Midwives on Board 2020


Norwegian Bliss | Departs Seattle

24 May – 31 May 2020
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The Amazing Inside Passage and Glacier Bay




Midwives on Board! 2020

Alaska – Departing Seattle

Our exciting new program feature interactive sessions, film clips, case studies and evidence based presentations and discussions: all designed to challenge, inform and motivate – no matter what role or setting you come from.

Our objective is to provide a program that addresses the latest evidence, innovation and debate on a range of topics related to the role and scope of practice of the midwife.

Join together with other kindred spirited midwives as you have fun whilst building your continuing professional development portfolio; learning new ways of working to enhance practice and improve outcomes for women and babies in all settings. Immersing yourself in the latest evidence and new thinking as you explore Papua New Guinea in this trip of a lifetime.


Kate Dyer.AM
RN, RM, Grad Cert Community Nursing. Ma Midwifery

Kate has been working as a Clinical Midwife Consultant High Risk Pregnancy for the past 30+ years. Spending most of her midwifery career providing continuity of care, support, coordination of care and education for women following the diagnosis of fetal anomaly or when medical problems complicate a woman’s pregnancy. Kate has developed significant expertise in provision of clinical care during complexity, fetal anomaly and sadly perinatal loss. Sharing knowledge and skills is one of Kate’s passions and she is well known for her contribution to ongoing clinical education through the provision of seminars, workshops and conference presentations. Kate acts as the mentor for a small midwifery group practice providing continuity for care for women through maternal fetal medicine. Kate Dyers work with and contribution to care for women during complex pregnancies was recognised in 2014 when she was awarded an Australia Medal (AM)

Dr Helen Cooke
RN, RM, BHScMan, MNSes, PhD

Helen has worked as a midwifery consultant for over 20 years and has a PhD in Interprofessional education that focused particularly on fetal welfare assessment and fetal heart rate monitoring. Helen regularly volunteers as an instructor and Board member of the Advanced Maternity and Reproductive Education (AMaRE) Education Company responsible for teaching Maternity Emergency Education and breech birth (ALSO and BABE). The management and care of women with complex pregnancies has always been her passion and she has spent a large part of her career working to improve outcomes and provide family centered care. Helen has a strong background in midwifery clinical teaching and always enjoys the opportunity to meet with midwives to learn together to promote quality and safety for maternal care.


The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of Education at Sea, the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. Education at Sea reserve the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.



Day and Location Events
Day 1:  Sunday 24th May
Departure: Seattle, Washington
17.00 – 18.00  Cocktail Party & Welcome Reception
Day 2: Monday 25th May
At Sea
08.00 – 17.00  Seminar Sessions
Day 3: Tuesday 26th May
Juneau, Alaska

09.00 – 13.00  Seminar Session
Afternoon Tour – See Optional Tours

Day 4: Wednesday 27th May
Skagway, Alaska
Program Free Day
Full Day Tour – See Optional Tours
Day 5: Thursday 28th May
Glacier Bay (Cruising)
14.00 – 16.00  Seminar Session
Day 6: Friday 29th May
Ketchikan, Alaska
14.00 – 16.00  Seminar Session
Day 7: Saturday 30th May
Victoria, British Columbia
10.00 – 17.00  Seminar sessions
18.00 – 19.00  Farewell Cocktail Party
Day 8: Sunday 31st May
Seattle, Washington
07.00  Disembark


For information relating to cabin pricing, bookings and travel requirements such as flights and travel insurance please complete the booking enquiry form or email info@educationatsea.com.au

Itinerary Disclosure:
Cruise Itinerary, Seminar topics and Seminar Education program are subject to change without notice.

Presenter Disclosure:
Education at Sea makes every effort to ensure the advertised presenters deliver the program. However in the unlikely event a presenter is unavailable Education at Sea reserves the right to use a suitably qualified substitute presenter.

Optional Tours



Price: $290

  • Cruising through Stephens Passage looking for Humpback Whales on a private catamaran
  • Learn about the local wildlife including killer whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals and bald eagles
  • Lunch at Gold Creek where we will enjoy a fresh-grilled wild Alaskan Salmon bake
  • Visit Mendenhall Glacier Park


Important notes:
This tour will include walking on uneven surfaces and trails. We recommend wearing appropriate clothing, footwear, hat, sunglasses and sun protection.




Price: $190

  • Full day 6 hour Skagway Shore Excursion of the stunning Yukon
  • Travel along the Klondike Highway and spot wildlife such as moose, goats, bears and caribou
  • Learn about the Gold Rush History of the Yukon
  • Several stops along the way for great photo opportunities
  • Lunch is included – Barbeque chicken, sides and grandmas donuts
  • Browse through exhibits atthe Wildlife Museum
  • Pet the puppies in the Husky Village


Important notes:
This tour will include walking on uneven surfaces and trails. We recommend wearing appropriate clothing, footwear, hat, sunglasses and sun protection.



Education at Sea tours are exclusive to seminar delegates and their guests. Tour participation numbers are limited. Tours are booked through Travel Direct/Education at Sea and will not appear on your ship itinerary.

Optional Shore Tour Disclosure: Optional tours are exclusive to conference delegates and their guests. All tour bookings must be paid in full by the nominated date prior to departure. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea reserves the right to cancel or make changes to optional tours without notice. Tour prices are subject to change without notice. In the event the cruise ship is unable to dock or tender at the nominated port we will attempt to offer alternative tour arrangements. However, we can not guarantee full refund of tour costs. We recommend all attendees and their guests obtain travel insurance at the time of booking.




Cabin Selection Twin Share per person
Inside Cabin

from $2460 per person twin share  Includes Unlimited Drinks Package 
                                                            Includes Specialty Dining Package
                                                            Includes $100 US On Board Credit per Cabin

Ocean View Cabin

from $3105 per person twin share  Includes Unlimited Drinks Package  
                                                            Includes Specialty Dining Package
                                                            Includes $100 US On Board Credit per Cabin

Balcony Cabin from $3509 per person twin share  Includes Unlimited Drinks Package  
                                                            Includes Specialty Dining Package
                                                            Includes $100 US On Board Credit per Cabin
Single Occupancy Studio from $3199                                         Includes Unlimited Drinks Package
                                                             Includes Specialty Dining Package
Conference Attendance Fee $940

Prices are subject to change & availability and include selected cabin accommodation, meals, entertainment, gratuities, fees and taxes. Gratuities, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice. Norwegian (NCL) Cruise Lines has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non refundable deposit of $300 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by 13th January 2020. Air fares and Travel Insurance are available at an extra cost.

Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure:
Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. All deposits and seminar registration fee’s are non refundable. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network will not be responsible for any financial loss due to cancellation from unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at time of booking your cruise conference.


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