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12th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society

Monday, 4 November 2019

In July 2020, the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) are pleased to be hosting the 12th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society (#icgb2020) in Melbourne, bringing together delegates from around the world to learn and share the latest in grief and bereavement care. This year’s theme is ‘Grief and Bereavement in a changing world: Personal, social and global perspectives’.

This unique conference is expected to attract over 600 health professionals, peak bodies, clinicians and academics from around the globe. Over the five days you will learn from leading keynote presenters, including Dr Paul Boelen, Dr Emmy van Deurzen, Dr Phyllis Kosminsky, Dr Robert Neimeyer and Dr Sheldon Solomon, as they share their latest research in grief and bereavement care. You will experience engaging interactive workshops, world-class keynote lectures, exciting symposia and networking with key representatives from all areas of grief and bereavement field.

Key Dates of the event:

Early bird registrations close – 17 January 2020

Abstracts submissions close – 31 December 2019

Registrations closes - 30 June 2020

This conference offers an opportunity to experience the many riches that Melbourne has to offer and to take the time to reflect on your own wellbeing by joining the many self-care activities and social events on offer. We invite you to join us for an inspirational five days at the iconic Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne on July 13-17 2020.

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