Register for ISA2019 to hear Gordon Smith, obstetrician, Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Cambridge, give a keynote talk about discovering novel predictors for fetal growth restriction. Prof. Gordon’s clinically orientated research focuses on using maternal, ultrasonic and biochemical data to predict adverse pregnancy outcome. You can read more about Prof. Gordon Smith on the Speakers page and more on the scientific
World renowned researchers and healthcare professionals The programme attempts in as much as is possible to meet the needs that were identified during the open consultation process, which had more than 250 submissions. The keynote talks and plenary sessions address global issues that are relevant to everyone working in the context of perinatal bereavement, such as the socio-economic impact of perinatal death (Prof. Alexander Heazell), how healthcare professionals should care
Come to ISA2019 and hear Dr. Samantha Murphy, medical sociologist and Head of the Health and Social Care curriculum area at The Open University in the United Kingdom, talk on perinatal grief and stigma. Also Past Chair and treasurer of Sands Hertfordsire, Dr. Murphy works on the experiences of bereaved parents, focusing on parental identity, stigma and continuing bonds. You can read more about Dr. Murphy on the Speakers page
Come to ISA2019 to hear Jillian Cassidy, President of Umamanita (ISA2019 hosts) and Board Member of ISA, talk about the current situation and challenges facing perinatal bereavement care in Spain. After the stillbirth of her first child Uma in 2007, Jillian and her partner Juan Castro founded Umamanita, the first Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity in Spain. Jillian has been giving talks and seminars since 2009 and has been giving
Register for ISA2019 to hear Claire Storey, ISA board member, perinatal care advocate and researcher, talk about the importance of listening to parents and the role of advocacy and collaboration in perinatal bereavement care. Claire began volunteering for Sands UK following the early neonatal death of her first baby in 2004 and then served as Chair of Bristol Sands for six years and has been a member of the West
We are privileged that Dr. Marta Cohen, Consultant Paediatric and Perinatal Pathologist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, will talk about the clinical aspects of the investigation of perinatal death and how to interact with parents at ISA2019 Madrid. Also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, Dr. Cohen is a Past President of the International Association of Paediatric Pathology, former Chair of the European Society of Pathology, Chair of ISPID’s
Come to ISA2019 to hear Dr. Francesc Figueras, Head of the Department of Fetal-Maternal Medicine at Hospital Clinic (Barcelona), talk about detection, management and innovations in clinical care of Fetal Growth Restriction (FGA/SGA).
Come to ISA2019 to hear Dr. Jane Warland, Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of South Australia, talk about the latest innovations in preventing stillbirth through woman focused strategies such as education on fetal movement awareness.
Register for ISA2019 to hear Sue Steen, Perinatal Nurse Navigator at Maple Grove Hospital, talk about providing respectful perinatal bereavement care in obstetric and neonatal units. One of the most respected nurse practitioners and specialists in perinatal bereavement care, Sue’s nursing, teaching and research career spans over 30 years.
Come to ISA2019 to hear Alexander Heazell, Professor of Obstetrics and Director of the Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre, University of Manchester, talk on the socio-economic impact of perinatal death, its effect on parents, healthcare professionals and society. Prof. Heazell has authored of more than 140 research articles on stillbirth mortality prevention and bereavement and is the Chair of the ScientIfic Committee for ISA2019. You can read more about Prof. Heazell on