Within the broader population, Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) can be mistakenly perceived as predominantly relevant to ageing Australians. Furthermore, it’s a common misconception that young to middle-aged Australians believe this will be a viable option for them ‘when the time comes'.
 
Realistically, complex legal and administrative arrangements mean that VAD will only be accessible to a very small number of patients. Those who cannot access it will need to look for other end-of-life options, such as palliative care.
 
During this event, our experts will move away from the often ethical and legal commentary surrounding VAD, and instead look at identifying and unpacking the logistical and economic implications surrounding end-of-life care now, and in the future.

About Alumni events

Our events will take place online or in person. Keep an eye out below for our evolving list of virtual events that you can attend wherever you are in the world.  

The Alumni Relations & Engagement team coordinates a range of events locally and internationally. You can keep up to date with UQ alumni events in your area by updating your details.