Submit a proposal to speak at the 13th Annual National LOSS Team Conference!

LOSS Community Services is hosting the 13th Annual National LOSS Team Conference on Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16, 2024. This conference is being held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215.

Proposal Submission is currently open, closing Friday, June 14, 2024.

Notifications of Acceptance begin the week of July 15, 2024.

We desire a diverse and broad representation in our programming. The National LOSS Team Conference will draw together over 200 LOSS team members, clinicians, prevention specialists, organizations, coroner offices, and businesses focusing on the postvention side of suicide prevention from around the country!

This year’s theme is Equipping [the bereaved, LOSS teams, clinicians] for the Future. The Active Postvention Model has become a movement! We are looking toward the future of that movement, and acknowledging that Postvention empowers survivors to have a future. We invite proposals that highlight these topics. Potential areas include, but are not limited to:

  • LOSS Team development and sustainability
  • Clinical grief support for survivors
  • Survivor stories
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Peer-support
  • Forensics Investigator/Coroner perspectives
  • Supporting diverse populations
  • LOSS Team funding
  • LOSS Team volunteer recruitment and team building
  • Support Groups
  • Outreach to loss survivors
  • Rural considerations
  • Suicide prevention for survivors


Presenters will receive registration for the 2-day conference at no cost. For addition questions, please contact

Proposal Submission

Conference Proposals 2024
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Learning Objectives

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Primary Contact

The primary contact is the designated contact person for the presentation. Please select the person who can most reliably communicate with the Suicide Postvention Program Team leading up to the conference, if your proposal is accepted.


LOSS Community Services recognizes the importance of safe messaging. Speakers who are selected will be expected to follow best practices for reporting on suicide as outlined on

Speakers will be asked to submit their slide deck for review prior to their presentation.

Agreement to the following statements is required in order for your proposal to be accepted:

By submitting this proposal, I am making a professional commitment to present at the 13th Annual National LOSS Team Conference hosted by LOSS Community Services. I understand that I do not receive any monetary compensation or reimbursement for any expenses incurred in the process of preparing for and attending this conference. I affirm that this proposal is not intended to sell or promote products or services.

If accepted, I understand that the 13th Annual National LOSS Team Conference will schedule my presentation according to what is best for the attendees. I understand that the National LOSS Team Conference is not able to fulfill special scheduling requests. I understand that only the National LOSS Team Conference reserves the right to record and redistribute my presentation as part of the National LOSS Team Conference materials.

If accepted, I will prepare my presentation to the best of my ability and will meet all deadlines required.