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Helping ourselves and those we serve to become more resilient.

Pre-conference: June 3, 2018
Full conference: June 4–6, 2018

Join us for a learning and sharing experience as we explore methods and techniques to help ourselves and those we serve to become more resilient. The annual International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference is your opportunity to:

  • Share in intimate and transformative educational experiences
  • Foster new relationships and connections to stay with you throughout  your career
  • Gain insight and grow to new levels both personally and professionally

Conference topics:

  • Best practices and contemporary therapies for grief
  • Mental health and spirituality of the dying and grieving
  • Caregiving for diverse populations
  • Children’s grief
  • Conflict management and communication during grief
  • Managing caregiver stress
  • Social justice and grief

Who should attend:

  • Palliative care providers
  • Hospice providers
  • Hospital chaplains
  • Funeral service directors
  • Program directors
  • Case managers
  • Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Educators
  • Individuals dealing with personal loss
  • General public

Planning committee:

  • Gerry Cox, Ph.D., UW-La Crosse, retired
  • Rana Limbo, Ph.D., RN, CPLC, FAAN, Gundersen Medical Foundation, PMHCNS-BC, Gundersen Health System
  • Andy McNiel, M.A., Bereavement Support, The Satori Group, LLC.
  • Lori A. Pacourek, MSSW, CAPSW, Gundersen Health System
  • Andrew Vitale, CT, Author, Northern Illinois Hospice, Rockford, IL
  • Erica Srinivasan, B.A., Ph.D., UW-La Crosse
  • Milandrie Wakim​​, UW-La Crosse

Co-providers: Gundersen Health System, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Center for Death Education & Bioethics and Continuing Education and Extension

Contributing Sponsors: Centering Corporation