ACM QLD State Conference 2021

8:30am Thursday, 6 May 2021
5:00pm Friday, 7 May 2021
Figs on Sylvan
65 Sylvan Road
Toowong, Queensland 4066


Midwives: Now and into the future

Join us at this vibrant two day event in Toowong Brisbane hosted by the ACM QLD branch. The title of the conference is Midwives: now and into the future’ and we are excited to bring you the two day program in the coming weeks.

Keynote Speakers

Rachel Reed

Dr Rachel Reed is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Lead in Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has practised midwifery in a range of models and settings in the United Kingdom and Australia. 

Rachel is a writer, presenter and researcher who focuses on physiological birth, women's rights and midwifery practice. Rachel has been invited to speak at national and international events and has published widely. She is the author of the award-winning blog MidwifeThinking, and her most recent book is 'Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage: weaving ancient wisdom with modern knowledge'.

Sarah Buckley

Dr Sarah Buckley is trained as a GP with qualifications in GP obstetrics. She has been writing and lecturing to childbirth professionals and parents since 1997 and is the author of the internationally best-selling book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering and the popular ebook Ecstatic Birth.

Sarah has a special interest in the hormones of physiological labour and birth and the impacts of interventions. In 2015 she completed an extensive report on this topic, Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing, published with Childbirth Connection (US).

She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, researching oxytocin in labour and birth. She has co-authored several papers on oxytocin in labour, birth and breastfeeding.

Sarah is also the mother of four children, all born at home and now in their teenage years and beyond. She lives on the semi-rural outskirts of Brisbane.

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Tickets Prices - Including ticket to the conference BBQ dinner:

Members: $350

Non members: $500

Graduate members: $275

Student members: $250

Hot Plated Breakfast - 7th May 2021

The Story of Meningococcal Vaccination in Australia 

Why do we need MenB prevention in Australian babies/infants? This breakfast session will provide an update on Invasive Meningococcal Disease with a focus on Meningococcal B, and help you have conversations with parents about meningococcal vaccination.

If you are attending the conference and would like to attend breakfast please RSVP by emailing 



Jephson Hotel

Located a 2 minute drive from the venue Jephson Hotel have offered delegates a discounted rate on Deluxe Rooms:

Room only: $159

Bed and Breakfast $184

To claim this discount please contact the hotel directly via phone or email (07 3736 4400 or and let them know you are attending the midwifery conference. 



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* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

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