(N.B.festival programme may be subject to change)

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Wellbeing Session

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Self Development Session

8:30-9:15

Registration, refreshments, exhibition and academic poster display

09:15

Chair’s welcome
Sue Macdonald
Midwifery Consultant

09:30

Evidenced based practice. How far have we come and what do we still need to know?
Professor Julia Sanders
Professor of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery
Cardiff University

09:50

Leadership, influencing and changing practice
Jennifer Clarke
‘Jenny the Midwife’

10:10

Art, birth and culture
Laura Godfrey-Isaacs
Community Midwife
King’s College Hospital

10:30

Questions and discussion

10:50

Professional box sets launch
Dr Jenny Hall
Editor, Box Set Editor
Maternity and Midwifery Forum
Neil Stewart
Editorial Director
Maternity and Midwifery Forum

11:00

Keynote speech:
Vaughan Gething AM
Cabinet Secretary For Health And Social Services
Welsh Government

11:20-12:00

Refreshments, networking, exhibition and academic poster display

11:30-11:45

Mini Masterclasses (optional)

MINI MASTERCLASS

The value of box sets – how to access, use and benefit

Dr Jenny Hall
Editor, Box Set Editor
Maternity and Midwifery Forum
Neil Stewart
Editorial Director
Maternity and Midwifery Forum

MEET THE AUTHOR

Book signing at Pop Up Book Shop
Professor Amy Brown
Professor of Child Public Health
Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University
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MINI MASTERCLASS

Being critical … of a research article

Dr Cathy Ashwin
Head of MIDIRS
Honorary Assistant Professor
University of Nottingham
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12:00-12:25

Seminars

Each seminar will be no longer than 25 minutes, with 5 minutes between seminars to allow for movement between rooms.

The Management Challenges Stream will last 1 hour and 30 minutes so will span the two morning seminar sessions and the first half of the lunch break.

Management Challenges Stream

12:00-13:30
(1hr30mins)

This stream will be of interest to senior midwives, including managers, heads of service and midwife lecturers, providing a more strategic view on several issues and an opportunity for networking.


The 5 year vision for Maternity services in Wales
Karen Jewell
Nursing Officer for Maternity and Early Years
Office of the CNO Wales, Welsh Government

Seminar 1

THEME: Teaching, learning and assessing

NMC SSSA: replacing the current Mentorship Standards

Nicky Clarke
Senior Lecturer, Lead Midwife for Education, Subject Head of Midwifery and Child, and Deputy Admissions Tutor
University of Hull

Seminar 2

THEME: Improving care for mothers and babies

Group B Strep: midwifery practice and the revised RCOG guidelines on Group B Streptococcus: insight from affected families

Alison Stanley
Student Midwife
University of Brighton

Seminar 3

THEME: Bringing in better births for mothers and babies

Why do so few women use a pool for labour or birth? Exploring the experiences and attitudes of women, midwives and medical staff

Dr Sarah Milosevic
Research Associate
Cardiff University

Seminar 4

THEME: Parents’ voices

Dad matters to mum, to baby, to everyone

Kieran Anders
Dad Matters Project Manager
Home-Start Oldham, Stockport and Tameside

12:35-13:00

Seminars

Each seminar will be no longer than 25 minutes, with 5 minutes between seminars to allow for movement between rooms.

Management Challenges Stream (cont.)

12:00-13:30
(1hr30mins)

This stream will be of interest to senior midwives, including managers, heads of service and midwife lecturers, providing a more strategic view on several issues and an opportunity for networking.


New born screening – national perspectives
Dr Bryan Beattie
Consultant in Obstetrics, Fetal and Maternity Medicine
University Hospital of Wales
Founder, Owner and Director
Innermost Healthcare

Seminar 5

THEME: Putting research & evidence into practice

Midwives Voices Wales

Judith Cutter
Consultant Midwife
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Seminar 6

THEME: International voices

Midwives@ethiopia: cross-cultural, collaborative working

Brydon Williams
Clinical Supervisor for Midwives
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board/Midwives@ethiopia
Emma Mills
Lead Clinical Research Midwife
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Seminar 7

THEME: Changing practice

‘I feel guilt I couldn’t do more’: how can we address these feelings in providing high quality care and looking after ourselves?

Dr Jenny Hall
Box Set Editor
Maternity and Midwifery Forum

Seminar 8

THEME: Midwives making a difference

Better beginnings = brighter futures: Providing bespoke midwifery care for young parents in the Vale of Glamorgan

Nikki Lacey
Specialist Midwife for the Under 19s
Vale Parenting Service

13:10-14:35

Lunch and Seminars

Each seminar will be no longer than 25 minutes, with 5 minutes between seminars to allow for movement between rooms.

Management Challenges Stream (cont.)

12:00-13:30
(1hr30mins)

This stream will be of interest to senior midwives, including managers, heads of service and midwife lecturers, providing a more strategic view on several issues and an opportunity for networking.


Improving Care for Mothers and babies – a network approach
Ann Remmers
Clinical Director
South West Maternity and Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Clinical Network Regional Maternity Safety Champion
Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead
West of England Academic Health Science Network

13:10-13:35

Lunch
Seminar 9
Seminar 10

Seminar 9

THEME: Bringing in Better Births for mothers and babies

Pregnancy yoga; discovering and sharing the benefits

Becky Westbury
Community Team Midwife Leader
Bronglais Hospital
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Seminar 10

THEME: Bringing in Better Births for mothers and babies

Do maternal experiences of childbirth influence infant behaviour?

Carmen Power
PhD Student
Swansea University

Seminar 11

THEME: Putting research into practice

Finding Myself Again: Establishing a Midwife-Led Service to Treat Birth Trauma

Susie Moore
Associate Professor
Swansea University

WORKSHOP

THEME: Midwives making a difference

What messages do women get about their body during pregnancy, birth and as a new mother and why does it matter?

Professor Amy Brown
Professor of Child Public Health
Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University

14:00-14:25

Seminar 11
Workshop
Lunch

14:35-15:00

Seminars

Each seminar will be no longer than 25 minutes, with 5 minutes between seminars to allow for movement between rooms.

Seminar 12

THEME: Putting research & evidence into practice

Midwife-led physical activity classes during pregnancy: preparing the body for labour and birth, supporting women to be healthy and active in pregnancy

Abigail Holmes
Consultant Midwife
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

WORKSHOP (continued)

THEME: Midwives making a difference

Midwives and social media: join in the conversation!

Sheena Byrom OBE
Consultant Midwife/Director
All4Maternity
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Seminar 13

THEME: Midwives making a difference

The Einion Test: birth narratives and maternal agency – a critical toolkit to analyse representations of birth

Dr Alys Einion
Associate Professor of Midwifery and Reproductive Health
Swansea University

Seminar 14

THEME: Parental voices

If I don’t know my choices it’s not informed consent

Cate Langley
Consultant Midwife
Hywel Dda University Health Board

15:00-15:25

Refreshments, networking, exhibition and academic poster display

15:30

INTERACTIVE SESSION: LOL Laughterworks: How to deal with stress and build resilience within the healthcare profession – through laughter! Interactive session
Deborah Hodson & Denise Tooley-Okonkwo
LOL Laughter Works
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16:00

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Presented by:

Karen Jewell
Nursing Officer for Maternity and Early Years
Office of the CNO Wales, Welsh Government

Sue Macdonald
Midwifery Consultant and Festival Chair

16:30

Evaluation, revalidation and closing comments
Sue Macdonald
Midwifery Consultant

16:45

Close of festival

Poster Presentations

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