WHO's Dr Mike Ryan is among the speakers.
The Irish Hospice Foundation is holding a two-day forum to examine our relationship with death and bereavement.
The online event will include discussions on how we care for people at the end of their lives, and how best to support someone experiencing grief.
Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme is among the speakers taking part.
Sharon Foley CEO of the Hospice Foundation, says the pandemic impacted everyone, but especially those who experienced a bereavement:
#IHFForum2021 biennial conference on Dying, Death and Bereavement opens today. ‘Are we the same? The art of losing and building back better’— Irish Hospice Foundation (@IrishHospice) October 5, 2021
Opening address: @DrMikeRyan (WHO)
Keynote @KevinToolis 'How an Irish wake teaches us to live, love and die'👉 https://t.co/kFZDnJNUQj pic.twitter.com/FzfyHaofmY
Sharon Foley says it's important to take time to reflect following a loss