Friday, November 11, 2022

Brussels Symposium (November 16): Euthanasia and assisted suicide world-wide

Attend the Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Worldwide at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday November 16 from (9:30 am to 4:30 pm). 

No cost to attend. (Registration link)

Watch online at no cost (Live link). The link will be live during the Symposium (Brussels time).


9:30-10:00 Registration (Registration link)

10:00-10:10 Welcome

10:10-10:30 Comparing the euthanasia regimes Internationally
Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Canada

10:30-10:50 Euthanasia and the care professional
Dr. Manuel Martinez-Selles; President of the Spanish College of Physicians

10:50-11:10 The secular case against assisted suicide.
Prof. Kevin Yuill; professor of history at the University of Sunderland, England

11:10-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-11:50 A new holistic-evolutive approach to pediatric palliative care.
Carlo Belleini. Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Siena.

11:50-12:00 Care for children with life-threatening illness and their families in children hospices. Helmund Geuking, Member of the European Parliament (Group of the European People's Party (Familien-Partei Deutschlands). Online contribution

12:00-12:10 Considerations regarding euthanasia and palliative care.
Bert-Jan Ruissen, Member of the European Parliament (European Conservatives and Reformists Group). Online contribution.

12:10-12:30 Euthanasia in Belgium; How the slippery slope is turning into reality.
Dr. Leopold van Bellingen, lawyer at the European Institute of Bioethics.

12:30-12:50 Legalizing Euthanasia: What we can learn from the Netherlands: a case study of a slippery slope
Leo van Doesburg, Director for European Affairs for the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM)

12:50-13:10 Euthanasia law and practical guidelines and protocols.
Tista Bobbink-Kaper, President of the Dutch association of lawyers defending life. (JPV).

13:10-13:40 Panel discussion with speakers

13:40-15:00 Lunch

15:00-15:20 A doctor’s personal experience who opposes euthanasia
Dr Paul Saba, family physician in Canada and founder of the Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice (Quebec, Canada)

15:20-15:40 Assisted suicide in America. Catherine Glenn Foster.

15:40-16: 10 Panel discussion with the speakers

16:05- 16:35 General Conclusions

Watch online at no cost (Live link).

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