Seminar: "Embalming Experts Roundtable"
From the 2011 ICCFA Annual Convention
Join some of the most renowned experts in embalming for a wide-ranging discussion of frequently encountered embalming problems and predicaments. Topics will include: preparation of the obese deceased
- preparation of remains with edema
- preparation for viewing without embalming
- how to discuss the issues re: viewing difficult cases with the family
- "green" embalming and what that means
- embalmer safety
Melissa Johnson Williams is an embalmer and funeral director with Johnson-Williams Funeral Service, Forest Park, Illinois. She is the executive director of the American Society of Embalmers.
Robert Mayer is an adjunct professor at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and is author of "Embalming: History, Theory and Practice."
Sharon Gee is an embalming instructor at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and is manager of Pixley Funeral Home's Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel in Keego Harbor, Michigan.
Karl Wenzel is Arbor Memorial Services' lead embalmer/consultant and reconstruction specialist. Karl's home base is McEachnie Funeral Home in Ajax, Ontario, Canada, and he serves on the ASE Board of Directors.
Any handouts from this presentation are included in the download or on the CD.