Conference : Improving care, preventing euthanasia

2018-03-24 (09:00 - 17:00)

TITRE Conference : Improving care, preventing euthanasia


 The Physicians’ Alliance against euthanasia is pleased to announce our first major medical conference, which will take place in Montreal on March 24, 2018.

The conference is addressed especially to doctors and other health professionals facing the dramatic shift that has taken place in our medical environment since the euthanasia laws passed. Equip yourself to care with confidence for patients at risk of requesting euthanasia, including those in palliative care and in nursing homes, as well as chronically ill ambulatory patients. 

Basic palliative care topics will be presented by speakers including Dr. Patrick Vinay, a great scientist and humanist, former dean of medicine at the Université de Montréal and former chief of palliative care at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal. McGill psychiatry professor Dr. Gabriella Gobbi will discuss management of treatment-resistant depression. We will also offer an overview of the situation in Quebec and Canada since the laws passed, and a panel discussion with doctors experienced in responding to euthanasia requests, to help you develop your own approach. The day will close with a session open to the public, during which Dr. Vinay and Dr. Marjorie Tremblay will reflect on illness in post-modern society, as well as the social and systemic barriers to palliative care.

The conference is fully bilingual, with separate French and English sessions in adjacent rooms. There will be plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues, and interested people outside the health professions are also welcome.

We are very excited to offer this conference in the heart of downtown Montreal and we hope that you will join us on March 24th. For complete information on the conference and hotel bookings, and to register, please visit our website. Please share this information with friends and colleagues who could also be interested in attending.


For more info: 438-938-9410

Holiday Inn Downtown Montreal - 999 Saint Urbain Street Montréal

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