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CBCE 2017 takes place from July 3-5

Cremation & Burial Communication & Education 2017 (CBCE) will be taking place at Stratford Manor in Stratford-upon-Avon, from 3-5 July.

The three day event provides up-to-date and relevant information for the burial and cremation sector. Speakers will offer progress reports on the key issues and ensure attendees are well informed regarding changes that impact upon their services.

Confirmed speakers are as follows:

Monday 3 July

  • Jennie Sweeney, BA (Hons), Head of Community Engagement, Commonwealth War Graves Commission on CWGC – The Centenary. Community Engagement in the UK
  • James Penney, MSc, Chairman, Darwin Alternative Investment Management Limited on investing in your future

Tuesday 4 July

  • Martin Nicholson, BSc, Group Services Manager, Northern Gas & Power Ltd on learning from the past: your energy future
  • Helene Marshall, BSc, RGN, SCM, Educational Project Manager Midwifery, NHS Education for Scotland on sensitive handling of pregnancy loss
  • Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, FMedSci Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dying Well on grief across communities
  • Alison Crake, MBA, FCMI, President, National Association of Funeral Directors on making a positive impact through shared knowledge
  • Monsignor Kevin McGinnell, PhB, STB, PGCE, Joint Liturgical Group (GB) on Catholics and cremation 2017
  • Presidents’ Panel Chaired by Harvey Thomas CBE

Wednesday 5 July

  • Running out of space? The legal and practical aspects of the re-use of burial sites with Nicholas Evans and Mustafa Latif-Aramesh, LLB (Hons), Solicitor, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP; and Peter Mitchell, FICCM (Dip), Principal, Peter Mitchell Associates
  • Dr Heather Conway, LLB, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Queens University Belfast on funeral arrangements and feuding families: Who has the legal right to decide?
  • Paul Hinton, MSc, CSci, CPhys, Consultant Clinical Scientist, British Nuclear Medicine Society/Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine on systemic radiation treatment and cremation

Papers and speakers are subject to change – please refer to the website for the latest programme.


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