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Promoting Normal Birth

Wangaratta, 17 Aug 2019

Price: $299.00 Early Bird special: $239.00
A day long examination of normal birth topics designed for regional and remote midwives.


HealthTimes in partnership with the Australian College of Midwives are proud to present the Promoting Normal Birth Study Day: a day long examination of normal birth topics designed for regional and remote midwives with an outstanding list of expert speakers. 


  • Dr Helen Haines MP: Welcome and brief introduction
    Federal Independent for Indi
  • Jen Hocking: Acknowledgement of country and welcome
    Chair ACM Victorian branch
  • Tanya Farrell: What is required to strengthen maternity care and change the way we think and feel?
    Midwife. Senior Maternity Advisor to Safer Care Victoria and Chair Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM); Adjunct Professor La Trobe University
  • Fiona Faulks: Rural Midwifery: Historical perspectives & future directions
    Midwife. Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University Rural Health School, Bendigo
  • Julie Castro & Larissa Ralph: Update for midwives
    Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program 
  • Hazel Keedle: The importance of VBAC across Australia
    Midwife. Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery Western Sydney University. PhD candidate. Hazels’ research examines women’s experiences of VBAC
  • Annie Barnes (Grampians) and Sara Watts (Loddon-Mallee): Reporting on the midwife’s role in the Victorian Regional Maternity and Newborn Operating Model project
  • Showcase of rural and regional midwifery! Midwives who are working in midwifery-led models in rural and regional contexts will present their work
    ​​Karli Vincent: Team Leader Midwifery Group - NorthEast Healthcare Midwifery Group Practice
    Anita Cooper: Aboriginal Liaison Office - Northeast Health Wangaratta
    Louise Thornton: Yackandandah Health medical centre; Midwifery Care Practice
    Elizabeth Murphy: Private Practice Midwife – The Midwife Collective

The day will conclude with a panel discussion chaired by Jen Hocking Panel members with a focus on the future of midwifery care in rural and regional settings.

You will gain 6.5 ACM approved CPD hours upon completion of this study day.


  • $299 Non ACM members 
  • $199 ACM members
  • $150 ACM student members 
  • Tickets strictly limited


Saturday, 17 August 2019

Start Time:

  • Registration commences at 8:15am
  • Event will begin at 8:45am

End Time: 5:00pm


  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea

*please contact HealthTimes upon booking if you have any dietary requirements.