3rd Annual Conference
29 September - 2 October 2007
Birmingham, UK
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Dear Friends and Colleagues

We would like to invite you to ISA 2007 - the Third Annual Conference of the International Stillbirth Alliance, to be held in Birmingham, UK.

This will be a very special meeting to focus on perinatal loss - the human impact, the causes, and the possibilities for prevention. It will be a rare opportunity to bring together researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, bereaved families, and support organisations from many different countries.

Many clinicians and scientists devote much of their working lives to furthering the understanding of adverse pregnancy outcome. And many bereaved parents, knowing the real consequences of baby loss, are committed to improving the care that others who have suffered a loss receive. Both groups have much in common and together can represent a very powerful force for change.

The conference will be run in two parallel streams: scientific and bereavement, and will include joint plenary sessions to discuss the key issues of interest to all. Its main purpose is to gain insights and ideas for future collaborative initiatives to reduce the burden of perinatal death. The aims will be

  • to present the human consequences of stillbirth and other perinatal loss
  • to share information on current activities and research programs
  • to strengthen collaboration on initiatives to reduce perinatal death
  • to share knowledge and experience of best practice in care when a baby dies
  • to encourage networking and informal exchange



We hope you can join us, and look forward to seeing you at ISA 2007.

On behalf of the organising committee:


Neal Long


Jason Gardosi
Perinatal Institute