It is with great honor that we invite you to consider sponsoring or exhibiting at the 21st Biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference, “Meet Us in St. Louis: The Gateway to New Ideas and Innovative Practice.” This conference is sponsored by the Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA). The conference is being held at the beautiful Union Station in downtown St. Louis, Missouri on October 24 - 27, 2018.
PLIDA is among the leading perinatal bereavement organizations in the world and has a unique purpose: To support care providers and parent advocates in their efforts to improve care for families who experience the death of a baby during pregnancy, birth, or infancy. This conference brings together leading international experts to share the latest updates on key clinical research and best practices.
Historically, PLIDA attracts an audience of three to four hundred each conference and affords the potential sponsor/exhibitor an unprecedented opportunity to showcase their business. This program is taking shape under the guidance of an education committee comprised of leading practitioners, researchers, program administrators, and parent advocates.
The conference will appeal to any professional who provides care to families experiencing a perinatal loss including: Maternal fetal specialists, obstetricians, neonatologists, palliative care practioners, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors, ultrasonographers, chaplains, music therapists, child life specialists, lactation consultants, psychologists, researchers, parent advocates, professors, policy makers, program administrators, and funeral directors among many others.
St. Louis is an iconic city well-known for its history and attractions for families. If you or your organization is committed to supporting the estimated one million families in the United States affected by pregnancy loss and infant death each year, then sponsoring and or exhibiting at the PLIDA Conference is one of the best investments you can make in your business today. As a sponsor or exhibitor, you will have unprecedented opportunities to highlight your support for those experiencing a perinatal loss and promote not only your products and services, but be face-to-face with care givers and decision-makers. You will have a direct touch on a community of families and professionals that are passionate about supporting populations affected by pregnancy loss, infant death and exploring state-of-the-art approaches to bereavement.
We are looking for passionate partners who understand the magnitude of the effect of pregnancy loss and infant death across all populations. We look forward to partnering with you to elevate your personal and businesses commitment to this unique population at next year’s PLIDA conference. If your organization would benefit from the exposure that only PLIDA can provide, we encourage you to take the opportunity to be involved in this exciting conference and look forward to welcoming you to this event. For information on sponsorship, please advance to page 5; exhibition information begins on page 12.
Thank you for giving this your consideration.
Gina Leigh Jones, RN, CPLC
President, Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance and Conference Co-Chair
Coordinator Bereavement and Supportive Care Services
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX