We are thrilled to announce an exciting new plenary session has been added to the GP19 program.
GP19 will feature a facilitated panel discussion – Voluntary assisted dying and the role of the GP – featuring Justice Betty King QC, former AHPRA Chair Michael Gorton AM, Prof Liz Reymond, Dr Sally Cockburn, bioethicist Courtney Hempton and consumer Belinda Teh.
With Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation recently coming into effect in Victoria, and similar legislation under consideration in Queensland and Western Australia, this interactive session will explore:
- the central role of GPs and palliative care clinicians
- legal safeguards to protect health professionals and patients
- what we can learn from the overseas experience.