Inaugural All Wales Student Midwives Conference
2 Mehefin 2015
"Gaining Knowledge, Sharing Ideas, We Are The Future"
Student midwives from all over Wales united for the inaugural All Wales Student Midwives Conference on Friday 29th May 2015. This event was the brain wave of Cardiff University Midwifery Society students, this idea led to an open invitation via social media for all students to participate. The event was hosted by School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University.
Students from Bangor University, Swansea University and University of South Wales came together to promote midwifery education in Wales.
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, General Secretary Royal College of Midwives opened the inaugural All Wales Student Midwives Conference and her address highlighted the challenges and opportunities available for midwives.
The theme of the presentations for the morning session was Gaining Knowledge and the expert speakers were:
Professor Sheila Hunt, retired Dean & Head of School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University
Professor Billie Hunter, RCM Professor of Midwifery, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff Universitycard
Dr Sarah Jones, Institute & Mental Health Research Institute, Cardiff University
Maria Chapman, Antenatal Screening Wales
Susan Darra, Head of Midwifery Education, Swansea University
Heather Jane Coombs and Carolyn Ford, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity - SANDS
Sharing Ideas, workshops from Antenatal Screening Wales, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Twf, Microbirth and a film screening on The Faces of Birth.
We Are The Future presentations were provided by midwives and learning disabilities students from Swansea University, Cardiff University, Bangor University and University South Wales.
Chelsea Thomas Hamblin and Sara Evans provided an insight in to their first six months as newly qualified midwives.