In support of our longstanding partnership with AMA Western Australia, MDA National is proud to be attending MedCon22 as a diamond sponsor.

With our foundations firmly set in the West, no one understand the WA medico-legal landscape like we do!

Remaining true to our 'doctors for doctors' ethos, we are owned and governed by doctors, caring for the wellbeing and interests of doctors. We are about providing the industry's best advice, resources, and expertise. We support our Members in the moments that matter, so they can keep on practising with confidence.

Visit us at booth 69/76 for a chance to win a BOSE home speaker system valued at $599* and chat about how MDA National can provide you with unwavering support and care, above and beyond medical indemnity.


Stanley DSouza   Janice Lawrence

Stanley D'Souza  Janice Lawrence


*Individuals must complete an expression of interest and consent to be contacted by MDA National. Existing members of MDA National must ensure their contact details are up to date with on site representatives.

MDA National Session

Saturday 23rd July 11.50am - 12.30pm

Patient complaints and challenging behaviour


Join us at the MDA National focus session – Patient complaints and challenging behaviour: What we can learn, and when is it time to say goodbye?

Presented by Dr Jane Deacon (Manager, Medico-legal Advisory Services) and Gae Nuttall (Risk Advisor) with contribution from Dr Michael Gannon (Obs and Gyn, MDA National President), this session covers how to manage and learn from formal and informal patient complaints; dealing with challenging behaviour; and when and how to end the Doctor-Patient treating relationship. The session is on just prior to the lunch break, and will be followed by a ‘meet the speaker’ session at the MDA National booth.


Dr Jane Deacon   Gae Nuttall B and W   Dr Micheal Gannon

Dr Jane Deacon  Gae Nuttell        Dr Michael Gannon

Event Information

Career Stages:

  • Medical Students
  • Doctors in Training
  • Doctors in Practice
  • International Medical Graduate
  • Non-practising Practitioners
  • Practice Managers and Owners
  • Others
  • Doctors in Specialist Training


Friday, 22 July 2022 7:30 AM - Saturday, 23 July 2022 4:35 PM



My Career Journey with Dr Nick Coatsworth

Dr Nick Coatsworth is an expert in health policy, public administration and a practising infectious diseases physician. He held a national role in the Australian response to COVID-19 as Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia, becoming one of the most recognised medical spokespeople during the pandemic. Nick engaged the Australian community through a variety of media platforms most notably as the spearhead of the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Dr Micheal Gannon, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, sits down with Dr Nick Coatsworth to discuss Nick's medical career journey, and what insights and advice he has for junior doctors. MDA National would like to acknowledge the contributions of MDA National staff, Members, friends and colleagues in the production of the podcast and note that this work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under applicable copyright law, you may not reproduce the content of this podcast without the permission of MDA National. This podcast contains generic information only, is intended to stimulate thought and discussion, and doesn’t account for requirements of any particular individual. The content may contain opinions which are not necessarily those of MDA National. We recommend that you always contact your indemnity provider when you require specific advice in relation to your insurance policy or medico-legal matters. MDA National Members need to contact us for specific medico-legal advice on freecall 1800 011 255 or email We may also refer you to other professional services.


09 Jun 2022

Career complications and contending with uncertainty

Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for junior doctors is how to respond to medical training impacts and career uncertainty. In this podcast, Dr Caroline Elton (a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors)and Dr Benjamin Veness (a Psychiatry registrar) share advice for coping with medical training and career delays, disruptions and unknowns.


10 Aug 2020