MEDIA ADVISORY: Ottawa Conference on Medical Assistance in Dying

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016

The University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics invites members of the media to attend the Ottawa Conference on Medical Assistance in Dying.

In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a landmark decision decriminalizing medical assistance in dying (MAID). This event brings together experts to address a broad range of issues relating to the implementation of MAID, including medical perspectives on legal issues, liability and regulatory issues, conscientious objections by providers and institutions, and MAID requests by vulnerable groups such as persons with mental illnesses and minors. Join in the conversation through Twitter: #2016OttawaMAiD.

WHAT: Ottawa Conference on Medical Assistance in Dying

  • Friday, October 14, 2016 from 4:45 to 7:45 p.m.  
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


  • Friday: Room 147, Fauteux Hall (57 Louis-Pasteur Private | Map)
  • Saturday: Room 4101, Desmarais Building (55 Laurier Avenue East | Map)

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Gerrit Kimsma, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center
  • Justice Lynn Smith, former member of the Supreme Court of British Columbia

uOttawa experts available for commentary:

Media inquiries:

Sarah Foster
Media Relations Officer
Cell: 613-762-2908

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