – Dr Lisa Calder, Director, Medical Care Analytics, CMPA


Coding initiatives: Benefits of data sharing and data mining  – Paul Henderson, Managing Director of Decision Science, KPMG, UK


Panel discussion


Afternoon break

Session 5 Plenary:

Change and disruption in medical liability

Chair: Dr Christine Tomkins, Chief Executive, MDU

16:00 - 16:30

A systems approach to patient safety – It’s not rocket science Dr James Bagian, Director, Centre for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety, Veterans Hospital, University of Michigan, USA




Close of day 1

Social programme

19:00 - 23:30

The St Paul’s Experience

change and disruption

Strategies for managing the evolution of medical liability