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Thomas Prior Hall

4 Merrion Road

Clayton Hotel

D04 P3C3 Ballsbridge


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To mark 100 years of Midwifery Regulation in Ireland, NMBI are hosting a national conference to celebrate the regulation and development of the midwifery profession.

The conference will be held in Thomas Prior Hall, Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Thursday 22 November 2018.

Car parking rate for delegates – 10 euro (reduced from 12 euro)

Conference Programme:

08.30am Registration

9.00am Welcome and Opening of Conference by President of NMBI

History and Regulation – Chair - Essene Cassidy - President of NMBI

09.10am Midwifery Practice in Ireland for the last 100 years

Breedagh Hughes - RCM N Ireland Regional Officer

09.40am What is good regulation of a profession

Ursula Byrne - Director of Regulation, NMBI

10.00am A lawyer’s view on Midwifery Regulation

Ciara McGoldrick - Adjunct Prof School of Law and Barrister

10.20am Resilience and Professional Wellbeing

Jenny Bulbulia - Barrister and PhD candidate, School of Psychology TCD

10.40am Q and A

10.50am Tea/Coffee Break and Networking

Development of the Profession - Chair - Caitriona Molloy – Midwives Committee member, NMBI

11.15am The Politics of Midwifery Regulation in Ireland: the background to the abolition of the Central Midwives Board for Ireland

Anne Matthews - Professor, School of Nursing & Human Sciences, Dublin City University

11.35am Women’s views and experiences of having their mental health needs considered in the perinatal period

Ursula Nagle - CMS Midwife, Rotunda Hospital Dublin

11.55am The SUPERB Project: identifying interventions to support breastfeeding in the Mid-West Region

Maria Noonan - Lecturer UL and Margaret Hynes - CMS University Hospital Limerick

12.15pm Ireland in the 21st Century: Are Neonatal units providing culturally sensitive care to infants born to parents from the Travelling Community? Nurses and Midwives perspectives

Irene Beirne – cRANP, University Hospital Limerick

12.35pm Q and A

12.45pm Lunch

Moving Forward - Chair - Dawn Johnston – Interim CEO (Director of Midwifery), NMBI

1.45pm Driving Forward the Midwives Role

Dr Sally Pairman – CEO, International Confederation of Midwives

2.30pm Q and A

Panel Discussion - Chair - Kathy Sheridan - Journalist, Irish Times

2.45pm Dr Cliona Murphy – Obstetrician/President of Inst of O&G

Niamh Healy - Antenatal Educator & Teacher from Cuidiú – Spokesperson for Bump2babe study

Angela Dunne - Director of Midwifery, Women’s and Infants Programme

Patricia Hughes - Independent Midwifery Consultant

3:30pm Tea/Coffee Break and Networking

The Next 100 years – Chair - Denise Lawlor - Chair of Midwives Committee, NMBI

3.45pm Student Reflections –

A 4th year student from each of the 6 HEIs providing Midwifery Education in Ireland are asked to reflect, following their experience to date, on the future as they see it for Midwifery Services in Ireland

4.15pm The next 100 years of Midwifery in Ireland

Professor Cecily Begley - Professor of Midwifery and Nursing, School of Nursing Trinity College

5.00pm Poster winners announced and conference close by Minister for Health, Mr Simon Harris TD

5.30pm Event close

GDPR disclaimer:

Please note that there will be a photographer present at the event. If you do not wish to be included in any photography, please contact in advance of the conference.

Similarly, to facilitate networking and shared learning amongst our peers, we are planning on offering delegate lists to all attendees. If you wish to be excluded from this list, please contact in advance of the conference.

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