Deadline February 15th, 2017 Download Call for Abstracts

Second International Conference on End of Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice

The Dalhousie Health Law Institute, the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, and the European Research Network on End of Life invite you to submit abstracts for the Second International Conference on End of Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice. The conference will be held in Halifax, Canada from 13-15 September 2017.

NOTE: Abstracts for sole-authored, co-authored, and panel presentations will be considered. If proposing a sole-authored presentation, please describe a 20 minute presentation. If proposing a co-authored presentation, please describe two coordinated 20 minute presentations. If proposing a 90-minute panel, please describe each element of the panel and indicate the suggested name for the panel and the names of all of the panellists on the submission form.

Abstracts are particularly welcomed within the following streams:

  • Medical assistance in dying (euthanasia and assisted suicide)
  • Withholding and withdrawing potentially life-sustaining treatment (e.g. the “futile treatment” debate, artificial hydration and nutrition)
  • Palliative sedation
  • Advance directives and advance care planning
  • Next generation issues (e.g. medical assistance in dying in prisons, organ donation and medical assistance in dying)
  • Other end of life law, ethics, policy, and practice issues

This is an interdisciplinary conference and abstracts are encouraged from all disciplines (including, but not limited to, law, medicine, nursing, philosophy, and bioethics). Abstracts are also encouraged from all sectors (including, but not limited to, academic, practice, NGO, and government).

Submission Guidelines

  • Each abstract should use the provided Abstract submission form.
  • All abstracts should be submitted by February 15th, 2017.
  • Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to .
  • Receipt of abstracts will be confirmed by email and applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 31, 2017.

How to Submit

Download form

Presenter registration and expenses

All presenters will be required to register for the conference by April 15, 2017 and pay the conference registration fee. Presenters will also be required to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.