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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As co-chairs of the 2023 ISPID International Conference, we warmly welcome you to Florence, Italy. The theme of this year’s conference is Baby Survival: Global Achievements and Future Challenges. It has been 21 years since Florence hosted its first and very successful ISPID SIDS and SUDI conference. We are looking forward to another wonderful conference in this beautiful city known for its Renaissance Art, architecture and monuments, culture and food.

Members of the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (ISPID), and gracious hosts Semi per la SIDS ONLUS and Fondazione Meyer, will join other delegates from around the world to further our knowledge through research initiatives and families’ experiences to improve outcomes for our future generations and protect precious lives.

The multidisciplinary nature of this conference will provide something for everyone who is involved in the provision of care for our families. A key aspect of the conference will be to listen and learn from the parents and relatives who have experienced the tragedy of losing a baby, taking forward common goals for improved provision of healthcare and education, promoting global research in this field and encouraging every professional to seek innovative ways to improve their service.

Enjoy this opportunity to network with each other, share ideas, and engage in stimulating discussions. We wish you a successful conference!

Dr. Raffaele Piumelli
Florence, Italy

Dr. Fern R. Hauck
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Dear Colleagues, dear Parents,

we are very pleased to welcome you at the ISPID Conference in Florence.

This conference is a great opportunity for listening to leading public figures and experts from all over the world who are here to present their works and discuss the most recent findings on Stillbirth, SIDS and SUDI.

This meeting is also a significant occasion to share personal experiences and be part of an international network of outstanding researchers and activists.

As bereaved parents, we invite you to join us also at the events of remembrance and at the workshops dedicated to self and mutual help. The scientific sessions in fact are paralleled by a specific program for parents, that includes bereavement seminars, moments of sharing and many other valuable activities for all family members.

The conference will be closed by a Memorial Service and a light ceremony at the Istituto degli Innocenti, an iconic institution in Florence that has always paid attention to children wellness ever since the Renaissance period.

Yours sincerely,

Allegra Bonomi
Semi per la SIDS Onlus, Florence, Italy

Alfredo Vannacci
Ciao Lapo, Prato, taly

Quick Links

Here are the quick links to go directly to the Registration, Abstract and Program pages.


From here you can upload your abstract if you wish to participate as a speaker. Participation as a speaker implies conference registration.


From here you can go directly to the registration form.


From here you can enter the section dedicated to the scientific program, which will be complete and detailed from July 1st, as well as family initiatives and extra activities for participants.

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