Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds

“‘Controlling’ Death:
An Update on Physician Aid-in-Dying”

Barbara A. Koenig, RN, PhD
Director, UCSF Bioethics
Professor of Bioethics and Medical Anthropology, Institute for Health Aging
UC San Francisco



  • Describe the current legal status of Physician Aid in Dying in the U.S.,
  • Discuss UCSF and California’s response to the End of Life Option Act (passed in 2016),
  • Review efforts to require the collection of “common data elements,”
  • Consider the ethical issues in advance care directives for patients with dementia.


  • Planners: Lawren VandeVrede, MD, PhD; Bruce L. Miller, MD; Howard J. Rosen, MD; and Eleanor O’Brien have stated they have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speaker: Dr. Koenig has stated she has no relevant relationships to disclose.

Accreditation: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds sessions offered January 2019 through June 2019. (1 credit per each 1-hour grand rounds session throughout the year).

NOTE: You must sign in to qualify for CME Credit

Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience. This activity is not commercially supported.

Friday, April 19 at 8:00am to 9:00am

Rock Hall, Pottruck Auditorium, RH 102
1550 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

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Grand Rounds


School of Medicine


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff


Mission Bay


neuroscience, neurology, geriatrics


Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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