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NSW 2022 State Conference

NSW 2022 State Conference

Event Description

We invite you to the ACM NSW 2022 State Conference – our conference in Orange! The title of the conference is ‘From the Ground Up'. We are excited to announce we will be welcoming Maralyn Foureur, Christine Catling and Virginia Stulz as our keynote speakers.

Event Information

This event is a two day conference being held at the Ex Services Club in Orange.

There will be a conference dinner on Friday 17th June. 

Program Outline

NSW State Conference 2022 Program.

Conference delegates will not be entering the gaming facilities as part of the conference, and the meeting rooms are separate to the gaming section.


Maralyn Foureur

Maralyn is the joint Professor of Nursing & Midwifery Research at University of Newcastle & Hunter New England Local Health District. Her primary focus is building the research capacity of nurses and midwives of HNELHD and Translational Research. Prior to joining UON she was Professor of Midwifery at University of Technology Sydney for over a decade. She is a leading midwifery practice and midwifery education researcher, with an interest in keeping birth normal to improve women/families’ experiences of birthing and improving birth outcomes for mothers and babies. She has a particular interest in neuroscience and architecture in relation to birth unit design, and prenatal and perinatal influences on child and adult health. Maralyn is also an adjunct professor of midwifery at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) and at the University of Southern Denmark. Her work on models of care was instrumental in establishing the effectiveness of continuity of midwifery care on maternal and infant outcomes(under her previous surname of Rowley); now a major focus of health service redesign across Australia and, internationally, and established in policy as the gold standard care model. Her research on Birth Unit Design, involving neuroscience, architecture and childbirth neurophysiology has been translated into the building of Royal North Shore Maternity Hospital, NSW, Royal Hobart Hospital TAS, John Hunter Hospital Newcastle NSW, Singleton Hospital, NSW and informs the design of many new maternity units across Australia, and in Denmark. Her work is also included in the Australian Health Facility Guidelines to inform the renovation and new-build of maternity hospitals Australia-wide. Maralyn has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications in top tier, midwifery, nursing, medical and social science journals such as Midwifery and Women and Birth.

Christine Catling

Christine has been a midwife for 27 years. Currently she is an NHMRC Research Fellow investigating Clinical Supervision in midwifery. She was previously the Director of Midwifery Studies within the Faculty of Health at UTS. Currently she coordinates the National Publicly-funded Homebirth Consortium, is the co-lead of the Maternal, Newborn and Women’s Clinical Academic Group for SPHERE, and is the chair of the ACM midwifery history project. When she’s not doing all that stuff she likes to wander the beaches of the south coast, where she lives, and plan off-grid holidays!

Virginia Stulz 

A/Prof Virginia Stulz is currently working in a conjoint position between Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and Western Sydney University. Virginia is currently Chief Investigator on one major research project in two Local Health Districts of NSW that improves birth options for women. She recently worked in NSW across four Local Health Districts on a major research project in an effort to improve and explore student midwives’ experiences. She mentors and supports midwives in the local health district with their research projects. She collaborates with other university academics across Australia and New Zealand as a member of the Trans Tasman Midwifery Education Committee (TTMEC) and is currently the Chair for the TTMEC. She is currently leading two national research projects with this consortium that focus on midwives’ experiences during COVID-19 and exploring characteristics of support within new graduate programmes within Australia. In collaboration with other researchers, she has published 18 peer-reviewed journal articles over the past five years in areas of complementary therapies, midwifery education, factors affecting birth practices gender-based violence and women’s health. Virginia is currently supervising five higher degree research students as a primary supervisor and co-supervising three students.

Qualify for CPD Hours

11 hours of CPD

Ticket Information

REGISTRATION - prices from 17th April onwards

ACM Member    $385.00
Non Member    $550.00 
ACM Associate Member    $385.00 
ACM Graduate Member    $320.00
ACM Student Member    $275.00    



 Friday 17th June
Saturday 18th June    
ACM Member         $200.00              $180.00  
Non Member       $285.00          $225.00  
ACM Associate Member       $200.00         $180.00  
ACM Graduate Member       $200.00         $180.00  
ACM Student Member       $140.00         $120.00  


There is also the conference dinner on Friday 17th June. If you would like to attend, add the dinner ticket to your event registration.

Conference Dinner Information

The conference dinner will be held on Friday 17th June at the conference venue - simply add a dinner ticket when you register for the conference.

Tickets are $65 each and include a two course meal and a bar tab.

The theme for the dinner is ‘Orange’. Orange frocks, orange shoes, orange earrings...take your pick! This is to celebrate being in ORANGE and also to support ‘Orange the World’ a UN campaign aimed at ending violence against women

Key Sponsors




Terms and Conditions

All face to face ACM events are subject to the ACM policy on Requirement for COVID Vaccination.

A full refund will be given up to 14 days prior to the event. An organisation may send an alternative delegate if registration has been paid in full and the registered person is unable to attend. Please click here to read our full list of terms and conditions

Friday, 17 June 2022 to
Saturday, 18 June 2022
9:00 am
Member Price $385
231-243 Anson St
Orange NSW 2800
11.00 CPD Hours