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Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Conference

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Carson Conference Centre

535 Elizabeth Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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On 29 November 2017, the Victorian Parliament passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (the Act). The Act was developed following a recommendation of the Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into End of Life Choices and was informed by substantial consultation undertaken by the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying. The Act has an 18-month implementation period and will commence on 19 June 2019.

To support the implementation of the Act, an interactive conference on the implementation of voluntary assisted dying will be held to ensure Victorian health services, health practitioners and consumers are prepared for the commencement of the Act.

The implementation of the Act means that medical practitioners will be able to provide a new clinical intervention and it is critical there is clear and consistent guidance to assist them in doing so.

There will be international and local keynote speakers at the conference. These speakers have expertise across a range of clinical and service delivery areas and will cover topics such as the medical perspective of being involved in voluntary assisted dying, developing service responses to support patients who request information about, and access to, voluntary assisted dying and establishing oversight and monitoring arrangements.

Full program available now. Please find programs linked below.

Wednesday 8 May

  • Pre-conference voluntary assisted dying training for medical practitioners
  • Pre-conference voluntary assisted dying workshop for health practitioners and allied health professionals

Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May

  • Two day conference for Victorian health services, health practitioners and consumers.



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