Upcoming webinars

Palliative care

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 03:00 PM

Dr. BJ Miller

Register for Dying With Dignity Canada’s (DWDC) first conference, Reflections on Death and Dying: Creating space for end-of-life conversations. This unique event aims to educate individuals on a range of important topics related to death, dying and grief. 

On January 20, join the Dying With Dignity Canada team and Dr. BJ Miller to learn about palliative care — completely free of charge. 

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Speaker:

Dr. BJ Miller is a longtime hospice and palliative medicine physician and educator. He currently sees patients and families via telehealth through Mettle Health, a company he co-founded with the aim to provide personalized, holistic consultations for any patient or caregiver who needs help navigating the practical, emotional and existential issues that come with serious illness and disability.

BJ has worked in all settings of care: hospital, clinic, residential facility, and home. Led by his own experiences as a patient, BJ advocates for the roles of our senses, community and presence in designing a better ending. His interests are in working across disciplines to affect broad-based culture change, cultivating a civic model for aging and dying and furthering the message that suffering, illness, and dying are fundamental and intrinsic aspects of life. His career has been dedicated to moving healthcare towards a human centered approach, on a policy as well as a personal level.

BJ has given over 100 talks nationally, and internationally, on the topics of death, dying, palliative care and the intersection of healthcare with design. His 2015 TED Talk: “Not Whether But How” (aka “What Matters Most at the End of Life”), has been viewed over 11 million times and his work has also been the subject of multiple interviews and podcasts, including Oprah Winfrey, PBS, The New York Times, The California Sunday Magazine, GOOP, Krista Tippett, Tim Ferriss and the TED Radio Hour. His book, "A Beginner’s Guide to the End," was co-authored with Shoshana Berger and published in 2019.


Date and Time: Thursday, January 20, 2022

3:00 PM EST (Time Zone Converter)

If you can’t attend on Thursday, January 20, 2022, a recording will be posted on our website and emailed to all registrants. However, only those who attend the webinar live on January 20 will have the opportunity to ask questions of our speaker. If you have questions, you are also welcome to send them in ahead of time via the webinar registration.


Assisted dying in the United States

Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 03:00 PM

Thaddeus Pope

Register for Dying With Dignity Canada’s (DWDC) first conference, Reflections on Death and Dying: Creating space for end-of-life conversations. This unique event aims to educate individuals on a range of important topics related to death, dying and grief. 

On January 27, join the Dying With Dignity Canada team and Thaddeus Pope to learn about assisted dying in the United States — completely free of charge. 

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Speaker:

Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD, HEC-C, Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Thaddeus is a law professor and bioethicist using the law both to improve medical decision making and to protect patient rights at the end of life. In both scholarship and policy briefings, he balances liberty and public health, assures adequate informed consent, and develops fair internal dispute resolution mechanisms. 


Date and Time: Thursday, January 27, 2022

3:00 PM EST (Time Zone Converter)

If you can’t attend on Thursday, January 27, 2022, a recording will be posted on our website and emailed to all registrants. However, only those who attend the webinar live on January 27 will have the opportunity to ask questions of our speaker. If you have questions, you are also welcome to send them in ahead of time via the webinar registration.


Assisted dying in Switzerland

Wednesday, February 09, 2022 at 01:00 PM

Dr. Erika Preisig

Register for Dying With Dignity Canada’s (DWDC) first conference, Reflections on Death and Dying: Creating space for end-of-life conversations. This unique event aims to educate individuals on a range of important topics related to death, dying and grief. 

On February 9, join the Dying With Dignity Canada team and Dr. Erika Preisig to learn about assisted dying in Switzerland — completely free of charge. 

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Speaker:

Dr. Erika Preisig was born in Basel, Switzerland as one of seven children. She went to school and studied medicine in Basel. After finishing her studies, she worked as an assistant doctor for two years in Manchester England. She then started doing locums for doctors in the countryside of Switzerland.

Erika had three children between 1989 and 1992, still working as a GP, doing a lot of palliative care. In 2005, her father accessed assisted dying with Dignitas, which led her to start working for Dignitas from 2007 to 2012 as a consultant doctor. In 2011, Erika founded lifecircle as she wanted to do more than be a consultant doctor of Dignitas. "With lifecircle, we can be active for promoting quality of life, if quality of life cannot be promoted any more, we can at least give a peaceful death with the foundation Eternal Spirit."


Date and Time: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

1:00 PM EST (Time Zone Converter)

If you can’t attend on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, a recording will be posted on our website and emailed to all registrants. However, only those who attend the webinar live on February 9 will have the opportunity to ask questions of our speaker. If you have questions, you are also welcome to send them in ahead of time via the webinar registration.