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Please note that the program may be amended in the coming weeks in light of possible upcoming legislative changes.

DAY 1: FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020

Time Session
7:15 Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Madeline Li & Stefanie Green
8:30 Selectively Objecting: Is This (Y)our Future?
Thaddeus Pope
9:15 Landscape of MAiD in Canada, Federal Reporting and Perspectives from Health Canada
Stefanie Green & Jacquie Lemaire
10:00 Networking & Health Break
10:30 Oversight and Monitoring of MAiD Across the Country
Ellen Wiebe
10:45 Oversight in Quebec and Ontario- Two Approaches
Dirk Hoyer & Michel Bureau
11:30 Panel: Oversight of MAiD in Canada - Does it Exist?
Moderator: Stafanie Green
Panelists: Michel Bureau, Dirk Hoyer, Trudo Lemmens & Rob Weiler
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Psychotherapeutics in the Context of MAiD
Gary Rodin
2:00 Enhanced Capacity Assessment
Caitlin Buchel & Lilian Thorpe
3:00 Networking & Health Break
3:30 Caught in the Middle: The Effect of Bias on Patients
Margo Kelly
4:00 The Great MAiD Debates:
1. MAiD should be eligible from an advanced directive
2. MAiD should be an offered “treatment” option to all suffering advanced illness

Moderator: Viren Naik
For: Thaddeus Pope
Against: James Downar
5:00 Conference Adjourn
5:00-6:00 Welcome Reception

DAY 2: SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020

Time Session
8:00 Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:00 The Legal Status of MAiD in Canada: Past, Present, Future
Jocelyn Downie
Representatives of CMPA and CNPS will be present for Q & A: Daniel Biovin & Chantal Leonard
10:00 New CAMAP Guidelines and Position Papers
Ellen Wiebe, Kim Wiebe & Janice Chisholm
10:45 Networking & Health Break
11:15 The Risks and Rewards of MAiD: Family and Health Professional Perspectives on a Complex Practice
Andrea Frolic
12:00 Preparing Children for the Medically Assisted Death of Someone Close
Susan Woolhouse
12:45 Networking Lunch
2:00 Best Oral Abstracts from the Research Forum
Moderator: Simon Oczkowski
3:00 Networking & Health Break
3:30 Difficult Cases, Differing Perspectives
Moderator: Jonathan Reggler
Willi Kirenko & James Downar
4:30 Closing Remarks & Evaluation Completion
Stefanie Green
4:40 Conference Ends
Returning Registrant

Upcoming Events

Pre-Conference Date
Thursday April 30, 2020

Main Conference
Friday May 1 &
Saturday May 2, 2020

Sheraton Centre Toronto
123 Queen Street West,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9

Post-Conference Date
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Information & Assistance

Conference Services
416-597-3422 ex 3448

We do not issue letters of invitation to international delegates. Administrative fees will apply to cancelled registrations. We encourage you to finalize travel prior to registering.