GOLD Midwifery Conference News

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!