OCAMPR (The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion) has announced its 2012 conference: The Child Conceived: Considering Infertility Treatment, Miscarriage and Early Child Loss. It will be held in Chicago on November 2nd and 3rd, but other details are still yet to be announced.
May this new site be a wonderful memorial to her son Nectarie and may his memory be eternal!
If you have experienced a pregnancy loss (stillbirth or miscarriage) in the past 6 months to 4 years, we want to hear YOUR story. Drexel University is conducting a research study to learn how women healed and moved on from the grief of their loss.
You are eligible if you:
1. Are between the ages of 19 and 50.
2. Live in the United States
3. Identify as either White/Caucasian or Black/African American
4. Experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth any time between October, 2007, and April, 2011.
The study is confidential and secure- your identity and medical information will be not be shared with anyone outside the research team at Drexel University. Your answers will not be linked to your name or identity. The study takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete, and can be done online or over the phone (you can choose how you want to participate).
As a “thank you,” we are offering a choice of a small “care package” (of lotion, chocolate, and tea), or a Dunkin Donuts gift card (both are worth approximately $5) to women who participate. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for the study.
Thank you- we are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
The conference for 2012 is still under construction but will dovetail on this year’s conference. From the website:
The next two OCAMPR conferences are dedicated to helping you the caregiver gain greater insight into the medical, psychological, and spiritual world of conception, child-birth, and childlessness, and develop the tools that will enable you to more fully appreciate and minister to those inhabiting this complicated universe.
The 2012 conference will be focused on pregnancy and infant loss and infertility. I have rendered some very small assistance to the conference planning committee and hope to work with them more next year (as my emotional healing is furthered). Megan Brightwell, the planning chairman for the 2012 conference, very kindly mentioned Lost Innocents on their website.
If you are a medical professional, nurse, counselor, doctor, etc., then please check out the OCAMPR website and consider attending their conferences. They have put a great deal of work into them.