2011 National Midwives Conference

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The Australian College of Midwives 17th Biennial National Conference. 18th – 21st October 2011 at the Australian Technology Park Sydney.

Day 1 of the Conference Mel Hoye and Lorrie Campbell, two of our newly trained Core of Life Instructors, presented a concurrent session about Core of Life. This was an opportunity to share their inspiration and excitement regarding their journey as Midwives and encompassing Core of Life as part of the innovative work they do. This was their first opportunity to present at a National conference and they really did us proud. Their audience asked many questions afterwards, " how to become involved" and future plans for Core of Life training workshops.

YFER also had an exhibition stand throughout the conference. This gave us an opportunity to link up with midwives that had trained as COL Facilitators over the years. We listened and laughed with them as they told us about their adventures so far. There was a lot of interest in YFER's new resources and plans for future training workshops from people all over Australia whom we hadn't met before..

As Midwives we were able to attend the large range presentations provided, while our admin staff Courtney and Brandie manned the stall. Some of these presentations were about activities Midwives are involved in globally and were so inspiring. It is an incredible job that some people do, in remote parts of the world with very little resources available.

Thanks!! to the ACMI for this inspiring conference.