Changing Childbirth – Midwives Making A Difference

Port Douglas

Queensland

30 January – 4 February 2022

This conference will provide a platform to enable and empower Midwives who want to develop a deeper understanding around how they can make their contribution to changing the way we deliver maternity care to ensure optimal outcomes for women.

Outline

There is irrefutable evidence telling us that a woman who receives continuity of care from a Midwife has significantly better outcomes for herself and her baby. In addition there is increasing evidence that Midwives who are well resourced and empowered to work in this way have improved job satisfaction, health and wellbeing.

Increasing numbers of Midwives are wanting to work in this way but progress to widescale implementation remains slow. This conference will provide a platform to enable and empower Midwives who want to develop a deeper understanding around how they can make their contribution to changing the way we deliver maternity care to ensure optimal outcomes for women – their families and the Midwifery profession.

You Will Learn:

  • Have a deep understanding of woman centred primary maternity care
  • Be able to critique current models of maternity care in Australia
  • Have an understanding of how to design and implement a woman centred maternity model of care
  • Recognise and plan how you can make a difference and contribute to woman centred maternity care
  • Be able to develop skills and resources to enable you sustain personal wellness in the workplace

Presenters:

DR JOCELYN TOOHILL

Director of Midwifery, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health. Adjunct Assoc Professor Griffith University

Dr Jocelyn Toohill is a passionate and experienced midwife of nearly three decades and completed a PhD in 2014 of a multicentred randomised controlled trial for women with childbirth fear.  Her maternity and midwifery expertise spans clinical, management, education, governance and safety, academia, and research. In her current role as Director of Midwifery OCNMO Queensland, she leads strategic direction for the profession of midwifery, represents and advocates for midwives to have a voice in their profession, and for midwives to be acknowledged for their unique and discrete skills. She believes all midwives should be supported to work to their full scope and based on best evidence, that all women should have access to a known midwife. Dr Toohill supports health services across the state to scale up and roll out best practice continuity of midwifery carer models and promotes midwives’ professional practice and career pathways. She is a member of the Transforming Maternity Collaborative, a multidisciplinary group collaborating on research and disseminating best evidence and practice.
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PROF MARY SIDEBOTHAM

PhD RM RN MA

Professor Mary Sidebotham is committed to the pursuit of excellence in midwifery education through the design implementation and evaluation of midwifery education programs. Her expertise and leadership in the field of midwifery education was acknowledged by her receipt in 2013 of an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for inspirational leadership in the development, delivery and evaluation of midwifery education that strengthens the Australian workforce and promotes international best practice.

In 2017 she received the Australian Awards for University Teachers (AAUT) Program Award for “Innovation and flexibility in curricula, learning and teaching”. In 2018 she was conferred principal fellowship of the international Higher Education Academy. Mary contributes to maintaining academic excellence in her role as Deputy Editor in Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Nurse Education in Practice.

Mary is an experienced researcher with 70 + papers published in peer-review journals. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Transforming Maternity Care Collaborative.  Her program of research is aligned to the maternity reform agenda and includes investigation of workplace culture, midwifery identity, professionalism in midwifery and the integration of student midwives into professional practice.

Mary is international lead of the Work Health and Emotional Lives of Midwives (WHELM) group and leads the program of work investigating the emotional wellbeing of midwives. She has a growing interest in the promotion of clinical supervision as an effective way of promoting emotional wellbeing, resilience and sustainability within the midwifery workforce.

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The Venue: Oaks Resort Port Douglas

Just moments away from the iconic Four Mile Beach…..

A lush tropical setting awaits your arrival at Oaks Port Douglas Resort, ideally located just moments away from the iconic Four Mile Beach. It also has close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, making the resort the first choice of holiday-makers staying in Port Douglas.


The Program:

The program content is provided by expert Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

Education at Sea combines quality education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

The Online Library:

The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

The research documents and recorded Conference presentation form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities but are delivered to you prior to the commencement date so that you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two week window post the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference.


Disclaimer:
Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFN and EAS reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Itinerary
Day and Location Events
DAY 1: 30th January 2022 Port Douglas

Settle into your accommodation and relax.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

DAY 2: 31st January 2022 CONFERENCE DAY
9am – 9.30am – WELCOME TO THE CONFERENCE
Housekeeping and the weeks program
 
9.30am – 10.30am – ESTABLISHING THE EVIDENCE
In this session we will explore the philosophy and history of woman-centred maternity care and start to discuss participant’s experience of current maternity care provision in Australia.
 
10.30am – 11am – MORNING TEA
 
11am – 12.30am – DISCOVERY AND UNDERSTANDING OF CURRENT MATERNITY CARE IN AUSTRALIA
We will begin to define values-based health care and explore the common experience of women’s maternity care in Australia. This will include group session exploring the cascade of interventions and how this impacts women, babies and maternity care providers.
 
12.30pm – 1.30pm – LUNCH AND NETWORKING
 
1.30pm – 2.30pm – SUPPORTING AND EMPOWERING THE MIDWIFREY WORKFORCE
In this session we will look at the international evidence available outlining midwives’ abilities to maintain and sustain wellness in the workplace and factors that promote wellbeing.
 
