Student Midwives
15 Nov 2011
The RCM Student Midwives 21st Annual Conference and Exhibition. To be held at The Brighton Centre

The annual student midwives conference enables students to interact with each other and have the opportunity to meet leaders of the midwifery profession. This year's conference explored the changes in the profession and in the organisation of services. It reflected on the key developments that have put women at the centre of all care.

Programme
09:45
Chairs' Welcome
Andrea Lawrie, Charlotte Elliott and Maddie Saunders, Student Midwives’ Working Group Members

10:00
Louise Silverton, Deputy General Secretary,The Royal College of Midwives
Opening address

10:10
Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE, Lord Lieutenant for Merseyside; Former President of the RCM
Setting the context

10:20
Sally Russell, Co-founder, Netmums
Can midwives bring services to women?

10:30
Questions and discussion: Session 1
10:45
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:15
Wendy Bascal, Sarah Humphrey and Maddie Saunders Student Midwives’ Working Group Members
Introduction to session

11:20
Mary Ross-Davie, PHD student, University of Stirling
Meeting the challenges of promoting normality

11:30
Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Advisor (Transition to Parenthood), National Childbirth Trust
Meeting education needs and expectations of women

11:40
Dr Niamh McCabe, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital, Belfast
Who makes the choice in childbirth?

11:50
Questions and discussion: Session 2
12:15
Lunch, exhibition and networking
13:30
Charlotte Elliott
Introduction to the Session 3

13:35
Charlotte Elliott
Past, present and future: journey of student midwives

13:45
Horizontal violence and emotional intelligence
Maddie Saunders and Emily Lacey

13:55
Time to care?
Ramona Rudder

14:05
Wendy Bascal
Rebozo technique

14:15
How can students learn midwifery in a medicalised culture?
Andrea Lawrie and Sarah Humphrey

14:25
Andrea Lawrie
Conclusion

14:30
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:00
Emily Lacey, Wendy Bascal and Sarah Humphrey, Student Midwives’ Working Group Members
Introduction to session 4

15:05
Professor Jane Sandall, Professor of Social Science and Women’s Health, King's College London
Midwifery led care: evidence from The Cochrane Review

15:15
Mandie Scammell, Midwifery Lecturer/Researcher, King’s College London
Vaginal breech births: shifting the ideology

15:25
Helen Shallow, Consultant Midwife/Head of Midwifery, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Vaginal births after caesarean section: framework to promote normality

15:50
Sarah Humphrey, Charlotte Elliott, Ramona Rodder Student Midwives’ Working Group Members
Introduction to session 5

15:55
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, General Secretary and Chief Executive, The Royal College of Midwives
Keynote address

16:15
THE BIG DEBATE: After birth - what next?
Professor Debra Bick, Professor of Evidence Based Midwifery Practice, King’s College London Anne Fox, Head of Corporate Communications, National Childbirth Trust Debby Gould, Head of Midwifery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

17:15
Conference closes