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2013 Annual Conference

Thank you to everyone who helped make ADEC's 2013 conference a success!


Nearly 600 thanatology professionals gathered in Hollywood, California, for the ADEC 35th Annual Conference, which took place April 24-27, 2013. They explored a range of topics in dying, death and bereavement, with special attention to our theme, Reframing Images of Grief: Identity Transformation Through Loss. Attendees also enjoyed wonderful networking opportunities, a robust exhibit hall, and a silent auction in support of students. Thanks to all presenters, volunteers, committee and Board members, exhibitors, supporters and attendees who contributed to a wonderful ADEC conference!

Download the Final Program:  Complete Version   |  Abstracts Only   

Read about the conference in the Huffington Post.
View photos from the conference on Facebook.

We extend our thanks to the following organizations, whose support contributes directly to the success of the Annual Conference. 

Gold Supporters

Baywood Publishing
San Diego Hospice
TAPS – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Silver Supporters
Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries
Marian University
OneLegacy Foundation
USC Social Work

Bronze Supporters
Baylor University Medical Humanities Program
Compassionate Friends
National Alliance for Grieving Children
Hope for Healing Hearts
Our House Grief Support Center

Other Supporters
Hospice Foundation of America

2014 International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society
American Counseling Association
Feather Rock Books, Inc.
Grand Canyon University
The Grief Toolbox
Gunderson Health System – Bereavement Services
H. Norman Wright
Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Ruthann Reim McCaffree
Springer Publishing Company
Thomas Attig
West Love Color and Culture