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2024 SA State Conference

2024 SA State Conference

Event Description

Join us for the SA Branch State Conference on Friday 28th June!  This one day conference is dedicated to highlighting Continuity of Care as the gold standard of maternity care through engaging sessions and discussions.   

We are thrilled to confirm Professor Hannah Dahlen as keynote speaker.



Professor Hannah Dahlen AM

Hannah Dahlen is the Professor of Midwifery and Associate Dean (Research and Higher Degree Research) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University. She has been a midwife for more than 33 years. She is one of the first midwives in Australia to gain Eligibility and access to a Medicare provider number and prescribing rights following government reforms in 2010 and worked for nearly 10 years following this as a Privately Practising Midwife. Hannah has over 300 papers and book chapters and has strong national and international research partnerships.

In 2019 Hannah was awarded a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her significant services to midwifery, nursing and medical education and research. In November 2012 Hannah was named in the Sydney Morning Herald’s list of 100 “people who change our city for the better” and named as one of the leading “science and knowledge thinkers” for 2012.

Dr Julie Fleet

Julie Fleet is a member of the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre (RBRC) at the University of South Australia. Julie is an experienced clinical researcher specialising in women's health and midwifery care, and part of the research team to evaluate the midwifery model of care, at both the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network, and Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network. The primary aim of these evaluations were to inform the effectiveness of implementation, acceptability and sustainability for these regions.

Julie’s commitment to lifelong learning has resulted in her completing a PhD in 2015 that has led to the development and implementation of protocols to introduce options for less invasive forms of pain relief for women in labour. Julie’s passion is to ensure midwifery practice is informed by the best available evidence, and that knowledge translation enables women to make informed choices about their care options.

Professor Jenny Fereday

Jenny Fereday is the Clinical Professor of Midwifery at the University of South Australia. She has previously held Executive Director and Director level roles in Nursing and Midwifery spanning the areas of clinical, management, education and research in both the public and private sectors. Jenny is involved in leading and contributing to decision making for midwifery and nursing at a State and National level. Her role at UniSA includes research and teaching, primarily in the post-graduate program.

Jenny’s research interests include woman-centred care, consumer voice and experience, models of care, professional scope of practice and advanced practice roles, leadership, workforce and service development and evaluation. She is skilled in a range of qualitative methodologies and enjoys collaborative research.

Adj Assoc Professor Jenny Hurley

Jenny is the Chief Nurse and Midwifery for South Australia and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Council of Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officers. In her role, she sets the strategic direction for more than 38,000 nurses and midwives across the state and provide high level system leadership and advice on nursing and midwifery policy, professional, workforce and policy matters across SA Health, supporting the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, and the Chief Executive of SA Health.

Jenny holds qualifications in leadership, nursing, midwifery, critical care, paediatrics, health service management and the honorary title of Adj Assoc Professor at the Flinders University and University of South Australia and was awarded a ‘2019 Flinders University Distinguished Alumni Award’ in recognition of outstanding leadership, advocacy and commitment to the ongoing development of nursing and midwifery policy and practices within South Australia.

Throughout her career, she has been a passionate advocate for nurses and midwives and her vision is to grow the capability and capacity to lead, innovate and shape health policy and practices across South Australia to meet the needs of today and beyond.

Ticket Information

   Member    $150.00
   Non-Member    $300.00
   Affliliate Member    $120.00
   Graduate Member       $120.00
   Student Member    $100.00

Qualify for CPD Hours

7.5 hours of CPD

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, 28 June 2024
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Member $150 / Non Member $:300 / Student $100
Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
7.50 CPD Hours