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Sensory injuries - including vision, nerve damage, pain and hearing loss
HYBRID EVENT - Choose to attend in person or view our virtual programme
Over the past 19 years, this specialist residential conference has grown from strength to strength and for 2021, we are delighted to be heading back to the prestigious five star Celtic Manor Resort in Newport South Wales!
For 2021, we are delighted to offer our delegates the option to either attend the event in person or view the conference online via our virtual platform. All delegates will have full access to the APIL Conference App and this new feature will play an important role in the event!
This year, this specialist conference will concentrate on the theme of ‘Sensory injuries - including vision, nerve damage, pain and hearing loss’ and it will also provide important updates on the latest developments within clinical negligence law.
In terms of networking, we are pleased to bring back our informal welcome reception on the Tuesday evening, and our popular dinner dance returns on the Wednesday evening!
The conference programme is currently under development and further details will be available in early Spring. At this stage, we expect the following topics to be covered:
Overview and introduction to sensory injuries
- Speaker: Dr Ilan Lieberman, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Manchester
Facial palsy - occurrence, causation and management
- Speaker: Mr Michael Fardy, Consultant Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgeon, Spire Cardiff Hospital, Cardiff
Panel session: Hot topical issues
- Chair: Suzanne Trask, APIL EC Member, Bolt Burdon Kemp, London
- Speakers: John McQuater, APIL Secretary and Past APIL President, Atherton Godfrey LLP, Doncaster
- Shahram Sharghy, APIL EC Member, 9 Gough Chambers, London
- Suzanne White, APIL EC Member, Leigh Day, London
Benefits and risks of stereotactic radiosurgery
- Speaker: Mr Matthias Radatz, Consultant in Neurosurgery/Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield
Ophthalmic injury - occurrence, risk and management
- Speaker: Mr John Durnian, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool
Hearing loss - occurrence and causation
- Speaker: Mr Gerard Kelly, ENT & Base of Skull Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Spire Hospital Leeds and The Leeds Nuffield Hospital & Honorary Senior lecturer in Otolaryngology, University of Leeds, Leeds
Legal update in sensory injuries
CRPS - a survivor's story
- Speaker: Victoria Abbott-Fleming, Burning Nights, Derbyshire
Management and diagnosis of peripheral nerve injury and the scope for neuro regeneration
The implications of sensory loss for patients with diabetes
- Speaker: Dr Paul McNally, Endocrinologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester
Contentious issues in CRPS including elective amputation
- Speaker: Dr Mike Sidery, Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Management, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Sensory issues after Covid-19: A GP's perspective
- Speaker: Professor Dame Clare Gerada GP, Riverside Medical Practice, London