PLIDA is excited to announce that once again we will be an exhibitor (booth 1029) at AWHONN in June!

The Fetal Therapy Nurse Network (FTNN), and Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA) will collaborate for a panel presentation at AWHONN’s Annual Convention in June.

Join us at AWHONN’s annual convention in Aurora, CO June 25-29, 2022!  FTNN, PLIDA and AWHONN are offering a panel presentation focused on supporting families through the trauma, grief, and loss experienced with prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies. This presentation will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM MDT at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

About This Event

Join us for an innovative and intriguing panel presentation with The Fetal Therapy Nurse Network (FTNN), Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA), and AWHONN. This presentation is being offered FREE to AWHONN Convention registrants and participants will be awarded two nursing contact hours.*

Sunday, June 26, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM MDT
*Free, but registration is required


  • Formulate an individualized plan of care that supports the family through various complex fetal diagnoses.
  • Examine resources to support patients and families through perinatal loss.
  • Investigate the role of perinatal organizations in supporting families faced with a fetal diagnosis or a newborn with life limiting conditions


• Kris Rimbos, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NE-BC, Nursing Director at The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health in Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Membership Chair for the FTNN.

• Katie Francis, MSN, APRN, Program Coordinator at St. Louis Fetal Care Institute at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, founding President of the FTNN and Governance Chair for FTNN.

• Emilie Lamberg Jones, BSW, RN, C-EFM, CPLC, Fetal Care Coordinator at the Fetal Concerns Center at Children’s Wisconsin, former PLIDA Vice President, and FTNN Member.

• Gina Leigh Jones, RN, CPLC, Coordinator of Bereavement and Supportive Care Services in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, PLIDA President and FTNN member.

• Sarah Copple, MSN, RNC-MNN, C-ONQS, Manager of Clinical Program Development for AWHONN.

Registration Information

To register for the panel presentation, please visit

Not yet registered for AWHONN? Please visit

*Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements
In support of improving patient care, SSM Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  
SSM Health designates this workshop for a maximum of 2 ANCC contact hours.