Funeral Service Association of BC presents…

Embalming 2009:
From the Smallest to the Biggest Challenges, and a Treasure Chest of Embalmer’s Insights . . .

6 CEUs by 3 Industry Experts, all from the comfort and convenience
of your office or home! No transportation, lodging or parking costs…
BC’s 1st Live, Virtual Continuing Education for Licensed Embalmers!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 starting at 9 am Via Online Seminar

Morning Session: 9:00 am to 12:15 pm

Fred RobertsDr. Fred Roberts: H1N1 Facts vs Fiction & Other Things That Might Be “Bugging You”!

The expected surge in H1N1 cases this Fall could challenge Canada’s medical community like nothing before.  During this session, you will learn the facts,  the fiction  and the precautions to help lessen your exposure to the H1N1 virus.  As well, the possibility of acquiring disease as the result of handling and caring for human remains is very real and is of concern to funeral licensees. Unfortunately there are those who do not seem to be aware of the potential risks involved or who do not seem to believe such danger exists or is even possible. The newly emerging pathogens that are frequently arriving on the scene seem to be “unconventional” types. They are difficult to isolate and often infections are acquired and the hosts are unaware of the infections.

Dr. Fred Roberts, Medical Microbiologist and Medical Director of Infection Control for Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia will inform you about what may be “bugging” you as a result of airborne, droplet, contact and ingestion/injection hazards and how to complete your tasks in a safe as possible manner.

Robin HeppellRobin Heppell: Biggest Marketing Embalming
With BC having the highest cremation rate in North America, it is safe to assume that it would also be the toughest place to “Market the Value” embalming. Robin Heppell who has been speaking throughout North America over the last 2 years about trends and technology, tackles one of his toughest questions yet…”How can you market embalming when families don’t even want a casket?” Stay tuned for his multi-pronged approach for families to say Yes to embalming.


Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Kevin ArmstrongKevin Armstrong: Embalming Tricks & Treats
From traveling throughout Western Canada and presenting internationally with the world’s best embalming instructors, you’d think that our own Kevin Armstrong would have a few embalming tricks up his sleeve. Well its more like a treasure chest of gems that he has collected – and also created – and now he is going to share them with you. These nuggets of gold will help you in your day to day operations in the preparation room. This will prove to be a valuable – and entertaining session.


Keg & HeppKeg & Hepp’s Embalmer’s Virtual Round Table
Kevin Armstrong and Robin Heppell will close out the day with a discussion about embalming – what’s happened in the past, and where will it go in the future. Plus you can join in on the conversation by suggesting other topics and adding your thoughts.


FSABC Special Pricing for Members

Register Today:

Full Day – 6 CEU hrs: $97 (best value) – click to register

Morning Only – 3 CEU hrs: $67 – click to register

Afternoon Only – 3 CEU hrs: $67 – click to register

Download Registration Form – Print Version (PDF)

Or Fax completed form with credit card info to 250-592-4362
Or E-mail completed for with credit card info to [email protected]
Or Mail completed form with cheque or credit card information to:
Funeral Service Association of BC
Suite 211, 2187 Oak Bay Ave.,
Victoria, BC V8S 2Z8

Instructions will be sent to you via e-mail.

* Fees are in Canadian Funds. GST may apply

Never taken an online seminar before?

Online Seminars include:
Viewing PowerPoint slides and computer demonstrations via the Internet from your personal computer.

Interactive features such as polling (allowing you to respond online to speaker questions) and a simple online “chat” feature that lets you key in your questions for the speaker.

How Do I Participate?
It’s easy! Approximately one week before the event, you will receive an email from the organizers with information about joining the teleconference or web seminar and downloading handouts.

What Are The Minimum Requirements?
All you need to participate is an email address, internet access, and a computer with speakers or if you do not have speakers you can use your telephone to dial into the webinar but long distance charges may apply.

These online seminars integrate audio conferencing and web-based presentations that feature an expert educator in an interactive experience. They run directly in your web browser, allowing you to “gather” together and easily communicate with others no matter your geographic location. Participants can log/dial in from anywhere – work, home or even a hotel room – to attend.

Eligibility for Continuing Education Credits?
To be eligible to receive your Continuing Education Credits, you must register under your own name and have a dedicated computer with an Internet connection, and attend and participate the entire online seminar.

Participation will be measured by 4 criteria:

  • Registration in licensee name
  • On-time arrival for seminar
  • Participation in Online Polls
  • Attendance monitoring*
  • Post seminar survey completion

* Attendance monitoring is part of the GoToWebinar technology that monitors if the participant has the seminar window active, meaning that the participant has not opened other computer programs – such as checking emails, using chat programs, or surfing other websites.

Sharing computers is not permitted as the above criteria cannot be measured.

The following are scenarios that are NOT permitted:

  • Two licensees sharing the same computer
  • One licensee sharing the computer with administration staff or other staff members who need it for tasks for the funeral home

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