N.B. Festival programme may be subject to change

8:45

Get Ready

Meet our Festival Partners and Supporters

9:00

Chairs Welcome
Sue Macdonald
Midwifery Consultant; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery

9:15

Keynote address:
Clare Haughey MSP
Minister for Mental Health
Scottish Government

9:30

Contemporary postnatal care
Professor Helen Cheyne
Professor of Maternal and Child Health Research & RCM (Scotland)
Professor of Midwifery Research, University of Stirling

10:00

Reducing our carbon footprint in maternity care
Dr Lorna Davies RM PhD
Academic Manager and Associate Head of Midwifery
Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd Department of Health Practice, New Zealand

10:30

Compassion and its relationship to mental wellbeing and quality of life
Professor Caroline Hollins Martin
Professor of Maternal Health
Edinburgh Napier University

11:00

Interval

11:00

Ask the Experts (15 minute meetings)

See each exhibitors profile page here for more details on how to join

11:15

SEMINAR 1

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

Jane Plumb MBE
Chief Executive
Group B Strep Support

Questions from the online audience

WORKSHOP 1

Acupressure for pain relief in labour

Loredana Zordan
Midwife Acupuncturist

Questions from the online audience

11:45

SEMINAR 3

Back to basics – back to baby

Lynsay Allan
Executive Director
Scottish Cot Death Trust

Questions from the online audience

12:15

Lunch/Comfort Break

12:15

Ask the Experts (15 minute meetings)

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13:15

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

Jill Somerville MSc
Director of Global Medical
WaterWipes, Ireland

Questions from the online audience
Being your best midwife: how MATFLIX can prepare you for study, promotion and revalidation

Dr Jenny Hall
Editor
MATFLIX

Questions from the online audience

13:45

Better births for BAME, BME, POC, WOC, ETHNIC, BLACK women. What are you going to do about it?
Lola Ornato
Midwife
Whittington NHS Trust

Questions from the online audience

14:15

Interval

14:15

Ask the Experts (15 minute meetings)

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14:30

Supporting parents from pregnancy to parenthood: a toolkit for care
Kirsty Lockhart
Family Support Service Officer, North-East
Down’s Syndrome Scotland

Questions from the online audience

15:00

Iron deficiency in pregnancy: causes, cases & conclusions
Avril Flynn
Midwife, Childbirth Educator & Hypnobirthing Practitioner

Questions from the online audience

15:30

Interval

15:45

Presentation of the Scotland 2020 Maternity & Midwifery Festival Award

16:00

Your images and feedback from the day

Send us your photos, comments and suggestions and we’ll share them on the big screen!

16:05

Life histories

Dr Gillian Smith MBE DUniv
Retired Director, RCM
Chair, MaMa Conference
Patron, SiMBA Charity
Chair, Mummy’s Star Charity

16:30

Closing comments

Sue Macdonald
Midwifery Consultant

16:40

Close of festival