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MAiDThe Royal Society of Canada presents:

Medically-Assisted Dying: Next Steps for Canada

A Luncheon Lecture with Dr. Jocelyn Downie, FRSC

This event features Dr. Jocelyn Downie, a key thought leader in medically-assisted dying. Dr. Downie will address the challenges and opportunities for the future of medically-assisted dying in Canada. Her comments will be grounded in the current state of knowledge, with particular reference to the Expert Panel Report entitled “End-of-Life Decision-Making” published in 2011 by the Royal Society of Canada, and the recent Assessment on “Medical Assistance in Dying” published by CCA and laid before Parliament in late 2018. A Q&A will follow. 

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Time and Location

       March 15, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
       Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario 



      | 11:30 | Registration opens and lunch is served
      | 12:00 | Opening Remarks 
                     Chad Gaffield, President, RSC
      | 12:10 | Medically-Assisted Dying: Perspectives and possible next steps. Jocelyn Downie
      | 12:35 | Discussion with the audience 
                      Moderator: Chad Gaffield
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