21st International Perinatal Bereavement Conference

October 24 – 27, 2018 - Union Station Hotel Downtown – St. Louis, Missouri

Meet Us in St. Louis… The Gateway to New Ideas & Practice

Conference Mission

PLIDA is among the leading perinatal bereavement  organizations in the world and has a unique purpose:

To support care providers and parent advocates in their efforts to improve care for families who experience the death of a baby during pregnancy, birth, or infancy.  
The conference brings together leading international experts to share the latest updates on key clinical research and best practices.

Conference Schedule and Brochure:

Who Attends?

  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Chaplains
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Funeral Directors
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Maternal Fetal Specialists
  • Music Therapists
  • Neonatologists
  • Nurses
  • Obstetricians
  • Palliative Care Practitioners
  • Parent Advocates
  • Physician Assistants
  • Policy Makers
  • Professors
  • Program Administrators
  • Psychologists
  • Researchers
  • Social Workers
  • Ultrasonographers

Conference CEUs

The IPBC is pleased to offer continuing education credit to multiple clinical disciplines, including:

  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Chaplains
  • Child Life Specialists
  • …and more!

Conference Speakers

The six plenary speakers are

  • Dr. Terri Major-Kincade
  • Dr. Brian Carter
  • Dr. Kathie Kobler
  • June Hanke
  • Dr. Diane Sanford
  • Dr. Denise Côté-Arsenault

The conference includes over 50 preconference and concurrent speakers, along with poster presentations!