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Experts Gather in Phoenix, Arizona for the 20th International Perinatal Bereavement Conference

Phoenix, AZ, July 23, 2016 --( Professionals, researchers, and parent advocates in the field of perinatal bereavement will be meeting for the 20th International Perinatal Bereavement Conference (IPBC) being held September 28th to October 1st, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference theme, "From Dawn to Dusk: Transformation in Perinatal Bereavement," reflects the life-changing event for those experiencing the death of a baby and for those who provide supportive care during this devastating time.

This international conference is hosted by the Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA) and will be attended by over 300 parent advocates, obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine physicians, researchers, neonatologists, palliative care physicians, advanced practice nurses, midwives, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors, untrasonographers, chaplains, funeral directors, childlife specialists, lactation consultants, psychologists, childbirth educators, policy makers, program administrators, and professors, among others. Continuing education credits are provided for physicians, social workers, nurses, genetic counselors, and chaplains.

PLIDA's unique purpose is to provide a formal network and unified international presence to increase awareness and education on the emotional experiences and needs of bereaved families. This conference is known for high-quality speakers; cutting-edge topics; and many opportunities for professionals, researchers, and parent advocates to collaborate. Nearly 40 sessions and specialty tracts will offer the latest in research, effective support strategies, training opportunities, and the family perspective to support evidence-based practice. Twenty-four scholarships will be available to parent advocates, professional care providers, and researchers wishing to attend the conference. The scholarships are sponsored through an award to PLIDA from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

For more information about the conference, scholarship opportunities, registration, or to view our conference brochure, please visit or

Media (On-Site) Contact: Rana Limbo, PhD, RN, CPLC, FAAN, President of Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance, conference co-chair. To reach Dr. Limbo, please email or contact Rossana Urbina, PLIDA's Business Operations Manager at or call 1-888-693-1435. Arrangements can also be made for interviews with bereaved parents.
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