Breathing New Life 2012
Southbank Melbourne

Keynote Speakers
Call For Abstracts
Important Dates
Conference Committee

This activity will be submitted to ACM, RANZCOG, ACRRM and RACGP for CPD point allocation, and to RACGP or ACRRM for Procedural Training Grants Program eligibility.

The outcomes of these applications will be published as they become available.

25th May - 6.5 points
26th May - 6 points
Antenatal - 6 points
Communications - 6 points
Women Centred Care - 6 points
Motivational Interviewing - 6 points
Vacuum Delivery - 6 points

Full attendance - 16 points
25th May - 8 points
26th May - 8 points
Antenatal Workshop - 6 points

Full attendance - conference
E1202BNLM - 13 Core )&G
Antenatal Workshop
E1201BNLM - 6 Core O&G

Full conference attendance :
Category 2 - 30 points
Social Media & Crisis Communication:
Category 1 - 40 points
Women Centred Care:
Category 1 - 40 points
Antenatal Care:
Category 1 - 40 points
Motivational Internviewing:
Category 1 - 40 points

Early Bird Registration has been extended to the 10th April

Tara Moss, UNICEF Australia's Patron for Breastfeeding
to deliver opening address


The Conference Program is now available for download.

A detailed outline of theWorkshop Program is available here. We are happy to take registrations for the workshops only if you are unable to attend the conference. Please register online.

Topics and themes
Collaborative models of care
Obesity - the challenges and impacts on maternity care
Clinical rejuvenation: brushing up our old valued skills and back to basics
Understanding the choices women make
The role of ethics in future maternity care
The internet and social media - guiding choice and care?
The changing landscape of risk, malpractice and unexpected outcomes
Significant others and the role they play in birthing.

The conference committee is submitting applications to have continuing education points allocated to the conference and conference workshops with ACM, RANZCOG, ACRRM and RACGP.

Thursday 24th May
8.00am Registration desk opens8.30am – 4.30pm
**Registration for workshops is NOT included in the conference registration fee. Delegates wishing to attend these are asked to complete the appropriate section of the registration form.

Friday 25th May
8.00am Registration desk opens
8.30am Conference Welcome
8.50am Opening Address
9.10am Plenary
9.40am Plenary
10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am Concurrent Sessions
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Plenary
2.15pm Concurrent sessions
3.45pm Afternoon Tea
4.15pm Plenary 4
5.30pm Poster Viewing and Networking
7.00pm Conference Dinner is a ticketed event. It’s a chance to get to know you colleagues, kick up you heels to some fantastic music and all as you watch the lights of Melbourne twinkle on the Yarra.

Saturday 26th May
8.00am Registration desk opens
8.30am Plenary
8.50am Plenary
9.20am Plenary
10.00am Morning Tea
10.30am Concurrent Sessions:
11.30am Plenary
12.00md Plenary
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Plenary
3.30pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm The conference debate
5.00pm Resolutions and Action Points - Colleges Working Together
5.20pm Conference Close

Welcome Reception
Level Two, Crown Conference Centre
Thursday 24th May, 5.00pm - 7.00pm

The Welcome Reception is included in the full delegate registration* fees but numbers are required for catering purposes. Delegates and their guests are welcome receptions and additional tickets can be purchased for $65. Light refreshments will be provided.
*Welcome reception is not included in Student registration

Conference Gala Dinner
Studio 3 at Crown
Friday 25th May, 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Dress: Lounge suits and party frocks

Wear your bling and walk the red carpet! Comeand make merry....enjoy a banquet fit for a king or queen and enjoy the sounds of our mistrels the Baker Boys Band. Here's you chance to put on your baubles, heels or tails, and dance the night away.
The conference dinner is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased for $125.

Australian College of Midwives
Royal College of General Practitioners