Conference - 15 Years of Euthanasia Law in Belgium

International conference "15 years of euthanasia law in Belgium" on November 16th and 17th 2017.

Since 2002 Belgium is one of the few countries in the world that allows by law euthanasia or the active ending of the life of a patient by a doctor on request of the first and within strict conditions. In the Belgian media and civil society the euthanasia law and practice seems to have gained wide acceptance. Remarkably, however, in other countries of the Western world, Belgium has often been criticized for its euthanasia law and the practice of medical aid in dying it inaugurated. Moreover, in recent years some critical voices were heard in Belgium also, notably with relation to euthanasia for psychiatric patients and elderly who are not terminally ill but are ‘tired of living’.

What should we think of these critical voices? This symposium aims at a better understanding of the worries and critiques expressed abroad and in Belgium after 15 years of euthanasia law and practice. A first part of the colloquium will highlight how some experts from abroad and from Belgium assess the Belgian euthanasia law and its current application: the aim is to strengthen mutual understanding and dialogue. A second part of the colloquium will focus on the worries concerning euthanasia for psychiatric patients and geriatric patients: here also, voices from abroad will meet Belgian experts.

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Practical information concerning the registrations

Online registration before November 12th 2017 is required! Mind: the number of seats is limited. We will close down the registrations earlier, if necessary.

After registration, you will receive a confirmation message by e-mail, with the instructions for the payment (and the invoice, if requested).

Registration fee

  • € 35,00 if you will be attending one day
  • € 60,00 if you will be attending both days

Is it possible to receive an invoice?
Yes, it is possible to receive an invoice by e-mail, if you check this option on the registration form. Please ask your accounting department for the correct details (name, address and VAT-number / BTW-nummer). Be aware that the invoices are automatically generated. Therefore it will not be possible to make modifications or request an invoice after your registration.

Can I cancel my registration?
Yes, you can. If you cancel by e-mail before November 12th 2017, you will get a full refund of your registration fee. Cancel by e-mail to info@ucsia.be.

Cancellations after November 12th 2017 will not be refunded. (This also means that the balance due remains, if you haven't settled the payment yet.) In this case, a colleague can take your place. If possible, notify us in advance by e-mail to info@ucsia.be.

Do you have other questions concerning your registration?
Please contact Marijke Celis: marijke.celis@ucsia.be  | +32 (0) 3 265 49 60

2 days - 16 & 17 November 2017 (€60.00)
1 day - 16 November 2017 (€35.00)
1 day - 17 November 2017 (€35.00)

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November 16, 2017 09:30 - November 17, 2017 17:00 (GMT +00:00 UTC)

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