The Conference: Overview
The annual Canadian Physicians for Life conference was held from October 28th to 30th in Vancouver. The event was attended by 59 students and 61 physicians and other professionals over the course of the weekend. A resounding success, attendance was up by 36% this year! Attendees participated in 14 lectures which included topics such as: Conscience Rights in Canada; Surviving Medical School as a Pro-Life Student; Navigating Challenges that Women Experiencing Unplanned Pregnancies Face; and much more.
Your Impact: Inspired Medical Students Becoming Agents of Change
Your impact on conference attendees is far-reaching and long lasting. Thanks to your support, students – equipped with invaluable pro-life information – are returning to campuses to form pro-life clubs for medical students. We could not have done this without you, as one student explains:
My heartfelt thanks to you for your donation to sponsor students to go to the Canadian Physicians for Life Conference 2016 in Vancouver! Your generosity is the primary reason I was able to attend. It was one of the most informative and edifying weekends of my second year at medical school. Please be assured that your donation goes a long way. The sponsorship enabled 11 students from McGill University to go, and from our conversations, it is evident that the topics discussed at the conference are shifting perspectives and stirring up intentions to be agents of change. Many students have remarked that the sessions and workshops strengthened the way they think about start-of-life and end-of-life issues, and we feel more equipped to have these conversations with our classmates. We will be having a sharing session to mull over our experiences in greater detail soon. We plan to screen the “Hush” movie in our school. Finally, efforts are being made to start a pro-life club on campus. By sponsoring us, you opened the doors for us to have all this happen, and for that, I thank you! Your support is inspiring and I hope to be able to do that for other students in the future as well.
Second year medical student
We can’t say it enough, we couldn’t hold these events and offer the training and support that we do without your support. Thank you for your membership, encouragement, and financial gifts.
Please remember Physicians for Life in your year-end giving. Our students have asked us to help them establish pro-life clubs at their medical schools. This way, we can offer them support year-round and they can bring in lecturers to share a pro-life bioethic and shake up the status quo. We are raising funds to help them get started. For more information on the project and to watch a 2 minute video, click here.
2016 Annual Conference Snapshot