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SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Maine Legislature Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services Committee, LD 347 and 1066: An Act to support and promote death with dignity, April 5, 2017

Maine Medical Center, Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds, Portland, Maine. A discussion of LD 347 and 1066: Acts to support and promote death with dignity. April 4, 2017

Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State’s 2017 Annual Interdisciplinary Seminar and Meeting, Sarasota Springs, New York.  Responding to Requests for Medical Aid in Dying: Stories from Oregon, Vermont and New York, March 31, 2017 (upcoming) 

Senate Judicial Proceeding Committee, General Assembly Maryland, Annapolis.  SB 0354: End of Life Option Act. Listening to those who choose to not prolong their deaths, March 7, 2017. 

Health and Government Operations Judiciary Committee, General Assembly Maryland, Annapolis. House Bill 370: End of Life Option Act. What medical-aid-in-dying is teaching us, February 15, 2017.

Hospice and Palliative Care of the Rockies and Home Care Association of Colorado , Crafting Your Agency’s Policy to Comply with Colorado’s New End-of-Life Options Act, December 20, 2016.

Hospice and Palliative Care of the Rockies and Home Care Association of Colorado , Overview of the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act and Steps You Should Take Now To Comply With It, December 15, 2016.

The 15th Annual Cheri Woo Scleroderma Education Seminar, Portland, OR. An Open And Honest Conversation About Choices Because We Are, Like It Or Not, Facing A Life-Threatening Illness..., March 12 2016

Senate Judicial Proceeding Committee, General Assembly Maryland, Annapolis.  SB 0418: End of Life Option Act. Listening to those who choose to not prolong their deaths, February 25, 2016. 

Health and Government Operations Judiciary Committee, General Assembly Maryland, Annapolis. House Bill 404: End of Life Option Act. What Persons Who Use PAD are Teaching Us, February 19, 2016. 

Death With Dignity Workgroup, General Assembly Maryland, Annapolis. What Persons Who Use PAD are Teaching Us, October 6, 2015.

What the People Who Use PAD are Teaching Us (Oregon’s Laboratory of the States , Albuquerque, New Mexico), June 6, 2015

Ethics Committee, Hospice of Warren County, Pennsylvania. Oregon’s Laboratory of the States: Is it possible to incorporate PAD into hospice and palliative care? April 7, 2015 (via conference call)

Rocky Mountain Hospice Conference 2014, Colorado Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Loveland, Colorado. Oregon’s Laboratory of the State: What the People Who Use PAD are Teaching Us, October 9, 2014.

Professional Practices Exchange, Oregon Hospice Association, Bend, Oregon. Death With Dignity in the Laboratory of Oregon: An Interactive Discussion to Add Your Voice and Experience to Oregon's Story, September 30, 2014.

House of Lords, Parliament, London, England, UK. Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill. Using facts to draw conclusion: Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act after 20 years, July 8, 2014 (at the invitation of Helene Hayman, Baroness Hayman, first Lord Speaker).

Public Health Committee, Connecticut General Assembly, Hartford. CT Bill 5236: Expanding end-of-life choices in Oregon, March 17, 2014.

Hospice and Palliative Care Vermont, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont. Patient Choice Workshop (Cindy Bruzzese, presenter): Ann Jackson’s role was to respond to questions and comments about how Oregon’s hospices incorporated physician-aid in dying into the continuum of palliative care, June 6, 2013

Human Services Committee, House of Representatives, State of Vermont. End of life choices: Using facts to draw conclusions, April 12, 2013 (via ship-to-shore telephone).

Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, State of Vermont. Using facts to draw conclusions: Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act. January 30, 2013.

College of Social Work, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. Beginnings and Endings: Hospice demystified. October 15, 2012.

Board of Trustees, ChildPeace Montessori, Portland, Oregon. Orientation and risk management. September 13, 2012.

Heights of Compassion—Bridges to Choice, Compassion & Choices 2012 conference, Chicago, IL, Hospice demystified for professionals, June 28, and Hospice demystified for personal planning, June 29, 2012.

NASW Massachusetts. Oregon’s Experience: Death With Dignity Act. April 9, 2012.

Compassion and Choices, Hawaii. End-of-life care under Oregon’s aid-in-dying law, Maui, February 21; Hilo, February 22, Honolulu, February 23, 2012.

Terwilliger Plaza, Portland, OR. What, when, and how: making end-of-life choices. November 1, 2011.

National Health Policy Fellowship: Role of the State in Health Policy seminar, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation, Nines Hotel, Portland, OR, State's Role in End of Life Issues: Death With Dignity Act, October 14-15, 2011.

National Health Policy Fellowship: Role of the State in Health Policy seminar, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation, Nines Hotel, Portland, OR, State's Role in End of Life Issues: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, October 14-15, 2011.

