The Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia Annual Conference is the main platform of discussion for medico-legal issues in Malaysia. The 2018 conference will focus on the compulsory medical indemnity, as well as the recent court decisions and their effect on the medical profession. With the recent amendment of the Medical Act, medical practitioners need to be more aware of what to do when called for an investigation. This would be addressed by our speakers as well as a mock preliminary investigation committee to better prepare participants


Critical look at the recent Federal Court decision awarding RM1 million in aggravated damages
Practical advice on interaction between medical practice and the law
A mock Preliminary Investigation Committee Inquiry
An opportunity to meet medical indemnifiers


Lawyers, Legal Advisers/Managers
Doctors, Dentist, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals
Hospital Directors, CEOs
Administrators or Senior Managers

Meet our delightful panel of speakers

A collective of the brightest minds gathered in one place to discuss emerging trends.

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Strap yourself in for discussion

Prepare for a full day of discussion from some of the best and brightest speakers.

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8:00AM – 9:00AM

Registration and Early Breakfast



9:00AM – 9:30AM

Keynote and Opening address

by TBA

9:30AM – 10:30AM

Medical Law & Practice Today : An Overview of What Healthcare Practitioners In Malaysia Need To Know

by Mr Dhinesh Bhaskaran, Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, Partner at Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co.

10:30AM – 11:00AM

Morning Tea Break

Malaysian breakfast, assorted sandwiches and free flow coffee

11:30AM – 12:30AM

The RM 1 Million Dollar Question – What Constitutes Aggravated Damages?

by Raja Eileen Soraya, Partner at Messrs Raja, Darryl, Loh

12:30AM – 2.30PM

Lunch / Booth Visit


2:30PM – 3:30PM

The Effectiveness of Court Protocols in Managing Medico-legal Claims: The Singapore Experience

by Ms Kuah Boon Theng SC, Advocate & Solicitor, Managing Director of Legal Clinic LLC, Singapore

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Malaysian Medical Council: Disciplinary Proceeding Under Medical Regulations 2017

by Dr Arulalan Tan Sri Kumaran, Director for Ethics and Law Division, Malaysian Medical Council

4:30PM – 5:00PM

Evening Tea Break


5:00PM – 6:00PM

Panel Discussion – Patient Confidentiality : Containing Data Leaks And Its Legal Implications

Krishna Rajagopal, CEO of Akati Consulting

Harikannan Ragavan, Advocate & Solicitor of The High Court of Malaya, Partner at Messrs Jayadeep, Hari & Jamil


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7:30AM – 8:30AM

Early Breakfast


8:30AM – 9:30AM

Multiple Defendents – Liability and Quantum Issues: The Process of Court Explained

Dato’ Varghese George Varughese, Retired Judge Court of Appeal Malaysia


9:30AM – 10:30AM

Non-delegable Duties Of Care In Clinical Negligence Actions

by David Pittaway QC, Barrister-at-law, Hailsham Chambers, London, UK

10:30AM – 11:00AM

Morning Tea Break


11:00AM – 12:00PM

Legal Issues Relating To Minors And Practical Ways Of Handling The Implications To Healthcare Practitioners

by Datuk Dr Amar Singh-HSS, Head of Paediatric Departement At Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Mock Preliminary Investigation Committee Inquiry

Moderator: Dr Uzair & Dr Peter Gan

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Lunch and Booth Visits



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