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Normal Labour and Birth

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Date : 5th – 7th June 2013

Location : The Grange Hotel Conference Centre, Grange Over Sands, Lake District

For further details please contact Liz Roberts, Conference Officer, UCLan Conference & Events, telephone +44 (0) 1772 893809 or email healthconferences@uclan.ac.uk

‘Getting it right first time: normal birth research and the individual, family and society’

This is the eighth international conference in a series that is designed to disseminate research, theory, art, drama, policy and practice relating to physiological childbirth.

The conference will address social, cultural, physiological, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of labour and birth. It will examine new developments in the current evidence base on the nature of and cultures around birth, and on associated processes and outcomes of labour and birth. Papers will cover primary and secondary research, methodological debates, and new philosophies and constructs in this area. We are interested in submissions in any of the following areas:

  • Studies that integrate knowledge from a range of scientific approaches and/or perspectives
  • Basic science studies of the physiology, biochemistry, psychology, and sociology of normal labour and birth
  • Studies of and contributions to practice and/or service organisation
  • Studies of collaboration to improve maternal, infant, family, and maternity staff wellbeing
  • Examinations of building design and of the physical and psychosocial environment of birth
  • The identification and examination of relevant outcomes relating to labour and birth
  • Social and cultural precursors and consequences of optimal childbirth
  • Emotional and spiritual aspects of labour and birthing
  • Educational aspects
  • Economic analyses
  • Philosophical and theoretical critiques and debates
  • Methodological innovations in this and associated areas
  • Drama, virtual reality, and other multi-media and e-technology approaches

Conference Aims
The conference will provide the opportunity to develop and disseminate evidence in the area of normal labour and birth, to enhance clinical practice, education, management, supervision, service delivery, and policy, and to further research collaboration.

Objectives

  1. To disseminate ongoing and complete research
  2. To provide the opportunity for collaboration and debate
  3. To discuss an agenda for the future in the area of normal labour and birth

Participants
This conference will be of interest to:

  • academics and researchers working in the area of maternity services, birth and women’s health
  • those providing maternity care (professional, lay, state-funded, independent, midwifery, medical, nursing, and other groups)
  • policy makers with an interest in maternity services
  • clinical leaders, managers, and heads of service
  • service users
  • lecturers at all levels in maternity care
  • managers of maternity care education

Social Programme
This programme is separately bookable in advance. Details will be made available soon, along with the programme and registration details.

Social Trip
We are organising a social trip to Ambleside on the evening of Wednesday 5th June.
This will include coach travel from the Grange Hotel after the conference, a 2 course meal at The Village Inn Restaurant in Ambleside, a sunset cruise on Lake Windermere, and coach travel back to Grange Over Sands. Drinks are not included.
Please choose a main course and dessert from the following menu:
Main:
Beer Battered Fish & Chips
Or
Spinach & Pine nut Tagliatelle with Garlic Ciabatta

Dessert:
Cheesecake
Or
Meringue nests with fresh cream & Fruit

The cost of the trip is £42 inc VAT. To book a place, please complete the registration form, let us know your food choices, and organise payment. Places are available on a first come, first served basis.

Keynote Speakers

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr Carol Kingdon, University of Central Lancashire
  • Dr Nasr Abdulla, Sudan
  • Insaf Hassan Abdelkhair Hamid, Sudan
  • Maria do Carmo Leal, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil
  • Belinda Phipps, NCT

Call for Papers

Submission of an Abstract

An abstract of the intended presentation should be submitted to the e-submission system, which is available by clicking on the following link:

Abstract Submission

If you do not have access to the electronic system, please contact Liz Roberts through any of the contact points given below, for advice on how to submit manually or by email.

Presentations can take the form of an oral paper, poster, workshop or symposium. Papers will be between 20 and 30 minutes long. A workshop will have a longer time allocation, but should be interactive and no more than 25% of the content should be presentational. A symposium will also have a longer allocation, but it should include at least two distinct oral papers on a similar subject.

