Perinatal Loss Conference


In the Shadows: the Unseen Grief of Perinatal Loss

Following the success of our inaugural Australasian Perinatal Loss Conference in Melbourne in October 2019, we invite you to Launceston, Tasmania for our 2nd Conference.
Co-hosted by the Centre for Perinatal Psychology (CPP) and the Australian Perinatal Loss Professionals Network, we look forward to welcoming you for a stimulating program and supporting you in your work with bereaved families.

Conference Mission

Our conference mission is to unite multidisciplinary professionals involved in the care of families affected by pregnancy and neonatal loss.  The aim of the conference is to provide education, professional development and networking opportunities to strengthen collaborative care among service providers.

Bringing together leading experts in the field, our conferences provide latest updates on clinical research and best practice, while also hearing the lived experience of perinatal loss.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – Friday 02 October 2020

Our Conference Program is presented as a single stream, designed so participants hear from every one of our impressive speakers.  Pre- and post-conference workshops offer opportunity for additional participation and professional development.

Hold Tight – you’ll be able to view the 2020 Conference Program here soon

Who Should Attend?

  • Midwives
  • Obstetricians
  • Neonatologists
  • Maternal Fetal Specialists
  • Ultrasonographers
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Emergency Department personnel
  • Palliative Care Practitioners
  • Pastoral carers
  • Funeral Directors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Mental health clinicians
  • Couple therapists
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Maternal Child Health Nurses
  • Parent Advocates
  • Physician Assistants
  • Policy Makers
  • Academics
  • Researchers
  • Program Administrators

Keynote Speakers

We are currently confirming our line-up of speakers – but let us tell you, it’s a not-to-be-missed line-up!

View Abstracts and Keynote Speakers here soon

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – Thursday 01 October 2020



View the Pre-Conference Workshop Program here soon

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – Saturday 03 October 2020


Facilitated by Robyn McKinnon, Director, Australian Perinatal Loss Professionals Network

View Post-Conference Workshop Program soon

AFTER THE CONFERENCE DAY… Join us for a relaxed drinks and nibbles, keep the conversations going and strengthen collegial connections in the field.


Conference Fees

Day 1 Thursday 01 October – Pre-Conference Workshop


Fee: TBC

Day 2 Friday 02 October – Conference Day

First 50 Registrations: $
Standard Rate: $
Student Rate (full-timers): $

Day 3 Saturday 03 October – Post-Conference Workshop


Fee: $ TBC

Conference Venue

Ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments
15-21 Therry Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000

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