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Event Title: International Death Symposium
Organization: Institute of Traditional Medicine
Date of Event: September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Location: Chestnut Conference Centre
89 Chestnut St.
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1R1
Postal Code: M5G 1R1
Contact: Sun Drews
Audience: Public, Health Care Professionals
Category: Conference

An educational symposium focused on learning current theories, concepts and trends in end of life care, and gaining knowledge and skills in advanced practices and therapies with leading visionaries in the fields of end of life care, palliative medicine, therapy, social services, social change, gerontology, neuroscience, and grief and bereavement. An innovative gathering of some of the most influential, stimulating and inspirational minds and change-makers; from visionaries and authors, to end of life care providers on the ground, to traditional healers from North America and beyond. Participants will be immersed in the social, cultural, spiritual, eco-conscious, artistic, clinical and ethical practices and issues surrounding how we live, die, and care for our dying and dead. Participants will attend educational lectures and seminars, panel discussions, and question periods with some of the most sought after educators and practitioners, including Dr. BJ Miller (M.D.), Caitlin Doughty (Funeral Director), Jeremie Saunders, Stephen Jenkinson (MSW), Jerrigrace Lyons (Home Funeral Guide), Dr. Sameet Kumar (Psychologist), Russell Hilliard (Music Therapist), Joyce Simard (Music Therapy), Kenn Pitawanakwat (Cultural Grief Counsellor), Dr. Simon Colgan (Palliative Care with Homeless Populations) and Dr. Suzanne Stewart (Indigenous Perspectives).

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