THANOS magazine

Spain | August 28, 2023

Elevate Your Thanatopraxy Skills:
Enroll in the Supervised Practical Embalming Workshop in Barcelona

Are you a mortician looking to enhance your thanatopraxy skills, techniques, and practices? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! SORTEM, in cooperation with FIAT-IFTA and ALTIMA, is organizing a supervised practical embalming workshop in Barcelona. This unique training course aims to provide mortuary teams with invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience in the field.

The training course, the first of its kind, gives priority to FIAT-IFTA members, reflecting the commitment of the organization to support its members and promote continuous professional development in the funeral industry. The FIAT-IFTA Board of Directors envisions this training course as the starting point for a Global Education Program, fostering skill improvement for funeral professionals worldwide. It is their hope that this initiative will inspire other members to contribute to the development of the industry on a global scale.

Led by three renowned trainers, Lucrezia Pecorella from the United Kingdom, Marco Caraffini from Italy, and Anwar El Amrani González from Spain (responsible for Altima), the course will be conducted primarily in English, with support in both Spanish and Italian languages. This multilingual approach ensures effective communication and inclusivity among participants from diverse backgrounds.

The training program, designed specifically for funeral professionals, focuses on practical learning and knowledge-sharing. Under the guidance and supervision of experienced professionals, participants will have the opportunity to engage in real-life case studies, enabling them to acquire valuable skills in the preparation and preservation of the deceased.

The workshop in Barcelona covers a comprehensive range of advanced embalming techniques, including both external and internal practices. From essential aspects like washing and sanitary disinfection to more complex procedures such as injection, drainage, and instrument handling, participants will gain proficiency in every aspect of the embalming process. They will also have access to innovative products for preservation and conditioning, ensuring exposure to the latest advancements in the field.

The training venue in Barcelona boasts high-capacity mortuary facilities, making it conducive to in-depth practical exercises. Additionally, being part of a comprehensive funeral service within an industry company ensures a holistic learning experience. Participants will have the chance to observe and engage in practices that align with the services provided on a given day, offering them a realistic and immersive training environment.

If you're a mortician passionate about honing your skills and staying abreast of the latest developments in embalming, this workshop in Barcelona is an opportunity you don't want to miss. The practical approach, combined with the expertise of the trainers, guarantees an enriching and rewarding learning experience.

Mark your calendars and secure your spot in this supervised practical embalming workshop. Together, let's raise the bar for funeral professionals worldwide and ensure the highest standards of care for the deceased.

"This action provides an opportunity to expose, reinforce and share different techniques and knowledge with a common goal". "Embarking on this experience unlocks the power to honour the memories of loved ones, while providing solace to grieving families". "The sharing of personal experiences, techniques and product knowledge through international training offer the opportunity for individual and corporate growth in a thanatopraxis service".
Anwar El Amrani González, trainer and responsible for Altima Lucrezia Pecorella,
trainer from the United Kingdom
Marco Caraffini,
trainer from Italy



Don't miss the deadline for submissions - September 5!

If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us to book your place or request further information:

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