GOLD Midwifery Conference News

Join GOLD Learning to celebrate International Day of the Midwife 2018! We'll be recognizing the work of midwives around the world with a fantastic free webinar with Karen H. Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP Instructor, CKC. International Day of the Midwife is an annual event that highlights the work of midwives and builds relationships within the field.

Join us on May 4 with Karen H. Strange for "When You Know Better, You Do Better". Click here to reserve your free seat:

Karen Strange became a Licensed Midwife in 1988 and is renowned for her insightful work surrounding neonatal transitional physiology and the baby's experience of birth.

This International Day of the Midwife presentation offers an exciting opportunity to examine your understanding of what is normal in birth. Karen will guide us through the impact of obstetric practices, the embryological blueprint of mammalian birth, and what normal birth looks like. Attendees will evaluate the ways fear impacts birth and will learn specific techniques to regulate and work with fear. This presentation will be filled with storytelling, historical perspective and the captivating journey of birth With Karen's insightful and thought-provoking presentation style, this event is sure to inspire birthworkers to examine their personal beliefs and expand their mindset!

This webinar will be available both live and as a recording, with 1 continuing education credit awarded upon completion. Don't miss your opportunity to learn with Karen and to connect with colleagues from around the world!

GOLD Midwifery Online Conference is quickly growing into the leading resource for midwives from around the globe! In 2018 we’ll celebrate our fourth annual conference with a stellar lineup of presenters and their info-packed presentations. Registration is now open for this event.

At GOLD, our Opening and Closing Keynote presentations are fun and informative events that increase education and skill levels. Topics addressed are of interest to a wide audience and offer a great opportunity to try out online learning with GOLD. Keynotes are free to attend for the general public, with education credits provided to registered delegates.

THannah dahlen We’re thrilled to have Hannah Dahlen, PhD, BN(Hons), MCommN, RM, RN as this year’s Opening Keynote Speaker. Hannah is a Professor of Midwifery in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney and the Higher Degree Research Director. She has published over 120 papers and has spoken at over 500 conferences and seminars.

On February 5, 2018 Hannah will present “Fighting for normal birth in an alternative facts, post truth world” where she takes a look at the current state of birth around the world, new research, and strategies for optimizing normal birth. This presentation will be given live twice, and then will be available on our website as a recording.

Trauma Informed Care Speakers We’ll also be joined this year by Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM as our Closing Keynote Speaker. Jennie is the Executive Director of her own non-profit corporation Commonsense Childbirth Inc. and the creator of The JJWay®, an innovative maternal child healthcare system. Her work has focused on reducing perinatal disparities, offering quality maternity healthcare for all, and providing training to birthworkers which emphasizes culturally competent and community focused care.

Jennie will share her presentation “Where There's A Will, There's A Way! Midwifery as a model for reducing racial disparities, building community and creating revenue” on February 26, 2018. This talk will offer a focused examination of the impact of poor perinatal outcomes and racial disparities and provide a look at ways to address this healthcare crisis. As with the Opening Keynote, this presentation will be shared live twice and then will be available as a recording on our website.

We’re anticipating a large turnout for these presentations, so be sure to reserve your seat for both the Opening and Closing Keynote presentations to avoid missing out on these events! We look forward to seeing you all at these exciting events!

Boost Your Learning With Our 2018 Lecture Packs!

We can’t wait to share GOLD Midwifery Online Conference 2018! This year’s event is packed with top of the line presentations including a fantastic set of lecture packs. These lecture packs are available exclusively to conference delegates, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to join us.

Each year, we offer the option to supplement your conference experience. Lecture pack presentation bundles focus on specific areas of study and allow delegates to deepen their knowledge in key topics. Lectures are available as recordings throughout the conference period, giving great flexibility with 24/7 access.

Trauma Informed Care SpeakersOur Trauma Informed Care Lecture Pack features six top speakers and their presentations on understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of trauma. Each lecture looks at a different aspect of bringing compassionate care to our clients who are impacted by trauma. Our speakers include Jodi Hall, PhD, Professor, Full-Spectrum Doula, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett , Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA, Maureen Campion, MS, LP, Mickey Sperlich , PhD, MSW, MA, CPM, Monnica Williams , PhD, ABPP, and Shannon Kane , MSW, BSW, RSW. Presentation topics cover microaggressions, healing birth stories, and more.

Complementry Care SpeakersIn the Complementary Care Lecture Pack, we are joined by another group six expert speakers. These lectures delve into complementary therapies with a specific focus on application during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Our speakers for this pack are Debra Betts, PhD, BHSc, RN, Demetria Clark, Master Herbalist and Aromatherapist, Jeanne Ohm, DC, Lia Bello, RN, FNP, CCH, Sara Randall, BSc (Hons) Midwifery, R. Midwife, B. Ost. Med, R. Osteopath, IBCLC, and Susan Weed, Author. Delegates will enjoy topics ranging from osteopathy to aromatherapy and beyond.

GynZone Logo Our Suturing Skills and Perineal Repair Lecture Pack is perfect for those needing a refresher or wanting to sharpen their skills. This package consists of amazing instructional videos developed by GynZone with a mixture of animations, demonstrations on medical models, and clinical videos. Gynzone is a team of experienced midwives, obstetricians and physiotherapists that works to bring education to health professionals and patients alike. Delegates will have access to all the information on choosing suture material, different suturing techniques, diagnosing different degrees of perineal tears, choosing appropriate anaesthetics, labia repair, and repair of 1st and 2nd degree tears.

As you can see, our GOLD Midwifery 2018 lecture packs offer something for everyone. We look forward to connecting with new and returning delegates alike during this year’s conference!

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