There are four categories of submissions. Please structure them as follows:

1. Original research (that will be complete by June 2013)
‘Group 1’ and title of the presentation/poster
Background, including element of originality
Method
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
Statement on ethical matters related to the study
Statement on funding source for the study
Statement that results will be presented at the conference
Preferred presentation mode (oral, poster, workshop or symposium)

2. Theories and philosophies
‘Group 2’ and title of the presentation
Topic area, including element of originality
Theoretical perspective
Underpinning theories/philosophies (if any)
Argument to be made
Discussion
Conclusion
Preferred presentation mode (oral, poster, workshop or symposium)

3. Innovations (practice and education), areas for future research, and research in progress seeking collaboration
‘Group 3’ and title of the presentation
Topic area, including element of originality
Description of innovation, area for research, or research seeking collaboration
Discussion
Conclusion
Preferred presentation mode (oral, poster, workshop or symposium)

4. Art or drama
‘Group 4’ and title of the presentation
Topic area, including element of originality
Description of innovation, area for research, or research seeking collaboration
Discussion
Conclusion
Preferred presentation mode (oral, poster, workshop or symposium)

For more information please contact healthconferences@uclan.ac.uk  or phone on +44 (0)1772 893809. The closing date for receipt of abstracts is Saturday 19th January 2013 and presenters will be informed of the reviewers decision by the end of February 2013.

Please note: All presenters and delegates will be required to pay a fee for each day of attendance

1 Day: £125 + VAT
2 Days: £250 + VAT
3 Days: £375 + VAT

Programme

Normal Birth Conference (.xls 83KB)

Venue and Accommodation

The conference venue is The Grange Hotel, Grange Over Sands, which is situated on the fringe of the Lake District in beautiful surroundings. For details on the charms of this stylish location go to http://www.grange-hotel.co.uk/

The hotel have reserved bedrooms for conference delegates, so to book your accommodation, please contact the hotel direct and explain you are attending the Normal Labour and Birth Conference.

You can contact the hotel as follows:

Tel: 015395 33666
Fax: 015395 35064
Email: info@grange-hotel.co.uk

Participants

This conference will be of interest to:

  • academics and researchers working in the area of maternity services, birth and women’s health
  • those providing maternity care (professional, lay, state-funded, independent, midwifery, medical, nursing, and other groups)
  • policy makers with an interest in maternity services
  • clinical leaders, managers, and heads of service
  • service users
  • lecturers at all levels in maternity care
  • managers of maternity care education

Registration

Please read the important notes about completing this form and the terms and conditions.

To register and book a place at the conference please complete all fields and provide details as you wish them to appear in delegate documentation.

By submitting your booking form you are confirming that you accept these terms and conditions. Please note that we reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to refuse your application to attend the conference and that your place at the conference is subject to confirmation from us in writing that your booking form has been accepted.

Fields marked with an * are mandatory.

Section 1
*Section 2: Conference Fee

Accommodation is not included in the conference fee and must be booked by the delegate separately.

***Refreshments and lunch are included in the conference fee***

Please tick relevant box below:

Full Conference Attendance: £375 plus VAT = £450
Single Days Conference Attendance: £125 plus VAT = £150 per day

Conference Dinner Attendance £35 plus VAT = £42
Social Trip to Bowness-on-Windermere = £42

Section 3: Additional Requirements
*Section 4: Payment Method

We will issue you with a receipt once payment has been taken. Please note that, as set out in the terms and conditions, charges are non-refundable.

Section 5: Evaluation

At the end of the conference, you will be asked to complete an evaluation form. To ensure we maintain a high quality of service, we welcome your comments and suggestions and would ask that you take the time to complete these details and return them to us.

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Conference Dinner

There will be a three course conference dinner with wine and entertainment on the evening of Thursday 6th June in the restaurant at The Grange Hotel.

The cost of the conference dinner will be £35 plus VAT = £42.00 and further information will be available soon