2.30pm – 3pm – INTRODUCTION TO REFLECTIVE CLINICAL SUPERVISION
In this session, we will explore the value and benefits of engaging in structured clinical supervision sessions.
 
3pm – 3.30pm – AFTERNOON TEA
 
3.30pm – 5pm – ESTABLISHING A ROAD MAP TO WELLNESS
Clinical supervision continued, followed by a practical mindfulness session.
DAY 3: 1st February 2022 CONFERENCE DAY
9am – 10.30am – TALKING TO WOMEN, WHAT SO WOMEN WANT FROM MATERNITY CARE
In this session, we will hear from women directly of their ideas of how they would like to see maternity care delivered. We will follow on by exploring how you should access representative consumer views. This session will include the importance of culturally appropriate engagement with First Nation’s women.
 
10.30am – 11am – MORNING TEA
 
11am – 12.30pm – HOW TO BEGIN CHANGE: FACILITATING COMMUNITY AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
In this session, we will discuss how to practically go into your community and gain the support needed to implement and evaluate values-based woman-centred maternity care and change the status quo to meet the needs of women.

Afternoon – Take the opportunity to relax or join one of the two great tours we have to offer. 

Optional Tours: Half Day

  1. River Drift Snorkelling Tour – It’s swimming, snorkelling, floating and a rainforest walk, all combined into the best rainforest experience in the region.
  2. Exclusive Low Islands and Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling/Sunset Tour

Additional information can be found on the Optional Tours section of this page.

DAY 4: 2nd February 2022  LET’S EXPLORE

Take today to explore this beautiful destination at your leisure.

Optional Tour – Full Day “Daintree Rainforest Tour” including lunch at High Falls Restaurant, and a visit to Shannonvale Winery.

Evening: Optional dinner and networking session this evening.

DAY 5: 3rd February 2022 CONFERENCE DAY
9am – 9.30am – THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE
In this session, we explore how to use appropriate language to clearly establish roles, purpose and plans for a changing maternity care environment.
 
9.30am – 10.30am – BRANCHING INTO SELF-EMPLOYMENT, EXPLORING WHAT IS POSSIBLE
In this session, we will look at established successful midwifery businesses and begin to chart the journey to implementation.
 
10.30am – 11am – MORNING TEA
 
11am – 12pm – ESTABLISHING A MATERNITY GROUP PRACTICE (MGP) – WHAT DO MATERNITY LEADERS NEED
In this session, you will hear from leaders in the field who will share their advice on what midwifery leaders need to envision, implement, and evaluate a successful and sustainable continuity of midwifery carer model.
 
12pm – 12.30pm – DEVELOPING THE PLAN – CORE COMPONENTS NEEDED – GROUP WORK
In this session, you will work in groups to establish what is needed in a public or private hospital to provide woman-centred continuity of midwifery care.
 
12.30pm – 1.30pm – LUNCH AND NETWORKING1.30pm – 3pm – FEEDBACK AND DISCUSSION FROM GROUPS
In this session, we will hear from each group then share an evidenced-based blueprint plan on what is needed to create and sustain a successful woman-centred maternity model of care.
 
3pm – 3.30pm – AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING
 
3.30pm – 5pm – WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE AND HOW DOES IT FEEL?
In this session, you will have the opportunity to hear from Midwives and women about their different experiences in providing or receiving woman-centred maternity care. We will introduce the importance of creating an evaluation framework for your model of care and ways to make that possible.
 
6.30pm – OPTIONAL EVENT
A fabulous fundraising activity for the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club. The GNMRC was chartered on the 22nd of December 2020, at the end of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. If you are a Nursing or Midwifery professional who wants to make positive changes to your community and the world, then this is the club for you.
DAY 6: 4th February 2022 CONFERENCE DAY
9am – 10.30am – EMPOWERED, RESILENT AND READY TO GO! SESSION ONE
In this session, you will have the opportunity to develop and consider your own potential contribution to ensuring women in Australia access the maternity care they want and deserve. You will reflect on the work you did yesterday on designing and implementing models of care to identify personal goals. With your goals in mind, you will explore how to develop a personal toolkit to support your ongoing professional growth and sustain your physical and emotional health.
 
10.30am – 11am – MORNING TEA11am – 12.30pm – EMPOWERED, RESILENT AND READY TO GO! SESSION TWO
In this group discussion, you will have the opportunity to share future plans with your peers and establish ongoing peer support networks.
 
AFTERNOON 
The afternoon contains self-directed activities that will be in the Conference library for you to complete prior to the conference date or you can complete them this afternoon on your own device. We will introduce the importance of creating an evaluation framework for your model of care and ways to make that possible. If you have already completed these activities, enjoy exploring what Port Douglas has to offer.
 
5pm – 6pm – FAREWELL RECEPTION
Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues.
   

