VIDM 2020 Programme Calendar

All VIDM 2020 Conference sessions and links to the recordings are listed below.

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May
4
Mon
2020
Preconference A: WHO guidance on maternal and newborn health during the coronavirus pandemic @ Room 4 - Big Blue Button
May 4 @ 19:00 – 19:50
Preconference A: WHO guidance on maternal and newborn health during the coronavirus pandemic @ Room 4 - Big Blue Button

Speakers: Elizabeth Iro, WHO Chief Nurse and Midwife; Fran McConville, WHO Midwifery advisor.

Facilitator: Jane Houston

Video greetings from Dr Tedros, WHO Director General: Click HERE

Recording: https://youtu.be/FL9yhtXZF9M

 

Preconference B: Sustaining quality midwifery care in a pandemic and beyond @ Room 4 - BigBlueButton
May 4 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Preconference B: Sustaining quality midwifery care in a pandemic and beyond @ Room 4 - BigBlueButton

Speakers:  Professor Mary Renfrew (University of Dundee, Scotland), Anna von Horsten (UNFPA), and Lastina Lwatula (Jhpiego Zambia) speaking on behalf of a group of global colleagues

Facilitator: Jane Houston

Recording: https://youtu.be/Ixd1q0oYu9w

May
5
Tue
2020
04. Social determinants of late presentation of cervical cancer @ Room 4, BBB
May 5 @ 01:00 – 01:50
04. Social determinants of late presentation of cervical cancer @ Room 4, BBB

Speaker: Nancy Geregl

Facilitator: Cecilia Jevitt

I am an international student in Australia.
My presentation is about a reproductive health issue for women in Papua New Guinea. We have high incidence of cervical cancer in every health facilities. The mother come during the late stage of cervical cancer. My study seeks to find out the factors preventing women from seeking medical help earlier. Then by analyzing my data I will find solutions to help mothers to get necessary cervical cancer screening and treatment early.

Recording: HERE

06. Midwifery and Entrepreneurship. @ Room 4, BBB
May 5 @ 03:00 – 03:50
06. Midwifery and Entrepreneurship. @ Room 4, BBB

Speaker: Priyanka Idicula

Facilitator: Sangheetha Parthasarathy

Birthvillages the natural birthing centre is a free standing birth centre based in Cochin, India. It is one of the oldest birth centres today in India with over a decade of experience , we plan to show case how we started out in a country where independent midwifery does not exist. We aim to showcase our statistics – natural birth rate of 96.4 percent and our transfer rate for epidural which currently stands at zero .We will also explain our challenges and what we envision our future for midwifery and for the women in our country.

Check the time in your location: http://bit.ly/VIDoM20-session-06

Recording: HERE

13. Culturally responsive care: The Cross Cultural Workers in Maternity and Child and Family Health model of care for women and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds. @ Room 4, BBB
May 5 @ 10:00 – 10:50
13. Culturally responsive care: The Cross Cultural Workers in Maternity and Child and Family Health model of care for women and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds. @ Room 4, BBB

Speaker(s): Helen Rogers

Facilitator(s): Susan Kiamba

The importance of ensuring maternity services meet the specific needs of migrant and refugee backgrounds is recognised internationally as a public health priority. The Cross-Cultural Workers (CCWs) in Maternity and Child and Family Health Services was implemented in South Eastern Sydney to enhance and respond to the needs of this population. The CCWs work in partnership with health professionals to support women to access and maintain engagement with health services. This research explores the effectiveness of the Service from the perspective of service providers, service users, and their perinatal outcomes.

Findings highlight a high degree of maternal satisfaction; 97% very satisfied/ satisfied. Women (n=57) reported a positive impact on their experience (84%), increased understanding of pregnancy, birth and parenting (100%), and would recommend to friends/family (100%). Sixty-nine surveys and nineteen interviews with Service Providers show 83% felt the service improved women’s maternity care ‘a great deal’.

Recording: HERE

16. Virtual and Real Time Sharing and Comparing Midwifery Practices Among US and UK Midwifery Students @ Room 4 - BBB
May 5 @ 13:00 – 13:50
16. Virtual and Real Time Sharing and Comparing Midwifery Practices Among US and UK Midwifery Students @ Room 4 - BBB

Speakers: Midwifery students from Georgetown University and Oxford Brookes University; Faculty members Cindy Farley and Ethel Burns.

Facilitator: Lorraine Mockford

Midwifery students from Georgetown University, US, and Oxford Brookes University, UK, were connected by e-mail prior to a Short Term Study Abroad to explore midwifery in the UK by US students. Called “Inter-Pals”, short for International Internet Pen Pals, this introduction via e-mail began conversations and relationships that set the stage for a successful in-person exchange. Once US students were welcomed at Oxford Brookes University, the Interpals were placed together with other midwifery students in small groups and given time to share US and UK midwifery practices. Each small group then summarized their comparisons to the whole class. Reflections were collected; overall feedback from both US and UK students was extremely positive. This presentation will describe the virtual and real time sharing structured jointly by the US and UK faculty and the learning from this experience by several Interpal US and UK participants.

Recording: HERE

21. Making a difference: Community Health Workers in Sierra Leone @ Room 4
May 5 @ 18:00 – 18:50
21. Making a difference: Community Health Workers in Sierra Leone @ Room 4

Speaker: Patricia Ross

Facilitator: Neissa Meier

Description:

Teaching illiterate farmers in rural Sierra Leone to act as maternity care providers and change agents seems daunting. MOMS (Midwives on Missions of Service) has done this successfully since 2007. We created and refine a multi-pronged model, based on respectful partnerships, to build capacity. This model works well, especially by including local leaders, as we build a sustainable organization across the country. Areas where MOMS Community Health Workers work And even just live have significantly improved outcomes. These 500 women, with more graduates coming, have made an enduring difference. We will describe our model, the ugly lessons we learned, and what makes us so successful. We will cheerfully answer questions about applying our model to other settings.

Check the time in your location: http://bit.ly/VIDoM20-session-21

Recording: https://youtu.be/bvi2uag9-4A

23. Gestión Natural de la Fertilidad: Método sintotérmico (Spanish) @ Room 4 - BBB
May 5 @ 20:00 – 20:50