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"When My Time Comes" Documentary Q&A with Diane Rehm and Director Joe Fab Webinar April 22, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET Online Longtime host of NPR's The Diane Rehm Show, Diane Rehm, is a decorated journalist and broadcaster. Diane joined the movement for end-of-life autonomy after her husband John, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, chose to end his life in June 2014. This experience culminated in a documentary exploring the complexities of the end-of-life options movement. Join Diane Rehm and the film's director Joe Fab for a Q&A about the film and the movement to expand and protect end-of-life options.

City of Hope Presents: Aid in Dying Medications & the Clinical Competencies of Prescribing Webinar May 6, 2021 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM PT Online This presentation will focus upon the history and evolution of medical aid in dying medications, current protocols, "red flags," possible complications, and options for ingestion. In addition, the importance of providing patient-centered informed consent, appropriate contextual support, resources, and security of storage will be discussed. Attendees will also learn the pharmacology of aid in dying compounds, their expected action, and post-ingestion effects.

Medical Aid in Dying and ALS: How the Option Can Ease End-of-Life Suffering Webinar May 11, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET Online ALS is the second leading diagnosis, after cancer, among individuals who request and use medical aid in dying. This webinar will explore how patients with ALS and other neurologic disorders who may have limited capacity due to muscle weakness are able to access medical aid in dying. Topics include the legal definition of self-administration, possible routes of administration and the role of family members.

"Bob's Choice" Film Screening and Filmmaker Q&A Webinar June 10, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT Online