PLIDA's IPBC (International Perinatal Bereavement Conference) 9/30 - 10/3/2020

biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference

9/30 - 10/3/2020

Location:  Chicago at the historic Drake Hotel

WHY ATTEND

What makes the conference unique? Most notable is that we are committed to the model of evidence-based care that includes research, personal experience, and bereaved family narratives. The purpose of the biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference is to engage in educational and networking opportunities for those who support bereaved families.

WHO ATTENDS

This conference will appeal to any professional who provides care to Families experiencing a perinatal death or engaging in research within the field including obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine physicians, neonatologists, palliative care physicians, advanced practice nurses, midwives, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors, ultrasonographers, chaplains, funeral directors, childlife specialists, lactation consultants, psychologists, childbirth educators, policy makers, program administrators, researchers, professors, and parent advocates, among many others. In addition, bereaved parents themselves participate in the conference in the role of parent advocates who may work in advocacy, lay support and who may hold a dual role as both patient and researcher or practitioner

OBJECTIVES

- Explore relational aspects of perinatal bereavement care.
- Describe innovative clinical and advocacy implications in caring for families when their baby dies.
- Develop skills for working within an interprofessional team when providing care for bereaved families.
- Describe principles and practice of self-care.
- Discuss transformation as applied to processes of grieving.
- Provide opportunities for relationship building among parent advocates, caregivers and researchers.
- Discuss ways of translating research findings into clinical practice.
- Identify potential causes of disparity in neonatal mortality rates among varying populations

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