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2024 QLD State Conference

2024 QLD State Conference

Event Description

Join us in Toowoomba for the 2024 QLD State Conference. This years theme is Together Towards Tomorrow and will be featuring keynote speakers, Dr Hazel Keedle and Dr Nigel Lee.

Program Outline

Coming soon!

Keynote Speakers

More Keynotes to be announced soon.

Dr Hazel Keedle

Dr Hazel Keedle, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer of Midwifery at The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University. Hazel has more than two decades of experience as a clinician in nursing and midwifery, educator and researcher. Hazel’s research interests are vaginal birth after caesarean, birth trauma and maternity experiences explored primarily using feminist mixed methodologies. Hazel's work is recognised nationally and internationally, with many invited conference and seminar presentations including academic publications and a book for women based on her PhD findings ‘Birth after Caesarean: Your Journey to a Better Birth’. Hazel is the lead researcher on the largest maternity experiences survey, The Birth Experience Study. Hazel is also the Co-Editor in Chief of The Practising Midwife Australia from All4Maternity which was launched in September 2022.

Dr Nigel Lee

Dr Nigel Lee is a midwife and senior research fellow at the University of Queensland. His passion for research is underpinned by many years of clinical experience, predominantly in labour and birth care. He has led several multicentre randomised trials and the first qualitative studies into the use of water injections for pain relief during labour. These studies have established the efficacy, safety and most effective techniques of the procedure contributing to the implementation across Australia and internationally. He has also undertaken and published research in areas such as first and second stage labour management, and strategies for reducing perineal trauma. He is the recipient of a number of research awards and grants, most recently being a NHMRC Investigator Fellowship (EL1).

Qualify for CPD Hours

12 hours of CPD

Ticket Information

Earlybird Registration closes 16th February 2024.

Earlybird Price Full Price
ACM Member     $350.00 $385.00 
Non Member $495.00 $550.00 
ACM Affiliate Member $350.00 $385.00
ACM Graduate Member             $290.00  $320.00  
ACM Student Member $250.00  $275.00     


Conference Dinner

We'd love to see you at the 'Roaring 20’s' themed Conference Dinner on Friday 3rd May! Dust off your best flapper fashion (sequins, beads, fringing, feathers!) and get ready to Charleston the night away in recognition of this incredible generation of women who pushed barriers to economic, political and sexual freedom.

Tickets are $65 per person for a two course meal.  Tickets can be purchased by adding the Conference Dinner Program Item to your registration.

Accommodation Information

Attendees can benefit from a conference specific room rate at the Burke & Wills Hotel.  Use discount code ACM2024.

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.

Friday, 03 May 2024 to
Saturday, 04 May 2024
8:30 am
Earlybird Member Price: $350 / Non Member Price $495
Burke & Wills Hotel
554 Ruthven Street
Toowoomba City QLD 4350
12.00 CPD Hours