October • 27 • 31 • 2020

WFRtDS 2020 CONGRESS,
MEXICO CITY

 

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October • 27 • 31 • 2020

WFRtDS 2020 CONGRESS,
MEXICO CITY

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The biggest problem of human beings is to think that we have time.

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Technical and scientific advances invite us to think that in the near future we will be immortal.

However, despite these advances death still exists; it frequently happens in the midst of much suffering largely avoidable and, furthermore, is often caused by those same progresses that were supposed to confer us immortality.

Certain countries have faced this reality in a serious manner. Some have made significant advances in palliative care; others have even legalized euthanasia and physician-assisted death.

However, some of these changes are still pending in most countries -Mexico amongst them-, at least in some significant degree.

The Biennial Congress of the World Federation of Societies for the Right to Die 2020 -WFRtDS 2020-, of which DMD Mexico is its proud host, will seek to question a conception of death that causes so much suffering. The meetings and debates that will take place within this congress will also bring into the discussion different bioethical perspectives which will allow attendees to develop a personal and well-supported position on the vast and complex universe of the right to die with dignity.

We invite you to join us in this exciting adventure.

 

 

Amparo Espinosa Rugarcía
DMD
Mexico / CEO &Founder
Host of the 2020 WFRtDS Congress
Mexico Organizing Committe

WFRtDS COMMITTEE

Sean Davison
President
President of Dignity, SA
South Africa

Asunción Álvarez
Vice-president
DMD Mexico member
Mexico

Jean-Jacques Bise
Treasurer
EXIT Suisse Romande President
Switzerland

Jeanne Arthur
Secretary
DWD ACT President
Australia

Masahiro Nomoto
Member
JSDD Board Member
Japan

Rob Jonquiere
Executive director
Retired CEO Dutch RtD Society NVVE
Netherlands

DMD MEXICO
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Congress General Coordinator

  • Amparo Espinosa Rugarcía

Academic Committe

  • Asunción Álvarez del Río
  • Amparo Espinosa Rugarcía
  • Héctor Nebot
  • Gina Tarditi

Executive Secretariat

  • Dalinda Flores Millán

Finance and Administration

  • María A. Suárez

E-commerce

  • Roberto Carvajal
  • Rodrigo Velasco

Communications  Committee

  • Arturo Noria
  • Fernando Morett
  • Juan Okie
  • Sofía Secin
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Add to My Calendar 2020-10-27 9:00:00 2020-10-30 19:00:00 America/Mexico_City WFRtDS 2020 CONGRESS, MEXICO CITY Choices and Dignity at the End of Life: A Bioethical Approach. Mexico City WFRtDS cththemes@gmail.com

🇨🇴 COLOMBIA

Carmenza Ochoa Uribe

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🇩🇪 GERMANY

Rainer Funk

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🇲🇽 MEXICO

Silvia Allende Pérez
Asunción Álvarez del Río
Bernardo Barranco
Ingrid Brena
José Ramón Cossio
Amparo Espinosa Rugarcia
Arnoldo Kraus

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Pedro Morales Aché
Mariana Navarro Hernández
Ricardo Páez Moreno
Jorge Alberto Ramos Guerrero
Patricio Santillan
Enrique Soto Pérez de Celis
Lorena Villavicencio

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🇪🇸 SPAIN

Marta Albert

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🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

Frances Kissling
Ann Neumann The Good Death (2016)
Christina Puchalski

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DMD MEXICO
CONSULTANT COUNCIL

Dra. Asunción Álvarez del Río

Dra. María Luisa Aspe Armella

Dr. Bernardo Barranco Villafán

Dr. Roberto Blancarte

Dra. Ingrid Brena Sesma

Dr. Eduardo García Villegas

Dr. Pablo Lazo Briones

Dra. Soledad Loaeza

Dra. Carmenza Ochoa Uribe

Dr. Javier Quijano Baz

Mtra. Teresa Serrano

Dr. Jesús Silva Herzog Márquez

Mtra. Columba Suinaga R. de T.

