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Midwifery Online Conference 'Mind the Gap'

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Time: 8.30am - 11.00am
Price: free
Speaker(s): Various

Midwifery Online Conference 'Mind the Gap'

In response to the shocking statistics published in the Mothers and babies: Reducing the Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK (MBRRACE, 2019) report, that found 'Black women are five times more likely to die in childbirth than white women', The Kingston and St Georges (KUSGUL) Midwifery (MidSoc) Society would like to invite, students, academic staff, and clinical staff to attend the conference 'Mind the Gap'.

A morning of inspirational speakers, who will challenge our thinking and attempt to equip us to bring about greater equality in the maternity setting

Draft schedule:

09.35 – Welcome from MidSoc President – Trisha Akuffo and Paula Cummins – Senior Lecturer at Kingston and St Georges and representative from the inclusive curriculum team

09.40 – Welcome from Georgina Sims – Head of the Department of Midwifery at Kingston and St Georges

09.45 – 10.00 Memumna Sowe / Specialist Midwife from Croydon University Hospital – who works with vulnerable and marginalised women

10.05- 10.20 - Heidi Downes – Campaign for a statue to commemorate the enslaved woman Anarcha, for her part in pioneering but cruel gynae techniques, Sims Speculum

10.25 – 10.55 - Tania Dias Almeida Fonseca and Danielle Chavrimootoo - Senior Lecturer's in Learning & Teaching

- Work shop in Microaggressions, decolonising the curriculum

11.00-11.30 - Alicia Burnett - Campaigner and initiated the blue spot/grey spot change in practice. Also Head of creative development at All4matetnity 

11.30 – 11.45 – Paula Cummins - speaking about her paper published in the The student Midwife paper in Oct 2020, Celebrating us: Breaking down Barriers and Eurocentrism in Midwifery Education, her research proposal for her Mres and her role in the inclusive curriculum team at KU/SGUL.

11.45- 12.00 - Closing remarks

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Anastasiya Stravolemova