Senate Judiciary Committee, Montana State Legislative Session 2011, Helena MT, Testimony re Senate Bill 167 (Protocol for physician-assisted suicide) and Senate Bill 116 (Prohibition of physician-assisted suicide), February 9, 2011.

Montana Health Care Association's Annual Conference, Billings MT, Physician aid-in-dying: What has been the experience in Oregon and Washington—and what is different about Montana? September 22, 2010.

Taylor Broadcasting Talk Radio, Billings, MT, A conversation about the Montana Supreme Court's aid-in-dying ruling, September 22, 2010.

Bozeman Deaconess Hospice and Palliative Care, Bozeman Deaconess Education Center, Bozeman, MT, In the interim: End-of-life care after the Montana Supreme Court's aid-in-dying ruling, June 23, 2010.

Compassion & Choices Public Presentation, End-of-life care after the Montana Supreme Court's aid-in-dying ruling, Helena Public Library, Helena MT, May 24, 2010; Great Falls Public Library, Great Falls, MT, May 25, 2010; Parmly Billings Library, Billings MT, June 21, 2010.

End of Life Choices: A Community Conversation, ACLU of Montana, Helena, MT, Making good decisions at the end of life: Lessons learned from Oregon's Death With Dignity Act, April 10, 2010.

Atkinson Women in Leadership, National Association of Women MBAs, Salem-Portland, OR, The Not-for-Profit Sector, March 3, 2010.

Oregon POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Registry Train-the-Trainer Workshops, POLST Task Force (on behalf of the State of Oregon and Oregon Health Sciences University Center for Ethics in Health Care), Heppner, OR, September 10, 2009; Boise, ID, and Ontario, OR, September 30, 2009; Burns, OR, October 1, 2009; Lakeview, OR, October 2, 2009; Walla Walla, WA, November 30, 2009; LaGrande, OR, December 1, 2009; Enterprise and Baker, OR, December 2, 2009; Weiser, ID, December 3, 2009.

Health Policy Fellowship: Role of the State in Health Policy seminar, Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation, Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR, End of Life Issues: Death With Dignity Act, October 17, 2009.

Health Policy Fellowship: Role of the State in Health Policy seminar, Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation, Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Program, October 17, 2009.

Dignity & Choices, Compassion & Choices, National Press Club, Washington, DC, Political Blueprint—Lessons from Oregon, October 14, 2009.

Montana Health Association Annual Conference, Billings MT. Physician Assisted Death: Its Implications—Legal or Not, From Oregon's Perspective, September 25, 2009.

East Portland Rotary, Rose Quarter, Portland, OR, Making Good Decisions at the End of Life: Lessons learned in Oregon’s Laboratory of the States, June 4, 2009.

Compassion and Choices of Oregon Advisory Board, Portland, OR, Physician-assisted dying from a hospice perspective, May 28, 2009.

Scleroderma Foundation Oregon Chapter, Portland, OR, Legal responsibilities of not-for-profit boards, April 11, 2009.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center, Walla Walla, WA, Discussion I-1000: Death With Dignity Law and what it means for physicians, March 13, 2009.

Montana Hospice Association, Helena, MT (via teleconference), Oregon’s experience with physician-assisted dying, March 18, 2009.

Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Washington State End-of-Life Consensus Coalition, Seattle, WA, Lessons learned in Oregon: Do they have practical application in Washington?, February 23, 2009.

Oregon Pain Society, Portland, OR, Ethics and pain management at the end of life: Lessons learned in Oregon’s “laboratory of the states”, January 27, 2009.

Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Teleconference, A Briefing on Physician-Assisted Dying from the Hospice Perspective, December 1, 2008.

Law of the Body, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, OR, The Inevitable—Death: Oregon's End of Life Choices, March 7, 2008.

Oregon Hospice Association Professional Practices Exchange, Lovejoy Hospice, Grants Pass, OR, Hastening Death & Hospice: Lessons From the Front Line, October 18, 2007.

All City Palliative Care Conference, VAMC, Portland, OR, Statutory and regulatory challenges in 2008: Don't get caught by surprise! November 2, 2007.

International Observatory on End of Life Care Seminar, Lancaster University, Lancashire, England, UK, Lessons Learned in Oregon’s Laboratory of the States, June 14, 2007.

Help the Hospices Seminar, London, England, UK, Lessons from Oregon: The Hospice Perspective, June 11, 2007.

Cheri Woo Annual Seminar, Scleroderma Foundation, Oregon Chapter, Portland, OR, Advance directives: You should have one, March 24, 2007.

House of Representatives, Montpelier, Vermont. Oregon’s Experience: Death With Dignity Act. February 27, 2007.

Medical Ethics Seminar, Portland Community College, Portland, OR, Ethical Dilemmas: Hospice and Oregon, December 5, 2006.