Dr. Bernardo Tanur

Dr. Héctor Velázquez Fernández

THE SCHEDULE

Registration Office open

(optional for WF Delegates and Congress Attendees)

8:00 - 17:00

WF COMMITTEE at MARQUIS HOTEL (WF Headquarters)

PRIVATE MEETING

15:00 - 17:00

WF COMMITTEE

INFORMAL DINNER AT MARQUIS HOTEL (WF Headquarters)

17:00

Delegates Registration

at Congress Venue Marquis Hotel (WF Headquarters)

8:00 - 9:00

WF DELEGATES MEETING

WF General Assembly

9:00 – 13:00

LUNCH

WF DELEGATES MEETING

WFRtDS Affairs

After Lunch

Welcome Party for Delegates & Attendees

PLAY “LA LECHUGA” (THE LETTUCE)

19:00 - 22:00

Attendees Registration

Congress Venue –Marquis Hotel

8:00 – 9:00

Inaugural Address

9:00 – 10:00

2020 WFRtDS CONGRESS MEXICO

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

10:00 – 10:45

1. Assisted Death. Why it is so difficult to allow it?
2. Autonomy at the end of Life.

11:15 – 13:00

LUNCH

13:00 - 14:20

3. Palliative care
4. Pain and Spiritual suffering

14:30 – 16:00

5. Legal Framework at the End of Life

16:15 – 18:00

Tour: San Angel visit to Altars Death Offerings

18:30

2020 WFRtDS CONGRESS MEXICO AT THE HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

Paper Presentation Lectures from
Registered attendees

8:30 - 10:00

2020 WFRtDS CONGRESS MEXICO

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

10:00 – 10:45

Paper Presentation Lectures from
Registered attendees

Paper Presentation Lectures from
Registered attendees

11:30 - 13:00

LUNCH

13:00 – 14:30

Paper Presentation Lectures from Registered attendees

14:30 - 15:45

General Conclusions

DMD Declaration and Congress Commitments
Official Closing of Mexico ́s 2020 WTFRtDS Congress

16:00 – 16:50

National Anthropology Museum Visit
before the Gala Event Dinner

19:00 – 20:00

Gala Event Dinner (Previous reservation)

20:00

WF General Assembly

8:00 – 9:30

WF DELEGATES MEETING

WFRtDS Board Elections

Optional Tours

10:00

FREE

RECOVERY FEE and REGISTRATION

Select your Congress Pass and if you want Hotel accomodation or Off-Congress Tours. Please fill the registration form.

OBSIDIAN

Congress Pass

Includes:

  • Conferences access
  • Welcome Cocktail and “La Lechuga” Performance
  • 3 meals at Congress Venue
  • Coffee Breaks
POSTPONED

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For Hotel accomodation please chek our Where to stay section

QUETZAL

Attendees

Includes:

  • 2-day access to the congress, including keynote conferences, meetings & Table lectures.
  • 2 meals (Thursday 29, Friday 30) & coffee breaks.
  • Welcoming toast
    “La Lechuga” Play
POSTPONED

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*The Welcoming Toast and the play, La Lechuga, are courtesy of the DMD Mexico to attendees, guests, and delegates to the congress

CALMECAC

Students Congress Pass

Mandatory current College or University ID

Includes:

  • Conferences access
  • Coffee Breaks
POSTPONED

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Off-Congress Activities

Death Altars Offerings

Includes:

  • Ground round trip from Hotel

POSTPONED

 

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Gala Dinner

Includes:

  • Ground round trip from Hotel

POSTPONED

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WHERE TO STAY

Hotel Marquis Reforma

Official Congress Headquarters

and Conference Venue

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Hotel Galeria Plaza

Alternative Hotel

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Wyndham Garden Reforma

Alternative Hotel

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OPTIONAL TOURS

Enjoy your stay in Mexico. Some suggested tours you might like.

Please contact the travel agency directly:  vturisan@hotmail.com

(Travel agency is an independent vendor. Tours are not organized by WFRtDS 2020 Congress)

TEOTIHUACAN

More info

DOWNTOWN “Templo Mayor”

More info

PUEBLA

More info

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get to the venue?

The map and Contact details are listed within the contact information.You will also receive a confirmation email with location map.

What about accommodation?

You can select the Hotel option, either in the main venue Official Headquarters Hotel (Marquis Reforma Hotel), alternative hotels or the wide variety of hotels available in the area.

What payment types do you accept?

All payments are processed via PayPal and credit cards.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will always make a full refund.

SISTER ASSOCIATIONS

Mexico City altitude: 2,240 meters (7,350 ft).

+52 1  Area code 55

 

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ADDRESS
Hotel Marquis Reforma

Headquarters and Congress Venue

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Av. Paseo de la Reforma 465, Cuauhtémoc, CP 06500 Ciudad de México.

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CONTACT

Information / info@2020endoflifechoices.com

 

Medical assistance will be available during Congress

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