Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Advanced spinal cord injury conference 2021

Advanced spinal cord injury conference 2021
All levels - 5.5 hours

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

  • Pay for five delegates and get one additional place for free^

    To take advantage of this offer, please return your completed booking form with all six names or contact the APIL office -

    ^Cheapest place to be free of charge

***Book both the advanced brain injury and spinal cord injury conferences and receive a discount of £50 + VAT***

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This year, APIL's advanced spinal cord injury conference will be taking place, via Zoom, on APIL's dedicated conference app.

This packed one-day conference will take place live on Thursday, 24 June and delegates will be able to view the sessions from the comfort of their own homes and work spaces.  Recordings of the sessions will also be available to view, on-demand, for six months after the live event.

Please note that registrations are for individual delegates only.  Delegates will be sent a personal unique link which must not be shared.

Topics include:*

Life after injury

  • Speaker: Matt Hampson OBE, Matt Hampson Foundation, Melton Mowbray


  • Types of injury
  • Burst fractures
  • Wedge fractures
  • Speaker: Mr Daniel Rolton, Spinal Surgeon, Circle Hospital (Reading) Limited and Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading


  • Spinal infections: discitis claims and abscess
  • Timing and presentation of infections
  • The need for speed treatment/action
  • Speakers: Mr Matthew Crocker, Consultant Neurosurgeon, St George's Hospital, London
  • Dr Vanya Gant, Consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Disease, University College London


  • Treating patients from day one
  • The process that patients have to go through to improve recovery
  • Practical guidance
  • Speaker: Mr Naveen Kumar, Consultant in Spinal Injuries, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry

Panel session: Maximising quantum

  • Getting value into claims
  • Individual heads of loss
  • Speakers: Rachael Aram, Irwin Mitchell LLP, Sheffield
  • Warren Collins, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, London
  • Chris Melton QC, Byrom Street Chambers, Manchester
  • Rachel Vickers QC, Outer Temple Chambers, London

Panel session: Maximising expert evidence

  • How to get the best out of your expert
  • Asking the right questions
  • Quality control and effective presentation
  • Speakers: Will Waldron QC, Exchange Chambers, Liverpool
  • Maggie Sargent, Maggie Sargent & Associates, Darlingscott
  • Matthew Newton-Ede, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

Optimising tissue viability and complications that arise

  • Complications that can arise with tissue viability and how to prevent tissue failure
  • Secondary implications of pressure sore injuries
  • Speakers: Deanne Barrow, Tania Brown
  • Cathie Bree-Aslan, Nurse Expert Witness, Swanborough

Recent case law update

  • Speaker: Shahram Sharghy, Barrister, 9 Gough Chambers, London

*Topics, speakers and CPD may be subject to change

***To receive the multi-conference discount, please add both events to your online basket and the discount will be automatically applied at the check-out.  The discount will only apply to delegates who are attending both events.

Cost per delegate:

Corporate accredited firm: £205 + VAT
APIL member: £240 + VAT
Non-member: £355 + VAT