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Forum 2021 Day 1

Forum 2021 Day 1


Recordings of Day 1 of Forum 2021 (Tuesday 5th October 2021), our 7th biennial national conference on dying, death and bereavement



During the pandemic, our expertise was in demand more than ever. Forum 2021 shared what we and international experts learned from this most demanding of times. It took place online on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th October 2021.

The theme was ‘Are we the same? The art of losing and building back better’. Both days began with a scene-setting keynote, while each afternoon offered an opportunity to explore a narrower focus through parallel breakout sessions where short presentations were followed by a panel discussion.

Speakers: Dr. Mike Ryan (WHO), Kevin Toolis, Sharon Foley, Maria Pierce, Paul Gregan, Cillian Twomey, Shaun O’Keefe, Bettina Korn, Joseph Behan, Gordon Caldwell, and Mary Shine Thompson. The opening performance of Murmurations was by Embrace Music.

Day 1 challenged our thinking about dying. We looked at the way we care for people at the end of life and what is new, what is innovative, and what is emerging from the pandemic. What should every single one of us know about understanding and planning for the end of life?

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