Guest Speaker: Bruce Greyson, M.D.
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About the Presenter
Bruce Greyson, M.D., was one of the founding members of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), and served for many years on the Board of Directors, as IANDS’ President, Director of Research, and for 27 years, Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. Dr. Greyson graduated from Cornell University with a major in psychology, received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical College, and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Virginia.
He held faculty appointments, practicing and teaching psychiatry, at the University of Michigan and the University of Connecticut, where he was Clinical Chief of Psychiatry, before returning to the University of Virginia in 1995, where he was the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences and Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies.
Bruce’s near-death research for the past four decades has focused on the aftereffects and implications of near-death experiences, and has resulted in more than 100 presentations to national and international scientific conferences, more than 150 publications in academic medical and psychological journals, 50 book chapters, and numerous research grants.
He has been honored with the William James Award from the University of Virginia and the William C. Menninger Award from the Central Neuropsychiatric Associatio. He has been elected a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and has been given Outstanding Service awards from the International Association for Near-Death Studies and from the Parapsychological Association. He is the co-author of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century (2007); co-editor of The Near-Death Experience: Problems, Prospects, Perspectives (1984) and of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation (2009); and author of After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond (2021).