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MAiD Assessment *MDs/NPs Only*

Learn how to do a MAiD Assessment in this new MAiD Assessment Training Workshop

In this accredited training workshop, you will learn the role of the MAiD assessor and how to perform a MAiD assessment. After registering, all registrants will be vetted and approved to attend this workshop.

At the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  1. Successfully prepare for and complete a MAiD assessment.
  2. Discuss the eligibility criteria for MAiD.
  3. Identify the differences in the assessment of patients whose natural death is and is not reasonably foreseeable.
  4. Practice skills and identify strategies to bring one’s “best self” to MAiD assessments and address challenges that may arise in this deeply meaningful work.

Date & Time:
Thursday, May 4th | 8:30am - 11:30am

Who should attend?
Physicians and Nurse Practitioners who are interested in learning about the role of the MAiD Clinician, what the law requires, and how to perform a basic MAiD assessment.

Speaker Info:
Gord Gubitz is a Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was born in Calgary, Alberta (Gemini, Sagittarius rising; Fire Dragon; ENTJ), and obtained his MD at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He completed training in Adult Neurology at Dalhousie, followed by a Stroke Fellowship in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dr. Gubitz works as an attending physician on the Acute Stroke Unit in Halifax, and is the Director of the Halifax Neurovascular Clinic. He is the Program Director for the Adult Neurology Residency Program at Dalhousie University, and co-Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Adult Neurology Examination Committee.

Dr. Gubitz became involved with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) shortly after federal legislation was passed that legalized the process in Canada in 2016. He is the Clinical Lead for the MAiD Access and Resource Team in Nova Scotia, does MAiD assessments, and provides MAiD to eligible Nova Scotians.

He is involved in MAiD-related research, and provides MAiD education to medical learners, including medical students, resident doctors, other health care providers, and the general public. He Chairs the Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers (CAMAP) MAiD Curriculum Development Committee, which is in the process of developing an evidence-informed approach to MAiD education for Canadian medical doctors and nurse practitioners.

When not at work, Dr. Gubitz enjoys eating Italian food, baking, perfect Manhattans, and Broadway musicals. He is a big fan of the Oxford comma and is in complete denial about his job-related stress. He is not very fond of cats.

Returning Registrant

Upcoming Events

Pre-Conference Date
May 4, 2023

Main Conference
May 5-6, 2023

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Information & Assistance

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Administrative fees will apply to cancelled registrations. We encourage you to finalize travel prior to registering.