Sheraton Denver Downtown

Located on 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is minutes from shopping, dining & entertainment. The Light Rail is close by, making for an easy arrival from the Denver International Airport.

With Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel as your home base, the city is yours to explore. Nearby attractions include the Denver Art Museum, Denver Zoo, Union Station Denver, and Coors Field. Sheraton Denver Downtown offers ample amenities including redesigned guest rooms, a heated outdoor rooftop pool, 5,000-square-foot Fitness Center and multiple dining options. With 300 days of sunshine a year, the friendly, laid-back city of Denver invites you to come out and explore. Embrace the arts and sustainable food scene, tour local breweries and distilleries, or discover endless bike trails. Denver is the entertainment and cultural capital of the western Rocky Mountains. 

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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