High Level SEMS/Sports Law Meeting on Duty of Care in Sport - Making it Happen

27 April 2018 , London

Professor Nicola Maffulli and Dr Rod Jaques will co-chair this follow-on high level, interdisciplinary SEMS Meeting at Chandos House, London. Building on the success of the previous Duty of Care Meeting run by MedEduCare as a not-for-profit event, this day, whilst aimed at senior SEMS and Sports Law practitioners, is open to all medical and healthcare and sports law professionals working across all sports.


The day will be limited to 60 attendees and, to encourage frank, open discussion and debate, will be run with all attending asked not to use phones or any social media platforms/blogs during the day.


We expect places for this day to fill quickly and early booking is advised.


Delegate Fees:

Early Bird (until 28th February 2018) is ?150; Standard (after 28th February 2018) is ?180.


This fee includes (includes full-day attendance, all meeting documents, refreshments, hot buffet lunch, attendance certificate with BSB and FSEM CPD accreditation and meeting DVD with presentations uploaded, sent to you after the day).


Booking forms are available now from Barry Hill at barryghill@hotmail.com


Schedule and Speaker Biographies:

Duty of Care in Sport – making it happen (FSEM UK and Bar Standards Board CPD Accreditation being sought)

Chandos House, London 27 April 2018

0800 Registration, Refreshments and Commercial Exhibition

0850 Meeting Welcome Professor Nicola Maffulli

Session 1 Team Physician Perspective Chair Dr Rod Jaques

0900 What are the key features of an effective duty of care in sport system? Professor David Lavallee - Professor of Duty of Care in Sport

0930 Working in a challenging system – what does it ‘feel’ like? Dr David Jones - EIS Consultant in SEM

1000 When the doctor takes the blame Dr Charlotte Cowie - FA Consultant in SEM

1030 Refreshments and Commercial Exhibition

Session 2 Success breeds success - but do DOC systems mature at the same pace? Chair Peter Keen

1100 Lessons from a review process Dr Rod Jaques – EIS Medical Director

1130 When you are made aware of a welfare issue but are asked to maintain confidentiality Dr Anita Biswas – EIS Research and Innovation Athlete Health Team

1200 How do you balance DOC and Confidentiality, a legal perspective. Kendrah Potts - Legal Director, Sports Group, Mishcon de Reya

1230 Roundtable Discussion All speakers

1300 Lunch and Commercial Exhibition

Session 3 System wide changes - what’s coming? Chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

1400 Maintaining the Integrity of the High-Performance System John Donnelly, Head of Integrity, UK Sport

1430 The Ombudsman role – what does it do? Professor Derek Fraser, Independent Football Ombudsman

1500 Is formal Grievance a useful weapon in the Sports Doctor's armoury? Examples. Mary O’Rourke QC

1530 Refreshments and Commercial Exhibition

Session 4 DOC in a team Chair Professor Nicola Maffulli

1600 What does the athlete want in the process? Dr Adam Pengilly – IOC Commission

1630 How should the MDT and sports science team work in a good DOC structure? Dr Nick Peirce – ECB Chief Medical Officer

1700 Looking at a contract and making it meet DOC standards Mr Majid Hassan - Partner, Capsticks Solicitors LLP

1730 Roundtable Discussion All speakers

1800 Meeting Close Professor Nicola Maffulli