Medico-Legal 2022 Congress

Legal and medical perspectives on the latest clinical developments in Aotearoa New Zealand

13 - 14 Jun 2022Harbourside Function and Events Centre, Wellington (Live or Virtual)
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Chairperson

Iris Reuvecamp

Principal

Vida Law

Iris Reuvecamp is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. Iris has been practising as a health and disability law specialist for close to twenty years both as in-house counsel and as an external advisor. She has a particular interest in mental health, older persons and disability law. Iris appears regularly in a range of courts and tribunals and is a court appointed lawyer for the subject person under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988. She is an Affiliate of the Law Faculty of the University of Otago and teaches health and disability law related courses to health professionals and undergraduate students. Iris has published and presented on a range of topics relevant to mental capacity law in a variety of different forums. Iris holds a number of health and disability sector governance roles. She is chair of the Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology.
International speakers

Professor Marie Bismark

Professor – Public Health Law

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (Australia)

Professor Marie Bismark is a public health physician, psychiatry registrar, health lawyer, and company director. She heads the Law and Public Health Unit at the University of Melbourne where her research explores the interface between patient safety, clinician wellbeing, and health regulation. Marie practices as a doctor at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and is a director of several large health organisations including The Royal Women’s and Summerset retirement villages. She is the lead author of a new book: “Experiences of Health Workers in the COVID-19 pandemic”. Marie and her husband have three children.
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