The following speakers will participate in NuTech2020
Marije de Haas (NL/ SE)
Marije de Haas studied graphic design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. She obtained her MA in Communication Design at Central St. Martins, London. Upon graduation she co-founded the multi-media design agency, Bullet.
She now works at the design research centre, Floda 31, in Sweden.
Marije has a long term design/ communications research interest in dementia, euthanasia and the planned death.
Her speculative invention ‘The Plug’ can be viewed at https://floda31.com/marije/works/the-plug/
Her other research projects in the field of ageing and euthanasia are at: https://floda31.com/marije/
Kinga Jelinska (NL/ PL)
Kinga Jelinska was educated as a cultural anthropologist in Poland and has worked for more than a decade on activist programs to increase knowledge about and access to abortion pills and safe abortions programs in restrictive settings.
She is the co-founder and executive director of Women Help Women, an online nonprofit service that facilitates access to abortion pills, contraception and counseling, as well as working with more than 40 partner organizations on local interventions and research.
Kinga designed or supported implementation of projects on abortion in 20 countries.
Her work lies at the intersection of feminist activism, human rights, and public health.
More information about Women Help Women is at: https://womenhelp.org/
Bert Keizer (NL)
Bert Keizer is a Dutch writer and geriatrician.
As a physician in a nursing home he has written extensively about physician assisted suicide, most notably in his book Het Refrein is Hein, which he translated into English as Dancing with Mr D.
More recently, Bert has written widely and critically on the unsustainable expectation of doctors to undertake euthanasia on patients with advance dementia.
Keizer is a regular opinion writer for, amongst other publications, the Dutch national newspaper, Trouw.
Bert’s writings can be found at: https://www.trouw.nl/dossier/bert-keizer
Dancing with Mr D is available on Amazon
Michael Laufer (US)
Laufer, who is trained in mathematics, is the founder of the anarchist, biohacking group Four Thieves Vinegar Collective.
Established in 2015, the collective came about following a 2008 graduate school trip when he visited a small medical clinic in El Salvador where, despite the existence of clandestine chemistry labs producing methamphetamine and MDMA, there were no oral contraceptives.
Lather would go on to focus his life’s work on the possibility of DIY pharmaceuticals. Hacks to date include the ‘Epi-Pencil’ – a homemade epinephrine auto-injector, instructions for an ‘Apothecary MicroLab’ – a DIY device that can synthesise a range of medications and the ‘Pegleg’.
The name from ‘Four Thieves Vinegar’ comes from the legendary plague cure.
More information about Four Thieves Vinegar is at: https://fourthievesvinegar.org/
More information about the Pegleg can be found at: https://boingboing.net/2019/08/12/purloined-letters.html
Robert Wood, Lonny Shavelson & Carol Parrot (US) will provide a joint presentation on the development and evolution and pharmecology of the 4 drug (DDMP & DDMA) protocols.
Bob Wood (US)
Medical Director, End of Life WASHINGTON
Lonny Shavelson (US)
Lonny Shavelson is a writer, photojournalist, and physician whose articles and photographs have appeared in the New York Times, People, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, and many other publications. He is also the author of A Chosen Death, and lives in Berkeley, California
Carol Parrot (US)
Carol Parrot is an anesthesiologist who has practiced in western Washington state for 32 years, both in private practice and the university setting.
Neal Nicol (US) – to talk on on new strategies for bio-body disposal.
Author, biographer and medical assistant of Jack Kevorkian, Neal whas vast experience of the use of carbon monoxide to electively end life.
Boudewijn Chabot (NL) – to talk on death bed data collection software developement
Dutch psychiatrist-psychotherapist and researcher of peaceful options how to end one’s life. Long before the Dutch euthanasia law of 2002, he assisted in the self-chosen death of a woman who had no physical illness.
Hugh Wynne (UK) – on the use of ‘nitro foam’ for a happy hypoxia. Or, another way to bin the bag!
Past President of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies, with over 30 years involvement with the campaign for the right to choose a dignified death,
Guillaume Coudray (Fr) – on nitrite methoglobinaemia. Holy grail or just another failed dream.
Author and director of documentary films, Guillaume Coudray is a graduate of Sciences Po and former research grant holder of the National Foundation for Political Science. He conducted the survey on the charcuterie presented by Elise Lucet in the program “Cash Investigation” (“Food industry: business against health, France 2”. He is the author of “Cochonneries: how the charcuterie has become a poison “
Plus several updates on past NuTech projects:
Richard Avocet (US): ReBreathing ReVisited
Ted Ballou (US): Monoxide Magic – The dry powder generator
John Todd (Aus): A common gases generator – generate up to a dozen different gases.
Philip Nitschke (NL): Sarco 2.0 progress & Sarco 3.0, a flat pack cardboard ‘IKEA’ model.