UM Today UM Today University of Manitoba UM Today UM Today UM Today
News from
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
UM Today Network

End of Life: Whose Choice?

September 12, 2014 — 

International Palliative Care Initiative Medical Director Dr. Kathleen Foley will present a thought-provoking public lecture on “Physician-Assisted Suicide: My Choice or Society’s?” at the annual Class of 1972 Arnold Naimark Lecture in Medicine and Society.

Dr. Foley, an attending neurologist in the Pain & Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and professor of neurology, neuroscience, and clinical pharmacology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, has focused her career on the assessment and treatment of patients with cancer pain.

The lecture takes place during University of Manitoba Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 from 12:00 – 1 p.m. in Brodie Centre Atrium, Bannatyne Campus, 727 McDermot Ave.

This annual lecture, established by the Medicine Class of 1972, recognizes and honours Dr. Arnold Naimark’s legacy within the University of Manitoba and the College of Medicine. Dr. Naimark’s remarkable and enduring contributions include serving as Dean of Medicine from 1971-81 and University of Manitoba President and Vice- Chancellor from 1981-96.

Dr. Naimark, President Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, has led transformative change at the University of Manitoba. His career has been heavily focused on the advancement of scientific research and development, health innovation, institutional transformation and advanced education.

This year’s theme pays homage to classmate Donald Low [MD/72], who died from a brain tumor in September 2013. Dr. Low might be remembered most as the microbiologist credited with guiding Toronto through the 2003 SARS crisis in his role as microbiologist in chief at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Near the end of his life, Dr. Low was also an advocate for legalized physician-assisted suicide.


© University of Manitoba • Winnipeg, Manitoba • Canada • R3T 2N2

Emergency: 204-474-9341