Safely avoiding the first caesarean section

Date

Friday 27 November 2015

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Maternity & the Newborn Forum

Accreditation

5 CPD points

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about this event

Book your place for this high-level meeting to hear research-based information and expert guidance on the risks, benefits and procedures of caesarean section births.

You will investigate strategies for overcoming or avoiding problems that lead to this major surgery and analyse how childbirth options can become as informed as possible for the mother.

This meeting will feature national and international experts including Professor Eva Itzel from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden who will present her unit’s innovative research on treatment of prolonged labour.

We would like to thank Clinical Innovations Europe for supporting this meeting. 

***Registration update***

GROUP DISCOUNTS are available upon enquiry
DISCOUNTED RATES are available for NCT, Aims members and other charities

For further details, please email maternity@rsm.ac.uk

agenda

8.45am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.20am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Jolene Slothouber Galbreath, Chair of Maternity and Newborn Forum

Background

Chair: Miss Catherine Greenwood, Consultant Obstetrician , Oxford University NHS Trust

9.30am

Changing patterns of caesarean birth: Trends and epidemiology

Ms Hannah Knight, Manager of Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

10.00am

The effect of caesarean birth on mothers and babies

Professor Jim Thornton, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nottingham

10.30am

The Robson 10 groups: Understanding the drivers for caesarean birth

Dr Mike Robson, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, National Maternity Hospital, Dublin

11.00am

Discussion

11.10am

Tea and coffee break

Events before labour that are associated with caesarean birth

Chair: Ms Ethel Burns, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Oxford Brookes University

11.30am

The impact of induction of labour on caesarean birth rates

Dr Kate Walker, Specialty Trainee, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King's Mill Hospital

12.00pm

The place of caesarean in breech presentation: Revisiting birth options

Mr Lawrence Impey, Consultant Obstetrician Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust

12.30pm

Discussion

12.50pm

Lunch

1.40pm

Prize presentation of the Luke Zander research support bursary award

Drivers of caesarean birth during labour

Chair: Dr Louise Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Oxford Brookes University

1.50pm

The influence of psychological support before and during labour: What does good midwifery look like?

Dr Mary Ross–Davie, Educational Projects Manager, Midwifery and Reproductive Health, NHS Education for Scotland

2.10pm

Team working: The importance of care culture in providing a healthy birth environment

Miss Tracey Johnston, Consultant Obstetrician, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust and Ms Trixie McAree, Head of Midwifery, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

2.40pm

Challenges in diagnosing fetal compromise

Mrs Rebecca Black, Head of School, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Health Education Thames Valley

3.10pm

New strategies to treat protracted labour

Professor Eva Itzel, Associate Professor of Women's Health and Childbirth, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

3.40pm

Tea and coffee break

DEBATE: This house believes caesarean birth should be provided on request

Chair: Mrs Roxanne Chamberlain, Member of the National Childbirth Trust

4.00pm

FOR: Mr Malcolm Griffiths, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

AGAINST: Dr Carol Kingdon, Senior Research Fellow, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire

4.40pm

Discussion

4.55pm

Completion of evaluation forms

5.00pm

Close of meeting

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  • Member rates start from £45
  • Non member rates start from £55
  • Group discounts available upon enquiry
  • Please email maternity@rsm.ac.uk

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The Luke Zander research support bursary

Maternity & the Newborn prizes

Submit a CV and a summary of current research (max 750 words) in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn for a chance to win £500 and a year's membership to the Royal Society of Medicine. Deadline: Thursday 24 September 2015

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Verity CottonTel: 02072903947 Fax: 02072902989 Email: maternity@rsm.ac.uk arrow