Thank you for your interest in our 2021 Symposium series! Below you will find information about each of the sessions being presented virtually via Zoom. All sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes, with the exception of the Research Forum.

Date/timeSession details
March 31, 2021

5 PM PT
8 PM ET
Bill C-7: What does it mean for assessors and providers?
Our expert speakers will discuss how the new legislation will change MAiD practice in Canada

Discussion topics
**Rescheduled from March 10th**
-Overview of the changes in the law (Prof. Jocelyn Downie, James S. Palmer Chair in Public Policy and Law, Dalhousie University)
-Panel discussion (Drs. William Harper and Pierre Viens, MAiD providers; Ms. Laurel Plewes, RN, MAiD coordinator)

Moderated by Dr. Stefanie Green
April 7, 2021

5 PM PT
8 PM ET
When death is not reasonably foreseeable
How do we know which track a patient is on? How do we best assess people whose deaths are not reasonably foreseeable?

Discussion topics
-Use and definition of a reasonably foreseeable natural death under C-7 and debate on its presence or absence in complex examples such as the frail elderly or those with slowly progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis (featuring Drs. Jean Marmoreo, Chantal Perrot, and Jonathan Reggler, MAiD providers)

Moderated by Dr. Konia Trouton
April 16, 2021

9 AM PT
12 PM ET
Awareness of systemic racism as it applies to MAiD
What do we need to know in order to provide good care? Identifying bias and recognizing common pitfalls.

Discussion topics
-Systemic racism in the Canadian medical system and MAiD: Indigenous, South Asian and Black perspectives (Ms. Doreen Dooken, family member and indigenous leader; Ms. Parveen Sangha, NP, family member and MAiD provider; and Dr. Clem Marshal, PhD, Professor at The European Graduate School)

Moderated by Susan Precious
April 21, 2021

1-4:30 PM PT
4-7:30 PM ET
MAiD research forum
Featuring 10 new peer reviewed abstracts with discussion time. Presented by Drs. Ellen Wiebe and Simon Oczkowski.
April 21, 2021

5 PM PT
8 PM ET
Integrating MAiD into end-of-life planning and practice
How can MAiD can be integrated into primary care, hospitalist and specialist care?

Discussion topics
-Patients expectations for clinician’s involvement in
introducing MAiD (Dr. Jonathan Reggler, MAiD provider)
-Panel discussion on incorporating MAID into practice and coping with the timing of MAiD assessments and eligibility (with Drs. Dirk Coetsee, Andrew Robinson, Milvi Tiislar, and Ed Weiss, MAiD providers)

Moderated by Dr. Jonathan Reggler
April 30, 2021

9 AM PT
12 PM ET
Assessing people with complex chronic conditions
How can we best assess people with chronic pain and chronic fatigue and those with concurrent psychiatric disorders?

Discussion topics
-Chronic fatigue (Dr. Spencer Cleave, MAiD provider and physician lead of the High Complexity Care Team at the Eagle Creek Medical Clinic)
-Chronic pain (Dr. Eric Thomas, MAiD provider and chronic pain expert)
-Concurrent psychiatric disorders (Dr. Lilian Thorpe, MAiD provider and geriatric psychiatrist)
-Documenting complex chronic conditions for MAiD purposes (Dr. Ellen Wiebe, MAiD provider and contributor to CAMAP’s new clinical practice guideline on complex chronic conditions)
-Panel discussion

Moderated by Dr. Ellen Wiebe
May 5, 2021

5 PM PT
8 PM ET
Accessing alternatives to MAiD
What is the role of the MAiD assessor when resources are inadequate?

Discussion topics
-Ethical framework when inadequate resources exist for treatment or support for people requesting MAiD (Kevin Reel, ethicist and program director for the MHSc in Bioethics Program at the Joint Centre for Bioethics in Toronto.)
-Building partnerships when supporting patients with disabilities (Sam Sullivan, Former Mayor, City of Vancouver and disability rights advocate)
-Cases in which there was difficulty accessing treatment or support for someone requesting MAiD (Ms. Althea Gibb-Carsley, social worker and MAiD coordinator; Dr. Aaron McKim, MAiD provider)

Moderated by Julie Campbell, NP

Registration is free for CAMAP members, and $40 per session for non-members. We welcome you to join CAMAP if you are not already a member!