A Matter of Life or Death
Understanding Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
There is a growing movement to legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in our country. The pressure to do so exists in Minnesota as well. Dr. Christopher Hook, a physician with extensive knowledge on this subject, will help attendees understand the issue from a biblical perspective and be equipped to interact with our culture while offering a godly response. Everyone is welcome!
Many arguments for PAS sound "compassionate" and compelling. Come gain a fuller understanding from a medical perspective and a biblical perspective on this issue. Let's be equipped to interact with our culture with a godly response!
The seminar is free and no prior registration is required.
Note on Detour: If coming from the south metro, please be aware that 35W will be closed between 62 Crosstown and Highway 94 and an alternate route should be chosen.
9:00am — Registration and Light Refreshments
9:30am — Seminar (with a brief mid-morning break) and Q & A
About Our Speaker
C. Christopher Hook, MD, FACP, is a Consultant in the Division of Hematology, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN. He chairs the Complement Associated Pathology and Thrombotic MicroAngiopathy (CAPTMA) Disease Group, having recently completed 11 years as the first chair of the Consultative Hematology/Non-Malignant Hematology Group of the Division of Hematology. He is also a member of the Special Coagulation and the Acute Leukemia and Chronic Myeloid Disorders groups. He is a graduate of Greenville College, Greenville, IL (BA, cum laude, Chemistry), and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (MD). He received his training in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
He was the founder of the Ethics Consultation Services at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Rochester, as well as the Mayo Clinical Ethics Council, the Reproductive Medicine Advisory Board, and the Transplantation Ethics Advisory Board for Mayo Clinic Rochester. Currently he is serving as the chair of the Mayo Enterprise Ethics Education Sub-Committee of the Office of Ethics, which oversees activities throughout the entire multistate Mayo Health System.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Bannockburn, IL. He also was a founding member of Do Not Harm, The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics. He is adjunct professor of bioethics at Trinity International University and Lincoln Christian University.
Note: The views presented are solely those of Dr. Hook’s and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Mayo Clinic.