Free webinar hosted by IANDS. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/06/prweb12807198.htm "Webinar to Give a Sneak Peak of Upcoming Conference on Near Death Studies - With a Focus on NDE's in Combat Soldiers The webinar, starting at 11:00 a.m., CST, on Wednesday, July 1st, will discuss what the military is doing to treat combat soldiers that have experienced nde's due to battlefield wounds. Included in this discussion is a Vietnam Veteran that has survived this experience" "IANDS is holding a 45-minute webinar at 11 a.m. CST, on Wednesday, July 1 with a panel of experts to discuss what near death experiences are (including combat soldiers)….and the many misconceptions and prejudices about the subject and the experiencers. THE MEDIA IS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THIS WEBINAR and interface live with the panelists via computer, phone or tablet. The panel of experts online for the webinar will include: Panelist #1 – Mike Bongart, retired 1st Lieutenant, Assault Helicopter Company, Vietnam; experienced a Near Death Experience in 1968 when his UH-1 helicopter was shot down and a Viet Cong mortar round exploded when he and his crew were running for cover. After his NDE and neurosurgery, he recovered so well that he was sent back on active duty in 1971 to fly another tour with the 61st Assault Helicopter Company and to serve as its Operations Officer. He resigned from the service and earned a BS in Biomedical Communications and a Masters of Divinity degree. From 1992 to 2014 he served the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a minister of the Word and Sacrament, and is now a fully retired Reverend. Panelist #2 - Diane Corcoran, R.N., Ph.D.; President, IANDS: Dr. Corcoran, a retired Army nurse/administrator/educator, served in the Army Nurse corps for 25 years, starting in Vietnam and ending as the Chief Administration in Frankfurt Army medical center during Desert Storm, providing direct patient care, education, consultation, supervision, health care administration, and project management. Panelist #3 - Debbie James, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS; Debbie presently serves as the Director of the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing. She lectures throughout the country on multiple topics including Critical Care nursing, Death and Dying, Bio-ethics, and End-of-Life decisions. In 2009, Debbie co-authored and edited the first compilation of research on near-death experiences: “Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation.” If you are unable to attend, the webinar will be taped and available within 24 hours of the webinar on youtube. The link is https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=iands+webinar "