The European Midwives Association (EMA) International Conference will be held across two days, Friday 2 December and Saturday 3 December 2016, at the QEII Centre, Westminster.
The 5th EMA International Conference aims to provide the opportunity to discuss key issues on in midwifery education and care for women and babies.
Following the announcement of conference location, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives Cathy Warwick CBE said: “This is a real honour for the RCM, and an even bigger coup for the UK to be hosting the very important and essential conference.
“Education is the rock upon which midwifery sits. It underpins everything that midwives do. It ensures we are all using the best available evidence so that we can deliver the best possible care to mothers, babies and their families.
“The exciting list of speakers and presentations makes this an unmissable event for UK midwives and their international colleagues.”
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE – Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives – innovation in midwifery practice – findings from the UK maternity reviews
Professor Mary Renfrew – University of Dundee – Lancet Series
Professor Cecily Begley – Chair of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin – Challenges in Midwifery Practice: the OptiBIRTH project
Jackie Smith – Chief Executive and Registrar, The Nursing and Midwifery Council – Rethinking regulation: the role of regulators in improving quality – minimum standards or raising the bar?
Elizabeth Prochaska – Lawyer, Matrix Chambers – Protecting human rights – dignity in childbirth
Professor Soo Downe – Midwifery studies, University of Central Lancashire – Midwifery education: ensuring safety and quality for 21st century midwifery practice
Midwives can register to attend the international conference and submit an abstract to present at the event here.
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