NFDA Launches Embalming & Restorative Art Seminar in 2018

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For Immediate Release: March 5, 2018

Contact: Jessica Koth, 262-814-1536,

NFDA Launches Embalming & Restorative Art Seminar in 2018

Brookfield, Wis. – Registration is open for the new National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Embalming & Restorative Art Seminar, May 17-18 at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in Pittsburgh, Penn. Whether they are a novice embalmer or seasoned expert, attendees will leave this engaging seminar with advanced skills, ideas and knowledge that can be applied when they return to their funeral home.

The seminar will be led by some of the country’s most respected authorities on embalming and restorative art: Dominick J. Astorino, CFSP, MBIE, adjunct faculty at Wayne State University Department of Mortuary Science and managing director and embalmer at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. in Detroit, Mich.; Jzyk Ennis, Ph.D., author and funeral service educator at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Ala.; T. Scott Gilligan, NFDA general counsel and owner of Gilligan Law Offices in Cincinnati, Ohio; and Wallace Hooker, CFSP, MBIE, owner, funeral director and embalmer at Family & Friends Funeral Home in Wingate, Ind.

These noted experts will lead sessions on a variety of topics including: embalming procedures and techniques for all experience levels, including a live demonstration; advanced restorative art techniques to help make the most difficult cases presentable; embalming standards of care; and how to manage risk and reduce liability exposure.

Attendees can save $25 when they register on or before April 18.

  On or before April 18 After April 18
NFDA member licensed funeral director $175 $200
Nonmember licensed funeral director $325 $350

Complete details about the 2018 NFDA Embalming & Restorative Art Seminar can be found on the NFDA website,

There are a number of hotels located near the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science; visit for recommendations.

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving more than 20,000 individual members who represent nearly 11,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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