International Association for Near-Death Studies Hosts Its Annual Convention in SA Sept. 3-6


The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) is an educational non-profit organization that focuses on providing the highest quality information on near-death experience-related subjects. The association hosts its 2015 conference in San Antonio Sept. 3-6 with the theme of “Explore the Extraordinary: Near-Death Experiences as Rites of Passage.”

Featured presenters include Bruce Greyson, considered by many the father of near-death experience research, Anita Moorjani, whose life was transformed by her own near-death experience, Eben Alexander, renowned academic neurosurgeon whose decades of academic research on the brain were turned upside down by his own near-death experience, and Suzanne Giesemann, a metaphysical teacher and evidential medium who has authored 11 books.

The conference includes a special presentation by P.M.H. Atwater, who has spent three decades documenting nearly 4,000 near-death experiences. Atwater is the author of Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience. The association’s purpose is to “promote responsible, multi-disciplinary exploration of near-death experiences, their effects on people’s lives and their implications for beliefs about life, death and human purpose.”

The organization serves people who have had near-death experiences, researchers, health care professionals, educators and other people interested in near-death experiences. The conference provides continuing education credit to National Certified Counselors, Texas Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

The four-day IANDS conference takes place at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, located at 889 E. Market St. For more information about the conference, visit; for more information about IANDS, visit See the display ad on page 25.

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