(agenda may be subject to change)

The day will commence and conclude with a series of plenary presentations.

09.00 Refreshments, networking, exhibition and academic poster display
09:20 Chair's Welcome
Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Consultant
09:30 Preventing Stillbirths: A National Campaign
Professor Jason Gardosi, Director, The Perinatal Institute
10:00 The Art of Birthing and the Art of OBSTRACT
Dr Gloria Esegbona, Midwife and Winston Churchill Fellow 2015, King’s College Learning Institute
10:20 Domestic Violence - The Research and The Practice
Susan Leneghan, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ulster University
10:40 Evidence for everyday midwifery: bringing research and practice together though social media
Sarah Chapman, Knowledge Broker, Cochrane UK
11:00 Questions and Discussion
11.15 Refreshments, networking, exhibition and academic poster display
11:55-12:20 A choice of three 30 minute seminars chosen from submitted abstracts
SMA Theme: Research and Evidence Theme: Effective use of Technology
Seminar 1
Nutrition in the first 1000 days and the impact on long term health
Maude Grant, Medical Communications Manager, Nestle Nutrition UK SMA
Seminar 2
Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group: achieving the Government's ambition to reduce smoking in pregnancy
Dr Beckie Lang, Programme Director, Improving Performance in Practice, incorporating the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre
Seminar 3
QUIPP: a tool to assist clinicians in the assessment of pregnant women at risk of preterm birth
Jenny Carter, NIHR Clinical Academic Training Fellow/Research Midwife Division of Women’s Health King’s College London; Women’s Health Academic Centre, KHP
12:25-12:50 A choice of three 30 minute seminars chosen from submitted abstracts
Theme: Public Health Challenges Theme: Research and Evidence Theme: Effective use of Technology
Seminar 4
Why do some women choose to freebirth in the UK? An interpretative phenomenological study
Claire Feeley, PhD Student/Midwife, Milton Keynes University Hospital/University of Central Lancashire
Seminar 5
Seeding baby’s microbiome: what CAN we tell parents?
Bridget Supple, Parent Educator, Birmingham Women’s Hospital; NCT; TAMBA
Seminar 6
MiApp: a national, standardised electronic record to enhance partnership between mother and clinician and improve quality of maternity care
Angela Mushing, Specialist Midwife, Perinatal Institute
12:50-14:00 Lunch, networking, exhibition and academic poster display
13:00-13:55 Lunchtime Seminars
13:00-13:25 Lunchtime Seminar 1
Healthy backs for midwives
Harbir Singh, Osteopath & Lead Patient Handling Advisor, Homerton University Hospitals
13:30-13:55 Lunchtime Seminar 2
Reiki and the birth experience
Wendy Henry, Reiki Therapist, Birmingham and Kate Jones, Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master
14:00-14:25 A choice of three 30 minute seminars chosen from submitted abstracts
Theme: Effective use of Technology Theme: Ensuring Quality Care for Mothers and Their Babies Theme: International Issues
Seminar 7
MIA Maternity: Using a clinical tool to remove paper processes, increase efficiency and deliver better care to mothers babies - and midwives!
Nigel Elson, Co-founder and Commercial Director, Isosec Justine Baines, Infant Feeding Team Lead, Central Manchester Foundation Trust ISOSEC
Seminar 8
Student led antenatal classes
Clare Winter, Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton
Seminar 9
Promoting newborn care in Zambia: exploring challenges and opportunities
Faith Kayembe, Senior Lecturer Midwifery, Canterbury Christ Church University
14:30-14:55 A choice of three 30 minute seminars chosen from submitted abstracts
Theme: Sponsored Seminar Theme: TBA Theme: International Issues
Seminar 10
Early Life Nutrition: the importance of nutrition before, during and after pregnancy
Jacqueline Lowdon, Paediatric Dietitian and Team Leader in Therapy & Dietetics, Manchester Children's Hospital
Danone Nutricia
Seminar 11
Impact of the antenatal mental health liaison clinics in Birmingham on admissions to the Mother and Baby Unit
Emily Barry, Medical Student, University of Birmingham
Seminar 12
CALMED (Collaborative Action to Lower Maternity Encountered Deaths): conclusion of a 3-year project in India, March 2013 -February 2016
Manjit Roseghini, Head of Midwifery and Women’s Health and Caroline Duncombe, Midwife, Whittington Hospital
14:55-15:30 Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30 The Journey to Calling the Midwife
Terri Coates, Midwife, Lecturer, Writer and Clinical Editor for the BBC Call the Midwife Series
15:50 Questions and Discussion
16:05 Closing remarks
Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Consultant
16:15 Conference Closes