Calendar of Events

Holiday Friendraiser for Ohio End of Life Options

Bring friends and join us for good wine and conversation in an exciting new venue!
CLE Urban Winery
Thursday, November 30, 2017
7 to 9 PM
$20 admission fee includes 2 drink tickets and Hors D’oervres.
2180 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Parking is available across the street behind Cedar-Lee Theater.
Contact if you or your group would like to schedule a speaker.

An Evening with the Expers: Jan Rowe, RN, Dr. Paul Ford, Dr. Stuart Youngner and Sharona Hoffman, JD

Chagrin Highlands Rotary Club

Friday, June 9, 2017
Chagrin Highlands Rotary Club

Bioethics Network of Ohio (
please register to attend the event using the link below)
27th Annual BENO Conference, Friday, April 28, 2017,
OCLC, 6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH 43017
“Ethical Decisions at the End of Life”, Keynote Speaker Dennis M. Sullivan, MD, MA, Professor of Pharmacy Practices Cedarville University
“Continuing the Conversation: What Ethical Choices After an Aid in Dying Law Passes”, Paul Ford, PhD, Interim Director of Bioethics at Cleveland Clinic and Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN, Ohio End of Life Options.

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 pm at the Jewish Secular Community of Cleveland:
Lisa Schattinger of Ohio End of Life Options, “Why We Need a Death with Dignity Law in Ohio”. At the First Unitarian Church’s Fellowship Hall, 21600 Shaker Blvd. in Shaker Heights.

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 1:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland,
2728 Lancashire Road, Cleveland Heights, OH
Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN: Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law, Explore the Issue through Local Family’s Experience.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at noon at the CWRU Law School’s Student Law Group (11075 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106):
Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law: Lisa Vigil Schattinger MSN, RN shares her family’s experience with the law. She and Roger Peckinpaugh, JD, will review laws based on Oregon’s model, discuss the current state of legislation and issues surrounding these laws.

An Evening with the Experts, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7pm
We are excited to gather an exceptional panel to share thoughts on issues surrounding death with dignity laws.
Guests of Honor:
Paul Ford, Ph.D.
– Director of NeuroEthics at Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Sharona Hoffman – Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law; Professor of Bioethics; Co- Director of the Law-Medicine Center, Author of Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow
Janet Rowe, RN – Compassion & Choices and Hospice Volunteer in Southern Oregon
Dr. Stuart Youngner – Professor of Bioethics and Psychiatry at CWRU School of Medicine
Please join Lisa Vigil Schattinger and the Board of Ohio End of Life Options for an evening of socializing and discussing how to move forward with education about physician-assisted dying in Ohio.
Sherri Park Apartment North’s Event Room
**2111 Acacia Park Dr.
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Lisa Vigil Schattinger
 by Tuesday, January 24
at or by Voice Mail: 216-512-1151

CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES as listed in their Adult Programming Guide:
Death with Dignity:
Join Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN as she shares her personal experience as well as important points about the laws, points of concern, data collected and the current state of legislation pertaining to medical aid-in-dying laws.
Orange – Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7 PM
Southeast – Thurs, Jan 5 at 7 PM
Gates Mills – Mon, Jan 9 at 7 PM

Wednesday, October 19 at 10 AM at North Royalton Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Conference Room 123.
Wednesday, October 26 at 10:30 AM at Lee Road Branch of the CH-UH Public Library in the Brody/Nelson Room.

Monday, September 12, 2016 at 12 pm – Cleveland Clinic Bioethics Grand Rounds
Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN: “Physician-Assisted Death through a Family’s Experience”

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7pm- Tri-State Freethinkers: Dying With Dignity & Final Exit: Two very different approaches to the same issue, Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN & Robert Rivas, JD
Open to the public: 7pm at Newport on The Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071.

LisaVS_Mayo_ClinicFriday, July 29, 2016 at 11:40am26th Annual Mayo Clinic Hematology/Oncology Annual Review Course, Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN and Janet Rowe, RN: “Personal experience with a loved one who ends his love with the help of the Death with Dignity Law”

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 6pmLGBT Cleveland Community Center, SAGE Program, Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN and Janet Rowe, RN: Learn about Death with Dignity Laws

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 10am – West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, Elder Support Group, Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN and Janet Rowe, RN: Learn about Death with Dignity Laws

Monday, June 20, 2016 at 6:30pm – South Euclid-

Speaking to the West Shore UU Church's Elder Support Group, Janet Rowe shares her husband's experience with Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.

Speaking in July to the West Shore UU Church’s Elder Support Group, Janet Rowe who was visiting from Oregon, shares her husband’s experience with Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act.

Lyndhurst Branch of the Cuyahoga Public Library, documentary: How to Die in Oregon, followed by Q&A session. Free and open to the public.

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 3pm – Detroit Shoreway Community Center, Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN and Ohio End of Life Options’ Board Members, Representative Nickie Antonio (D – Lakewood): Meet Dr. Jack Rowe, A Good Death. Organized by Judith Allen.


Rep. Antonio with Judith Allen & Vigil Schattinger

Friday, April 8 2016, Association of Health Care Journalists: Health Journalists 2016 Conference, Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN: Panel Speaker: What’s a “good death” and how to cover itHJ16-logo

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1pm – 6th Annual Puerto Rico Business of Oncology Summit in February, 2016 sponsored by the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) and the PR Society of Hematology/Oncology, Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN: “Personal experience with a loved one who ends his love with the help of the Death with Dignity Law”

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7pm – First Unitarian Church of Shaker Heights, Humanists of the Western Reserve, Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN: Meet Dr. Jack Rowe