IPBC 2020 - Chicago, IL 
September 30 - October 3, 2020

Mark your calendars to join us in Chicago at the historic Drake Hotel for IPBC 2020! With so many iconic landmarks, museums, shopping and incredible restaurants Chicago is sure to have something for everyone! Thanks to thousands of flight options at two international airports and a wide variety of airlines, it is one of the most convenient cities for domestic and international travel. Plus, due to its central location and vast network of major highways, Chicago is within a few-hour drive of multiple US cities. Conference planning is underway, so stay tuned for details! Information will be shared via email blasts, the 2018 conference app and on PLIDA.org. 


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.


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


- 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


Plenary - Download here

Preconference - Download here!

Concurrent- Download here!



 The registration date has been postponed. We will update ASAP. 


Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities 

PLIDA's International Perinatal Bereavement Conference 2020 in Chicago, IL has released exhibit and sponsorship opportunities. Download the brochures below.

Sponsorship Opportunities 
Exhibitor Opportunities