International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference


2022 International Death, Grief & Bereavement Conference
Pre-conference: June 5, 2022
Conference: June 6–8, 2022

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Conference topics:

  • Collective loss and grief
  • Grief and the pandemic
  • Grief and racism
  • 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
  • Pharmacists
  • Educators
  • Individuals dealing with personal loss
  • General public

Planning committee:

  • Gerry Cox, Ph.D., UW-La Crosse, retired
  • 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
  • Dan Festa, Ph.D., Pastor
  • Milandrie Wakim​​, UW-La Crosse

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