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Professional Embalmers Session - 6 CEUs
Massachusetts Medical Society | The Conference Center at Waltham Woods
Waltham, Massachusetts
Must be pre-registered to attend.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Professional Embalmers Session

Start Date: 9/16/2021 4:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/16/2021 10:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Conference Center at Waltham Woods | Massachusetts Medical Society

Location:
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA  United States  02451

Organization Name: Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association

Contact:
Tara McGrath
Email: events@massfda.org
Phone: (781) 335-2031


Dominick J. Astorino is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Michigan and Illinois.  He is an adjunct professor of mortuary science at Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago and Wayne State University in Detroit.  Dominick teaches courses in embalming, restorative art, pathology, and microbiology.  Innovations such as creating a hands-on cranial reconstruction lab and teaching advanced techniques by applying basic principles have earned him accolades and awards from students and colleagues alike.

His work in restorative art and reconstructive embalming has been highlighted in numerous publications worldwide and by invitations to present lectures across the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. In 2019, Dominick started the Kenyan Embalming Education Initiative, which brought a standard of care, education, and supplies to the underprivileged mortuary workers in Kenya.  In 2020, Dominick presented the first embalming education seminar on the continent of Africa.  A proponent of education, Dominick holds degrees in cellular biology and mortuary science and sits on the restorative art curriculum review committee for the American Board of Funeral Service Education.


Course Topics:

  • Reading Between the Lines:  Formaldehyde Bias, Facts & Fallacies
    In this unique presentation, Astorino combines a rare academic background in both cell and molecular biology as well as mortuary science to examine the data surrounding this controversial topic and discusses how to read between the lines to separate fallacy from fact.
  • Restorative Art:  Discussion and Update
  • Principles and Methods of Reconstructive Embalming
  • Advanced Techniques in Soft Tissue Repair
 
CLICK HERE to print a PDF
of the registration form.

All attendees must be licensed or registered
by their respective State Regulatory Boards


Advance Registration Required
Sorry, No Registrations at the Door

Registration Deadline:  09/09/2021
We expect this seminar to sell out.  Reserve your seat today!
 
Submitted to the MA, NH State Boards for 4 CEU’s.
Please contact us regarding other NE State CEU approvals and
discounts for multiple registrations for employees of the same funeral establishment