20th Biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference
Organized by: Nicci Coertze
The Voice of the Unborn Baby
July 12, 2016
EVENT DATE Sep 28, 2016
My name is Nicci and I am a Perinatal Bereavement Doula from South Africa. I am asking you for your support to attend a very important educational conference in 2016. PLIDA, the Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance, sponsors an excellent evidence-based conference on current issues in perinatal loss. This conference will provide me with direct interaction with experts and peers with whom I may discuss specific issues and identify new products and services that will help Voice of the Unborn Baby improve patient care, quality, and safety. Current research will be presented on highly relevant topics, as well as presentations on self-care for caregivers. I know that if I attend I will be able to provide care that is the best practice for our families who are experiencing loss and grief. The conference is scheduled for September 28 to October 1, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. The costs associated with attending this conference total almost $4000. Round-trip Airfare: $1500 (estimate based on round-trip airfare to and from Phoenix) Transportation: $150 Lodging: $1000 Meals: $500 Conference Fee: $695 Welcome reception $45
There is currently a huge need in South Africa for perinatal bereavement services. Attending the annual PLIDA conference will enhance my professional knowledge and skills. In addition, I will be able to share much of what I learn with fellow South Africans so that we may, together, improve care using best-practice methods in bereavement care. Thank you for your contribution. You are making a difference in the lives of many grieving families! MORE INFORMATION ON THE CONFERENCE: This year will mark the 20th International Perinatal Bereavement Conference. This is a one-of-a-kind event, specially designed to bring together professionals and parent advocates. It is the only international conference devoted solely to the understanding of perinatal bereavement, meaning the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or in the first weeks or months of life. What makes the conference unique? Most notable is that they are committed to the model of evidence-based care that includes research, personal experience, and bereaved family narratives. Additionally, this remarkable conference provides a wide variety of opportunities to engage, learn, and be inspired. Pre-conference, plenary, concurrent, and poster sessions offer a wide array of learning opportunities.