The Cremation Society of Great Britain

International Cremation and Burial Conference and Exhibition 2007

The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel

Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th November 2007

Monday 12th November 2007

10.30 hrs International Cremation Federation General Council Meeting

11.00 hrs Opening of Exhibition

14.15 hrs Opening of the Conference by Chairman, Revd Dr Peter Jupp, Chair of the Council of the Cremation Society of Great Britain

Environmental Impacts of Death by Dr Mark McLellan, BSc (Hons), PhD, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Consultation on Improving the Process of Death Certificate by Simon Bennett, Clinical Programmes Directorate, Department of Health

15.15 hrs Refreshment Break and Exhibition

15.45 Country Reports: Japan by Dr Shoji Eguchi, President, Taiyo Chikuro Industries Co Ltd

France by Pierre Vidallet, Président et Directeur Général, La Société des Crématoriums de France

Germany by Dr Rolf Lichtner, Secretary-General, German Association of Funeral Directors

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Improving Facilities for All by Sharon Almond BA (Hons), DipLA,NRAC Consultant Member, Principal Access Consultant, JMU Access Partnership (part of RNIB’s Innovation and Disability Access Services)

The Work of the Burial and Cemeteries Advisory Group Robert Clifford OBE, BA (Hons), Head of Burials Team, Coroners Unit, Ministry of Justice

17.30 hrs Drinks Reception and Exhibition

Tuesday 13th November 2007

9.30 hrs Chairman, Tony McCarthy, Member of the Council of the Cremation Society of Great Britain

Country Reports: United Kingdom by Duncan McCallum, Secretary, Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities

Up in Smoke or Six Feet Under by Andrew Mallalieu, Vice President Technical Affairs, Facultatieve Technologies

Resomation User - Mayo Clinic by Sandy Sullivan, BA (Hons), Managing Director, Resomation Ltd (intro), and Dean Fisher, BSc, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA (main speaker)

10.30 hrs Refreshment Break and Exhibition

11.00 hrs Revitalising Cemeteries - New Ways Forward with the Old by Dr Julian Litten, PhD Hon D Art, FSA, FSA (SCOT), HonBIFD

Re-use The Australian Way by Peter D MacLean, AM, PSM, JP, FAIM, FLGMA Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, Perth, Australia

12.30 hrs Buffet Lunch

14.00 hrs Chairman: Stephen White, Member of the Council of the Cremation Society of Great Britain

Cremation Regulations Consolidation and Modernisation by Bridget Prentice MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice of Great Britain

Biocides Directive - What is it and how does it work? by Adrian Haler, Chairperson of the European Federation of Funeral Services (EFFS) sub committee for Embalming/Thanatopraxy of Great Britain

Country Reports: Sweden by Ulf Lagerström, Managing Director, Swedish Federation of Cemeteries and Crematoria

15.15 hrs Refreshment Break and Exhibition

15.45 hrs Country Reports: Italy by Gabriele Righi, Chairman of Cremation Committee, SEFIT (Italian Federation of Funeral Public Services)

Turkey by Murat Arslanoglu, International Network Manager, Fempa LTD

International Question Time Moderator: Harvey Thomas CBE of Great Britain
Dr Rolf Lichtner (Germany)
Henry Keizer (Netherlands)
Roger Arber (UK)
Gerald Sullivan (USA)

17.30 hrs Drinks Reception Break and Exhibition Kindly sponsored by Co-operative Funeralcare

Wednesday 14th November 2007

09.30 hrs Chairman: Adrian Britton, Deputy President of the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities

Country Reports: Australia by Peter MacLean, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, Perth

USA by Gerald Sullivan, International Delegate, Cremation Association of North America

CAMEO Update by Brendan J Day, MBA, FICCM(Dip), CAMEO Manager

Cremation: How the Churches got it Wrong by Revd. Dr. John Lampard, Vice-Chair, Ecumenical Churches Funerals Group

10.30 hrs Refreshment Break and Exhibition

11.00 hrs Country Reports: Netherlands by Henry Keizer, Secretary, Dutch National Association of Crematoria

"Crematoria to die for": Modernity over Burial in Glamorgan by Professor Hilary Grainger, BA (Hons), PhD, FRSA, Dean, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London

Sikhs say "No" to Open Air Funeral Pyres by Harmander Singh, Principal Adviser, Sikhs in England

12.30 hrs Buffet Lunch and Exhibition

14.00 hrs Chairman: John Rotherham, President of the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities

The Monitoring of Multiple Abatement Installations by Dr Clive T Chamberlain, BSc, PhD, CEng, FInstE, FIGasE

Pandemic Planning by Duncan McCallum, Secretary, Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities

15.15 hrs Refreshment Break and Exhibition

15.45 hrs Presidents’ Panel, Moderator: Harvey Thomas CBE

Adrian Pink, British Institute of Funeral Directors
Darryl Smith, Co-operative Funeral Services Managers Association
John Rotherham, Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities
Penny Lymn Rose, National Association of Memorial Masons
Chas Nethercott, The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.

17.00 hrs Closing of Conference

20.00 hrs Conference Banquet


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