Health Policy Fellowship: Role of the State in Health Policy seminar, Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation, Portland OR, Death With Dignity Act (with Peter Rasmussen, MD), October 28, 2006.

National Conference, Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies, Portland, OR, How to assure quality end of life care in long term care and community-based facilities, October 2, 2006.

21st Management and Leadership Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, New York, NY, Hastening Death: Applying Lessons Learned in Oregon’s Laboratory of the States, September 11, 2006.

World Federation of Right to Die Societies, Toronto, Canada, How aid-in-dying strengthens the hospice/palliative movement (panel), September 9, 2006.

National Conference, Scleroderma Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, Hospice and end of life options, July 29, 2006, Advance directives, July 30, 2006.

Senate Committee On Constitutional Rights, Washington, DC, Physician-assisted dying, May 25, 2006.

Colorado Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Denver, CO, Hospice accreditation for high quality hospice care, May 8, 2006.

House of Lords, Parliament, UK, Oregon’s Experience: Legal end of life options. April 19, 2006.

Native Caring Conference of the Oregon Indian Tribes of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, Coquille Indian Tribe, Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Canyonville, OR. End of life options and issues, February 16, 2006.

MDA/ALS Annual Conference, Tigard, OR, Answers to the questions we’re afraid to ask, October 29, 2005.

2005 Patient Safety Convocation, Oregon Medical Association, Portland, OR, Lessons from the End-of-Life Coalitions, October 7, 2005.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s 20th National Leadership Conference, Hollywood, FL, If physician assisted suicide is here to stay, how will you respond? September 22, 2005.

Scleroderma Foundation Annual Conference, Cambridge, MA, Do you have an advance directive? June 20, 2005.

Cal Poly Pomona, University of La Verne, and Community Partnership: End of Life Planning, La Verne, CA, Physician Aid-In-Dying: The Oregon Model, March 23, 2005.

Blue Moon Conference, State of Oregon, Salem, OR, Hospice Care in Nursing Facilities and Community-Based Settings, February 23, 2005.

End of Life and Disability Hearing, California Assembly Judiciary and Long Term Care Committees, California State University Northridge, CA, The Oregon Experience, January 21, 2005.

House of Lords Select Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally-Ill Bill, (United Kingdom) Hopewell House, Portland, OR, Testimony: Oregon’s experience with the Death With Dignity Act, December 9, 2004.

Beaverton Rotary, Beaverton, OR, Straight Talk! About hospice and dying, December 8, 2004.

Hospice and End of Life Care Conference, Douglas Home Care and Hospice, Roseburg, OR, Hospice and Pain Management, November 16, 2004.

Oregon Health Sciences University, First Year Medical Students, Portland, OR, Panel about Oregon Death With Dignity Act, November 10, 2004.

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Oregon and The Netherlands: A Comparison (with Berna van Baarsen, Ewert van Leeuwen, Chalmers Clark), October 28, 2004.

Long Term Care Ombudsman, State of Oregon, Eugene, OR, Straight Talk! About Dying, October 9, 2004.

Mayor’s Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Home Health Care Seminar, Beaverton, OR, Straight Talk! Questions We’re Afraid to Ask About Hospice and Dying, September 23, 2004.

Ten Years of Dignity, Death With Dignity National Center, Washington, D.C., Six Years Later: Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act, September 9, 2004.

Scleroderma Foundation Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, Straight Talk: Questions We’re Afraid to Ask About Dying, June 21, 2004.

Scleroderma Tri State Annual Conference, New York City, NY, Let’s Talk: Why Wait for a Crisis? May 16, 2004.

Boulder Valley Rotary Annual Community Ethics Conference (with Hospice of Boulder), Boulder, CO, Six Years Later: Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act, May 4, 2004.

Hospice Minnesota 2004 Annual Conference, St. Cloud, MN, Hospice and Hastened Death: Voluntary Refusal of Food and Fluids, April 21, 2004.

Adventist Hospital, Ethics Committee, Portland, OR, Terminal/Total/Palliative Sedation, December 17, 2003.

Vermont Legislative Panel, State Capitol, Montpelier, VT, The Oregon Experience: Death With Dignity Act, November 12, 2003.

28th Daniel Labby Senior Clinicians’ Seminar, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland, OR, Hastening Death by Not Eating or Drinking While You Can: Clinical and Hospice Experience (with Linda Ganzini and Marian Hodges), October 29, 2003.

National Support Training, Scleroderma Foundation, Boston, MA, September 20, 2003.

National Organization for Women, Arlington, VA, End-of-life choices, July 12, 2003.

ELC-NOW, American Osteopathic Association, Portland, OR, Oregon Death With Dignity Act, June 12, 2003.

Expanding Dimensions 2003: Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Spring Conference, Ocean Shores, WN, Hospice and Choice (with Barbara Coombs Lee), April 28, 2003.

