Continuing education for nurses, social workers, genetic counselors, and chaplains has been applied for. We are pleased that IPBC offers continuing education credit to numerous disciplines. Nurses, social workers, chaplains, and physicians who want continuing education credit for attending the conference will pay a fee of $25.00, payable at the time of registration. The fee also applies to attendees from other disciplines who may wish to use the continuing education credit listed above (e.g., certified nurse midwives who wish to have Continuing Medical Education credit). Signing up for continuing education must be completed at registration.

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Nursing contact hours

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American

Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The International Perinatal Bereavement Conference (IPBC) provides the following nursing contact hours:

September 28, 2016, morning pre-conference: 3.33 contact hours

September 28, 2016, afternoon pre-conference: 3 contact hours

September 28 – October 1, 2016: IPBC Conference: up to 21.33 contact hours (including both sessions of pre-conference workshop offerings)

California – Provider (Gundersen Lutheran Bereavement and Advance Care Planning Services) approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #12245, for

September 28, 2016, morning pre-conference: 3.33 contact hours

September 28, 2016, afternoon pre-conference: 3 contact hours

September 28 – October 1, 2016: IPBC: up to 21.33 contact hours (including both sessions of pre-conference workshop offerings)


Social work continuing education hours

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Inc., provider #1089, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards. aswb.org. ASWB Approval period: Nov. 15, 2015 – Nov. 14, 2018. Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Inc., maintains responsibility for the program. Licensed social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive up to 21.33 continuing education hours by participating in the International Perinatal Bereavement Conference (IPBC) according to the following breakdown:

September 28, 2016, morning pre-conference: 3.33 contact hours

September 28, 2016, afternoon pre-conference: 3 contact hours

September 28 – October 1, 2016: IPBC: up to 21.33 clock hours (including both sessions of pre-conference workshop offerings)

The conference speakers will address topics meeting the needs of all levels of social work practice: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.


Physicians continuing education hours

This Live activity, PLIDA 20th Biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference, with a beginning date of 09/28/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  20.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Genetic Counselors continuing education hours

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA) to offer up to 2.15 CEUs or 21.50 Category 1 contact hours for the event: The 20th Biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference From Dawn to Dusk: Transformation in Perinatal Bereavement. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.


Other credits

Resolve Through Sharing is a provider for the National Association for Catholic Chaplains. Participants at the IPBC will receive the following contact hours:

September 28, 2016, morning pre-conference: 4 contact hours

September 28, 2016, afternoon pre-conference: 3.6 contact hours

September 28 – October 1, 2016: IPBC: up to 25.6 contact hours (including both sessions of pre-conference workshop offerings)

At the present time, other disciplines will receive a certificate of attendance. Conference organizers will submit requests for continuing education credit for other disciplines, in addition to nurses, social workers, and chaplains. Please watch this section of the conference brochure for updates.

To receive contact or clock hours, nurses, social workers, and chaplains must be present for the entire session for which they claim continuing education credit. A completed evaluation is required for contact or clock hours. The evaluation and the original of the continuing education certificate will be turned in to conference organizers when the participant leaves. Participants keep a copy of the certificate as evidence of which sessions they attended and the number of continuing education credits awarded for each.

Planning committee (see page 4 of this brochure)

Planners claim no conflict of interest. Speaker conflict of interest, if any, will be provided to participants prior to the start of the conference. Off-label use of any products will not be discussed.  For questions regarding continuing education credit for IPBC, please contact Rana Limbo at rklimbo@gundersenhealth.org. Other disciplines will receive a certificate of attendance.