Sudden and Traumatic Death | June 2-4, 2014

Center for Death Education & Bioethics
Continuing Education and Extension

Concurrent Session and Poster Session Proposal Deadline: November 7, 2013
Notification emails will be sent on or before: December 5, 2013

All proposals must be submitted online using the call for proposal submission form.

Paper proposals for concurrent sessions (1 1/2 hours each) will be accepted based on the 2013 theme. If you wish to submit a proposal, please send a 50-150 word abstract including 3-5 learning objectives listed as bullets and title of your proposed presentation, your name, title, (i.e. Dr., Rev., Rabbi, etc.) credentials, vita, place of employment (including address), phone number and e-mail address. If there is more than one presenter, please provide this information for all those presenting.

Suggested topics:

  • homicide
  • suicide
  • cyber-bullying
  • traumatic grief
  • violence in the family/workplace/schools
  • impact of violent death on children
  • genocide
  • global violence/death
  • PTSD
  • military violence/death
  • breaking cycles of violence
  • spirituality and violent death
  • post-homicide memorials

Concurrent Session Proposals

  • Sessions are limited to 60 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of questions, discussion and dialogue with participants. It is highly encouraged that you allow 30 minutes for interaction with those attending your session.
  • Guidelines for concurrent sessions: 75-100 word abstract and three bulleted learning objectives.
  • Selected concurrent session presenters will pay a $100 conference registration fee, receiving a $249 discount (one discounted registration per session).

Poster Session Proposals

  • The poster presentation is an 'open stream' and posters are welcome on any topic, theme, theoretical innovation or policy development from across the field of death, dying and bereavement.
  • Guidelines for poster sessions: 75-100 word abstract and three bulleted learning objectives.
  • Posters will be up throughout the conference and a one hour author presentation will be scheduled.
  • Poster sizes will be determined in January 2014.
  • Poster presenters are expected to pay full conference registration fees.

This educational offering is recognized by the following for continuing education credit:

  • American Nurses Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling┬«
  • Association of Social Work Boards
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • University of Wisconsin-Extension
  • Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing

For additional questions, please contact: Gerry Cox at

For questions regarding submission process, please contact: Continuing Education, 608.785.6504 or