Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Conference: Preventing the spread of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the Physicians for Compassionate Care are offering an informative and directional free online zoom conference on euthanasia and assisted suicide on Saturday January 23, (10 am to 4:30 pm) (EST).

The theme is: Preventing the spread of euthanasia and assisted suicide - What you need to know. 

There is no cost to attend the conference but registration is required. The following link will enable you to register (LINK). 

During the COVID-19 pandemic we have heard about what we need to know to prevent the spread of the virus. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are a cultural virus.

The speakers will provide information and direction for you to stop or contain the spread of the death virus in your state or country.

Speaking schedule:

10 am conference begins. We will introduce the day for the participants.

10:10 am Dr Annette Hanson - Euthanasia and assisted suicide for psychiatric reasons.

11 - 11:45 am Dr Gordon Macdonald. Care Not Killing Alliance - Preventing euthanasia and assisted suicide in the UK.

11:45 - 12:30 pm Wesley Smith - Stopping the spread of euthanasia and assisted suicide. 


1:00 - 1:45 pm Dr Bill Toffler - The experience with assisted suicide in Oregon.

1:45 - 2:45 pm Dr Ramona Coelho and Dr Leonie Herx - MAiD to Mad: How Bill C-7 changes Canada's euthanasia law for physicians.

2:45 - 3:30 pm Amy Hasbrouck - Euthanasia in Canada and the disability community.

3:30 pm Alex Schadenberg, Preventing the spread of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Dr Ramona Coelho
Dr Ramona Coelho (picture on right) is a family physician who's practice focuses on people with disabilities, people who live in poverty, and refugees. Dr Coelho is a founder of the MAiD to Mad initiative  representing more than 1100 Canadian physicians. Dr Coelho will speak about how euthanasia effects physicians who oppose killing. Read her recent article: Why I oppose euthanasia.

Amy Hasbrouck is a lawyer and a disability leader. She is the founder of Tourjours Vivant - Not Dead Yet in Canada and a member of the Not Dead Yet board. She is also the President of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Her research and knowledge on the topic is exceptional. Amy Hasbrouck will speak about the effect of euthanasia legislation upon people with disabilities. Read her analysis of Canada's annual 2019 euthanasia report.

Dr Annette Hanson (picture on right) is a forensic psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr Hanson will speak about the push to permit euthanasia for psychiatric reasons. Dr Hanson has published research articles on the topic including the 12 myths about assisted suicide and medical aid in dying.

Dr Leonie Herx is the immediate past President of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians and chair of the division of palliative medicine at Queen’s University. She is also a founder of the MAiD to Mad initiative  Dr Herx has written articles on these issues as well as spoken in places, including New Zealand. Dr Herx will speak about how euthanasia effects palliative care. Read her recent article about her patient's journey.

Dr Gordon Macdonald is the CEO of the Care Not Killing Alliance in the UK. He has effectively worked with partner groups to keep euthanasia and assisted suicide out of the UK. He has been a leader on these issues for many years and has spoken throughout Europe. Dr Macdonald will speak about how they are keeping euthanasia out of the UK. Link to articles by Dr Macdonald.

Alex Schadenberg
 (picture on right) is the Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. By constantly writing articles and sharing information, he has become a key force, world-wide in preventing the spread of euthanasia and assisted suicide. He is an author who has spoken world-wide on these topics. He has been active on these issues for almost 25 years. Alex Schadenberg will speak about helping people choose to live and changing the cultural paradigm.  The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition works to prevent euthanasia and assisted suicide. Link to articles by Alex Schadenberg.

Wesley Smith (picture on right) is chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Wesley is a contributor to The Corner at National Review and is the author of more than 14 books. Wesley is a lawyer, who then became a writer, has been a leading voice opposing euthanasia and assisted suicide for almost 30 years. Link to articles by Wesley Smith.

Dr William Toffler is a family physician in Oregon who is a leader with the Physicians for Compassionate Care for more than 25 years. Dr Toffler is an expert on the Oregon experience and has spoken throughout the US and Internationally. Dr Toffler will speak about the truth about the Oregon experience and the assisted suicide drug experiments on humans. Link to articles by Dr Toffler.

There is no cost to attend the conference but registration is required. The following link will enable you to register: (LINK).


Liz said...

The conference sounda highly informative. Will it be archived for future viewing for people who are unable to attend the conference? Thank you.

Alex Schadenberg said...

The conference will be recorded and each talk will be uploaded to youtube for viewing.

Unknown said...

10am EST. America
What time will that be in Sydney Australia please?

Lise-Anne Dore said...

I and other members of Kamloops ProLife Society thank you, in advance, for presenting this important webinar!!!!

Liz said...

Hurrah!!! Thank you for letting us know! I am starting work on a video series for parish adult education on bioethics and I'm sure that your conference will give me a great deal of useful information. I'll be praying for the organizers, presenters, and participants.

Bless you. Liz

Alex Schadenberg said...

I am sorry for not noticing the Sydney Australia comment earlier. If you email us at: info@epcc.ca we will send you the conference recordings. Nonetheless, Sydney Australia is 16 hours later than Eastern Standard time.

Unknown said...

I can't find the Jan 23 online conference talks in YouTube. Can you provide the links or the keyword search terms please? Thank you.

Alex Schadenberg said...

It is taking longer to upload them than we first thought.
They will be up soon and we will send the links to the people who participated.