THANOS magazine

Spain | September 18, 2023

First edition of international thanatopraxy worksop
as part of FIAT-IFTA Global Education Program

We're thrilled to announce the participation of seven morticians from around the world in the first-ever Supervised Practical Embalming Workshop in beautiful Barcelona This groundbreaking event, the very first of its kind, is proudly part of the FIAT-IFTA Global Education Program and has been organized by SORTEM,
in close collaboration with FIAT-IFTA and ALTIMA.

From October 10 to 13, morticians hailing from Finland, the USA, China, Poland, Croatia, Mexico, and Spain will gather in Barcelona for this exceptional training opportunity. The main objective? Equipping mortuary teams with invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of embalming.

Our esteemed trainers for this course include Lucrezia Pecorella from the United Kingdom, Marco Caraffini from Italy, and Anwar El Amrani González from Spain (representing Altima). The training will primarily be conducted in English, with support available in both Spanish and Italian languages.

The Barcelona workshop will cover an extensive range of advanced embalming techniques, encompassing both external and internal practices. From fundamental aspects like washing and sanitary disinfection to more intricate procedures such as injection, drainage, and instrument handling, participants will gain proficiency in every facet of the embalming process. They will also have the opportunity to explore innovative products for preservation and conditioning, ensuring exposure to the latest advancements in the field. The practical approach, combined with the expertise of our trainers, guarantees an enriching and rewarding learning experience. And to top it off, participants will receive a certificate of competence upon completion!

Due to the overwhelming interest generated, we are actively planning additional editions of this training. Please don't hesitate to reach out at: and express your interest if you would like to be part of this incredible opportunity.

Stay tuned for more updates!


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