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 @ 22:00 – 22:50 Room 1, Big Blue Button
Waterbirth and midwifery: 35 years changing birth  around the world Keynote Speaker: Barbara Harper Facilitator: Jane Houston Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-start-time Barbara Harper will share insights from her 35 years as a … Continue reading "1. Keynote :: Barbara Harper"
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 4 @ 23:00 – 23:50 Room 3, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Sandra Marcela Rodriguez Facilitators: Susana Ku & Raquel Justiniano Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-02 The presentation will resume the latest research discoveries about the long and short term benefits of human milk … Continue reading "2. Lactancia materna: Pilar de vida en el siglo XXI (in Spanish)"
May 5 @ 00:00 – 00:50 Room 1, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Felicity Finn Facilitators: Catherine Salam & Ndinda Mutua Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-03 Midwives are amazing at empowering women to birth naturally but forget to empower themselves to take care of their … Continue reading "3. Wellbeing at Work for Midwives"
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 @ 02:00 – 02:50 Room 1, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Celine Lemay Facilitator: Cindy Nelly Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-05 There is a contrast between the context often seen in midwifery practice with the will to favor physiological birth. In many places … Continue reading "5. Physiology needs wisdom!"
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 3, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Astri Nurdiana Facilitator: Robyn Maude Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-08 The incidence of bleeding, preeclampsia and heart disease has always been the 3 biggest causes of maternal death in the Indonesia, pathophysiologically … Continue reading "8. Pregnancy care quality measurements in Indonesia"
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 @ 06:00 – 06:50 Room 1, Big Blue Button
Speakers: Joy Kemp; Sharmin Shobnum Joyya (Project Manager, Bangladesh Midwifery Society); and Mahfuja Jhamu (Vice President, Bangladesh Midwifery Society) Facilitators: Linda Wylie & Astri Nurdiana Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-09 The International Confederation … Continue reading "9. Evaluation of the first phase of the Bangladesh Midwifery Twinning Project"
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 @ 08:00 – 08:50 Room 3, Big Blue Button
Speakers: Serena Nicolaci; Agnese Lecis;  Astrid Pedranzini; Caterina Pozzoni;  Giulia Toffolo; and Valentina Volpi Facilitator: Marina Randich Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-11 Student midwives’ clinical practice is crucial during the midwifery education, in … Continue reading "11. Student Cafe: World’s midwifery: Shaping our future as student midwives"
May 5 @ 08:00 – 08:50 Room 1, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Halima Musa Abdul; B Hunter; L Warren; and D Sakellariou Facilitator: Catherine Shimechero Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-11 Shortage of midwifery workforce has become a global issue, including Nigeria with negative effects … Continue reading "11. Why study resilience among Nigerian midwives? A preliminary report of a grounded theory study"
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 @ 10:00 – 10:50 Room 3, Big Blue Button
Speakers: Giovanna Casella; Maria Pia De Carolis; and  Michelangela Danza Facilitator: Elisa Segoni Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-13 Presented in English and Italian. All infants, even healthy full-terms, undergo routine diagnostic and therapeutic … Continue reading "13. Breastfeeding: Non-pharmacological analgesia for reducing procedural pain in healthy full-term infants"
May 5 @ 10:00 – 10:50 Room 1, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Margaret Murphy Facilitator: Linda Wylie Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-13 Globally an estimated 2.6 million babies are stillborn each year at or before their birth. While the majority of these deaths occur … Continue reading "13. What midwives need to know when caring for couples who are pregnant after stillbirth"
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 @ 12:00 – 12:50 Room 1, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Jill Darlington & Rachael Ward Facilitator: Cindy Nelly Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-15 Continuity of carer is held as the gold standard for maternity care in the UK. Come and find out … Continue reading "15. Reclaiming Midwifery: A modern day sustainable continuity of carer model"
May 5 @ 12:00 – 12:50 Room 3, Big Blue Button
Speakers: Sarah Scarlett and Lauren O’Neill Facilitators: Ally Anderson & Linda Wylie Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-15 Our talk will cover journeys women make to get to Europe and the perils associated with … Continue reading "15. Student Cafe: The journeys we make: Women bravely facing adversity"
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 @ 14:00 – 14:50 Room 1. Big Blue Button
Speaker: Shantanu Sharma Facilitator: Chris Woodhouse Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-17 Midwifery-led care is an important focal point for promoting quality and continuous delivery of services through a women-centric approach. The project aimed … Continue reading "17. Peri-conception care service delivery through midwives using mHealth tool: Case study from India"
May 5 @ 14:00 – 14:50 Room 3, Big Blue Button
Speakers: Silvia Malena Corso; Vivana Andini; Ana Becu; Carla Veleda; and Natalia Idiart Facilitators: Susana Ku & Raquel Justiniano Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-17 Description: Homebirths assisted by Professional Regulated Midwives is becoming … Continue reading "17. Modelo de Parto planificado enel hogar Argentina (in Spanish)"
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 @ 16:00 – 16:50 Room 1, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Roma Norris  Facilitator: Linda Wylie Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-19   We tend to think of the value of breastfeeding as centred around various health outcomes for mother and baby, but what … Continue reading "19. Breastfeeding wires society for connection"
May 5 @ 16:00 – 16:50
Speakers: 8 midwife students – Jennifer Glorioso, Tristen Holloway, Heather Hass, Katie Etherington, Liliana Correa, Amy White, Blythe Eberle, Kristal Velazquez – and Professor Jeanne Jacobwitz, CNM, MPH, MSN and Dr. Cindy Farley, CNM, PhD, … Continue reading "19. Student Cafe: Eating for two: The intersection of food, culture, and childbearing"
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 @ 18:00 – 18:50 Room 3, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Laetitia Bissaa  Facilitator: Cecilia Jevitt Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-21 Our study aimed at the identification of the determinants of obstetrical violence and the understanding of the way the new mother perceived … Continue reading "21. Determinants of obstetrical violence in the central hospital maternity of Yaounda (French)"
May 5 @ 18:00 – 18:50 Room 1, Big Blue Button
Speaker: Anne Marie Rennie Facilitator: Pandora Hardtman Check the time in your location: bit.ly/VIDoM19-session-21 Miscarriage is a common occurrence and midwives are often there to support women and their partners. Previous research into the psychological … Continue reading "21. Psychological wellbeing following miscarriage from a salutogenic perspective"
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"