2015 Symposium — Concerning Aid in Dying

A symposium on the legal, medical, and ethical issues surrounding right-to-die legislation and end-of-life care

The symposium was held Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center.
View a recording of the event.


Symposium Schedule

8:30 a.m. — Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:20 a.m. — Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. — End-of-Life Decision-Making: Where We've Been and Where We Might Be Going
Professor Alan Meisel, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

10:20 a.m. — What We Talk About When We Talk About Decisions at the End of Life
Professor Ellen Waldman, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Lynette Cederquist, MD, University of California-San Diego Health System

11:30 a.m. — Break

11:40 a.m. — Informed Consent at the End of Life: Practical, Cultural and Philosophical Challenges
Professor Barbara Noah, Western New England School of Law

12:30 p.m. — Lunch

1:20 p.m. — Legislative and Policy Panel and Q&A
Gary Holder-Winfield, Connecticut State Representative for the 94th District
Stephen Harding, Connecticut State Representative for the 107th District
Representative from the Family Institute of Connecticut
Representative from Compassion & Choices, Connecticut

2:30 p.m. — Right to Die and End-of-Life Planning: A Catholic Health System's Perspective
Greg Pepe, Esq. Founding Principal of Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.
Janeanne Lubin-Szasfranski, General Counsel of St. Francis Hospital

3:40 p.m. — Closing Remarks


Symposium co-sponsors:

  • Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Business
  • Department of Health Care Management and Organizational Leadership
  • The Center for Dispute Resolution
  • The Center for Health Law and Policy
  • Health Law Society

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