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2024 TAS State Conference

2024 TAS State Conference

Event Description

Join us in Launceston for an enriching day of inspiration and learning, offering a golden opportunity to elevate your midwifery skills.

Mark your calendar for the 2024 TAS State Conference on Monday 4th March, featuring esteemed keynote speaker, Professor Kathleen Baird. Immerse yourself in the insights of captivating speakers who will delve into the theme of "Scope of Practice." Uncover fresh perspectives in a day designed to enrich your career. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best. 

Registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] regarding registrations.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Kathleen Baird

Professor Kathleen Baird has been a midwife since 1996 and has clinical and academic experience in all models of care which stretches over two continents. She is currently the Professor of Midwifery, Head of the Midwifery and leads the research stream Women and Children’s Health in the new emerging UTS Research Institute for Innovative Solutions for Wellbeing and Health (INSIGHT) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Kathleen is an executive member of SPHERE CAG for Women, Children and Newborn, and an executive member of the Australasian Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Trials Network. Kathleen’s research has a strong focus on maternity care, models of maternity care, women’s health and intimate partner violence particularly in relation to pregnancy.

Jaimee Smith

Jaimee is an endorsed privately practicing midwife who works out of the Launceston Birth Centre. The LBC is the oldest independent birth house in Australia and has been offering private midwifery care and homebirth to women in northern Tasmania for 40 years. Jaimee loves being 'with women' throughout their pregnancy, labour / birth and postpartum period to support them to feel safe, loved, informed and capable as they navigate the many changes in this season of their lives.

Jaimee is married with four children and prior to being a midwife worked as a remote area nurse in outback Queensland and on a remote island of Indonesia. She is also an experienced and passionate childbirth educator, enjoys public speaking (weird right?!) and mentors other midwives who are transitioning into private practice through Melanie the Midwife's mentorship program.

Qualify for CPD Hours

7 hours of CPD.

Accommodation Information

Launceston offers various accommodation options.

Hotel Grand Chancellor has a 10% discount code for conference attendees - ACM10

Cancellation Policy

We understand that circumstances can change, however ACM has contractual commitments with venues for in person events and as such requires adequate written notice for any cancellations. From 1 January 2024, the following will apply to requests for cancellations/refunds:

  Cancellation more than 28 days prior to event date        - Full refund provided (minus an admin fee of $75.00) 
  Cancellation less than 28 days, but more than 14 days   - Credit applied to profile for future use (minus an admin fee of $75.00)
  Cancellation 14 days or less prior to event date    - No credit or refund provided

Please contact [email protected] regarding any event cancellations. Refunds will only be available if written notice is provided well in advance of the event date. Please click here to read our full event cancellation terms and conditions.

Monday, 04 March 2024
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Member $150 / Non-Member $300 / Grad & Affiliate $125 / Student Member $100
Hotel Grand Chancellor
29 Cameron Street
Launceston TAS 7250
7.00 CPD Hours