Assisted Death: Ethically Responding to Patient Requests for Assistance in Dying

October 6, 2017 • Hampton Inn • Columbia, MO

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Friday, October 6, 2017
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  • 7:00
    Registration, Check-in, Breakfast

  • 8:00
    Welcome and Introduction
    David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, Professor Emeritus of Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Health Ethics, MU School of Medicine

  • 8:10
    Cautious Support for Permitting Physician Assisted Suicide

    Paul Litton, JD, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development; R.B. Price Professor of Law, MU School of Law

  • 9:25
    Keynote: Legislation and Physician Assisted Suicide in Washington, DC: An African American Perspective
    Lawrence J. Prograis, Jr., MD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Allergy and Immunology/Internal Medicine; Affiliated Scholar in the Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center

  • 10:40

  • 10:50
    Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law: Seventeen Years and Lessons Learned
    Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW, Manager of Patient and Family Support Services, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health and Science University


  • 4:55
    Closing Remarks
    David Fleming, MD, MA, MACP

  • 5:00