The deadline has now passed for nominations for the Jean Echlin Award. We were thrilled by the variety of submissions that came in, representing all areas of Palliative Care, including medical doctors, nurses, bioethicists, and even advocates. Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate such worthy candidates, and we look forward to next year's nominations. We will be announcing the winner at the 20th International Congress on Palliative Care on September 11th, 2014, after Jean Echlin & Dr. Kathy Pfaff's presentation at the Congress on Pain Management for Persons with Dementia.
On Tuesday, July 9th, Dr. Ian Gentles appeared on The Arena with Michael Coren to discuss the Institute's latest book, Complications. Check out the video here!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Autism: New Attitudes, Approaches and Assumptions
Toronto, July 11, 2014—The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research hosted a public discussion: Autism: New Attitudes, Approaches and Assumptions featuring leading Canadian researchers and thinkers in the field of autism.
Funded through the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Café Scientifique series, speakers included CIHR researchers Dr. James Bebko, Dr. Edvokia Anagnostou, and leading advocate Estée Klar.
The Windsor Star has recently reported on the DeVeber Institute's release of the Jean Echlin Award, congratulating Ms. Echlin on her continuing work for palliative care over the last 35 years:
...It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of long-time friend and member to our Advisory Council, Lorraine Mary-Williams who passed away peacefully on July 4th, 2014.
Lorraine will be remembered for her outstanding work and life as an author, mother and friend. Lorraine lived a life of open hearted generosity, of love and care for all who met her – and sincere dedication to life issues which she lived through her example and work.
She will be missed by everyone at the deVeber Institute. To read about her life or attend a visitation or funeral on Thursday, July 10th please visit: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?pid=171625384