QLD Medical School


Bastille Room
Sofitel Brisbane
249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD


Wednesday 11th September 2019

7:00 am Registration, arrival tea and coffee
7:10 am

Welcome address

7:15 am

Assessment of Brain Injury and Complex Claimants

7:45 am

Complex injuries in complex patients - Thinking outside the box

8:15 am

A selection of cases about the Court's approach to claims involving pre-existing injury or illness.

8:45 am

Seminar Concludes


Including GST (1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)

Member: $90
Non Member: $140


If you have questions regarding this event, call us on 02 9258 7700.



Sofitel Brisbane Central
249 Turbot Street Brisbane City QLD 4000


Registrations Open: 16th Aug 19 8:00 AM

Registrations Close: 10th Sep 19 11:55 PM

Places Available: 1

  • Event date has passed
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QLD Medical School


ALA Queensland is excited to welcome you to Medical School, the ALA’s first medico-legal seminar in Queensland.

Three experienced medico-legal professionals — Dr Steve Buckley, Dr David Morgan OAM and barrister, Chris George — will speak about issues that arise in compensation cases involving serious injuries.

They will focus particularly on claimants who have:

• suffered multiple dominant injuries in the same or consequent events;

• complex pre-existing conditions or injuries; and/or

• significant health issues that have arisen post the compensable injury.



Dr David Morgan
Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Medicolegal Mind

  • Graduated with Degree in Medical Science, University of Queensland, 1973.
  • Awarded Bachelor Degrees in Medicine and Surgery, University of Queensland, 1976.

(First Class Honours, Dux Final Year Medical School)

  • Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1984.
  • Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in Orthopaedics, 1986.

(Awarded Sir Walter Mercer Medal as Dux)

  • Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholar Oxford 1985-1986
  • Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Queensland 1994.
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Brisbane Private Hospital.
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner (American Board).
  • Medical Director, Queensland Bone Bank.
  • Past President, Asia Pacific Association of Surgical Tissue Banks.
  • Chairman, MDEC Device Tracking Sub-Committee (TGA) 2003 – 2006.
  • Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Brisbane Private Hospital 2004 – 2008.
  • Past Committee Memberships, Qld Branch of Australian Orthopaedic Association and Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Member, Medical Devices Evaluation Committee (TGA) 2003 – 2006.
  • President, Medico-Legal Society of Queensland 2003-2004.
  • Chairman, Clinical Advisory Group (Hips) – Prosthetics Reform Review Committee, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing 2004 - 2010
  • Member, Medical Practitioners Panel of Assessors

Queensland Government Department of Health 2005 –

  • Scientific Secretary, Australian Orthopaedic Association 2007 – 2011
  • Member Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) , Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing 2011 – 2015
  • Chairman Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC), Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing 2016 -
  • Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia 2008
  • Member, Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia 2014 – 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Griffith University 2017

Chris George

Barrister, North Quarter Lane Chambers

Chris George has acted in a wide range of matters, predominantly in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance, and banking and finance, but also in tort, succession and defamation matters.

His experience includes appearing in a Supreme Court trial of 60 days relating to the collapse of a large corporate group, and a Supreme Court trial of 25 days relating to a major aviation product liability claim.

Chris has strong ties to Queensland University of Technology, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours. He has taught on a casual basis in the areas of Evidence and Civil Procedure.

Chris is the Joint Title Editor of The Laws of Australia, Civil Procedure, published by Thomson Reuters.

Dr Stephen Buckley

Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr Buckley works at Royal North Shore Hospital, in Sydney, particularly managing patients with catastrophic injuries, specialising in Traumatic Brain Injury, and Stroke, and in his private practice, he follows these patients in the longer term.

He has had an active Medico-Legal practice reporting upon injured people since 1990, and has provided medicolegal advice, expert reports and given expert evidence throughout Australia.

He has had a long term interest in Rehabilitation education, being a Member for 20 years, and ultimately Chairman of the Board of Censors of the Faculty, and was then elected President of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and a Director of the College of Physicians in 2009/10.

He is presently the RACP Nominee on the Medical Council of NSW (AHPRA), and sits on the Conduct, and Performance Committees.

He was an author of the 1999 NSW Motor Accidents Legislation and a member of the Consultative Council of the Motor Accidents Authority of NSW from 1999 until 2012 and a founding Member of the Lifetime Care and Support Authority of NSW Consultative Council, from 2006 to 2009. He is a current Medical Assessor, and regular chairman of Review Panels, for the MAA and was Chairman of a number of Impairment Assessment Committees and Working Parties for the MAA and Workcover NSW.

He continues to provide Medico-Legal opinions, consulting within the different states in Australia as well as internationally, advising on the future requirements for care for injured people.

Event Details


Bastille Room
Sofitel Brisbane Central
249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD


Wednesday 11 September 2019

7:00 am Registration
7:15 am Seminar commences breakfast served
8:45 am Seminar concludes

Including GST (1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)

Member: $90
Non Member: $140

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