SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON END OF LIFE

LAW, ETHICS, POLICY, AND PRACTICE

September 13-15, 2017

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

We are delighted to announce the 2nd International Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in September 2017.

Your hosts, Canada’s Dalhousie Health Law Institute, the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at the Queensland University of Technology, and the Dutch and Belgian Based International Collaborative for End of Life Care Research invite you to join us for a thought-provoking, informative, and timely program on a broad range of end of life issues.

This is a multidisciplinary, multisectoral, and multinational conference, with presenting disciplines including, but not limited to, law, medicine, nursing, philosophy and bioethics, and sectoral representation spanning practitioners, academics, NGOs, and regulators an policy-makers. We will engage with empirical evidence about, and legal and ethical analysis of, many of the most pressing and vexing issues of our time. Leading experts from around the world will present on their findings. Participants will engage with others who are wrestling with the challenges of end of life care. We will reflect on lessons learned from experiences in various jurisdictions (including Canada, which will be one year post the implementation of new federal medical assistance in dying legislation). Please join us for a 2 ½ day deep dive into stopping/not starting potentially life-sustaining treatment, palliative sedation, medical assistance in dying, and the next generation end of life issues.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Constance MacIntosh, Committee Chair, Canada

Kenneth Chambaere, Belgium

Luc Deliens, Belgium

Jocelyn Downie, Canada

Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, The Netherlands

Hans van Delden, The Netherlands

Agnes van der Heide, The Netherlands

Ben White, Australia

Lindy Willmott, Australia