At Beyond Bea we understand that study days and conferences complement each other, rather than compete with each other. Both provide essential learning opportunities for any healthcare professionals and students who may come into contact with, and provide care for, bereaved families.
Beyond Bea conferences introduce speakers offering a variety of different viewpoints – parents with various experiences as well as professionals offering insight into key learning points from their own practice and guidance as to how they can be adapted and implemented into your provision of care.
Beyond Bea speakers include parents who speak from first-hand experience on a range of topics including stillbirth, neonatal death, late miscarriage, termination for medical reasons (compassionate induction), father’s perspectives, cancer and pregnancy, the impact of great bereavement care on families, and the challenges of subsequent pregnancy (rainbow pregnancy).
Our speakers also include professionals who speak with authority about key areas such as providing gold standard bereavement care, delivering care during rainbow pregnancies, and the importance of preventative measures, such as the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle.
As with our study days, Beyond Bea conferences hold true to our defining principle, that all education on this aspect of care is essential but must be provided free of charge. Certificates of attendance and take-home resources will be provided at our conferences.
We are always keen to hear from university midwifery societies who are interested in collaborating with us to host Beyond Bea conferences. If this is something your MidSoc would like to explore, please get in touch with Chris.
Our conferences can be held by universities who may wish to fund their own conference and can also be funded by families who may wish to host a conference in their home city, creating close links to local universities and hospitals as a way to do something in memory of your baby.
Our First Annual Conference was held on 23rd November at the University of Salford in collaboration with their Midwifery Society.
Our 2020 conference has been cancelled due to Covid and will likely be rearranged for December 2021 it is being held in collaboration with the University of Nottingham Midwifery Society.