Mental Capacity Law Conference 2019 – Christchurch

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Date(s) - 12/09/2019
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Vida Law, the New Zealand Law Foundation and Thomson Reuters are pleased to provide details of the Mental Capacity Law Conference 2019, a full day conference to be held in seven centres across New Zealand in September 2019.
The conferences are aimed at lawyers, health professionals and others working with people who may lack capacity to make certain decisions.

Every full paying registrant will receive a copy of the treatise, I Reuvecamp and J Dawson (ed) Mental Capacity Law in New Zealand (Thomson Reuters, Wellington, 2019).

Attendance at the conference will amount to 6 hours of continuing professional development (CPD).

The programme for the Christchurch conference is as follows:

    • Introduction to capacity law: Professor John Dawson, Faculty of Law, University of Otago
    • Ethical, relational and cultural elements of capacity – Dr Brent Hyslop, Southern District Health Board
    • Assessment of incapacity: Dr Mark Fisher, Auckland District Health Board
    • Providing health or disability services to people who lack the capacity to consent: Iris Reuvecamp, barrister and solicitor, Vida Law
    • Children and capacity: Professor Mark Henaghan, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland
    • Participation in research: Dr Cordelia Thomas, Associate Health and Disability Commissioner
    • Donation of human tissue, gametes and embryos: Professor Nicola Peart, Faculty of Law, University of Otago
    • Participation in litigation: Kimberly Lawrence, Senior Solicitor, Greg Kelly Law Limited

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The venue will be confirmed shortly.

In the event of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Iris Reuvecamp at or by phone on 021 869 361.

The cost of attending the conference is $495.00 plus GST