This conference is themed on the midwifery book The Roar Behind the Silence edited by Sheena Byrom and Professor Soo Downe. ‘Why kindness, compassion and respect matter in maternity care’.
We have an amazing line-up of speakers who will inspire and hopefully reinvigorate Irish midwives, student midwives and all maternity care workers.
Opening address: Susan Kent, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, with responsibility for Women's Health, Child Health and Welfare and Primary Care Service, Dept. of Health.
How the principles of the book Roar Behind the Silence are reflected in the global developments on maternity care disrespect and abuse - Professor Soo Downe, BA(hons), RM, MSc, PhD OBE
Our Journey to the Pool- Paula Barry, Research Midwife, Coombe women's hospital
Optimal Cord Clamping: Whose blood is it anyway? - Amanda Burleigh, Midwife and RCM Board member, BJM Midwife of the year 2015
Protecting the birth environment - Katrina Ashton, Specialist Midwife Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health and Psychoanalytic psychotherapist,
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Why kindness, compassion and respect in maternity care improves efficiency, effectiveness, experience and staff morale - Sheena Byrom, freelance consultant midwife, OBE & Honorary fellow of RCM
10 years of the direct entry Midwifery degree programme, how far have we come and how far have we to go? - Presentation by Caroline Halligan RM (2006) and Deborah Hadley, UL student midwife (2016) and discussion
GlobalVillageMidwives - Deirdre Munro, Midwife, Deirdre Munro founder of global village midwives, midwife lecturer and health service designer
Maternity strategy, where to now? - Dr. Krysia Lynch, Chair of AIMS Ireland, Birth Activist, Women's Maternal Health Specialist, Doula.
Peace, Love and Oxytocin - Kathy Cleere RM, hypnobirthing teacher and Cuidiú antenatal teacher
Closing Address: June Shannon award winning medical journalist, and recently appointed clinical editor and reporter for Irish Medical Times.