Missed the ADEC Annual Conference?

It's easy and convenient to learn from some of the most respected and knowledgeable names in the field of thanatology, with a selection of recorded sessions from the ADEC 2014 Annual Conference.

With ADEC Conference Session Recordings, you'll experience...

  • Expert faculty in death and dying, grief and bereavement
  • Essential topics for counselors, social workers, and hospice professionals
  • Continuing education credit available with each session

Learn more about sessions available for purchase – and how to save by buying in bulk.  

What can the Thanatology Association do for you?

Thanatology is the study of death among human beings. ADEC members are professionals with specialized education in dying, death and bereavement, or whose professional responsibilities include working with the dying and/or bereaved. Here are some helpful resources that we offer for the public:

  • Find a Specialist: Use this directory to find a specialist by area of expertise, geographic setting or profession.
  • Coping with Loss: Coping with loss is often a difficult journey. ADEC has compiled these resources for individuals experiencing a death-related loss or for those seeking to help others.
  • ADEC Forum archive: The Forum is ADEC's professional publication and a source of cutting-edge material on thanatology. Issues older than three years are publicly available.
  • Other organizations: View a list of helpful organizations that all offer services related to grief, bereavement, death and dying.

Save the date to join your colleagues for ADEC's 2015 conference in San Antonio


37th Annual 

Conference, April 

8-11, 2015, 


ADEC's 37th annual conference will kick off in San Antonio, Texas, on April 8, 2015. Plan to attend and network with hundreds of thanatology professionals who share your interests. Our conference will address the theme of Honoring Diversity – Dying, Death and Bereavement in a Multicultural World.

Registration will begin this November — join our mailing list to make sure you don't miss the announcement.

Become a member of ADEC today! 

ImageBe a part of a growing, diverse, multidisciplinary, and international group of professionals who work in death, dying and bereavement.

Together, we promote excellence and recognize diversity in death education, care of the dying, grief counseling and research in thanatology; and facilitate the sharing of research, theory and practice in death, dying and bereavement.

There's a place for you in ADEC: learn more about membership and join us today.