For information relating to room pricing, bookings and travel requirements such as travel insurance please complete the booking enquiry box or email enquiries@educationatsea.com.au

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

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

Optional Tours
Exclusive Low Islands and Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling/Sunset Tour

DATE: 1st February 2022 – Half Day Tour – 1pm to 6pm (Strictly limited spaces)

Enjoy a stunning afternoon, and experience the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkelling and sailing tour to Low Isles. Explore the island during the quiet time of day with a guided snorkel tour by a marine biologist, over the beautiful coral gardens and swim with turtles in their natural habitat.

Enjoy a selection of delicious canapés and sip on ice cold drinks while you sail on the glass bottom boat. You will have an interesting reef talk by the skipper and join the experienced guide to explore the history and nature of Low Isles with an Island Heritage Walk.

As the sun sets, take in the thrill of pure sailing on a luxury catamaran, with ambient music and spectacular mountain views of the Daintree Rainforest.

COST: $295 per person

Inclusions:

  • Transfers to and from hotel
  • Exclusive private charter for Education at Sea and Nurses for Nurses Network delegates and guests
  • All beverages included (Choice of beer, wine or sparkling wine)
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Snorkel tour with a marine guide
  • Glass bottom boat viewing and reef interpterion
  • Low Isles Heritage Walk
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with fresh homemade scones & fruit platter
  • A delicious selection of canapés
  • Spectacular sunset sail over the coral sea, with views of the Daintree Mountains
  • The experience of sailing on board a luxury sailing catamaran

Important notes:
This tour includes travelling on a boat, we recommend wearing appropriate clothing and bring a beach towel, swimwear, hat, sunglasses and sun protection.


River Drift Snorkelling Tour

DATE: 1st February 2022 – Half Day Tour – 1.30pm to 5pm (Strictly limited spaces)

 

It’s swimming, snorkelling, floating and a rainforest walk, the perfect tour through nature. Step into the cool, crystal-clear water and drift with the current as you explore life under the water’s surface.

A chance to see some of the most beautiful animals that live in the forest’s rivers and jungle, from fish to turtles, water dragons to colourful birds. Who knows what else you might see? Make sure to keep an eye out for the ever-elusive platypus.

Inclusions:

  • River sled to float on (small children can share with an adult)
  • Wetsuit, boots and snorkel mask
  • Experienced guide
  • Light snacks after the tour

COST: $120 per person

Important notes:
There are no change rooms at the river, so please wear your swimmers underneath your clothes. Leave all valuables behind, including any loose fitting jewellery and rings that can be removed. Make sure to bring a towel and comfortable footwear.

Not suitable:

  • if you have limited mobility or injuries, e.g. difficulty walking, injured or limited movement of knees, ankle, shoulder etc.
  • for anyone who is pregnant.
  • Max recommended weight limit is 125kg/274lb

Daintree Rainforest Tour

DATE: 2nd  February 2022 – Full Day – 9am to 3pm

 

 

 

 

The tour group will depart Port Douglas at 9am and head to the Daintree Forest, where they will experience an exciting and informational walk at Mossman Gorge. With the option to swim at the gorge’s stunning main swimming area, what better way to cool down in the tropical jungle weather during the tour.

After cooling down in the water and exploring the Mossman Gorge, guests will next be following a full-loop trail walk, exploring the Daintree National Park at an easy pace, this interpretive 1.5hr walk, will leave you with a deeper understanding of this breath-taking rainforest.

From 12pm-1pm lunch will be served at the High Falls Restaurant, located in Whyanbeel Valley. Offering a delicious lunch, sitting next to a tranquil river, High Falls is a restaurant nestled amongst such beautiful surroundings which guests are sure to love.

After a delicious lunch, guests will experience a traditional Kuku Yalanji smoking ceremony at the Mossman Gorge; where you’ll be cleansed of any bad spirits and be painted with traditional rainforest body paint.

With one more activity on the list for the day before heading back, guests will really enjoy their trip to the Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. This is a chance to taste any of the single fruit wines available at the winery and see if you will be converted to a fruit-wine drinker, a perfect drink to celebrate the succulent tastes of tropical fruits grown in a pristine North Queensland location.

Inclusions:

  • Return transfers from The Oaks Port Douglas Resort
  • Traditional Welcome Ceremony
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • BPA-Free water bottle for the walk
  • Lunch at High Falls Restaurant
  • Tropical fruit wine tasting at Shannonvale Winery

COST: $260 per person

Important notes:
This tour will include walking on uneven surfaces and trails. We recommend wearing appropriate clothing, hat, sunglasses and sun protection. There are no change rooms at the river, so please wear your swimmers underneath your clothes. Make sure to bring a towel and comfortable footwear.

 

Pricing
Room Selection Twin Share per person
Spa Room SOLD OUT
Single occupancy Prices start from $848 per person
Double/Twin sharing room Prices start from $426 per person
One or Two bedroom apartment Prices start from $483 per person
Conference Attendance Fee $1090
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What’s included in your Conference Registration?

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
  • A dedicated Conference cruise desk open daily to address any questions and provide information as required

A deposit of $100 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance for the conference fee payable by 17th December 2022.

**PLEASE NOTE deposits for accommodation and  the final payment dates for this will vary depending on your final choice of hotel. 

Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure:  All deposits and seminar registration fee’s are fully refundable up until 15 days prior to to travel. 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 conference and travel requirements.

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