Out of respect and understanding of the challenging times our healthcare members are currently facing, we'd like to extend the IPBC Scholarship deadline to August 14, 2020. 

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 15 conference scholarships to health care professionals who would like to attend the 22nd International Perinatal Bereavement Conference (2021 IPBC) in Chicago, Illinois, May 12-15, 2021.

These scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference due to financial constraints. The scholarships cover only the cost of the main conference. Scholarship recipients are responsible for any additional costs outside of the conference registration fee, including 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. 

There is a total of 15 scholarships* available, to be shared among each of the following 3 groups:

•    Professional Care Provider

•    Researcher

•    Perinatal Bereavement Advocate

Those eligible to apply and receive a scholarship include 

  1. PLIDA members serving in the field of perinatal bereavement at the time of the application and conference. If you are not yet a member of PLIDA, click here to join:
  2. PLIDA member who exhibits interest in attending the conference and can describe financial constraints associated with the cost of the conference
  3. Those who have not previously received an IPBC scholarship
  4. Those who have completed the Scholarship Application in its entirety and have submitted it to [email protected] by the application deadline of August 14, 2020. Please note: Application MUST BE TYPED


PLEASE NOTE: This scholarship opportunity is specifically for PLIDA members 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.