Connected in Care Conference

November 27, 2023

As part of Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network’s long-term vision, we are hosting our first biennial educational conference at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites in Richmond Hill on Thursday, September 21 – Friday, September 22, 2023.

This conference will be of great significance for the pregnancy and infant loss community as it aims to bring together health care professionals and bereaved families with a shared goal: to improve the quality of compassionate and skilled care and support for individuals and families who experience a pregnancy loss or infant death.  

The conference will welcome professionals and bereaved families from across Canada and abroad, and will highlight key considerations for providing exceptional bereavement care and support:

  • Leadership, Routine Building, and Volunteer Management
  • Peer Support
  • Community Care and Wellness
  • Clinical Care Considerations

The Connected in Care Conference will have in-person and virtual registration options.  

Folks who sign up to attend in-person will have complete access to all key note speakers, break-out sessions, exhibitors and vendors, and opportunities to socialize and connect with other attendees. Breakfast, Lunch and snacks are included on Thursday and Friday, and appetizers will be provided during the Thursday night social (full schedule TBD).  Dinner is not included on either day.  

Virtual attendees will have access to keynote speakers and select breakout sessions during the live-streamed times.  Only some sessions will be recorded and available following the conference in an effort to keep the learning environment psychologically safe.

Attendees will be able to sign up for breakout sessions on May 1, 2023.


Hotel Rooms will be available at the Sheraton ($249.00/night) and the adjoining Best Western ($209.00/night) while quantities last.  A hotel booking link will be provided in late February.


Registration to PAIL Network’s Connected in Care Conference is open to Health and Service Professionals, Undergraduate Students, and Bereaved Parents.

  • Health and Service Professionals are: members of a Regulated College in the field of their study, Indigenous Health Workers, non-clinical professionals working for a government funded agency, or community volunteers
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time
  • The term ‘Bereaved Parent’ includes: birthing and non-birthing parents, surrogates, and adoptive parents who have had a lived experience of pregnancy loss or infant death
  • Early Bird Registration is February 13 – April 30, 2023
  • Regular Registration is May 1 – July 31, 2023 (or when sold out)

Visit the PAIL website for more information.