An Updated Conversation on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in Canada

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Join Dr. Tanja Daws, one of the first medical assistance in dying (MAID) providers in BC and a founding member of CAMAP (Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers), to learn about updates to MAiD through the Canadian lens.

Dr. Daws recently attended the CAMAP annual conference in May and will be sharing updates regarding the current challenges with MAID nationally and the potential future directions for MAID in Canada.


More specifically, the objectives from this session include:

  • An overview of MAID in Canada.
  • The unique challenges of patients with dementia, regarding MAID eligibility.
  • The inclusion of mental disorders as the sole underlying condition in MAID eligibility.
  • Potential arguments against MAID.
  • What other mental health providers and professionals are saying about MAID.





Dr. Daws was born and raised in South Africa. She obtained a BSc and BSc Honours degree in Human Physiology before entering medical school at the University of Pretoria. She graduated in 2000 and practiced as a family physician before moving to Canada in 2009.  She provides Family Medicine care to patients in her own practice and consults on patients with chronic pain, migraine and MAID.


As one of the first providers of Medical Assistance in Dying upon it becoming legal in 2016, she teaches and mentors physicians, nurse practitioners and medical residents in MAID. She assesses and provides for patients who wish to have MAID locally and in other communities as needed.  Dr. Daws is a consultant for the RACE line for physicians in BC and Yukon. She is a founding member of CAMAP (Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers) and is a member of the Physician Advisory Council for Dying With Dignity Canada. She has presented on MAID internationally. She is a clinical instructor in Family Medicine at UBC.



The British Columbia Psychological Association is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The British Columbia Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program.


Pricing Information

Registration Price
BCPA Members Inc. 5%GST $55.00
BCPA Student Members Inc. 5%GST $40.00
Non-BCPA Members Inc. 5%GST $75.00
Students non-BCPA members Inc. 5%GST $54.00




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