Perinatal Loss Conference Program 2019


8.00-8.45 am


8.45-9.15 am

Welcome and Opening address | Centre for Perinatal Psychology & Australian Perinatal Loss Professionals Network

9.15-9.30 am

Considering perinatal loss within a developmental framework of pregnancy | Dr Charise Deveney, Centre for Perinatal Psychology

9.30 – 10.00 am

The true impact of early pregnancy loss and infertility | Samantha Payne, The Pink Elephants Support Network

10.00 – 10.20 am

Get Comfortable with Uncomfortable – caring for families with complex pregnancies with uncertain outcomes| Melanie McKenzie, Harrison’s Little Wings

10.20-11.05 am

What do undergraduate caring professionals need to know about stillbirth?| A/Prof Jane Warland, School of Midwifery, University of Adelaide

11.05 – 11.30 am

Morning tea

11.30-12.00 noon

Impact of perinatal loss on the couple relationship | Elly Taylor, relationship counsellor, author of Becoming Us

12.00-12.30 pm

Grief in the 21stCentury | Vicki Culling, Vicki Culling & Associates

12.30-1.00 pm

Understanding and supporting infant loss | Keren Ludski, Red Nose

1.00 – 2.00 pm

Lunch and networking

2.00-2.15 pm

Heartfelt – Giving the Gift of Photographic Memories | Gavin Blue, Heartfelt

2.15-3.00 pm

Mercy Hospital for Women STAR clinic:  Decision-making, clinical management and care during subsequent pregnancies | Dr Gaynor Blankley, Perinatal Psychiatrist; Liz McCarthy, Obstetrician; Mary Klasen, Pastoral Care Director

3.00-3.30 pm

Grieving while parenting after perinatal loss | Julie King, Centre for Perinatal Psychology

3.30-4.00 pm

Panel discussion – Creating ‘Communities of Practice’ | All presenters and facilitated by Bronwyn & Robyn

4.00-4.10 pm

Closing of conference – Bronwyn & Robyn

4.10-4.30 pm

Further opportunity for networking and informal discussion over afternoon tea

6.30-9.30 pm

Conference Dinner
Join your hosts, Bronwyn and Robyn, along with some of our keynote speakers from the day, to come together, relax, discuss, connect.  Enjoy a 3-course plated dinner and great company!

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