ACM NSW State Conference 2021

8:30am Friday, 26 February 2021
3:00pm Saturday, 27 February 2021
Mantra on Salt Beach Kingscliff
Gunnamatta Avenue
Kingscliff, New South Wales 2487



We invite you to the ACM NSW State Conference – our conference in Kingscliff! The title of the conference is ‘Shining the light on midwifery'. We are excited to announce we will be welcoming Pat Brodie, Hazel Keedle and Allison Cummins as our keynote speakers.

Date: 26th and 27th Feb 2021

Venue: Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff

Program coming soon!

Keynote Speakers

Professor Pat Brodie

Professor Pat Brodie has been engaged in Australian midwifery practice, management, policy and research for over 30 years. She is a past national President of the Australian College of Midwives and received an AM in the Queen's Birthday honors list for her services to midwifery. In association with colleagues from the University of Technology Sydney Pat played a key role in the development, implementation and ongoing support of a program to strengthen midwifery education in Papua New Guinea . She has extensive experience in mentoring and supporting midwives through the emotional challenges of midwifery practice and continues to be a ‘champion’ for midwifery continuity of care for all women.

Hazel Keedle

Hazel Keedle is a lecturer of midwifery at Western Sydney University and a PhD candidate. Hazel has worked in midwifery group practices, a variety of hospital settings and as a privately practising midwife in both city and regional locations.  Hazel’s passion for VBAC came from her own experience of having a VBAC with her daughter in 2008 and since then she has published research on women's experience of having a homebirth after caesarean and on her PhD work exploring women’s experiences of planning a VBAC in Australia.    

Dr Allison Cummins

Dr Allison Cummins is an early career researcher with a focus on midwifery continuity of care models and new graduate midwives transition to practice in these models. Allison has a clinical history of practising in continuity of care models and supporting midwives as they transition into the models. Her PhD titled “Enabling New Graduate Midwives to work in Midwifery Continuity of Care Models”. This study led to publications and informed the business case for the introduction of New Graduate Midwives to work in Midwifery Continuity of Care at Westmead Hospital, Mackay Hospital and Sunshine Coast Hospital. The study also informed the introduction of New Graduate Midwives to work in rural and remote midwifery led models such as Broken Hill New South Wales, a maternity service under threat of closure due to insufficient staffing. This study also led Allison to become a co-editor and author for the book titled “Starting Life as a Midwife: an international perspective on the transition from student to midwife. Since completing her PhD Allison continues to focus her research on the upscale of midwifery continuity of care in Australia and shining the light on new graduate midwives.



ACM have arranged a discounted rate for accommodation with Mantra on Salt Beach. To make a reserveration request please complete the booking form and submit your completed form via email to or via fax to 02 6670 5111.

Please be aware the the submitted booking forms are a request only until confirmed. The reservations team are available Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, any forms sent through on the weekend of out of hours will be processed during business hours.


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