Submissions for ADEC's Annual Conference due Sep. 10


37th Annual 
Conference, April 

8-11, 2015, 


San AntonioADEC is now accepting proposals for Concurrent Sessions and Poster Presentations for our 37th Annual Conference, being held in San Antonio, Texas, in April 2015. Share your work and get recognized! All submissions must be completed by September 10.

ADEC welcomes submissions on a breadth of topics related to death, dying, grief and loss, though proposals that fit the conference theme, Honoring Diversity – Dying, Death and Bereavement in a Multicultural World, are especially welcome. Learn about submission requirements and instructions, then submit your proposal to be part of the leading thanatology conference.

Make this the year you earn Certification in Thanatology

ADEC Certified in Thanatology iconIf you work with the bereaved or the dying, or if you study those affected by grief, loss, death and dying, then ADEC's certification program is for you. By earning ADEC’s Certification in Thanatology (CT), you identify yourself to members of the public as uniquely qualified to practice in your chosen field and better prepared to help the dying and bereaved in practical and profound ways.

Are you prepared to demonstrate your expertise, professionalism and commitment to the field of thanatology? Learn more about the value and benefits of being Certified in Thanatology. The deadline to apply for the 2014 certification exam is September 17.  

New ADEC webinar explores use of metaphor in clinical work

Grievers often use metaphors to describe their experience. It is important for would-be helpers to pay attention to the particular metaphors a grieving person chooses. In this new webinar from ADEC featuring Janice Nadeau, PhD, LP, LMFT, RN, FT, participants will hear about a model for analyzing metaphors, incorporating them into clinical practice, and working within a given metaphor to lessen suffering and promote healthy grieving. Register now for this event on Wednesday, September 17. 


Become a member of ADEC today! 



Be 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.