You are invited to attend the Australasian College of Legal Medicine’s

2023 Annual Scientific Meeting & Awards Dinner

Conference Speakers and Program: see here

When: 25 & 26 March 2023

Flexible attendance options:
Hybrid event – Hobart & Online. The conference program will be both live-streamed and recorded for later viewing to cater for different time zones.

Live Attendees – $550 ACLM members – members price extended to The Law Society of Tasmania members!
Virtual Attendees – $500 ACLM members – members price extended to The Law Society of Tasmania members!

Supporting Organisations:

  • The Law Society of Tasmania
  • University of Tasmania – Faculty of Law
  • The Medico-Legal Society of Victoria Inc.
  • Medico-Legal Society of NSW Inc.


  • Opening Address – Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, the Governor of Tasmania
  • Traps in Governance of Specialist Institutions – Walter Sofronoff KC, Commissioner of Inquiry into Forensic DNA Testing in Queensland
  • The National Law: It’s not getting easier – Brad Wright, Barrister
  • Creep of Scope Dilemma – Dr Eli Avila, President American ACLM
  • Regulating the Individual Practitioner: Building resilience to combat vicarious trauma – Dr Adam Griffin, Director QLD Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit
  • The Role of Health Care Providers in the Opioid Crisis – Joe Piorkowski, Defense Attorney (American ACLM Guest)
  • Mental Health and Trauma in the Law – David Cocker, Solicitor, Blumers Tasmania
  • Pandemic-related Situational & Vicarious Trauma in Medical and Legal Education – Dr Liz Valencia, Enterprise Associate Dean DEI, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (American ACLM Guest)
  • Plus many more!!