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Wales & SW Maternity and Midwifery Festival

Wales & SW Maternity and Midwifery Festival

16 September, 2020

Wales & SW Maternity and Midwifery Festival


Welcome to Maternity & Midwifery Forum

The UK and Ireland’s largest regional gatherings of midwifery professionals

We look forward to welcoming you to The Wales & South West Maternity & Midwifery Online Festival on Wednesday 16th September 2020.


With 600,000 babies born each year, midwives aren’t about to let COVID-19 stop them in their tracks.

We might not be able to come together in Cardiff to celebrate and share knowledge, to network and recharge our batteries, but we’ve got the next best thing.

The Wales and South West England Maternity and Midwifery Festival will be live streamed on Wednesday 16 September entirely online. A day of leadership, education and clinical updates to keep you abreast of latest developments and innovations at the click of a mouse.

Speakers


Katie Massie-Taylor
Georgia Allan
Sheridan Thomas
Cheri Price
Paul Golden
Professor Billie Hunter CBE
Dr Jenny Hall
Professor Hannah Dahlen
Sue Macdonald
Elizabeth Glyn-Jones
Shelly Higgins
Mary Lynch
Jilly Ireland
Emilie Wicks
Jane Plumb MBE
Kayleigh Sherwin
Jill Sommerville MSc
Victoria Owens
Lucy Marks MBE
Dr Jane Gibbons
Dr Sarah Milosevic
Vaughan Gething AM
Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe
Maryanne Bray (left), Kate Siddall (centre) and Vikki Keeping (right), alongside our Lead Research and Development Obstetric Consultant Summia Zaher.
Professor Hannah Dahlen AM
Professor Amy Brown

Schedule


08:00 - 08:10

Chair's introductory remarks

Main Hall

Sue Macdonald

08:10 - 08:40

Birth at the time of COVID-19

Main Hall

Professor Hannah Dahlen AM

08:40 - 09:10

Emotional support, women, midwives, students and COVID-19

Main Hall

Professor Billie Hunter CBE

09:10 - 09:40

MyMidwivesInitiative: reducing racial Inequality within maternity care

Main Hall

09:40 - 10:00

Questions from the online audience

Main Hall

10:00 - 10:15

Interval

10:15 - 10:30

‘Becoming dad’: identifying the support needs of fathers in their transition to parenthood

Main Hall

10:30 - 10:45

Reducing social isolation amongst new mothers

Main Hall

Katie Massie-Taylor

10:45 - 10:55

Questions from the online audience

Main Hall

10:55 - 11:10

Keynote Address

Main Hall

Vaughan Gething AM

11:10 - 11:20

Interval

Main Hall

11:20 - 11:35

IMPROVING CARE FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES - Exploring motivational interviewing – potential for benefit to both service users and maternity care staff

Main Hall

Jilly Ireland

11:35 - 11:50

Group B Strep: update on policy, practice and available resources

Main Hall

Jane Plumb MBE

11:50 - 12:00

Questions from the online audience

Main Hall

12:00 - 12:30

Lunch/Comfort Break Enter our Virtual Exhibition Competition

12:30 - 12:50

IMPROVING CARE FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES - Mediation for midwives

Main Hall

Paul Golden

12:50 - 13:10

IMPROVING CARE FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES - Birth ‘outside the system’: A hermeneutic literature review of women’s and midwives’ influences and experiences in relation to alternative birth choices

Main Hall

Cheri Price

13:10 - 13:20

IMPROVING CARE FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES - How to lessen stress and fear before and during childbirth

Main Hall

Emilie Wicks

13:20 - 13:30

Questions from the online audience

Main Hall

13:30 - 13:40

Interval followed by More Parallel Sessions

13:40 - 14:00

Evidence based birth and parenting – exploring benefits, risks and misconceptions

Main Hall

Professor Amy Brown

14:00 - 14:05

Questions from the online audience

Main Hall

14:05 - 14:20

Enabling midwives to support women in using coping strategies to facilitate the delivery of a safe, personalised and purposeful birth experience (ACE Study)

Main Hall

Mary Lynch

14:20 - 14:25

Questions from the online audience

Main Hall

14:30 - 14:45

Is there anything purer than cotton wool & water?: An examination of caring for both full term and neonatal babies’ skin

Main Hall

Jill Sommerville MSc

14:45 - 14:50

Questions from the online audience

Main Hall

14:50 - 15:05

Sustainability and the NMC education standards

Main Hall

Dr Jenny Hall

15:05 - 15:10

16:05 Questions from the online audience

Main Hall

15:10 - 15:15

Comfort Break & Poster Display

15:15 - 15:25

Presentation of the Wales & SW 2020 Maternity & Midwifery Festival Award

Main Hall

15:25 - 15:30

Your images and feedback from the day

Main Hall

15:30 - 15:40

Closing comments

Main Hall

Sue Macdonald
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