This annual conference is proudly hosted by Sands, Bliss, and The Royal College of Midwives. It is firmly established as the leading educational event in Scotland, improving the knowledge base of health professionals to better respond to critical illness, loss and bereavement in the delivery of maternity and neonatal care. 

The conference will take place on 19 March 2020 at the EICC in Edinburgh. It is a one-day study day developed for all those healthcare professionals working in maternity and neonatal settings.

This is the second year of the Transforming Loss conference in Scotland and includes the launch of the National Bereavement Care Pathway in Scotland.

A full programme will be available shortly and will include plenary sessions and in-depth parallel sessions and workshops, where you will be able to share experiences and learn all about today’s best practice.

To register, sign up here


Transforming Loss Conference, Birmingham


2019 marks the 11th Annual National Joint Conference, formerly known as the Uncertainty and loss in maternity and neonatal care conference. The conference took place on 13th November at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Birmingham.

Last year the Transforming Loss conference continues to be hosted by Bliss, Sands and The Royal College of Midwives.

Transforming loss, meeting the needs of parents is a one-day conference aimed at all those working in and around maternity and neonatal care, with a focus on educating the workforce to better help and support parents at times of critical illness, loss and bereavement. More info