Advance Medical Directives in Quebec

Date: May 31, 2023
Schedule: 10:00 to 16:00
Location: Côte-des-Neiges Community Resource Centre, 6767 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal
Webcast option: Yes
Language: English


  • Louise Bernier, Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Me Brigitte Brabant, Attorney specializing in healthcare law
  • Dre Marie-Christine Carrier, Head of Palliative Care Service, CHUM
  • Stéphanie Desgagné, Nurse and Program Coordinator, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
  • Patrick Durivage, Coordinator, Domaine of Expertise in Palliative Care, CREGÉS
  • Marie-Laurence Fortin, Senior Advisor, Palliative Care, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
  • Sylvia Fréchette, Notary, Éducaloi
  • Me Jean Lambert, Notary, Member of the Chambre des notaires working group on Medical Aid in Dying
  • Dr Justin Sanders, Director, Palliative Care McGill
  • Dre Golda Tradounsky, Palliative Care Doctor, Hôpital Mont Sinaï
  • Isabelle van Pevenage, Institutional Researcher, CREGÉS
  • Bilkis Vissandjée, Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal


The law on end-of-life care came into force on December 10, 2015 in Quebec. It establishes guidelines for the right access to end-of-life care. It includes the recognition of the primacy of the freely expressed will in matters of care, through the option of advance medical directives (AMD). The objectives of the workshop are to inform the public, to discuss various issues related to AMD. Ultimately, we hope to reach and support the Quebec population in its regional and cultural diversity.



  • 10:00 – 12:30 – Workshop in French
  • 12:30 – 1:30 – Bits, bites and cold drinks
  • 1:30 – 3:30 – Workshop in English


In person or via Zoom


With the support of: 

  • CREGÉS – Centre de recherche et d’expertise en gérontologie sociale
  • CReSP – Centre de recherche en santé publique
  • Institut universitaire SHERPA
  • Université de Montréal
  • IRSC – Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
  • CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal