International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference

2022 International Death, Grief & Bereavement Conference

Pre-conference: June 5, 2022
Conference: June 6–8, 2022

Individual, Collective and Global Loss: How Do We Best Support the Grieving?

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Your Safety is Important to Us (Effective 3.12.2022)

We are committed to ensuring the International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference is conducted as safely as possible. Masks are recommended in indoor spaces on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus and surgical-grade masks are available at all building entrances. We will continue to monitor public health recommendations leading up to the conference and will adjust the COVID mitigation measures and protocols as necessary. 


Who should attend:

  • Behavioral Health Professionals
  • Case Managers
  • Clergy
  • Educators
  • Funeral Directors
  • Individuals dealing with personal loss
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Hospice providers
  • Palliative Care Providers
  • Program Directors
  • Social Workers


Individual, Collective and Global Loss: How Do We Best Support the Grieving?

Loss is a universal experience, so it’s essential to understand the variety of ways to cope with grief.

  • What are the best practices for working with those who are grieving?
  • How do we address personal, collective and global grief?
  • How do we transform grief and incorporate loss into daily life?
  • How do we support one another?

We’ll explore these questions and more at our 2022 conference. 

We are excited to see you—in person—at the beautiful UW-La Crosse campus as we:

  • Connect professionally and personally
  • Seek deeper understanding
  • Recharge
  • Gain skills to help those we serve
Conference Topics expanding section
  • 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
Planning Committee expanding section
  • Gerry Cox, Ph.D., UW-La Crosse, retired
  • 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