GOLD Midwifery Conference News

Save the date and join us as we celebrate our 6th annual GOLD Midwifery online conference! We have an amazing program lined up for 2020 and we can’t wait to share it with our GOLD family. Update your clinical knowledge and skills, find inspiration and connect with colleagues from around the world. Gain new insights into postpartum thyroiditis, preparing the body for pregnancy, Japanese birth clips, managing family conflict, substance use during pregnancy and so much more. With expert speakers such as Whapio Diane Bartlett, Dr. Evita Fernandez, Dr. Ginger Breedlove, Paul Golden and Dr. Mylaine Riobe to name just a few, this conference is not to be missed!

It’s almost time for another exciting GOLD Midwifery online conference! We can’t wait to share this incredible gathering of top-notch speakers. This year’s event will connect our delegates to the latest research and clinical skills in the midwifery field with all the conveniences of online education.

Our 2019 conference will kick off on Monday, February 4 with our Opening Keynote Presentation from Betty-Anne Daviss MA, RM. Reserve your free seat for this presentation here:

Betty-Anne Daviss has been instrumental in shaping the landscape of midwifery in North America. She has practised as a midwife for over 40 years throughout the world, and has been a researcher in the social sciences and clinical epidemiology for over 25 years. Her work has impacted the legislation of midwives in Canada and the United States, as well as the reintroduction of vaginal breech birth in Canada. Betty-Anne has worked tirelessly as a teacher, researcher, and editor in the field of midwifery and the politics of gender and health.

During “Speaking Truth to Power: Childbirth Models on the Human Rights’ Frontier” attendees will learn about the ways national and international efforts to improve childbirth have grown and evolved in recent decades. Betty-Anne wil highlight how pushing back against the status quo has created the opportunity to utilize more appropriate models of care. We’ll hear about innovative approaches to creating change within birth and midwifery in various settings as well as how radical, conscious shifts can shake up current power structures.

As always, our Opening Keynote is a free event for the general public. Reserving your seat gives you access to the live presentation which will be shared twice on February 4, as well as to the recording which will be available  on our website until February 18.

We look forward to seeing you at this transformative presentation! Invite your friends and colleagues to learn along with you.

We welcome you to join us for the full GOLD Midwifery 2019 online conference. With 13 expert speakers in the main conference alone and options to extend your learning through focused lecture packs, this event provides the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills at your own pace.

Find full details on conference registration here:

We’ll see you soon at GOLD Midwifery 2019!


Healthcare providers around the globe look to GOLD Midwifery online conference as their source for accessible and forward-thinking education. Now in our fifth year, this event has become one of the fastest-growing educational resources for midwives. We welcome you to join us at our 2019 conference from February 4 to April 5. GOLD Midwifery 2019 is brimming with the latest research and clinical skills to bring your care to the next level.

With 13 global speakers sharing their expertise and insights, you’ll tap into these outstanding resources without the extra cost and time associated with in-person conferences. Join us from anywhere with an internet connection! You’ll enjoy live and recorded presentations, downloadable speaker handouts, and connections with delegates in exclusive forums.

Early Bird registration is open until January 24, offering you a great opportunity to save. Reduced rates are also available for full-time students, groups, and for select country categories. To kick off this year’s conference, we’ll be joined on February 4 by Betty-Anne Daviss MA, RM with her Opening Keynote Presentation. In “Speaking Truth to Power: Childbirth Models on the Human Rights’ Frontier” attendees will hear about the progress of national and international efforts to improve childbirth. Betty-Anne will highlight the problems with the drive for privatization and centralization of health care services, the bullying between and among professions, and the unorthodox models that can be used even in dire circumstances. This event is free to the general public.

Our main conference brings you 13.5 hours of accredited education from 13 international expert speakers. Presentations cover a wide variety of topics of interest to today’s midwife, including the use of sterile water injections, perinatal cannabis use, pharmacological management of nausea and vomiting, and much more. These presentations will be shared live and then will be available as recordings throughout the conference period. GOLD Midwifery 2019 also gives you the option of accessing three additional lecture packs to enhance your learning in key areas. Managing Complications During Birth is a brand new lecture pack with practical information on managing potential complications during birth and the immediate postpartum period. The Mental Health in the Perinatal Period lecture pack offers six mental health focused presentations, while the Suturing Skills & Perineal Repair lecture pack from GynZone includes an additional six hours of education to deepen your suturing skills.

On February 25, we’ll wrap up our live presentations with Closing Keynote “Humanising Birth” from Lesley Page, CBE, PHD, MSC, BA, RM, HFRCM, HON DSC. This presentation will help us look at birth as significant to not only the baby, but also to the mother, her family, and society. Lesley’s presentation will guide us from a broad view of politics and the status of women through to a focused look at practice. Attendees will have an opportunity to reflect and develop ideas on balanced care. As with our Opening Keynote, this event is free to the public.

Invite your friends and colleagues to reserve their seat so they can learn along with you. We look forward to seeing you all at this year’s conference, whether you’re a long-time delegate or you’re joining us for the very first time!

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