Wednesday 13th November 2019 (may be subject to change)


Registration, Networking & Exhibition Viewing


Seminar Stream E

E1. Research

Birth matters, mind set matters. How does antenatal education influence fear of childbirth and does this impact birthing outcomes?
Kerry Sutcliffe
University of Notre Dame, Australia

Comprehensive antenatal education birth preparation programs to reduce the rates of caesarean section in primiparous women. Protocol for an individual participant data prospective meta-analysis. The AEDUCATE Collaboration
Dr Kate Levett
Senior Research Fellow
School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Australia

E2. Education

Implementation of the first midwifery model in the public hospitals of Telangana, South India
Inderjeet Kaur
Director of Midwifery
Fernandez Foundation, India

Improving the safety of vaginal breech birth with an evidence-based algorithm
Dr Shawn Walker
Director, Lecturer, Breech Specialist Midwife
Breech Birth Network, Kings College London, GSTT

E3. Clinical Practice

Web tech for practice change; motivation, meaning & momentum
Hannah Tizard
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Managing Editor
Student Midwife Journal, All4Maternity

E4. Innovation & Transformation

The global strategy for women’s, children’s and adolescent’s health – let’s up our investment in ’transform’
Anna Af Ugglas
Global Programme and Implementation Manager
Laerdal Global Health, Norway

Mary Newburn
Head of Information & Research

E5. Sustainability (1hr)

Leadership & Change

From medicalisation to humanisation of birth
Professor Lesley Page CBE
Visiting Professor in Midwifery
King’s College London
Adjunct Professor UTS Australia
Griffith University Australia
Honorary Research Fellow
Oxford Brookes University

Panel Discussion


Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing


Seminar Stream F

F1. Research

Tokophobia – impacts on service and women’s choices
Louise Page
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
West Middlesex Hospital, London

F2. Education (1hr)

Keynote Presentation

Using qualitative research to bring women’s voices into global guidelines
Professor Soo Downe OBE
Professor in Midwifery Studies
University of Central Lancaster

F3. Clinical Practice

Increase ANC1 effective coverage through quality improvement in Chifra HC catchment area of Afar Region, Ethiopia
Aklilu Yeshitla
Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance Advisor
IntraHealth International
Dr Yared Abera
IntraHealth International

The starting place: a maternal mortality prevention initiative
Beth Johnson
Clinical Director
Heartline Ministries, Haiti

F4. Innovation & Transformation

Midwives’ role in overcoming the developing world maternity mortality equity gap
Dr Susan Aradeon
International Social and Behaviour Change Consultant, USA

Co-designing maternity health interventions with underserved communities
Rebeccah Bartlett
Nurse, Midwife and PhD Candidate
Monash University, Australia

F5. Innovation & Transformation Studio

Digital Care in the Maternity Care Pathway
Saadi Hussain
SmartMed Global


Lunch, Networking & Exhibition Viewing


Seminar Stream G

G1. Research

Service user voice, co-production & maternity voices partnerships in England
Catherine Williams
National Maternity Voices
NHS England Lay Member (Maternity, South East)

Transforming grief and self care for midwives
Stacey O’Brien
Director and Facilitator
A Kiss From An Angel, Australia

G2. Education

The Midwifery Unit Network: spreading the knowledge about optimal birth
Dr Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho PhD MSc RM
NIHR, Research Fellow and Midwifery Lecturer
Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, School of Health Sciences, City University London
Mary Newburn
Head of Information & Research

Addressing the Barriers to Effective Antenatal Education
Zoe Wright
The Real Birth Company

G3. Clinical Practice

OBS Cymru: reducing harm from postpartum haemorrhage in Wales
Elinore Macgillivray
Senior Improvement Manager
1000 Lives Improvement
Donna James

How do we making birth better for everyone?
Dr Rebecca Moore
Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist
Make Birth Better

G4. Innovation & Transformation

Nurse-Midwives in Kenya: experts in post-partum insertion of IUD: a new task shared
Winnie Shena
National Nurses Association of Kenya, Reproductive Health
Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, Reproductive Health, Kenya
Dr Anita Makins
Director FIGO PPIUD Initiative & Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology, International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Clinical outcomes of postpartum TCu38)A intrauterine contraceptive device inserted by midwives in Tanzania
Dr Sebalda Leshabari
Executive Secretary and Senior Lecturer
Tanzania Midwives Association and Muhimbili University of Health, Tanzania

G5. Innovation & Transformation

Maternal Journal – creative journaling to support mental health & well-being
Laura Godfrey-Isaacs
Community Midwife
King’s College Hospital

Student Midwife Reflective Journal: Innovation between practice and education
Kizzy Lynch
Lead Midwife for Education/Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader
University of Lincoln
Yvonne McGrath
Consultant Midwife
Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group


Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing


Seminar Stream H

H1. Education (1hr workshop)

Revolutionising maternity care with RESPECT – developing a toolkit for respectful maternity care
Anna Byrom
Director/Editor in Chief
The Practising Midwife
Stephanie Heys
Midwifery Lecturer
NIHR PhD Fellow
Division of Nursing Midwifery & Social Work, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology Medicine & Health,The University of Manchester

H2. Education

Transforming midwifery training and continuing professional development
Sue Macdonald
Consultant Midwife
Curator, Maternity Festivals UK

Risky teaching? Using creative methods to explore professional learning in midwifery education
Dr Jenny Hall
Independent Midwifery Educator and Researcher

H3. Clinical Practice

Maternal immunisation
David Green
Nurse Consultant – Immunisations
Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Department, National Infection Service, Public Health England

New rash in pregnancy advice and aide memoire for midwives
Dr Gayatri Amirthalingam
Consultant Epidemiologist
National Infection Service, Public Health England

H4. Innovation & Transformation

The natural caesarean: overcoming the obstacles and riding the waves – where next?
Jenny Smith
“Jentle Childbirth” Charity
Felicity Plaat
Consultant Anaesthetist
Queen Charlotte’s & Hammersmith Hospitals

Liverpool Women’s Hospital: driving forward bedside neonatal resuscitation and delayed cord clamping (DCC) nationally and internationally
Andrew Weeks
Consultant Obstetrician
Liverpool Women’s Hospital

H5. Video Theatre Studios

A series of best practice video presentations depicting the latest innovations in clinical practice, education and research.

Your chance to watch the videos, followed by questions and discussion with their authors.

Panel Discussion


Closing Broadcast Programme

Guest of Honour

Panel Review of Programmes