Tuesday, October 22, 2019

End-of-Life Care Europe November 7 - Euthanasia Symposium

Can we do better?

Kunnen wij het beter aanpakken?

About the Dutch euthanasia policy and those that are concerned about protecting vulnerable lives.

Over het Nederlands euthanasie beleid en degenen die zich inzetten voor het beschermen van kwetsbaar leven.

R.S.V.P: ELCENetherlands@protonmail.com

Location: Burg. Verbrughweg 40, 4024HR, Eck en Wiel

Attendance to the Symposium is free of charge though an R.S.V.P. is required before 5/11/2019. Lunch is included. For more information or questions Tel. +31 (0)639781279


9:30 Welcome and coffee

9:45 Taking stock of the Dutch euthanasia practice so far. What have we gotten ourselves into and where do we go from here? Henk Reitsema.

10:45 Coffee break

11:00 The Politics of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in the Medical Community. Gordon McDonald

12:30 Lunch

13:45 Strategy of the promotors of euthanasia and how to counter it. Henk Jochemsen

15:15 Tea break

15:30 Panel discussion with speakers: Where are the opportunities and which strategies can be most fruitful?

Gordon Macdonald
16:45 Closing

Dr Gordon Macdonald is the CEO of the Care Not Killing Alliance. He has been involved with Care Not Killing for a decade, chairing the Scottish Committee with great effect. 

He was instrumental in the 2010 and 2015 defeats of bids to legalize assisted suicide at the Scottish Parliament, and has proved himself an effective media communicator.

Henk Jochemsen
Prof. dr. Henk Jochemsen studied molecular biology and is Professor for Christian Philosophy at the Wageningen University and was lector in medical ethics at the Free Universit MC in Amsterdam. For many years he was the director of the Lindeboom institute which was focussed on bio ethics. His areas of focus have been: philosophy and ethics of new technologies (bioethics, nanotech, synthetic biology, development aid and sustainable agriculture. Jochmsen was also the director of a collective of NGO’s called Prisma.

Henk Reitsma
Henk Reitsema is a member of the staff at Dutch L’Abri and one of the trustees of the international work of L'Abri. He has been active in the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition International for many years and is now member of the ELCE (End of Life Care Europe). His academic background includes Philosophy, Theology and Ethics. Focal themes for him have been the Philosophy of Technology and bioethics. Mentoring, lecturing and engaging in dialogue about the issues that confront us today form an integral part of his work at L’Abri. He has published a variety of articles both scientific and popular in the disciplines of Apologetics, Philosophy of Technology, Ethics.

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