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Every other month (the third Sunday of odd numbered months) our meeting is a free, public event with a speaker or panel of speakers discussing topics related to end-of-life issues.

These events are free and open to the public.  We invite you to join us.  Bring your friends and relatives.  The audience questions are fascinating.

Click here to see Upcoming Hemlock Society of San Diego events.

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Death and Dementia: Alternate Approaches

Sunday, May 16, 2021 In the United States, dementia does not qualify as a condition for MAID. Even if a patient has a terminal illness, if cognitive function is impaired, they are unable to give informed consent for MAID. HSSD is proud to present a renowned international panel who will discuss alternate perspectives on death and dementia and answer questions from our audience.
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The High Cost of Dying

March 21, 2021 Our panel of experts review the high costs associated with aging and dying, present strategies to mitigate them, and answer questions from audience participants.
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Assisted Dying Around the World

Jan. 17, 2021 - This program explained laws and practices of Voluntary Euthanasia and briefly reviewed Assisted Dying practices in some countries around the world.
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Dementia and Death

Nov. 22, 2020 - As the population ages the possibility of a dementia epidemic increases. This panel explores what one can do to determine how long you would want to live if you had dementia and what options are available for a peaceful death when you still have decisional capacity — and when you don’t.
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A Q&A on Covid-19

September 20, 2020 - Three physicians speak from considerable experience caring for Covid patients.
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Complex Decision Making in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

July 12, 2020. This meeting is available only for Hemlock Society of San Diego members. Complex Decision Making in the Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Jamie Labuzetta, MD, MSC, MPHIL, neurointensivist from the University of California, San Diego, describes the many complex decisions a health care surrogate may have to make.
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Final Exit Network: An Alternative to Medical Aid in Dying

May 17, 2020 -Sally Hall, MD, member of the Medical Evaluation Committee and Senior Guide explained the FEN process and showed the equipment used.
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Aggressive Medical Treatment for Seniors. Why Didn’t Anyone Tell us?

Feb. 29, 2020 - Dr. Daniel Hoefer talks about the new field of geropalliative medicine.…

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When Mom Chooses to Die: Experiences with California’s Medical Aid-in-dying Law, the End of Life Option Act

Jan. 19, 2020 - Hear relatives and friends describe "almost perfect" deaths witnessed under California's End of Life Option Act.
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A Dignified Ending: Taking Control of How We Die

A Dignified Ending: Taking Control Over How We Die

Nov. 19, 2019 - Dr. Lew Cohen, professor of psychiatry, reads from his newest book, "A Dignified Ending: Taking Control Over How We Die."
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Medical Aid in Dying-The Canadian Experience with Dr. Stefanie Green

Nov. 16 & 17, 2019 - Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), the Canadian Experience. They do it better - voluntary euthanasia, no six months or less terminal diagnosis.
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Cutting Edge Legal Efforts For A Peaceful Death

Nov. 2, 2019 - Kathryn Tucker, JD, Executive Director of the End of Life Liberty Project, talks about her creative and effective legal efforts to enhance patient autonomy.
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