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Preparing for the unexpected: professor of medicine to lead seminar on serious illness planning

A physician and professor at the Queen’s School of Medicine is hosting a webinar on what medical, legal and financial plans should be made in the case that Kingston residents develop a serious illness like COVID-19 pneumonia, become incapacitated or are unable to function for themselves.

“The Global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to prepare for such an unexpected event,” said Dr. Daren Heyland, founder of Plan Well Guide. “Planning in advance will significantly reduce stress and anxiety for you and your family if you ever become seriously ill and incapacitated,” said Dr. Heyland 

The event will include a discussion with Dr. Daren Heyland, Advance Serious illness Planning from a medical point of view, problems with current advance care planning approach, a panel discussion and a guide that will help Kingston residents plan for such events.

The event will also feature ‘Preparing for the unexpected from a legal point of view,’ featuring legal and financial advisors with Viner, Kennedy, Frederick, Allan & Tobias LLP. 

The 90-minute seminar is free and will take place on April 14th, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. You can attend the event by registering on eventbrite.

Dr. Daren Heyland is a critical care doctor at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Canada.  He is trained in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Clinical Epidemiology.  

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