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Watch the Live Stream of the International Maternity Expo 2019

From Tuesday 12th to Wednesday 13th November 2019 hundreds of Midwives, Student Midwives and Maternity professionals will gather at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London to attend the inaugural International Maternity Expo & Awards.

If you are unable to join us on the day, don’t worry! Not only will many of the presentations from the event be made available to view on demand on our Maternity & Midwifery YouTube channel, you can also watch a LIVE STREAM of the conference and chat with your fellow maternity professionals right here on this page.

You can also follow the festival proceedings on social media by following the #IMExpo hashtag.

The live stream will run below at the following times:

Tuesday 12th November: 09:30-16:45 (Conference Stream)
Tuesday 12th November: 20:30-21:30 (Awards Ceremony Stream)
Wednesday 13th September: 10:00-16:30 (Conference Stream)


Tuesday 12th November 2019

09:30 Welcome Address
Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Chief Midwifery Officer for England

09:40 Keynote Address
Elizabeth Iro, Chief Nursing Officer, World Health Organisation (WHO)

10:00 Video Address
Franka Cadee, President, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) 

10:15 Audience Q&A

10:30 Insights from transforming UK Maternity Services
Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Chief Midwifery Officer for England

11:30 Break

12:00 The framework for action to strengthen midwifery education for universal health coverage
Frances McConville, Midwifery Adviser, World Health Organisation (WHO)

13:00 Break

14:00 A gathering storm – fear and worry in the childbearing population
Dr Kathryn Gutteridge, Consultant Midwife, President, Royal College of Midwives

15:00 Break

15:30 Maternity – innovation and transformation
Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE, Chair, National Maternity Review; Chair, All Party Health Group; Former UK Minister

16:30 End of Day 1 Conference Stream

20:30 Presentation of the inaugural International Maternity Expo Awards

21:30 End of Awards Stream

Wednesday 12th November 2019

10:00 There is substantial variation in maternity care processes and outcomes among maternity care providers: What can midwives do with the evidence from the 2016/17 Clinical Report from the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit?
Dr Tina Harris, Senior Clinical Lead (Midwifery) and National Maternity and Perinatal Audit, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

10:30 Learning from HSIB maternity investigations in England
Professor James Walker, Clinical Director of Maternity InvestigatioN
Lisa Manning, Midwifery Clinical Advisor, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB)

11:00 Break

11:30 Tokophobia – impacts on service and women’s choices
Louise Page, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, West Middlesex Hospital London
Louise Nunn, Consultant Midwife development post, Public Health/Normality, Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

13:00 Break

14:00 FIGO Postpartum IUD Programme IUD
Suzanna Bright, PPIUD Initiative Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Coordinator, International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics

14:20 Nurse-Midwives in Kenya: experts in post-partum insertion of IUD: a new task shared
Winnie Shena, National Nurses Association of Kenya, Reproductive Health; Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, Reproductive Health, Kenya

14:40 Clinical outcomes of postpartum TCu380 A intrauterine contraceptive device inserted by midwives in Tanzania
Dr Sebalda Leshabari, Executive Secretary and Senior Lecturer, Tanzania Midwives Association and Muhimbili University of Health, Tanzania

15:00 Break

15:30 Maternal immunisation
David Green, Nurse Consultant – Immunisations, Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Department, National Infection Service, Public Health England

16:00 New rash in pregnancy advice and aide memoire for midwives
Dr Gayatri Amirthalingam, Consultant Epidemiologist, National Infection Service, Public Health England

16:30 End of Day 2 Conference Stream