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 26-28, 2018. In total, 16 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 webcasting parter. 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 26) $165 for five sessions
Day 2 pass (5 sessions on Friday, April 27) $165 for five sessions
Day 3 pass (6 sessions on Saturday, April 28) $165 for six sessions
3-day pass (16 sessions, Thursday – Saturday) $272 for 16 sessions

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

Webcast registration will close Tuesday, April 24, 11:59pm CT.


Session schedule

Session Descriptions & Objectives

Day 1 - Thursday, April 26

Session 1: Community-Based Research on Interventions for Bereaved and Traumatized Children
Alison A. Salloum, PhD, LCSW
8:40 - 9:40 am ET (This is a keynote session. This session includes the general session welcome message. Keynote session will begin at 8:40 am.)

Session 2: Ambiguous Loss at the Intersection of Religion and Sexuality 
Nancy Thacker, MS, NCC and Jillian M Blueford, MA, NCC
10:45 - 11:45 am ET

Session 3: Research That Matters 2018:  Suicide Bereavement
David Balk, PhD; John R. Jordan, PhD; Ann M. Mitchell, PhD; and Melinda Moore, PhD
1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

Session 4:The Tri-Dimensional Competency Model of Supervision 
Pamela Malone, PhD and Mark de St. Aubin, LCSW
2:15 - 3:15 pm ET 

Session 5: Family Grief from an International Perspective
Kathleen Gilbert, PhD; Lauren Breen, PhD; Janice Nadeau, PhD; Daniela Reis e Silva, MA; Regina Szylit, PhD; and Debra Wiegand, PhD
4:00 - 5:30 pm ET

Day 2 - Friday, April 27

Session 6: Japanese Spiritual Practices Facing Elder Care & Bereavement
Carl Becker, PhD, DLitt
8:25 - 9:40 am ET (This is a keynote session. This session includes the general session welcome message. Keynote session will begin at 8:40 am.)

Session 7: A Family Grieves After Death by Drug Overdose: A Case Study
Sarah S. Montgomery, MSW, LCSW-C and Joy McCrady, MS, LGPC
10:45 - 11:45 am ET

Session 8: A Variation of EMDR to Facilitate Grief and After Death Communications
John Jordan, PhD and Cesar Valdez, LMSW
1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

Session 9: SuperHero Grief Explored By a Super Grief Panel: The Origin of Batman
Jill Harrington-LaMorie, DSW, LCSW; CHristopher Hall, MA, BEd; Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD; M. Katherine Shear, MD; Irwin Sandler, PhD; and Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, LCSW
2:15 - 3:45 pm ET

Session 10: Children don’t grieve alone: models of intervention for families
Robin Goodman, PhD; David Kissane, MD; Judy Cohen, MD; Anthony Mannarino, PhD, and Elissa Brown, PhD
4:45 - 6:15 pm ET

Day 3 - Saturday, April 28

Session 11: Healing the Helpers: Releasing Vicarious Trauma to Prevent Burnout
Claudia Coenen, CGC, FT, MTP
8:30 - 9:30 am ET

Session 12: How Dying is Under Siege and What Can Be Done
Helen Chapple, PhD
9:45 - 10:45 am ET

Session 13: A word scaffold: The use of bereavement memoirs in grief therapy
Katarzyna Malecka, PhD; Jamison S. Bottomley, MS; and Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD
11:15 am - 12:15 pm ET

Session 14: Parental Bereavement Experience of Child Loss: A Systemic Review 
Andy Hau Yan Ho, PhD, EdD, FT; Geraldine Tan-Ho, MSocSci, CT; Ping Ying Choo, MA: and Oindrila Dutta, MA
1:30 - 2:30 pm ET

Session 15: HOPE Lives On: Giving Voice to the Pain and Finding Hope through Art
Krista Ball, MS
2:45 - 3:45 pm ET

Session 16: The AIDS Memorial Quilt and the Design of Digital Memorial Experiences
Anne Balsamo, PhD
4:00 - 5:25pm ET (This is a keynote session. This session includes a message from ADEC Leadership.)

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, you will be able to do so with our webcasting partner as the date nears.