Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics (April 25 - 26, 2014)

Space is limited! Please Register ASAP. 

A groundbreaking event for disability rights advocates to advance the disability rights perspective on bioethics issues: 
– Withholding Medical Treatment 
– Assisted Suicide Laws 
– Reproductive Technologies [and more]
… and to develop our advocacy strategies on these issues. Register Today.

April 25 and 26, 2014 (8:45 AM to 5:30 PM)
Participants are requested to stay for the full two–day Institute.

Crystal City Marriott, Arlington, Virginia Across from Crystal City Metro Station 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202  (703) 413-5500
Space is limited! Please Register ASAP
The Institute registration deadline is March 28. 
The deadline for hotel registration at the Crystal City Marriott is April 3.

 Join us for this exciting and first-ever Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics (DRLIB), where disability rights advocates will gather for two focused days of learning, discussion, and honing our advocacy skills on the key bioethics issues facing the disability community in the United States (some speakers will provide an international perspective as well).

Speakers will include:

Liz Carr, Comedian, Actor in a BBC drama series, and NDY United Kingdom
Diane Coleman, President, Not Dead Yet (NDY)
Marcy Darnovsky, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Genetics and Society (CGS)Dr. 
Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick, Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Europe (EPC Europe)
Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ari Ne’eman, President and co–founder, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Registration for the Institute itself: $175, which will help to cover a number of meals as well as other DRLIB expenses including meeting space, speaker expenses, and disability accommodations.
How to register for the DRLIB:
1. First, register on-line for the Institute itself. 
2. Second, if you need a hotel room at the Crystal City Marriott, you must book your own hotel reservation. The hotel deadline is April 3. Call (703) 413-5500 and mention our group name, the Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics. Hotel room rate is $139 per night plus tax.
Questions? Contact Tim Fuchs: tim@ncil.org

The Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics is sponsored by:

• National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA)
• Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
• Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
• Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC)
• National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
• Not Dead Yet (NDY)
For the complete Announcement, go to here.

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