Volume 36 Supplement 2



This supplement summarises the proceedings of the Independence Forum hosted by Therapeutic Guidelines Limited in Melbourne on 29 October 2012.

Printed copies are available from:

Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, Ground Floor, 473 Victoria Street, West Melbourne, Victoria, 3003.

Photos courtesy of Therapeutic Guidelines Limited.

Citation: Phillips S, Komesaroff P, Kerridge I, Hemming M. Independent therapeutic advice: how achievable is it? Aust Prescr 2013;36 Suppl 2:S1-48.

Visit the Therapeutic Guidelines website for the full content of the Independence Forum:

  • Podcasts of presentations
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Image gallery


Therapeutic Guidelines Limited would like to thank the following individuals for their support, advice and time they so generously donated to ensure the success of this initiative:

Professor Chris Baggoley Mr Richard Kneebone
Professor Rachelle Buchbinder Ms Catherine Marshall
Professor Terry Campbell Associate Professor David Menkes
Ms Susan Daskalakis Assistant Professor Barbara Mintzes
Professor Silvio Garattini Professor Robert Moulds
Associate Professor Peter Greenberg Dr Philipa Rothfield
Dr Suzanne Hill Associate Professor Ian Scott
Ms Siân Hughes Professor Martin Tattersall
Ms Paulette Trevena Dr Janet Wale
The staff of Therapeutic Guidelines Limited


Dr Sue Phillips

 Chief Executive Officer, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, Melbourne

Professor Paul Komesaroff

Director, Monash Centre for the Study of Ethics in Medicine and Society, Melbourne

Associate Professor Ian Kerridge

Director, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney

Ms Mary Hemming

 Consultant, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, Melbourne