2-Feb-2018 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Delta Hotels Calgary South, Tower Building - Ballroom
135 Southland Dr. SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J 5X5

  Southern Alberta Chapter is pleased to present
MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) in Alberta – A year in review

February 2, 2018
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time
Delta Hotels Calgary South, Tower Building - Ballroom
135 Southland Dr. SE, Calgary

Five panelist will share their unique experiences with MAiD in Alberta, including legislation and ethical implications, as well real life experiences throughout the entire process.



  • Troy Stooke
    Troy Stooke advocated for her mother's access to Medical Assistance in Dying in March 2017. Troy’s mother died peacefully from cancer, with medical assistance, in early April 2017. Troy volunteers with Imagine Citizens Collaborating for Health as a citizen co-lead, on a project called Healthcare 101 @ https://myhealth.alberta.ca/HealthTopics/healthcare101

  • Dr. Helgi Eyford, Clinical Ethicist, Calgary Zone
    Dr. Helgi Eyford has worked as a schoolteacher in Colombia, a community development worker in Canadian Aboriginal communities, a university lecturer in Papua New Guinea, a program manager in Ukraine, a hospital inspector in Egypt, a training advisor in Yemen, a diversity educator with Alberta Health Services, and a leadership development trainer in the jungles of Corporate Calgary.

    For the last three years Helgi has worked as a Clinical Ethicist for Alberta Health Services and in this capacity he gets to work with clinicians and patients at the bedside to resolve ethically challenging situations.

  • Lise Lalonde, Navigator – Calgary and Central Zones
    Lise Lalonde graduated from the University of Calgary with her Bachelor of Nursing degree and has had a rewarding and varied nursing career experience over the past 20 years. She began her career working in a Trauma Emergency Unit in Texas, then returned to Calgary to work in Intensive Care and moved on to being a Clinical Nurse Educator for 14 years in Urgent Care. More recently, Lise was the Site-Wide Educator for the opening of the South Health Campus hospital, and prior to joining the MAID Care Coordination Team was a Senior Project Manager helping to improve and standardize referral management within scheduled health services.

  • David Sawatzky, Director of Operations, Carewest
    David Sawatzky is the Director of Operations for Carewest’s Sarcee, Glenmore Park and Beddington sites. David brings experience from a provider’s perspective around support of staff in preparation and following a MAiD event, as well as navigating the complexities of these events within a clinical site for both internal clients and those admitted from community for the purpose of MAiD. David’s sites to date have received 15 formal requests for MAiD since the legislation was introduced, and have supported 8 clients in receiving MAiD.

  • Daranne Harris, Vice President and Chief Mission Officer, Bethany Care Society
    Rev. Daranne Harris is Vice President and Chief Mission Officer for the Bethany Care Society in Calgary, AB. She oversees the integration of Bethany’s mission, vision and values in all aspects of the organization’s life. As the leader of the Pastoral Care Department, Daranne ensures that the spiritual needs of residents and their families are addressed, promoting excellence in pastoral care and end-of-life care through research-based practice and a commitment to a multi-disciplinary approach to person-centered care.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking
Presentation and Q&A
7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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