Tuesday, July 21, 2009

conferences and meetings for midwives

The Australian College of Midwives 16th Biennial Conference:
"Midwives & Women: A Brilliant Blend"

Adelaide Convention Centre 22 - 25 September 2009

Launching The New Eastern and Southern Regions Branch of the Australian College of Midwives Victoria (ACM)

Monday July 27th 6-10pm

The Victorian President, Patrice Hickey and Victorian Board members of ACM, Updating you on:
 National ‘Midwives’ registration
 What ACM is doing for You
 Why You should join ACM
 Medicare funded care by midwives
 PBS for midwives
 Public funding for home births
Monday July 27th 6-10pm
Lecture Theatre 2
Monash Medical Centre
Light refreshments will be provided
RSVP for catering to dawnworgan@bigpond.com by 20th July

ANF (Vic branch) Midwifery Conference National and local contemporary issues in midwifery
Wednesday 2 September 2009 - Melbourne


Janie said...

Hello Joy
I initially went oh great another ANF conference to labour through! Curious despite myself I looked up the list of speakers to see yours truly and another remarkable midwife who was recognised this year with the Hesta Nurse of the Year award. So I hereby eat a small share of humble pie and concede that the line up I would find very entertaining and interesting to listen to!

Joy Johnston said...

haha Janie!
My topic is the 'legal and professional responsibilities of a homebirth midwife'. Not sure what I will be able to say - depending on what we know at the time about the likely status of homebirth and private midwifery. I am also interested in knowing more about the Victorian government's promised model homebirth projects - have written to the health minister about that.
Beth Wilson (Health Services Commissioner) is always worth listening to, and I hope Denise Scott is able to find the baby in the bathwater!
Midwives need the political muscle of the union as we demand fairness for all workers including midwives from out federal and state governments.