There have been 1,324 Medical Assistance in Dying cases in Canada over the past year. How has this new law impacted patients, families, health care providers and the Canadian society at large?

TORONTO, July 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The deVeber Institute in collaboration with Wycliffe College invites you to attend their third annual summer symposium,

One Year Later: The Aftermath of Assisted Suicide in Canada.

This year the focus of the symposium is on Canada's Medical Aid in Dying law and the impact it has had on Canada, its citizens and health care providers, since it took effect one year ago. The symposium will feature five expert speakers and a panel discussion. The following is a list of the speakers, the time they will be speaking at and the topics they will be covering as well as a link for the live video feed.

Dr. Ramona Coelho, MD Family Physician (1:00pm): Professionalism, Conscience and the Physician 
Kevin Dunn, Creator of Films for Social Change (2:00pm): Caring Not Killing
Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of EPC (3:00pm): Caring For People In The Community 
Albertos Polizogopoulos, JD Legal Defense for Conscience Rights in Ontario (6:00pm): The Legal Implications of Assisted Death Regulation 
Bob Parke, MSW, MHSC (7:00pm): Putting Values into Practice – Creating a Safe Haven Hospice: A Positive Response to a Negative Reality

All expert speakers will participate in a panel discussion at 8pm.

Join us Friday, July 28th 2017 at Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Avenue, University of Toronto for this dynamic and timely event. Registration begins at 12:30pm.

SOURCE deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research

For further information: Any media personnel wishing to speak with a speaker or a representative from the deVeber Institute before, during or after the event is asked to contact Kathy Matusiak, Executive Director, by phone at 416-256-0555 or by email at


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