Changing Childbirth – Midwives Making a Difference

30 Jan - 04 Feb 2022 | Port Douglas| 24 CPD Hrs

07 4151 3884
[email protected]

02 6674 2577
[email protected]

Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 02 6674 2577
Email: [email protected]
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Changing Childbirth – Midwives Making a Difference

Welcome – we hope you enjoy exploring the Conference information below.

If you’d like to secure your place or have any further questions please complete the enquiry form or call Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577.

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There is irrefutable evidence telling us that a woman who receives continuity of care from a Midwife has significantly better outcomes for herself and her baby. In addition there is increasing evidence that Midwives who are well resourced and empowered to work in this way have improved job satisfaction, health and wellbeing.

Increasing numbers of Midwives are wanting to work in this way but progress to widescale implementation remains slow. This conference will provide a platform to enable and empower Midwives who want to develop a deeper understanding around how they can make their contribution to changing the way we deliver maternity care to ensure optimal outcomes for women – their families and the Midwifery profession.

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By the end of this Conference you will: 

  • Have a deep understanding of woman centred primary maternity care
  • Be able to critique current models of maternity care in Australia
  • Have an understanding of how to design and implement a woman centred maternity model of care
  • Recognise and plan how you can make a difference and contribute to woman centred maternity care
  • Be able to develop skills and resources to enable you sustain personal wellness in the workplace

Our Presenters:

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Dr Jocelyn Toohill

Director of Midwifery, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health. Adjunct Assoc Professor Griffith University

Dr Jocelyn Toohill is a passionate and experienced midwife of nearly three decades and completed a PhD in 2014 of a multicentred randomised controlled trial for women with childbirth fear. Her maternity and midwifery expertise spans clinical, management, education, governance and safety, academia, and research.

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Prof Mary Sidebotham


Professor Mary Sidebotham is committed to the pursuit of excellence in midwifery education through the design implementation and evaluation of midwifery education programs. Her expertise and leadership in the field of midwifery education was acknowledged by her receipt in 2013 of an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for inspirational leadership in the development, delivery and evaluation of midwifery education that strengthens the Australian workforce and promotes international best practice.

Conference Program:

The program content is provided by our expert Educators with extensive clinical and education experience.

The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

In the spirit of adult learning, the Conference is delivered in two formats. The live presentations delivered in the Conference Room and there is the online library which is open one month prior to the actual Conference dates. The library is an essential component of the entire Conference program.

The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

The research documents and recorded Conference presentation form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities but are delivered to you prior to the commencement date so that you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two week window post the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference.

Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program.

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Day one:

30 Jan 22 | Arrive Port Douglas

Settle into your accommodation and join us for the evening at The Oaks.

1700 – 1800: Conference Welcome & Registration Reception

Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

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Day Two:

31 Jan 22 | Conference Day

Full Conference Program

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    Day Three:
    01 Feb 22 | Conference Day

    Full Conference Program

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    Day Four:
    02 Feb 22 | a Day to Explore

    There are so many fabulous things to do in and around Port Douglas.

    You may choose to explore on your own or join other conference delegates on one of the optional tours that we will create for you – stay tuned for the details.

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    Day Five:
    03 Feb 22 | Conference Day

    Full Conference Program


    Optional Event – A fabulous fundraising activity for the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club.

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    Day Six:
    04 Feb 22 | Conference Day

    Full Conference Program

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      Day Six:
      Evening | Farewell Reception

      Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues.


        The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference program and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by the Nursing CPD Institute (NCI). NCI is committed to providing high quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses.

        Click here to find out more about NCI>>

        The Venue:

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        The Oaks Port Douglas Resort

        87-109 Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas

        Why not stay where the conference is being held?

        Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Oaks Resort Port Douglas offers up contemporary, well-appointed accommodation and, amongst other amenities, features a lagoon-style pool featuring a swim-up bar.

        To get the best deal talk to the team at Education at Sea about accommodation options on 02 6674 2577 or [email protected]

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        Things to do During your port douglas Visit

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        Explore The Great Barrier Reef

        Explore the pristine waters and gorgeous corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Set out by your self or join one of many snorkelling tours offered departing Port Douglas..

        When it comes to choosing the perfect diving or snorkelling trip, you will be spoiled for choice.

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        Enjoy some fabulous food

        Without a doubt Port Douglas is a fabulous place for any foodie to visit.

        With its array of local tropical produce and delicious seafood right at it's doorstep the food on show reflects Port Douglas's tropical lifestyle.

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        Explore the Daintree

        The expansive Daintree Rainforest has a plethora of attractions for you to explore.

        You could go saltwater crocodile spotting on a river cruise, walk the forest boardwalks (keep your eyes peeled for cassowaries) or swim in the not-so-secret crystal clear freshwater swimming holes, just to name a few.  

        Our affiliation with Australian College of Nursing provides you with the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.

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        If you are wondering “ is this worth it ? “ trust me ! It is !! It’s a fabulous experience!


        CPD Travel Attendee

        I would highly recommend to anyone who was in need of gaining enough CPD points to consider doing travel CPD as it is a great way to gain points, and also a relaxed and easy way of gaining valuable knowledge. Meeting other colleagues who work in different hospitals is also a great way to learn and share different ideas.


        CPD Travel Attendee

        Great opportunity to travel and visit awesome places while learning and completing CPD points, it’s a win-win.


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        Costs & Inclusions

        • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
        • Conference Presenter that is a recognised expert in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
        • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
        • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter
        • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice (device not included)
        • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
        • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
        • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
        • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenter
        • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

        Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

        The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.

        Registration Costs


        Conference registrations, accommodation options and deposits are managed by Education at Sea.

        This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about accommodation choices.

        Once you have paid your deposit, your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

        Please note: Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.

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