On behalf of the PLIDA Board and Members, Conference Committee, and the entire Perinatal Bereavement community, thank you for your sponsorship and support of the most rewarding conference available. Below are the top tiered sponsors that are intricate supporters of the conference.
Resolve Through Sharing® (RTS) is a not-for-profit organization providing thought leadership, and an evidence-based yet compassion-first approach to bereavement care. We offer grief support materials and industry-leading comprehensive perinatal, neonatal, pediatric, and adult death bereavement training to healthcare professionals globally, to help them provide outstanding family-centered care to patients and families experiencing loss through dying and death.
The Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA) has a unique purpose: to provide a formal network and a unified international presence to increase awareness and education focused on the emotional experiences and needs of bereaved families. PLIDA's goal is to be the central place for care giving professionals, parent advocates, members of the media and policy makers to share information on the professional care of families experiencing a perinatal loss. PLIDA also organizes the biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference (https://plida.org/2018-international-conference/).
Star Legacy Foundation is a community of parents, families, health professionals and advocates dedicated to the prevention of pregnancy & infant loss and the support of families who must endure these terrible tragedies. Our work focuses on research, education, awareness, advocacy and family support. For more information visit: www.starlegacyfoundation.org
We are the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. In Milwaukee and throughout the state, we provide kids and their families a wide range of care and support - everything from routine care to life saving advances and treatment options. Our academic partner, The Medical College of Wisconsin, brings many of the nation's most well-respected doctors to our team. Together we work to ensure that every child and family we serve receives nothing but the best.
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is a 310-bed quaternary care women and children’s hospital, located in the Texas Medical Center. As a primary teaching hospital for the pediatric and obstetrics/gynecology programs with our academic partner, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, we are committed to serving the global community. Our multidisciplinary team of affiliated doctors, nurses, therapists and other allied healthcare professionals are focused on the personalized needs of women and children with an emphasis on quality, education, outcomes, customer service and advanced research.
We provide comprehensive loss support and education to parents who have suffered a pregnancy loss, miscarriage, still birth or early infant death, as well as education and training for health care practitioners who care for loss support families. For more information visit: https://www.coloradopregnancyloss.org/
Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. Our system includes 18 community health centers, five same-day clinics, five school-based clinics, three multi-specialty clinic locations, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals. Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.
Healing Moments Counseling is owned and operated by Kathleen Massmann, a Licensed Clinical Counselor and Clinical Supervisor. Our group strives to provide high quality mental health services in a way that honors the unique nature of each and every client, while promoting an environment of compassion and respect. Our clinic was born out of its founders vision to provide a safe place for individuals, couples and families to grieve. This vision has transformed over the last seven years into a clinic focused on the overall health and wellness of each and every one of our clients. We are pleased to provide Counseling Services, Bereavement Services, Bereavement Doula Services, Nutrition Counseling, Psychological Testing, Nutrition Testing, Educational Seminars, Bereavement Retreats and Life Coaching. www.healingmomentscounseling.com
Catherine A. Lammert
Perinatal Bereavement Consultant
Catherine Lammert, RN CPLC has been involved in perinatal loss for the past 35 years, serving as Executive Director of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support for twenty of those years. She has served as a consultant or co-chair of IPBC for the several conferences. Since her retirement from Share in 2013, she has served as a perinatal loss consultant and educator. She currently is the lead for the Eugene Washington PCORI Award Proposal and Co-chair of Meet Us in St. Louis!
Return to Zero: H.O.P.E. (RTZ) aims to transform the experience of pregnancy and infant loss by empowering bereaved parents and their health providers to break the culture of silence that surrounds such deaths, to navigate their way through the grieving process, and to find healing. RTZ offers comfort care packages for parents after their loss, education for practitioners, and holistic retreats for mothers in the United States and abroad. To join our community of 40,000+ people who are working together to connect with their children and find meaning and empowerment through these experiences, visit http://rtzhope.org.
Samuel’s Lullaby is a not for profit organization that creates baskets of comfort and hope for moms who have lost their babies. Each basket is meant to be a lullaby for that mother, to bring them comfort for just that brief moment. We will reach out to other families that are going through this type of loss to ensure they know that their little angel will never be forgotten and that they will never be alone.
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby. We serve parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the family unit, as well as the professionals who care for grieving families. Share is a national organization with over 75 chapters in 29 states. Our services include bed-side companions, phone support, face-to-face support group meetings, resource packets, private online communities, memorial events, training for caregivers, and so much more. Should you need them, we hope you can also benefit from at least one of these many resources.