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Bereavement Network Europe

  • Heidi Mueller, Bereavement Network Europe Chair, Senior researcher and bereavement counselor at Trauerzentrum Frankfurt, Germany, associated with University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg, Giessen Site, Germany
  • Dr Eva Zsak, PhD, Researcher Perinatal bereavement specialist, Thanatologist, Intercultural communication specialist, Hungary
  • Alba Payàs, Head of IPIR Barcelona, Bereavement and Loss Institute, Barcelona, Director of the MSc Bereavement counselling and Intervention - IL3-University of Barcelona, Spain

Irish Hospice Foundation (Local Host)

  • Orla Keegan, Director of Bereavement and Education, Irish Hospice Foundation, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
  • Dr Amanda Roberts, Bereavement Development Manager, Irish Hospice Foundation, Ireland

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • Eric Clarke, Lecturer in Health Informatics, Centre for Professionalism in Medicine & Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland

Danish Grief Centre

  • Tina Graven Østergaard, Head of international cooperation, Danish Grief Centre, Denmark

Portugal (2026 Host)

Dr Daniela Nogueira, University of Maia, Portugal

 

CHAIRS AND MEMBERS OF SCIENTIFIC SUB-COMMITTEES

Research

Clare Killikelly Chair (Switzerland)

Amanda Roberts Co-Chair (Ireland)

Philip Dodd (Ireland)

Bettina Doering (Germany)

Lonneke Lenferink (Netherlands)

Nieves Pérez (Spain)

Daniela Nogueira (Portugal)

Practice

Heidi Mueller Chair (Germany)

Brid Carroll (Ireland)

Danai Papadatou (Greece)

Eva Zsak (Hungary)

Cristina Felizardo (Portugal) 

Lene Holm Larson (Denmark)

Education/Policy

Eric Clark Chair (Ireland)

Orla Keegan Co-chair (Ireland)

Alba Payàs (Spain)

Ruthmarijke Smeding (Switzerland)

Lene Holm Larson (Denmark)