1st major medical conference of the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia



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1st major medical conference of the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia in Montreal this March 24

Montreal, March 20, 2018 – The Physicans’ Alliance against Euthanasia is organizing its first major medical conference which will take place in Montreal on Saturday, March 24, 2018 on the theme “Improving care”.

The conference is particularly aimed at doctors and other health practitioners who are facing radical changes in the medical sector as a result of recently adopted euthanasia laws. This day will help promote the most appropriate care for patients who may request euthanasia, including those in palliative care, CHSLD and ambulatory patients with chronic diseases.

From 9 am to 5 pm at the Holiday Inn Centre-Ville in Montreal (999 St-Urbain Street in Montreal), the medical conference will give the floor to doctors Patrick Vinay, Marjorie Tremblay and Gabriella Gobbi on the subject of palliative care and psychiatry. A panel discussion featuring Will Johnston, Tommy Aumond-Beaupré and Roger Ghoche will discuss the care of patients who wish to die.

By coincidence, this conference will take place the day after a forum of the Collège des médecins du Québec for physicians accompanying patients who request “medical assistance to die”. The Alliance’s conference will present an important alternative narrative worth knowing.

The conference will be completely bilingual and will include sessions in French and English. People interested but not working in the medical sector are also welcome. Registrations are accepted until March 20 via the website www.collectifmedecins.org.

The general public is invited to join at 4 p.m. for the final session of the conference which will focus on contemporary society in the face of illness, and barriers to palliative care (free entry).


Conference of the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia “Improving care”. Saturday March 24 at the Holiday Inn Centre-Ville Montreal.

Experts invited for the day:

  • Patrick Vinay, expert in nephrology and palliative care former dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
  • Marjorie Tremblay, palliative care physician at Sacré-Coeur Hospital
  • Gabriella Gobbi, clinical practice and research psychiatrist at McGill University
  • Will Johnston, Vancouver family physician
  • Tommy Aumond-Beaupré, family physicians in Montreal
  • Roger Ghoche, palliative care physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Montreal

From 9 am to 4 pm: registration via www.collectifmedecins.org
Between 4 pm and 5 pm: public conference open to all.


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