228 abstracts received, review decisions to be announced on the 15th of May

228 Abstracts submitted We’re delighted to announced that the final count of abstracts submitted is 228; many more than we expected, which shows that the interest in perinatal mortality and bereavement care is growing all the time. Abstracts came from 26 countries with over 600 authors involved. The top countries for submissions include Spain, Ireland, United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. The top scientific theme areas, included: Causes and risk

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Are healthcare professionals trained to provide perinatal bereavement care? Hear Dr. Claudia Ravaldi on this topic at ISA2019 Madrid

Are healthcare professionals trained to provide perinatal bereavement care? Hear Dr. Claudia Ravaldi on this topic at ISA2019 Madrid

Come to ISA2019 to hear Dr. Claudia Ravaldi, Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist, talk about healthcare professionals’ training in stillbirth and perinatal care. Dr. Ravaldi is the Founder and President of CiaoLapo Charity for High-Risk Pregnancy and Perinatal Grief Support. She has more than 50 scientific publications, more than 200 communications in national and international meetings, authored five books on perinatal loss and three illustrated children books on the subject of loss

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Implementing Ireland’s National Perinatal Bereavement Standards – Hear Dr. Keelin O’Donoghue at ISA2019 Madrid

Implementing Ireland’s National Perinatal Bereavement Standards – Hear Dr. Keelin O’Donoghue at ISA2019 Madrid

Hear Dr. Keelin O´Donoghue, Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer at Cork University Maternity Hospital and University College Cork talk about the development and implementation of Ireland’s National Standards for Bereavement Care Following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death Dr. O´Donoghue heads the multi-disciplinary pregnancy loss research group at CUMH. She has published >110 peer-reviewed original papers and >280 published conference proceedings. You can read more about Dr. O´Donoghue on the Speakers

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Adrienne Gordon at ISA2019 on Implementing iSAIL (Integrated Support After Infant Loss) at the Royal Prince Albert Centre for Newborn Care

Adrienne Gordon at ISA2019 on Implementing iSAIL (Integrated Support After Infant Loss) at the Royal Prince Albert Centre for Newborn Care

Register for ISA2019 to hear Dr. Adrienne Gordon, Senior Staff Specialist Neonatologist in the Royal Prince Albert Centre for Newborn Care, talk about the development and implementation of the Sydney local health district iSAIL (Integrated Support After Infant Loss) service.   Dr. Gordon is chief investigator on the Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth. Her key areas of research include stillbirth, adverse pregnancy outcome and preconception health You can read

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Hear Dr. Denise Côté-Arsenault on perinatal palliative care at ISA2019 Madrid

Hear Dr. Denise Côté-Arsenault on perinatal palliative care at ISA2019 Madrid

We are proud to announce that leading expert Dr. Denise Côté-Arsenault will give a keynote talk on perinatal palliative care at ISA2019. Dr.Côté-Arsenault, who has a PhD in nursing from University of Rochester, is the Eloise R. Lewis Excellence Professor of Nursing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA. Dr. Côté-Arsenault’s research over the past 25 years has focused on women’s experiences of pregnancy after prior perinatal loss, couple’s

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Can the stillbirth rate be reduced in low mortality countries? Prof. JJ Erwich will talk at ISA2019 about how they did it in the Netherlands

Can the stillbirth rate be reduced in low mortality countries? Prof. JJ Erwich will talk at ISA2019 about how they did it in the Netherlands

Register for ISA2019 to hear Prof. Jan Jaap Erwich, head of obstetrics at the University Medical Center Groningen, talk about how they have reduced stillbirths in the Netherlands. Prof. Erwich is an expert obstetrician, past-chair of the ISA and co-organizer of the biannual ISA-ISPID conference in Amsterdam. He focuses on background and prevention of perinatal mortality and parent care and he is member of several national committees for improvement of

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Call for Abstracts – Deadline extended until April 21st

Call for Abstracts – Deadline extended until April 21st

ISA2019 Madrid Global Annual Conference on Perinatal Mortality and Bereavement Care CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 21st Oral presentations, Poster presentations and E-poster presentations. Abstracts will be accepted for Presentation of original empirical research: Quantitative research Qualitative research Mixed methods research Systematic reviews Clinical trials Theoretical proposals based on literature reviews or original research Other contributions to knowledge: personal/professional experiences in relation to the development or implementation

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Perinatal mortality, are we making progress? Hear Dr. Hannah Blencowe at ISA2019 Madrid

Perinatal mortality, are we making progress? Hear Dr. Hannah Blencowe at ISA2019 Madrid

Hear Dr. Hannah Blencowe, assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), talk on global and regional perinatal mortality; its current situation and future challenges. Dr. Blencowe is a renowned perinatal epidemiologist with a particular interest on improving national and global measurement and estimation of perinatal outcomes. She has published over 70 papers and has played a central role in various Lancet series and papers. You

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Prof. Gordon Smith will talk about discovering novel predictors for fetal growth restriction at ISA2019

Prof. Gordon Smith will talk about discovering novel predictors for fetal growth restriction at ISA2019

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

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100+ talks and 30+ hours of content: The Scientific Programme at ISA2019…

100+ talks and 30+ hours of content: The Scientific Programme at ISA2019…

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

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