Law & Medicine Down Under: Shared Experiences, Divergent Paths
Join SIU in Sydney, Australia for an Educational Journey
June 7- 13, 2015
Continuing Education Program
In 1788, just twelve years after the United States adopted the Declaration of Independence, Governor Arthur Phillip sailed the First Fleet into Botany Bay to start a new British penal colony. This educational program for medical and legal professionals will explore the shared experiences and divergent paths of Australia and America since their founding periods with special focus on today’s most fascinating and pressing law and medicine topics.
In addition to receiving lectures from international experts in their fields, participants can take part in various cultural and tourist activities, including cruising the majestic Sydney Harbour during the Vivid Sydney Festival, visiting the iconic Sydney Opera House, and traveling to the serene Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The weekend of our arrival coincides with special events in Sydney for the Queen's Birthday.
This program is sponsored by the SIU School of Law and the SIU School of Medicine, and is supported, in part, by funds from the First Health Medical Provider Class represented by SL Chapman LLC.
Course Sessions (tentative)
- The Shared Experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Australia & America
- The Consequences of Modern Day Incarceration in Australia & America
- Comparing Medical Tort Reform in America & Australia
- Law and Medicine Lessons from Australia's Universal Health Care System
- Australia’s Court System
- End of Life Decisions—Defining Death and the Choice to Die
- Mandatory Psychiatric Treatment and the UN Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities: The Widening U.S./Australian Gap in the Standard for Involuntary Treatment
- Australian & American Paths to Gun Control
See full session descriptions here.