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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!


See a list of our conference exhibitors and supporters.

Read about the conference in the Huffington Post.

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Congratulations to ADEC's 2013 award winners! All awards were presented during the annual conference in Hollywood. Get to know our winners here.

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Gold Supporter / Conference Bag

San Diego Hospice

Gold Supporters

TAPS Baywood

Silver Supporter/ Conference Pen

Marian University

Silver Supporters

Forest Lawn USC Social Work

Bronze Supporters

Our House Grief Support Center Baylor University The Compassionate Friends National Alliance for Grieving Children