Orla O’Connell (Midwife, Ireland)

Orla currently works as a clinical midwife specialist in the area of maternity bereavement in which she has gained extensive experience in all areas of pregnancy and infant loss. Having completed nurse training in Cork and midwifery training in London, where she worked as a community midwife, she went on to study counselling and psychotherapy in the Cork Institute of Technology. Orla’s MA research focused on the experiences of women who

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Dr. Adrienne Gordon (Neonatologist, Australia)

Dr Gordon is a Senior Staff Specialist Neonatologist in the RPA Centre for Newborn Care and NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the University of Sydney. She has a Masters of Public Health and a PhD in stillbirth causes, risk and recurrence and is particularly interested in perinatal topics with a public health impact. Keys areas of research include stillbirth, adverse pregnancy outcome and preconception health. She is an avid supporter

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Dr. KeelIn O’Donoghue, (Obstetrician, Ireland)

Conference Chair for ISA 2017 Cork, Keelin O’Donoghue is a medical graduate of University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists. She received her PhD in Obstetrics/Gynaecology from the University of London in 2005 and completed RCOG sub-speciality training in Maternal/Fetal Medicine at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital London in 2007. Keelin has worked as a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer at Cork University Maternity Hospital

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Sue Steen (Perinatal Nurse Navigator, USA)

Sue’s nursing and teaching career spans over 30 years. Sue has done research in the area of perinatal bereavement and works as a Perinatal Nurse Navigator at Maple Grove Hospital, with families who have suffered the early or late loss of a baby. She is also an adjunct nursing professor at Bethel University and has practiced maternal child nursing in a variety of settings. Sue, along with her co-founder, Lynn Zdechlik,

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