Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

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About this Conference

As healthcare practitioners know, ethical considerations are a large part of providing care. These decisions can have huge legal implications, and it is important to be fully aware of the law which is constantly updating. This conference will focus on ethical issues regarding end-of-life care, as well as the implications of assisted decision-making legislation. We will explore palliative sedation, euthanasia and assisted suicide, mental health, and will discuss case law in relations to organ donations and transplants. We will also be looking into the new Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2022, and its implications to ethical care.

This conference will provide healthcare and legal practitioners with up-to-date legalities on medical law and ethics and will prove an invaluable resource to anyone looking to ensure they are up to date on this ever changing legal landscape.

A word from our conference chairperson


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Sarah Reid, BL, The Law Library

Assisted Reproduction and the Law

  • Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2022

Andrea Mulligan Barrister at the Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College Dublin

Organ Donations and Transplants - the law, legislation and case law

  • History and historical origins
  • Considerations
  • Consent
  • Legislation
  • Case law
  • Position in UK - legislation and case law
  • Case law & developments in other jurisdictions

Rebecca Graydon, BL, The Law Library

End of Life Healthcare Ethics

  • Autonomous Decision Making
  • Physician’s Role and Responsibilities to Resolve the Issue
  • Advance Directives
  • Rationing of Care and Futile Treatment
  • Ethical Theories Involved in End-of-Life Care

Mary Kirwan, Barrister & Lecturer at RCSI

End of Life Decision Making

  • Essential principles
  • Most recent case law
  • Implications of Assisted Decision Making (capacity) legislation

Nikki Saarsteiner BL, The Law Library

The Law and the Mental Health Patient

Michael Ramsey, BL, The Law Library

Ethical and Legal issues in intellectual disability services

Marie Kinsella, Partner, Philip Lee

Consent to medical treatment

  • Anorexia case study

Jamie O Gorman, BL, The Law Library

Ethical Issues Before Birth and Abortion Law

Marie Kinsella, Partner, Philip Lee

Who Should Attend?

This conference will be of interest to most professionals involved in the provision of healthcare and in particular, directors of nursing, doctors, consultants, healthcare service management executives, private sector healthcare providers, nursing home providers, surgeons and surgical consultants, healthcare in house legal teams, executives in regulatory and compliance environments within healthcare, relevant government bodies and obviously legal consultants, solicitors, barristers and professionals within the legal community.


Andrea Mulligan
BL, The Law Library
Rebecca Graydon
Barrister at Law
Mary Kirwan BL
Barrister & Lecturer at RCSI
Michael Ramsey
BL, The Law Library
Sarah Reid BL
Nikki Saarsteiner BL
The Law Library
Marie Kinsella (topic 1)
Partner, Philip Lee
Jamie O Gorman
BL, The Law Library


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €535 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.