Welcome to the registration page for the 2018 conference of the Physicians' Alliance against euthanasia

With legal euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide now a reality in Canada, we turn our attention to helping doctors and other health professionals improve their skills so as to better care for patients at risk of requesting death. This conference is an opportunity to learn from experts in palliative care and psychiatry, as well as to meet colleagues from across the country who share your concerns about the direction medecine is taking under these new laws.

The learning objectives for the conference are as follows:

–  Improve knowledge and skills related to analgesia at the end of life
–  Recognize existential distress in terminally ill patients
–  Knowledge of the indications and method for prescribing palliative sedation
–  Recognize and treat treatment-resistant depression in terminally ill patients
–  Recognize and address the biological, psychological and social factors underlying a patient's desire for hastened death
–  Understand the barriers to the developement of palliative care at the societal level


Conference  schedule in English (preliminary):

9:00     Registration & coffee
9:30     Welcome
9:45      Analgesia at the end of life (Dr. Patrick Vinay)
10:45    Update on euthanasia in Quebec and Canada (Aubert Martin)
11:45     Panel discussion on caring for patients who want to die (Dr. Roger Ghoche and others)  (billingual)
12:45     Lunch
1:45       Existential distress and palliative sedation (Dr. Marjorie Tremblay)
2:45      Diagnosis and management of treatment-resistant depression and suicidality (Dr. Gabriella Gobbi)
3:45      Break
4:00     Illness in post-modern society and barriers to palliative care (Drs. Vinay & Tremblay) (billingual)
5:00     End


Please note: This is the registration page for the English sessions. If you would like to attend the French sessions, please click here to register.
Veuillez noter: Ceci est la page d'inscription pour les sessions en anglais. Si vous souhaitez assister aux sessions en français, veuillez cliquer ici pour vous inscrire.

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If you would like to register by mail, please download and fill out the registration form by clicking here.
Payment cheques may be sent to to the address in the form.

March 24th, 2018 9:00 AM


5:00 PM

999 Saint Urbain Street
Montréal, QC H2Z 0B4

Physicans $ 200.00
Others $ 100.00
Students $ 25.00

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