Seminar a success! The Problem of Pain in Persons with Dementia: The Challenges of Assessment and Management

The deVeber Institute presents an Educational Series on Palliative Care

The Problem of Pain in Persons with Dementia:

The Challenges of Assessment and Management

Held on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014   12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Participants explored the following topics:

The Ethics of Pain Management in Long-Term Care

Collaborative Care: “Standard Care versus Nice to Have”

Barriers and Challenges:

Annual Public Lecture

Contact: Kathy Matusiak
The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research
Tel. 416-256-0555

Rights and respect for life are the glue that binds society

Toronto, Canada (November 22, 2012) - "Legalizing assisted suicide or
euthanasia raises issues that impact on some of our most important
shared values that provide the glue that binds us as society", stated
Margaret Somerville last night. She was speaking to a full audience
of over 200 people for the deVeber Institute's Annual Lecture, at St.
Michael's Campus at the University of Toronto.

Somerville, one of Canada's best known bioethicists, was considering
how the physician-assisted suicide debate impacts our society. "The

Margaret Somerville The Deadly Debate: Physician-Assisted Suicide on Trial

The deVeber Institute and the discussion of palliative care, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

The deVeber Institute and its supporters have contributed to the discussion on end-of-life issues over the last 30 years:

Adult versus Embryonic Stem Cell debate may become “obsolete”

By Thien-An Nguyen, deVeber Intern

The Hype, the Hope, and the Reality: Are stem cells saving lives?

Science on tap. Quench your thirst!

The Hope, the Hype and the Reality: Are stem cells saving lives?

The debate surrounding stem cell therapies is centered on which stem cells offer successful therapies for patients and what the ethical implications are in using these treatments. We explored these issues with the experts and with good eats on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012.

Location: Fox and Fiddle 280 Bloor W Toronto, ON M5S 1V8

Speakers Included:

Lorraine McCallum, stem cell transplant patientOnly days after giving birth to her third daughter, Lorraine was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells. Lorraine received an autologous stem cell transplant in 2009. She is currently in remission. Lorraine will speak about her experience as a patient benefitting from adult stem cell research.