About this event

  • Date and time Sat 15 Jun 2019 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine

This Saturday event will bring together legal, health, charitable and justice speakers to discuss the medical, ethical and legal issues which are relevant in the treatment of immigrants of all kinds, whether asylum seekers, or migrants for other reasons.

This will be ideal for those interested in the legal and health problems which arise within immigrant and migrant populations. The ethical, practical and legal issues involved in medical treatment of immigrants will be outlined, the role of doctors and lawyers in identifying victims of trafficking and the support which is needed by asylum seekers considered.

Topics include:

  • Ethical issues which arise in the treatment of immigrants
  • Issues with Immigration Tribunals
  • The health needs of Asylum Seekers, particularly those with traumatic experiences
  • To describe the work of a doctor in an Immigration Removal Centre
  • Problems in accurately ageing child migrants by odontological means
  • The signs which should alert doctors and lawyers to the possibility that they are dealing with someone who is a victim of human trafficking.



Standard pricing available until 14 June 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Associate RSM Student
£108.00 £81.00 £81.00 £81.00 £39.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
£180.00 £135.00 £135.00 £65.00

Key speakers

Dr John Chisholm

Chair, Ethics Committee of the British Medical Association

Mr Frank Appleyard

Immigration Tribunal Judge

Professor Helen Liversidge

Professor of Dental Anthropology, Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Christopher Clark, President, Clinical Legal and Forensic Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Ethical issues in the treatment of immigrants

Dr John Chisholm, Chair, Ethics Committee of the British Medical Association

Health needs in an immigration removal centre

Dr Alan Mitchell, General Practitioner, Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre, Scotland

Issues in estimating the dental age of migrants

Professor Helen Liversidge, Professor of Dental Anthropology, Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Immigration tribunals

Mr Frank Appleyard, Immigration Tribunal Judge

Legal challenges with immigration cases

Ms Emma Daykin, Barrister, Lamb Building Chambers, London

Panel discussion
Section Annual General Meeting
Human trafficking

Rachel Devlin, Home Office Modern Slavery Unit

Health needs of asylum seekers

Rabiya Ravat, Deputy Director of Operations, Migrant Help

Mental health effects of migration
Panel discussion
Closing remarks and close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom