International Maternity Experience

COVID-19 has presented a huge challenge to maternity and midwifery services worldwide, laying bare shocking inequalities across healthcare and challenging the resilience and sustainability of maternity services. It has accelerated the use of online technology but restricted access to other facilities. Resulting in giant online uptake but limiting access to contact time, requiring midwives to improvise, regulators to fast track changes to practice, midwifery schools to return students and lecturers to the wards and birth centres and mothers to change their birth choices. What have we learned, what will persist and what has to be recovered from and made sustainable?
7 September - 9 September, 2020 | Live, Online and On Demand
Join event

About

COVID-19 has presented a huge challenge to maternity and midwifery services worldwide, laying bare shocking inequalities across healthcare and challenging the resilience and sustainability of maternity services.  

It has accelerated the use of online technology but restricted access to other facilities.  Resulting in giant online uptake but limiting access to contact time, requiring midwives to improvise, regulators to fast track changes to practice, midwifery schools to return students and lecturers to the wards and birth centres and mothers to change  their birth choices.

What have we learned, what will persist and what has to be recovered from and made sustainable?

3
Day Event
42
Speakers
39
Sessions
7 - 9 September, 2020 | Live, Online and On Demand

International Maternity Experience

Speakers

Dr Jenny McNeill
Lead Midwife for Education/Senior Lecturer School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queens University Belfast
Dr Perpetua Goodall MD
Dr Perpetua Goodall MD
University of Chicago Medical Center, USA Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Jennie Joseph
Executive Director Commonsense Childbirth Inc
Louise Page
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – West Middlesex site
Alicia Burnett
Student Midwife | Advocate The Student Midwife Journal
Jacqui Williams MA, BSc (Hons), RM ADM, Dip AppSS
Senior Midwifery Education Advisor Nursing and Midwifery Council
Verena Wallace MBE
Senior Midwifery Adviser (Policy) Nursing and Midwifery Council
Maria Booker
Programmes Director Birthrights
Louise Oliver
Breastfeeding Counsellor and Peer Support Trainer and Founder Diversity in Infant Feeding
Victoria Cochrane
Director of Midwifery & Gynaecology Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex Hospital
Sarah Noble
Head of Midwifery South Warwickshire NHS Trust
Barbara Harper
Waterbirth International Waterbirth and Gentle Birth
Professor Michael West
Senior Visiting Fellow and Professor of Organisational Psychology The King’s Fund and Lancaster University
Sascha Wells-Munro OBE
NHS England Deputy Chief Midwifery Officer
Manjit Roseghini
Director of Midwifery Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Judy Evans
Judy Evans
Member RCN Midwifery Forum Steering Group Committee
Louise Pye
Head of Family Engagement Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch
Saraswathi Vedam RM, PhD, FACNM, Sci D (hc)
Saraswathi Vedam RM, PhD, FACNM, Sci D (hc)
Lead Investigator of the Birth Place Lab and Professor of Midwifery University of British Columbia
Dr Kathryn Gutteridge
Dr Kathryn Gutteridge
Consultant Midwife; President Royal College of Midwives
Dr Mari Greenfield
ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow King’s College, London
Deborah Froiio
Midwife Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital
Mr Edward Morris MD FRCOG
President Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Dr Sheena Byrom OBE
DIrector All4Maternity
Professor Mary J Renfrew FRSE
Professor of Mother and Infant Health University of Dundee
Dr Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho
Lecturer City University London
Inderjeet Kaur
Director of Midwifery Fernandez Foundation, India
Professor Anthony Costello
Professor of Global Health and Sustainable Development UCL Institute for Global Health
Professor Soo Downe OBE
Professor in Midwifery Studies UCLAN
Professor Lesley Page CBE
King’s College London Visiting Professor in Midwifery
Dr Valerie Smith
Professor in Midwifery, School of Nursing & Midwifery Trinity College Dublin
Dr Neel Shah MD MPP FACOG
Dr Neel Shah MD MPP FACOG - Speakers Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Reproductive Biology Harvard Medical School; Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Ariadne Labs
Hannah Dahlen AM
Professor of Midwifery, Discipline Leader of Midwifery and Associate Dean School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University
Neil Stewart
Editorial Director Maternity and Midwifery Forum
Dr Andrew Weeks
Consultant Obstetrician Liverpool Women’s Hospital
Dr Özge Tuncalp
Maternal and Perinatal Health and Preventing Unsafe Abortion Team Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organisation
Dianne Garland FRCM SRN RM ADM PGCEA MSc
Midwifery Consultant Midwife Expert
Professor Grace Edwards
Professor Grace Edwards
Professor of Midwifery Education and Practice Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Uganda
Luseshelo Fanny Simwinga
Luseshelo Fanny Simwinga
Midwife Malawi
Dr Anna Coonan-Byrom
Senior Lecturer University of Central Lancashire
Samson Udho
Samson Udho
Samson Udho - Speakers Lecturer & Clinical Supervisor-Midwifery Lira University-Uganda & Lira University Teaching Hospital
Tinuke Awe
Co-founder FivexMore Campaign
Clotilde Rebecca Abe
Co-founder FivexMore Campaign

Agenda

13:00 - 13:30

Partners and supporters

The International Programme

13:30 - 13:55

PANDEMIC PLANNING: LESSONS LEARNED - Chair's welcome and introduction

The International Programme

13:55 - 14:10

Responding to the global shock of COVID 19: cope, adapt, transform?

The International Programme

Professor Mary J Renfrew FRSE

14:10 - 14:20

Learning from Europe’s early hotspots

The International Programme

Dr Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho

14:20 - 14:30

Impact on maternity services in India

The International Programme

Inderjeet Kaur

14:30 - 14:40

QUESTIONS FROM THE ONLINE AUDIENCE

The International Programme

14:40 - 14:50

COMFORT BREAK

14:50 - 15:05

Global challenges to maternal and newborn health, during and after COVID-19

The International Programme

Professor Anthony Costello

15:05 - 15:25

Work and vision of the Global Perinatal Task Force

The International Programme

Saraswathi Vedam RM, PhD, FACNM, Sci D (hc)

15:25 - 15:30

An American Experience of COVID-19

The International Programme

Dr Perpetua Goodall MD

15:30 - 15:40

QUESTIONS FROM THE ONLINE AUDIENCE

The International Programme

15:40 - 15:50

COMFORT BREAK

15:50 - 16:05

TRENDS IN HUMANISATION AND INTERVENTION - Building trustworthy systems for childbirth

The International Programme

Dr Neel Shah MD MPP FACOG

16:05 - 16:20

How can we build back better after COVID-19? Learning from good examples around the world

The International Programme

Professor Soo Downe OBE

16:20 - 16:35

Humanisation of childbirth - why we need it more than ever

The International Programme

Professor Lesley Page CBE

16:35 - 16:45

QUESTIONS FROM THE ONLINE AUDIENCE

The International Programme

16:45 - 16:50

COMFORT BREAK

16:50 - 17:10

Open report from WHO tracking. Trends and Concerns

The International Programme

Dr Özge Tuncalp

17:10 - 17:30

Young midwifery leaders - respectful maternity care

The International Programme

17:30 - 17:45

QUESTIONS FROM THE ONLINE AUDIENCE

The International Programme

17:45 - 18:15

IME AWARDS

The International Programme

Contact information