The Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance is proud to announce that with the support of our PLIDA Members and through donations from our Facebook followers, we will be awarding 6 conference scholarships to individuals with knowledge and experience in working with diverse families experiencing loss who would like to attend the 22nd International Perinatal Bereavement Conference (2022 IPBC) in Denver, Colorado, October 12-15, 2022.

These scholarships are intended to encourage participation of individuals with particular knowledge and experience that would otherwise not attend the conference. The scholarships cover the cost of the conference as well as provide a small travel stipend ($100.00 USD).   Scholarship recipients are responsible for any additional expenses, such as travel, accommodations and Preconference fee should they wish to attend. A payment plan to cover the cost of Preconference sessions will be available exclusively for Scholarship recipients. 

The goals of the 2022 IPBC conference are to 

  • 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 and other concepts related to processes of grieving. 
  • Provide opportunities for relationship building among clinicians, researchers, educators, caregivers, and parent advocates
  • Discuss ways of translating research findings into clinical practice.
  • Explore ways of increasing inclusivity and encouraging diverse populations and experiences among perinatal bereavement patients and care providers.

There are 6 scholarships* available, for PLIDA Members, as well as Non-Members to be shared among those who show a professional and/or personal knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  1. Racial Disparities within pregnancy and/or infant loss
  2. Cultural Disparities within pregnancy and /or infant loss
  3. Religious/Spiritual Disparities within pregnancy and/or infant loss
  4. Gender Disparities and Sexual Identities within pregnancy and/or infant loss
  5. Special populations: Unhoused, Adolescent, Medical Termination of Pregnancy, Incarcerated, Immigrant and Refugee.

Additional eligibility requirements include:

  1. PLIDA member or non-member who exhibits interest in attending the conference 
  1. Those who have not previously received an IPBC scholarship
  2. Those who have completed the Scholarship Application in its entirety and have submitted it to [email protected] by June 20, 2022. Please note: Application MUST BE TYPED


PLEASE NOTE: This scholarship opportunity is for PLIDA members and non-members with professional knowledge and/or personal experience in specified topics who are not involved in the IPBC presentation or planning; therefore, conference speakers, poster presenters, sponsors, conference committee, board members, and those already receiving a discount or support from PLIDA are NOT eligible to apply.

*These scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of our PLIDA Members and Facebook followers.