3rd Annual National Conference on Medical Assistance in Dying

3rd Annual National Conference on Medical Assistance in Dying

MAiD 2019

Target Audience:
  • Family Physicians
  • Specialists
  • Lawyers
  • Policy Makers
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Residents
  • Medical Students
Course Format: Plenaries followed by Questions and Discussions
  • May 31, 2019 to Jun 1, 2019
The Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street
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Building upon the tremendous success of our 2nd annual national conference held in Ottawa earlier this year, CAMAP- the Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers- is thrilled to announce our next conference, MAiD2019, will be proudly hosted in Vancouver, BC on May 31st-June 1st, 2019

British Columbia has quickly established itself as a leader in this new field of medicine and Vancouver is a natural choice to host this important, multidisciplinary gathering. MAiD2019 will be chaired by Dr. Ellen Wiebe who has been at the forefront of assisted dying in Canada and is a co-founder of CAMAP.

 CAMAP is a national not-for-profit medical association whose mission is to support MAiD assessors and providers in their work, educate both the public and the health care community about MAiD, and provide leadership on determining medical standards and guidelines. We expect our conference will once again draw a large, multidisciplinary group of attendees including family physicians, medical specialists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, legal counsel, administrators and policy makers. Our inaugural conference in 2017 drew over 150 attendees. MAID2018 in Ottawa last spring grew to over 270 registrants and included a number of national partners on our podium (CMA, CMPA, and Health Canada). We expect to attract a large, diverse audience for MAiD2019 as it will then be 3 years since MAiD became legal in Canada.

PRE-CONFERENCE RESEARCH DAY CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN (Deadline Mar 15, 2019) - Click here to download the instructions


Preconference: Thursday May 30 2019

Pre-conference Courses @ UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC

Introduction to Assessing and Providing MAiD

Simulated "Hands On" MAiD Procedure Course

MAiD Research Day

PRE-CONFERENCE RESEARCH DAY CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN (Deadline Mar 15, 2019) - Click here to download the instructions

MAiD Care Coordination

MAiD Day One: Friday May 31 2019

Subject to change
07:15 am Registration & Networking Breakfast
08:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:30 am Keynote: MAiD and the Media
09:00 am Cross country checkup: challenges and solutions
09:45 am Nurse Practitioner issues
10:15 am Networking & Health Break
10:45 am Integration of MAiD into Palliative care
11:30 am MAiD to Last: creating and sustaining high-quality assisted dying services
12:15 pm Networking Lunch
01:15 pm Legal and advocacy update: what’s the latest on faith- based institutions, the Lamb case and the Quebec challenge?
02:15 pm Report from the Council of Academies
02:45pm Networking & Health Break
03:15pm The new MAiD Clinical Practice Guidelines: 1. Offering information about MAiD, 2. MAiD in dementia cases, 3.What to do about MAiD failures.
03:45 pm MAiD cases with psychiatric diseases: how to assess for cognitive distortions or in the presence of delusions
04:30 pm Conference Adjourn
04:30 pm Welcome Reception

MAiD Day Two: Saturday Jun 1 2019

Subject to change
07:30 am Registration & Networking Breakfast
08:30 am Providing MAiD near the edge of the law (frailty, quadriplegia, etc)
09:30 am Disability rights vs. Protecting the vulnerable
10:00 am The Patient Perspective
10:15 am Networking & Health Break
10:45 am Avoiding Provider Burnout
11:30 am Teaching MAiD
12:00 pm Networking Lunch
01:00 pm Best oral abstracts from the Research Forum
01:15 pm Get the most out of the CAMAP forum/listserve
01:30 pm International Panel: What is happening in other countries?
02:30 pm VSED in the days of MAiD
03:00 pm Networking & Health Break
03:20 pm Difficult cases
04:15 pm Time to Complete Evaluations
04:30 pm Conference Ends

Postconference: Sunday June 2 2019

Post-Conference LEAP (Learning Essential Approach to Palliative Care) Course @ UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC

More details to come


Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6E 4R5

Conference rates start at: $279 CDN per night (plus taxes)
Book online here: https://book.passkey.com/e/49681191
Reservation Deadline: Monday, April 29, 2019

About the Hotel:
Step into upscale comfort at Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. Our full-service hotel welcomes guests traveling through British Columbia with superb service and deluxe amenities. Relax in our spacious accommodations and enjoy the plush bedding, flat-panel TVs, 24-hour room service, ample desks and large windows revealing Vancouver or harbor views. Keep up with your fitness regimen in our gym or indoor lap pool. Our hotel is near the convention centre, Canada Place, Stanley Park, Historic Gastown and Vancouver Cruise Port.

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