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Education session: Setting the context for a principles-based approach to assisted dying in Canada

(Tues. Aug. 25, 8-8:40 am)

This session provides the clinical and legal context on establishing a regulatory framework for end-of-life care in Canada.


Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice President, Medical Professionalism, Canadian Medical Association

Jean-Pierre Ménard, Ad.E., Former president of the expert jurists’ committee on the application of the dying with dignity report

Learning objectives

In this session delegates will:

  • interpret the current legislative and regulatory framework to assisted death in Canada
  • recount current activities and initiatives in this area from legal and medical contexts
  • analyze and discuss physician perspectives (including participants perspective, collected in pre-survey) regarding assisted death in Canada


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 14.5 credits.

This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development.

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Nova Scotia Chapter for up to 15 Mainpro-M1 credits.