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Near-Death Newsletter ----------- October 25-28, 2006 Annual NDE Conference

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  • Kevin Williams
    The sheer volume of evidence for survival after death is so immense that to ignore it is like standing at the foot of Mount Everest and insisting that you
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      "The sheer volume of evidence for survival after death is so immense
      that to ignore it is like standing at the foot of Mount Everest and insisting
      that you cannot see the mountain."
      - Colin Wilson

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      Near-Death Newsletter                                       2006 IANDS Conference
      www.near-death.com                                                            www.iands.org

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                                 S P E C I A L    A N N O U N C E M E N T

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      DATE:         October 25-28, 2006
      EVENT:       2006 IANDS North American Conference  
      VENUE:       University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas  
      REGISTER:  Conference Registration Page on the IANDS website  
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      A once-in-a-lifetime conference on NDEs will be held on October 25-28 at the
      University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, one of the
      world's largest medical complexes. Co-sponsored by the International Association
      for Near-Death Studies
         (IANDS), the conference will feature almost all of the
      world's leading NDE researchers presenting the most current research on
      near-death experiences. This type of gathering will not happen again for many years –
      most of the world's top investigators presenting cutting-edge research in a major
      medical facility.

      For full details, schedules, and Registration for the October 25-28 Conference,
      go to www.iands.org  .

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      Who Should Attend
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      Near-death experiencers, anyone dealing with death, grief and loss; members of
      the public interested in learning more about the latest research into NDEs; and
      healthcare professionals (medical, psychological, palliative care - many of whom
      may earn continuing education credit. Visit www.iands.org  for details);

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      Keynote Speakers
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      Raymond Moody, MD, PhD , the author who coined the term NDE in his 1975 book
      "Life After Life", will be a luncheon speaker. Janis Amatuzio, MD , known as the
      compassionate coroner and author of "Forever Ours", will be the Banquet speaker.
      Other keynote speakers include leading figures in the hospice, palliative care and
      gerontology professions Maggie Callanan, RN , Bruce Horacek, PhD , Pam Kircher, MD,
      and Alex Peralta Jr., MD  .

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      Segment OneOctober 25-26
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      NDE Research: The Scientific Foundation   - The first two days will offer comprehensive
      and critical reviews of all of the NDE research through 2005, presented by leading
      medical and academic researchers from around the globe. This conference segment
      is ideal for anyone who wants to gain a thorough understanding of NDEs and the
      current state of research, including those working in the medical, mental health, and
      palliative and pastoral care professions – and the general public.

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      Segment Two: October 27-28
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      Implications and Applications of NDE Research   – The theme for the second segment
      is implications of NDE research and its ethical applications to palliative, end-of-life
      and other clinical care; education about NDEs; and future research directions. This
      conference segment will include many traditional features of IANDS conferences
      such as keynote speakers, concurrent presentation sessions, panels of NDE
      experiencers, sessions specifically for experiencers, and panels of experts discussing
      a range of NDE related topics. This two-day segment will be of interest to both health
      care professionals and the general public.

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      Special Instructions
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      We anticipate the conference will sell out so please register very soon to reserve a seat.
      You can save money on discounted advance registration. Attendees may register for the
      entire conference or for segments. For information and to register, go to www.iands.org .

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      IANDS Conference Links
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      --- Conference Brochure (PDF):  http://tinyurl.com/pgpj2 
      --- Conference Web Page:  http://tinyurl.com/qwqlk  
      --- Presenter Bios:  http://tinyurl.com/prnln 
      --- Pricing Overview:  http://tinyurl.com/mojj3 
      --- Register Page:  http://tinyurl.com/p5rge 
      --- Continuing Education Info:  http://tinyurl.com/m2ndr 

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      Conference Venue Information and Links
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      --- Houston Hotel Location:         Houston Marriott Medical Center Hotel
                                                      6580 Fannin Street
                                                      Houston, TX 77030
                                                      Map:  http://tinyurl.com/qwm52 

      --- Presentations Location:          MD Anderson Cancer Center
                                                      Hickey Auditorium
                                                      1515 Holcombe Blvd #2
                                                      Houston, TX 77030
                                                      Map:  http://tinyurl.com/rak7n 

      --- M. D. Anderson Center Maps and Information:  http://tinyurl.com/qsewj 
      --- M. D. Anderson Center Driving Directions: 
      http://tinyurl.com/s67a4 
      --- M. D. Anderson Center Parking Information:  http://tinyurl.com/rxuhd 
      --- Houston Real-Time Traffic Report:  http://tinyurl.com/5ze3l 
      --- M. D. Anderson Center Map and Driving Directions:  http://www.tmcmaps.info/  
      --- M. D. Anderson Center Shuttle Map (PDF):  http://tinyurl.com/mzlwq 
      --- M. D. Anderson Center Buses and Other Transportation:  http://tinyurl.com/ozph3 
      --- Take a Virtual Tour of M. D. Anderson Center:  http://tinyurl.com/o3oy3 
      --- Houston Weather Information:  http://tinyurl.com/r6d27

       
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      IANDS in the Spotlight
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      EAST WINDSOR HILL, CONNECTICUT                                      (IANDS Website)

      IANDS  is the premier research organization in the field of near-death studies.
      If you haven't yet joined this wonderful organization, I encourage you to join online
      at their membership page. There are many benefits for being a member.

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      IANDS Links of Interest
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      --- Home page:  http://www.iands.org  
      --- Join IANDS:  http://www.iands.org/joincard.html  
      --- Subscribe to IANDS Mailing List: http://tinyurl.com/al9lq 
      --- IANDS Online Store:  http://tinyurl.com/8cxns 

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      News from IANDS
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      --- IANDS News Home: http://www.iands.org/news/ 
      --- Latest News:  http://www.iands.org/news/latest/ 
      --- Research News: http://www.iands.org/news/research/ 
      --- Education News: http://www.iands.org/news/education/ 
      --- Conference News: http://www.iands.org/news/conference/ 
      --- IANDS Press Kit: http://tinyurl.com/grfr4 

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      IANDS Multimedia NDE Products
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      --- IANDS Online Store: http://iands.org/shoppingcart/ 
      --- New IANDS Multimedia Downloads: http://tinyurl.com/7gypm 
      --- MP3s from IANDS: http://tinyurl.com/8u37n 
      --- IANDS Conference presentations - http://iands.org/conference/index.php 
      --- IANDS NDE research resources - http://iands.org/resources.php 
      --- IANDS NDE Brochures (FREE) - http://iands.org/brochures.html 
      --- IANDS Selected NDE Bibliography - http://iands.org/bib.html  
      --- IANDS Comprehensive Bibliography - http://iands.org/bibcd.html 
      --- Journal of NDE Studies - FREE by joining IANDS 
      --- Vital Signs Newsletter - FREE by joining IANDS  
      --- Guide to NDEs (480 pages) - FREE by joining IANDS 
      --- NDEs: Index to the Periodical Literature - http://iands.org/bibcd.html 
      --- NDE documentary - http://tinyurl.com/mh8yc 

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