Tuesday, April 2, 2013
2014 World Federation Right to Die Societies (WFRTD) 20th Biennial Conference
Final Exit Network, host for the World Federation Right to Die (WFRTD) Societies Meeting, has announced the venue for the 2014 World Federation 20th Biennial Conference. The date of the conference is September 17 to 21, 2014, Wednesday through Sunday, and it will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown/Lakefront Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.
The conference venue is the flagship hotel of U.S. Embassy Suites Hilton properties, an all-suites hotel with a sophisticated design concept and spectacular views of Chicago. All suites have a living room/work area, a wet bar, microwave, and refrigerator and two 37-inch TVs, one in the living room and one in the bedroom. A full hot and cold breakfast and evening reception are included in the price of the room.
Final Exit Network, has secured an excellent price with considerable savings for early registration — $190 per night for early hotel registration. Conference registration will be $325 for early registration. Early conference registration will open June 2013; hotel registration opens September 2013.
The FEN WF conference planning committee is creating an inspiring schedule with world-class speakers in the RTD movement. With the theme “Dignity, Control, Choice – Around the World,” the committee is focusing on leaders who work on the front lines of legal and philosophical right to die issues throughout the world.
Delegates will join FEN hosts to share the latest news, will have the opportunity to network with each other, and will work together to promote the agendas of RTD societies around the world. Everyone is invited and welcome to join Final Exit Network hosts and World Federation delegates.
Thaddeus Mason Pope is Director of the Health Law Institute and Professor of Law and at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. <> <> He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology; Adjunct Associate Professor with the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College; and Visiting Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at St. Georges University. <> <> Professor Pope is an internationally recognized expert in bioethics and medical ethics. He has over 120 publications in: leading medical journals, law reviews, bar journals, nursing journals, bioethics journals, and book chapters. He also coauthors the definitive 1500-page treatise The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking.