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Launch summary

WOW, we had over 250 guests ,the hall was overflowing.

For those who could not be there we will upload the event video by sections the next few days under further information.

Or you may be able to catch some footage on TV or the paper, as all the media were there.

Thank you very much for Dr Rodney Syme , Prof Max Kamien ,Murray Hindle, Clive Deverall for their important contribution and support.

I also acknowledge the contribution by Robin Chapple, Alannah MacTiernan and Tony Simpson.Three compassionate, forward thinking politicians who put party politics aside for the common good of our community.

A HUGE Thank you also to MC Verity James for her heartfelt support and introduction of our speakers who are national authorities in their field :

1 Dr Rodney Syme

Dr Rodney Syme is a victorian surgeon who has helped many terminally ill patients over the years with compassionate end of life care.

He is a tireless campaigner for end of life law reform and president of Dying with Dignity Victoria.

He had a breakthrough win with the medical board late last year when it was decided that his prescription of medication for a gentle death for a patient was appropriate and acceptable palliation.

2 Dr Max Kamien

Dr Max Kamien is Emeritus Professor of general practice at UWA and has a long history of service to the Australian community in the field of general medical practice.

He is a widely read author, a leader in general and rural medical education and has been awarded many accolades over his career including Western Australian of the year and the order of Australia.

He continues his passion for medicine to this day as a locum doctor for rural and remote locations. His talk can be read here

3 Mr Clive Deverall

Mr Clive Deverall has dedicated his life to helping the terminally ill.

As Executive Director, he was the heart and soul of Cancer Council WA for over twenty years.

He was president of Palliative care WA for many years and was awarded the Order of Australia for service to community health, particularly through the promotion of cancer awareness programmes and support services of the Cancer Foundation of Western Australia.

4 Mr Murray Hindle

President Dying with Dignity WA

Dr Alida lancee speech here