In this episode Chris Duffy visits with LIndsey Wimmer, Executive Director of Star Legacy Foundation and Dr. Heather Florescue, an obstetrician in New York. Listen as they discuss the history of the Stillbirth Summit, what has been accomplished over the past 10 years since the first Stillbirth Summit and what to expect at the Stillbirth Summit in 2021.
This year the Stillbirth Summit will be held virtually on June 23-24, 2021! In addition, all lectures will be recorded and available following the event on the Star Legacy Foundation websigte. As in the past, the faculty roster include the most passionate stillbirth researchers from around the world. Click on the button above to learn more and register!
Due to the generosity of the Dittakavi family in memory of their daughter Sonum, the Virtual Summit is free to attend! Health professional continuing education is available for a minimal charge. Be sure to register today – even if you can’t attend the two days of the event, it will be available on our website following the event to registered individuals
Dr. Florescue is an OB/GYN. in private practice at Women Gynecology and Childbirth Associates in Rochester, N.Y. She delivers babies at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. She received her medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, completed her internship and residency in obstetrics & gynecology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is certified by the American Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She and her husband are parents to a set of triplets. Dr. Florescue is passionate about the prevention of pregnancy and infant loss and the care for families who suffer these terrible tragedies.
Lindsey Wimmer RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC, is the Founder and Executive Director of Star Legacy Foundation. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN and a Master of Science degree in pediatric nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO. She is currently pursuing her DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice) degree from St Catherine University. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner with 11 years experience in a primary care setting and 5 years in an emergency care setting. She most recently taught in the nursing department at St. Catherine University. Ms. Wimmer is certified in Perinatal Loss Care (CPLC) and frequently presents on perinatal loss prevention and bereavement care. Lindsey and her husband, Trent, are the parents of Garrett, their son who was stillborn at term in 2004, Grant, Bennett, and Austyn.