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Forum 2021 Day 2

Forum 2021 Day 2


Recordings of Day 2 of Forum 2021 (Wednesday 6th 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: Lauren Breen, Rebecca Lloyd, Laura Doyle, Orla Keegan, Amanda Roberts, Avril Easton, John Fitzsimons, Lucy Selman, Frank Monahan, Paul Fahy, Jean Callanan and Mary Shine Thompson. The day opened with a screening of the short movie ‘Ship of Souls’.

Day 2 brought us together on grief and bereavement. We concentrated on grieving and coping with loss, individually and as we return to work. We learnt from both personal experience and professional engagement.

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