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2024 Grief Talks Conference

2024 Grief Talks Conference

Grief Interrupted:
Creating Space for All Experiences of Loss

Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Please save the date for our upcoming Grief Talks Conference on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. The conference theme is “Grief Interrupted: Creating space for all experiences of loss.” Join us to learn about a variety of losses among diverse populations of grievers. Stay tuned for more details.

2023 Grief Talks Conference

2023 Grief Talks Conference

Tell Me About It:
Real Conversations Around Grief and Loss

Wednesday, February 1, 2023


Thank you to everyone who attended our second annual Grief Talks Conference. We heard from expert presenters on topics of grief and loss, and learned from our entire community of grievers!

If you weren't able to attend the conference, there’s still an opportunity to participate. The keynote presentation and workshops were all recorded and are available for viewing on our continuing education platform. And you can still get CEUs for viewing the recordings! To view this content, please visit the CME webpage under Enduring Materials and look for "Grief Talks Conference."

If you don't have an account yet with the CME, you can create a free account to view the conference workshops and obtain CEUs!

About the 2023 Conference

Grief is often sold to us as a linear path with a beginning, an end, and clear steps to complete along the way. But anyone who has experienced it knows that grief is in fact messy and complicated. Yet, grief also connects us as people.

The 2023 Grief Talks Conference highlighted real experiences in grief, allowing participants to learn from a community of grievers, and to find connection with others who understand.

Videos from the Conference are opportunities to learn from a nationally recognized keynote speaker, participate in engaging workshops facilitated by experts in the field, and to make time for self-reflection as we all work to create a more grief-informed community.

We welcome you to join us in becoming a catalyst for change and in supporting hope for those who are grieving.

Keynote speaker, Nora McInerny

Nora McInerny

Keynote speaker, Nora McInerny, is the best-selling author of the memoirs It's Okay To Laugh, (Crying Is Cool Too) and No Happy Endings, as well as The Hot Young Widows Club.

She hosts the award-winning podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, and has spoken on TED’s mainstage.

Nora is a comedian and master storyteller known for her dedication to bringing heart and levity to the difficult and uncomfortable conversations most of us try to avoid, and also for being very tall. She was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1997.


Following the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the grieving experiences of children and adults.
  • Illustrate how disenfranchised grief (especially for underserved populations) impacts grievers of all ages.
  • Apply 3–4 new principles to enhance grief support for children and families.
  • Illustrate 2–3 ways in which participants can contribute to a more grief-informed community.
  • Identify 2–3 ways in which participants can support themselves while engaging in grief work.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Allegheny General Hospital and Highmark Caring Place. Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credits to be determined.

CE for Psychologists

Allegheny Health Network is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Allegheny Health Network maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

CE for Social Workers

Social Workers may claim credits for attending educational courses and programs delivered by pre-approved providers, such as the American Psychological Association (refer to CE for Psychologists above). For verification, please refer to Continuing Education Regulations § 47.36 #(6) (ix) found at Certificates of attendance will be awarded following the conference provided a completed evaluation form is submitted.

Disclosure of Significant Relationships with Relevant Commercial Companies

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the policy of Allegheny General Hospital, presenters must disclose all relevant financial relationships, which in the context of their presentation(s), could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest, (e.g., ownership of stock, honorarium, or consulting fees). Any identifiable conflicts will be resolved prior to the activity. Any such relationships will be disclosed to the learner prior to the presentation(s).