Conference Webcasting

Participate LIVE via the web!

Even if you can’t attend the ADEC Annual Conference in person, you can join a live webcast of select sessions. On all three days of the conference, we’re presenting top speakers and topics in thanatology – that you can watch from your computer at home! All sessions are presented in real time, which means you'll see and hear the presenter live along with other conference participants.

How it works
Session schedule
System requirements
Webcasting FAQs

How It Works

  • Choose the sessions you'd like to attend live, and complete registration and payment. Options include single sessions, a one-day pass, or a three-day pass. All sessions will take place Thursday – Saturday, April 6–8. In total, 15 sessions will be webcast. Note: these are not recorded sessions. You must be at your computer at the scheduled time to view the webcast.
  • You'll receive an email confirmation with instructions to participate from our partner, Playback. The email will include login instructions, as well as the precise date and time of the session. You will receive a separate confirmation for each session that you register for. Prior to the day's sessions, be sure to verify that you meet the system requirements.
  • At the designated time, follow the email instructions to log in to the session. You may choose to set up the webcast in a conference room and invite colleagues to view the presentation with you. An unlimited number of participants can view the webcast with you from a single location (if you have participants at multiple sites, each site must purchase its own registration).
  • Following the webcast, the registered buyer at your site will be able to claim continuing education credits. (Additional viewers will not be able to claim credit; to claim CE credits, you must be registered with payment.) Each session is eligible for 1 – 1.5 CE(s). Within 2-3 weeks after the conference ends, you will receive a link to an evaluation to submit your attendance online and claim your credit.



A number of purchasing options are available:

Single session  $75 each 
Day 1 pass (5 sessions on Thursday, April 6) $165 for five sessions
Day 2 pass (5 sessions on Friday, April 7) $165 for five sessions
Day 3 pass (5 sessions on Saturday, April 8) $165 for five sessions
3-day pass (15 sessions, Thursday – Saturday) $272 for 15 sessions

Save up to 70% off the per-session price when you choose a single-day or multi-day pass!

Session schedule

Click on each session title to view the abstract and learning objectives for the session.

Day 1 — Thursday, April 6 

When Those Who Need it Most Use it Least: Facilitating Grief Support for Those at Greatest Risk
Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD, FT
8:40 - 9:40 am PDT

An Uneasy Alliance? The Integration of Trauma and Bereavement
Donna Schuurman, EdD, FT
10:45 - 11:45 am PDT

What is Complicated Grief? Perspectives From an Insider and Outsider
M. Katherine Shear
1:00 - 2:00 pm PDT

The CABLE: A New Scale for Assessing Grief Coping Strategies
A. Elizabeth Crunk, MS, Laurie A Burke, PhD; Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD
2:00 - 3:00 pm PDT

Research That Matters 2017: Psychologists and End of Life Care
David Balk, PhD, Elizabeth R. Goy, PhD; Dale Larson, PhD; Louis A. Gamino, PhD
4:00 - 5:30 pm PDT

Day 2 — Friday, April 7

Death, Grief & Healing as a Process of Rebirth
Okello Kelo Sam
8:25 - 9:40 am PDT

An Attachment Informed Approach to Adolescent Grief Therapy
Pamela Malone
10:45 - 11:45 am pDT

Her Doctor Sigmund Freud’s Grief Marathon, 1933-1939
Harold Ivan Smith
1:00 - 2:00 pm PDT

Our Work, Ourselves – Reflecting On Our Own Losses as Thanatologists
John Jordan, PhD, FT, Kim Mooney; Simon Shimshon Rubin, PhD; Janet McCord, PhD, FT
2:15 - 3:45 pm PDT

A Symposium in Honor of Phyllis Silverman
David Balk, PhD; J William Worden, PhD; Illene Noppe Cupit, PhD; Simon Shimshon Rubin, PhD
4:45 - 6:15 pm PDT

Day 3 — Saturday, April 8

The Impact of Parental Loss of a Child: Linking Theory and Practice
Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD; Jane Vair Bissler, PhD 
8:30 - 9:30 am PDT

GriefWork Network: Support and Education for Bereavement Providers
Jan Borgman, MSW,  LISW-S, FT
9:45 - 10:45 am PDT

Mindfulness & Grief: Self-Compassion as Self-Care
Heather Stang
1:30 - 2:30 pm PDT

No control; consequences of moral distress in the ICU
Nancy Walter, DNP; Patricia Stewart, MEd 
2:45 - 3:45 pm PDT

Attachment Informed Grief Therapy: Working with a Suicide Loss Survivor
John Jordan, PhD, FT
4:10 - 5:25 pm PDT

System Requirements

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, with JavaScript enabled Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

If you have questions or need customer service regarding a webcast, contact Playback.