The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) was founded in 1980 and is the oldest organisation dedicated to the Near Death and related experiences.

Our primary mission is one of support, education and research. We have 88 support groups around the US and some associations with European groups. We give an annual NDE conference and some smaller educational offerings every year. We distribute research through our professional journal and have published our first research book this year, The Self Does Not Die.