01 Keynote :: Sarah Stewart

May 4, 2023 @ 22:00 – 22:50 UTC Timezone
Room D

Onwards and upwards. Turning a pandemic into midwifery opportunities

Speaker: Sarah Stewart

Facilitator: Deborah Davis

Fifteen years ago I started the Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) on my kitchen table. The first year I pretty much spent talking to myself. Who could have guessed all these years later that a global pandemic, which would cause such devastation, would also make virtual conferencing an everyday occurrence. And that the organising committee could leverage COVID-19 into an opportunity to grow the VIDM to an audience of thousands across the world. In this presentation I will be reflecting on the lessons I learned over the years I was facilitating the VIDM about leadership, collaboration and innovation which are critical elements we need to influence and shape midwifery and women/people-centred care as we transition out of the pandemic.

Recording: https://youtu.be/TeuD1XwAEU0