VIDM 2019 Programme Calendar

All VIDM 2019 Conference sessions are listed using UTC, starting at 22:00 on 04 May. Each listing contains a local time link for you to check.

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May 4 @ 23:00 – 23:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Fiona Marlow Facilitators: Megan Koontz  & Conny Krebs Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-02 Have we thrown the baby out with the bath water? In the 1990’s the training of traditional midwives (TBA) … Continue reading "2. Have we thrown the baby out with the bath water?"
May 5 @ 01:00 – 01:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Lianne Schwartz Facilitators: Hazel Keedle & Marcela Mendoza Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-04 Recent studies have highlighted high rates of post-traumatic stress (PTS) symptoms amongst midwives, with potentially severe impacts on the … Continue reading "4. Midwives, post-traumatic stress and burnout: Exploring solutions"
May 5 @ 03:00 – 03:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speakers: Meng Xue and Irene Chain Kalinowski Facilitator: Hazel Keedle     Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-06 China is developing rapidly. Modern Maternity Service System (MMSS) has several projects in China. Meng Xue … Continue reading "6. Integrated maternity care: Innovating change in China"
May 5 @ 05:00 – 05:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Ritu Agarwal Facilitator: Chris Woodhouse Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-08 Midwife-led continuity model of maternal and newborn care is a well recognized model globally. There are many evidences highlighting how midwives can … Continue reading "8. Why, what and how paradigms of transforming midwifery education in India"
May 5 @ 07:00 – 07:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Ian Kemp Facilitator: Ally Anderson Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-10 Most fathers in the UK are present at the birth of their baby. Fathers whose baby’s are birthed by c/s under g/a … Continue reading "10. Dads at the birth by c/s under g/a?"
May 5 @ 09:00 – 09:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Irene Gonzales Facilitator: Linda Wylie Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-12   Using a birth plan enhance women’s empowerment regarding their labours and, consequently, improves birth experience in terms of satisfaction. It also … Continue reading "12. Birth plans: The good and the less good"
May 5 @ 11:00 – 11:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Rebecca Blech Facilitator: Catherine Shimechero Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-14 Ever-increasing electrosmog from mobile and wireless technologies is a global issue. Safety standards date back to 1996 and are woefully inadequate. A … Continue reading "14. Waking up to wireless: The stupid ‘Smart’ revolution"
May 5 @ 13:00 – 13:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Mabel Kissiwah Asafo Facilitator: Heather Brigance Check the time in your location: http://bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-16 Description: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic disorder affecting 2% of the population with 20 to 25% being carriers. Women … Continue reading "16. Sickle cell management in pregnancy: The role of the midwife in a teaching hospital, Kumasi"
May 5 @ 13:00 – 13:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Unfortunately Cheryllee Bourgeois cannot join us. Please check the programme for an alternative session. Indigenous midwives – Fire in the belly Keynote Speaker: Cheryllee Bourgeois  Facilitator: Heather Brigance Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-16 … Continue reading "16. Keynote :: Cheryllee Bourgeois CANCELLED"
May 5 @ 15:00 – 15:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Anna Cannon and midwives@ethiopia Facilitator: Elisa Segoni Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-18   midwives@ethiopia works in partnership with Ethiopian midwives and Healthcare workers strengthening rural health systems. One of the projects aims … Continue reading "18. Improving standards around birth for mother and baby at a health centre in rural Ethiopia"
May 5 @ 17:00 – 17:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Janelle Komorowski Facilitator: Tanya Belcheff Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-20 Recent reductions in infant mortality rates among indigenous women of Alaska are attributed to a policy of requiring women in remote areas … Continue reading "20. Birthing on country: Evidence for Indigenous midwifery"
May 5 @ 19:00 – 19:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Jude Field Facilitator: Cecilia Jevitt Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-22 Ensuring that women make informed decisions about where they wish to give birth is an increasingly recognised aspect of the midwife’s role. … Continue reading "22. Supporting place of birth decision making: The active offer of planned home birth"
May 5 @ 21:00 – 21:50 Room 2, Big Blue Button
From medicalisation to humanisation of birth – the importance of midwifery Speaker: Lesley Page Facilitator: Lorraine Mockford Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-closing-session The fundamental meaning of humanization is to develop a more sustainable … Continue reading "24. Keynote :: Lesley Page"
May 5 @ 21:50 – 22:00 Room 2, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Kati Edwards Facilitator: Lorraine Mockford Check the time in your location:  http://bit.ly/VIDMpoem Join us for the closing events! First a performance from spoken word artist Kati Edwards, then the closing slide show. Kati Edwards … Continue reading "24 b: Closing: Performance and conference slide show."