The goal of the conference and subsequent knowledge translation was to enhance the quality of end of life care. It did so by fostering effective cross-border, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral information exchange, dialogue, and knowledge transfer on the end of life issues confronting policy makers in Canada and abroad.  The conference, which took place in September 2017, convened academic experts, legal and health practitioners , and policy-makers from different disciplinary backgrounds and sectors for two-and-a-half days of engagement on the full set of end of life policy issues.

This conference is a follow-up to grant made in 2001.