30th Conference on Values Inquiry: Values in Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI, The Oregon Experience: The Netherlands Experience (with Bonnie Reagan, Ewert van Leeuwen, and Gerrit Kimsma) April 5, 2002.

3rd Joint Clinical Conference and Exposition on Hospice and Palliative Care, New Orleans, LA, The impact of physician-assisted suicide on Oregon’s hospice patients and families (with Susan Hedlund), March 22, 2002.

Hawaii State Capitol, Honolulu, HA, End-of-life options in Oregon (panel), November 17, 2001.

National Hospice Organization Annual Management Conference, Council of States Meeting, Orlando, FL, Oregon’s POLST: Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, March 23, 2001.

Wisconsin Association of Medical Directors, Madison, WI, (1) Hospice in the Long Term Care Setting; (2) Death & Dying: The Oregon Experience, October 28, 2000.

Hospice Organization of Palliative Experts (HOPE) in Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI, Physician-Assisted Suicide and End-of-Life Care, October 27, 2000.

Hospice of the Valley, San Jose, CA, The Oregon Experience in Relation to Physician Assisted Suicide, Oct 21, 2000.

OHSU Center for Ethics, Improving Care of the Dying: Change Agents in Action, Portland, OR, Hospice Issues (with L Furman-Grile), October 18, 2000

Bangor Theological Seminary, Bangor, ME, Physician-Assisted Suicide: Oregon Experience, October 13, 2000.

York Hospital, York, ME, The Oregon Experience, September 20, 2000.

Maine Bioethics Fall Conference, Orono, ME, The Oregon Experience, September 20, 2000.

World Conference on Assisted Dying, Boston, MA, Assisted Dying in Oregon (with BC Lee), September 2, 2000.

Kiwanis, Pendleton, OR, Oregon’s End-of-Life Options, August 1, 2000.

University of New England, Portland, ME, Physician-Assisted Suicide and End-of-Life Care: (1) Implications for Maine; (2) Implications for Hospice, June 9, 2000.

OHSU Center for Ethics, Improving end-of-life care in nursing facilities, Eugene, OR, Reimbursement Issues, April 26, 2000.

Tuality Health Care, Forest Grove, OR, End-of-Life Options, February 29, 2000.

National Hospice Organization Annual Management Conference, Nashville, TN, The Death With Dignity Act: One Hospice’s Experience (with Linda Furman Grile), February 21, 2000.

Council of States, National Hospice Organization, Nashville, TN, A Medicare Hospice Benefit Demonstration Project and The Pain Relief Promotion Act, February 18, 2000.

Center for Bioethics, University of New England, Portland, ME, The Oregon Experience, February 13-14, 2000.

House Committee on Health and Education, Washington, D.C., Testimony: Lethal Drug Abuse Prevention Act, June 24, 1999.

VA Hospice, Menlo Park, CA, Physician Assisted Suicide: Viewpoints, June 10, 1999.

Illinois State Hospice Organization 15th Annual Conference & Trade Show, Naperville, IL, Hospice Care and Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Oregon Experience, April, 1999.

Institute for Health Law, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law & DePaul University College of Law Health Law Institute, Chicago, IL, Hospice Care vs. Physician-Assisted Suicide: Hospice and Physician-Assisted Suicide, March, 1999.

Oregon Health Care Association, Portland, OR, Hospice in Care Facilities, February, 1999.

Ethics Forum, National Hospice Organization Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, The Oregon Experience: Physician-assisted Suicide, December, 1998.

Project Grace, Florida Chapter American College of Cardiology, Tampa, FL, The Oregon Experience, October, 1998.

National Congress on Improving Care at the End of Life, St. Louis, MO, What Can Be Learned: The Oregon Experience, July 1998.

National Hospice Organization Management Conference, St. Louis, MO, Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Fact, not Theory, June 1998.

Oregon Alliance of Senior & Health Services, Portland, OR, Making End of Life Decisions: How Do We Choose? March, 1998.

Oregon Health Sciences University Healthy Talks, Portland, OR, Hospice Care in Oregon, February, 1997.

National Hospice Organization Management Conference, Washington, D.C., The Oregon Health Plan, State Health Care Reform Forum, May, 1995.

National Hospice Organization State Leadership Forum, St. Louis, MO, State Health Care Reform: Oregon, August, 1994.

OHA/OHD Community Meeting on "Physician-Assisted Death: How Will You Vote?", Portland, OR, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, August, 1994.

National Hospice Organization Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, The Oregon Response, Proactive Responses to Physician-Assisted Suicide, October, 1993.

National Hospice Organization Management Conference, Arlington, VA, Quality in Hospice: Accreditation and Regulation, May, 1993.

National Hospice Organization Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, Forum on National Health Care Reform: The Oregon Health Plan, October, 1992.

 

Updated March 2017