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Keynote Presentation

GOLD Midwifery is pleased to offer a free Keynote Presentation open to the general public. Our Keynote Presentation always discusses historical, biological, or sociological topics, and is meant to appeal to a wide range of health care professionals.

Our Keynote Presentation is a great way to kick off our annual conference; it's often the tipping point for individuals, helping them make the final decision to enjoy the other presentations we have in store. Only registered delegates will be able to claim continuing education hours and can do so by logging into the Delegates Area prior to watching the presentation.

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Hannah Dahlen, PhD, BN(Hons), MCommN, RM, RN

Hannah Dahlen is a Professor of Midwifery in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). She is also the Higher Degree Research Director. Hannah has had national and international success with grants. Hannah has published more than 120 papers and has given papers at over 500 conferences and seminars with half of these being invited keynote addresses. Hannah has strong international collaborations. She is co-founder of the international research collaboration EPIC (Epigenetic Impact of Childbirth). In November 2012 she was named in the Sydney Morning Herald’s list of 100 “people who change our city for the better”. She was named as one of the leading “science and knowledge thinkers” for 2012 due to her research and public profile. Hannah has a strong profile in the profession of midwifery. She is a past National President of the Australian College of Midwives and she sits on several peak National and State committees. Hannah currently supervises 11 higher degree students, mostly investigating women’s birth choices. Hannah is an endorsed Eligible Midwife working in a private midwifery group practice Midwives@Sydney and Beyond in NSW.

Abstract: Fighting for normal birth in an alternative facts, post truth world

In this presentation the current state of normal birth around the world will be described and the backlash and politics around the issue explored. The long and short term benefits will be reported along with new emerging research on the issue. Key strategies for optimizing normal birth both in a practical and political sense will be discussed.

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Continuing Education Certificates:

Educational Credit for this presentation is available for Registered Delegates only. Registered Delegates will be able to confirm attendance at the Keynote Presentation on their Delegate Attendance Record once the GOLD Midwifery Conference gets underway.

* Free access to the general public is only available at the live online presentation or on our website as a recording until February 19, 2018.

* Only registered Delegates will be awarded educational credit for this presentation.

* Please be aware that the Handouts to this presentation are for use only by individuals who have attended the live or recorded version of this presentation; and that they are for personal use only and are not to be shared with other non-attending individuals. Thank you.