Australasian 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 had scheduled our 2020 conference to be held in Launceston, Tasmania.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions we cancelled our Launceston arrangements, but with a desire to support clinicians working with bereaved families, we have opted to provide a revised online conference experience.

Co-hosted by the Perinatal Training Centre (PTC) and the Australian Perinatal Loss Professionals Network, we invite you to join us as we explore unseen losses and the disenfranchised grief associated with infertility, assisted conception, early pregnancy loss, medically-complicated pregnancies and stillbirth.

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.


This year, our Conference Program is presented online in webinar format.  Registrants attending live will have opportunity to participate in Q&A. All Registrants will receive a link to recording of the conference sessions, which will be accessible for 3-months.

The Conference is held across two days and comprises three, 1.5hr sessions:

Friday 02 October:

  1. 10.00-11.30am – Infertility, assisted conception and early pregnancy loss


  1. 12.30-2.00pm – Medically-complicated pregnancies 

Saturday 03 October:

  1. 10.00-11.30am – Stillbirth

More details on the Conference Program and our Speaker line-up are being finalised.

Six stunning speakers   |   Three comprehensive sessions
Delivered in one unmissable conference

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

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We are grateful to our Contributors and Supporters

We value collaboration and an integrated approach to care and community.  We actively support and are supported by individuals and organisations who share our vision and values.  Here are our partner organisations proudly supporting the Australasian Perinatal Loss Conference 2020




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