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The 2018 Australian Grief and Bereavement Conference will take place in the Sydney suburb of Manly, widely known as Sydney’s premier beach location and an ultimate seaside venue. The conference will take place from the 8th to the 10th August 2018, with one day pre-conference workshops being held on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th August 2018.  

This unique professional development opportunity will bring together a diverse range of world-class international keynote speakers alongside local presentations, pre-conference workshops and networking events.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote presenters are:

Dr Donna Schuurman
The Dougy Centre for Grieving Families and Children, USA
Treating grief as a mental disorder: Concerns and consequences

Dr Wendy Lichtenthal
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, USA
When those who need it most use it least: Facilitating grief support for those at greatest risk

Dr Birgit Wagner
MSB Medical School, Germany
Coping with bereavement online? An overview of web-based interventions for the bereaved

Professor Joan Beaumont
The Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific, Australia
Mourning mass death: Australian grief and bereavement in and after World War I 

Professor Richard Bryant AC
University of NSW, Australia
Prolonged Grief Disorder: What we know and what we don’t

One day workshops will be presented by Dr Donna Schuurman, which will explore Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children and Adolescents. Dr Wendy Lichtenthal will facilitate a workshop on Meaning-Centred Grief Therapy

Conference registrations are now open by clicking below button, with early bird registration available until 30 May 2018.