Chicago: 2024 International Perinatal Bereavement Conference

A Biennial Conference for those who care for families experiencing miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, newborn death, a baby with a life-limiting condition, traumatic childbirth, death of the birthing parent, and pregnancy and/or birthing care that is disrespectful and lacks compassion.







*All PLIDA members receive a discounted registration rate. Please select the pricing for member/non-member. If you're not yet a member and want to join to take advantage of the discounted pricing (along with the other benefits), join now! 

We also have an option for "INVOICE ME"; register now, and pay later!

To begin registration, select your Member/Non-Member button. If you're a member, you will be asked to login your account to continue. If you're not yet a member, you will be asked to create an account before proceeding. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]


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 conference is to foster the relational aspects of perinatal bereavement care among clinicians, researchers, and parent advocates.

Clinicians from the following units or departments: labor and delivery; antepartum; postpartum; nurseries; neonatal intensive care; emergency; spiritual care; child life; genetic counseling; OB/GYN clinic; perinatal, neonatal, and pediatric palliative care; operating room; ambulatory surgery; mental health services; college or university faculty. 

  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Genetic counselors
  • Chaplains
  • Child life specialists
  • Perinatal bereavement coordinators
  • Researchers
  • Professors
  • Obstetricians
  • Maternal fetal medicine physicians
  • Neonatologists
  • Palliative care physicians
  • Advanced practice nurses/Nurse practitioners
  • Midwives

  • Identify skills for working within an interprofessional team when providing care for bereaved families.
  • Examine ways of promoting health equity through health care access and quality in the perinatal population.
  • Discuss trauma related to death, unexpected outcomes, and insensitive care during childbearing.
  • Explore communication skills appropriate for the perinatal period.
  • Describe grief and bereavement in diverse populations.
  • Provide opportunities for relationship building. 
  • List ways of translating research findings into clinical practice to promote a compassionate standard of care for bereaved families.
  • Explain principles and practice of self-care.