The next meeting of the  APPG on Dying Well will take place on Monday 23rd May at 17:00-18:00. The meeting is entitled “Lessons from Canada: Evidence from Palliative Care, Psychiatry and Law”, focussing on the experience of Canada in relation to the problems and dangers of assisted suicide. We will be joined by speakers representing the three professions, and there will be time for Q&A after their presentations.

Our speakers:

  • Dr. Leonie Herx MD PhD CCFP (PC) FCFP is a palliative consultant in Kingston, Ontario, Associate Professor and Division Head of Palliative Medicine at Queen’s University, and the Medical Director for Palliative Care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Providence Care Hospital. She is the Immediate Past-President of the Canadian Society for Palliative Care Physicians.
  • Dr. Harvey Chochinov OC OM FRSC is a Canadian academic and psychiatrist from Winnipeg who specializes in palliative care. As of 2016, he was a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba. He was offered an appointment to the Senate of Canada in October 2016 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
  • Dr. K. Sonu Gaind MD FRCP(C) DFCPA DFAPA is the Chief of Psychiatry and Medical Director of Mental Health, Humber River Hospital, Co-Director of Adult Psychiatry Health Systems Division, U of T Department of Psychiatry, an Honorary Member of the World Psychiatric Association and Professor & Governor, University of Toronto.
  • Yuan Yi Zhu is a DPhil candidate in International Relations at Nuffield College and a Stidependiary Lecturer in Politics at Pembroke College, Oxford. He obtained a BA from McGill University, where he was an Allen Oliver Fellow and Moyse Scholar, and a MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Bacon Scholar.

Please rsvp to to confirm your attendance and a zoom link will be sent to you.

Finally, please find a link here to the APPG’s most recent meeting, which focussed on the evidence from Oregon, with contributions from Dr William Toffler, Dr Karl Benzio, Claud Regnard and Ana Worthington.