VIDM 2020 Programme Calendar

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

Change the programme view at the top right of the calendar or search at top left – Search CATEGORIES and KEYWORDS (ie. Student Stream and Spanish).

May
5
Tue
2020
11. Raising Awareness of Autism in Midwifery Practice and Healthcare Settings. @ Room 2, BBB
May 5 @ 08:00 – 08:50
11. Raising Awareness of Autism in Midwifery Practice and Healthcare Settings. @ Room 2, BBB

Speaker(s): Diane Bains

Facilitator(s): Halima Musa Abdul

Description: Topics covered will include:
Presentation for Autism in girls (Aspergers and Pathological Demand Avoidance).
Exploring the Autism journey from birth, childhood, school and adulthood.
The journey of diagnosis in current UK healthcare settings.
Lack of Autism Assessment access and provision in NHS under current funding constraints.
Misdiagnosis and manifestation of subsequent Mental Health Issues in girls and women.
The impact this lack of support can have on relationship and family planning choices.
Discussion of the use of ‘masking techniques’ by girls and women as a coping strategy.
How to recognise this as a healthcare professional.
Techniques used to help support women and advocate for their needs throughout the journey of childbirth.
Taking responsibility to raise awareness of Autism in the workplace and community.

Autism Resources

Check the time in your location: http://bit.ly/VIDoM20-session-11

Recording: HERE

12. Birth and social media: how images shape birthing choices into the next decade. @ Room 3, BBB
May 5 @ 09:00 – 09:50
12. Birth and social media: how images shape birthing choices into the next decade. @ Room 3, BBB

Speaker(s): Antoneth Spaziani and Sophia Day

Facilitator(s): Carol Maringa

Description: Images of labouring women and childbirth have long been censored on social media, having previously been grouped in a category that Instagram and owners, Facebook, deemed ‘too offensive for the public eye’. However, after an online petition in 2018, Instagram proceeded to change its censorship rules, allowing previously banned images to be freely shared across the screens of our digital devices.

Drawing on the opinions of birth professionals, this cafe style discussion will explore a set of pre-selected images that will undoubtedly inspire, challenge and change the way birth is viewed in all its forms. Following a short presentation, participants will be encouraged to collectively reflect on how, as midwives and consumers entering the next decade, such images will influence and change our understanding of birthing choices.

Check the time in your location: http://bit.ly/VIDoM20-session-12

Recording: https://youtu.be/3Rrb4vwEcJA