The Secular Medical Forum will host a meeting for reflection and debate about assisted dying at the start of the forthcoming British Medical Association’s Annual Representatives Meeting in Bournemouth.
The SMF hosts an annual meeting during the BMA conference to provide a secular alternative for delegates who do not wish to attend the faith-oriented Reflection & Thanksgiving service which the BMA organises and funds.
Previous speakers at the SMF event include Simon Singh and Peter Wilmshurst.
This year’s SMF meeting features Professor Raymond Tallis, chair of Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying, and Baroness Ilora Finlay, Professor of Palliative Medicine. There will debate assisted suicide.
The SMF meeting starts at 17:30 on Sunday 24th June at the De Vere Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth (BH1 2EW). There will be the opportunity to find out more about the Secular Medical Forum and to talk with SMF representatives after the talk.
Admission is free and open to all but space is limited. Please email Dr Antony Lempert if you would like to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the SMF, individual members hold a range of views about assisted dying. All are agreed that religious privilege should have no place in the decision-making process and that excellent palliative care should not suffer as a result of any change in the legislation. You can read the SMF postion on assited dying here