International Association for Near-Death Studies
Durham, NC and nationwide
IANDS is an informational and networking center in the field of near-death studies, the first organization in the world devoted to exploring near-death and similar experiences. Members are researchers, laypeople, academics, and caregivers; experiencers and non-experiencers; professionals and the general public.
The mission of IANDS is to be the most reliable source of information in the field, promoting scholarly study and the exchange of ideas about near-death, at-death and related experiences; disseminating educational information about them; serving as a common forum and community for experiencers and interested others; and facilitating the spread of knowledge to professional settings and people of all walks of life, religions and cultures.
IANDS presents an annual conference and publishes a quarterly newsletter and a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal. Four dozen local and regional IANDS Affiliated Groups serve cities throughout the US and Canada.