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WOMEN'S VOICES CONFERENCE 2017
Sat 14 October 2017, 08:30 – 16:45 BST
Following on from the very successful Women’s Voices Conference in 2016, we are pleased to announce this years conference will be held at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Regents Park, London.
We received an overwhelming positive response from those who attended last years conference:
“As a newly qualified midwife this conference was the best and most Important days of my training – so emotional and powerful. I know I will be a better midwife because of this day.”
“Women’s voices should be at the centre of maternity care. This conference is such a great step towards that. We need more of this!”
The best conference I have been to because it was centred around women’s experiences – inspiring, moving and empowering.
“All the speakers were fantastic. The courage shown by the women who shared their birth stories was incredible, and their stories were so moving.”
“Absolutely fabulous, we must do it again and again!”
“Amazing day, thank you! Lovely to feel part of such a positive and powerful network of women (and men….)”
The Women’s Voices Conference is a service user driven event, providing a platform for women to share their maternity experiences in a safe environment to an audience of individuals interested in improving women’s maternity services.
Through sharing experiences and discussing difficult issues we aim to work collaboratively to inspire future maternity care.
The conference will appeal to midwives, obstetricians, doulas, services users, commissioners and anyone with an interest in maternity services.
A donation from the proceeds of the conference will be made to a nominated charity, organisation or fundraiser set up to support women and their families during pregnancy, birth or the antenatal period. Nominations can be made on the Facebook page or via email here.
The day will focus on women’s maternity experiences, told in their own words, their voices speaking their truth, ensuring that women are kept at the heart of maternity care.
We shall be sharing stories in an environment of collaboration, working together to shape maternity services for the better. Through discussion and interactive workshops we will be exploring why it is so vital that women are in the driving seat of their birth, that they are in control, that their choices are respected and how their maternity experience impacts on their identity as a mother, family life and society as a whole.
The themes of the conference will focus on how the human rights framework fits into maternity care. We will be discussing informed consent and informed decision making in the post Montgomery age. The conference will explore how choices are presented to women discussing the idea that ‘safe care is personalised care’ following Better Births.
“I urge you to play your part in creating the maternity services you want for your family and your community. Voice your opinions….. and challenge those providing the services to meet your expectations.” (Julia Cumberlege, Chair of the National Maternity Review Team, Better Births report 2016)
We will be celebrating those who’s practice has been influenced by facilitating truly women centred care and are leading the way by example.
We will hear from those who continually strive to improve women’s maternity experience and reduce unnecessary intervention.
For speaker information please see here: https://womensvoicesconference.wordpress.com/speakers/
Be sure to book your seat at the conference that everyone is talking about.
Ticket price includes food and berverages throughout the day.
This years conference is supported by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
For more information about the conference and the #Womensvoices17 campaign see https://womensvoicesconference.wordpress.com
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
You can find all information on travelling to the event here: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/contact-us/directions/
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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What's the refund policy?
Tickets cant be refunded but may be transfered. Please notify the organiser if transfering the ticket.