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9 AM - 5.30 PM SCHEDULE

Plan Your Day

To learn more about what to expect at BAME Birthing With Colour, take a look below at the full schedule. We’re happy to answer any questions you have regarding specific activities, event timing or any other inquiries.

 

THE DAY AHEAD...

If you have any questions relating to the programme please email team@bamematernity.com

Your programme consists of presentations, workshops, debates, networking, and The Wind Down Zone! There's plenty ahead... and plenty of choice! Please dive in!

ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION

9 AM

ARRIVAL

Delegates arrive, register and are treated to Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS a new digital exhibition by the Migration Museum, shining a light on the stories and experiences of people who have come to Britain to work in the National Health Service (NHS) over the past 72 years

WELCOME ADDRESS

10 AM

WELCOME

A warm welcome from the head of our Advisory Board Helen Knower Director of Midwifery at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

ORGANISER' WELCOME ADDRESS

10.05 AM

WELCOME FROM THE ORGANISERS

Event organisers The Brun Bear Foundation helps open the conference with a short welcoming address

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

10.10 AM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Our Keynote Speaker is Head of Midwifery, UHL, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Linda Machakaire

SESSION I: PAPER 1

10.30 AM

SPEAKER: BENASH NAZMEEN

Benash Nazmeen is a specialist cultural liaison midwife and co-founder and director of Association of South Asian Midwives CIC. Benash is passionate about addressing health inequalities. The manifestation of this work can be found in her work with the Sheffield Maternity Cooperative;  as a trustee for Iolanthe midwifery trust;  her advocacy for South Asian pregnant women; as a NHS England Midwifery Ambassador and chair of the midwifery work stream within the SDM Council.

SESSION I: PAPER 2

10.50 AM

SPEAKER: PROFESSOR JANE SANDALL CBE

Prof Sandall leads a Maternal Health Services and Policy Research Group in King’s Health Partners Women’s Health Academic Centre and is involved in the leadership group of King's Improvement Science and South London Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care. She has a clinical background in Midwifery and is a social scientist.

SESSION I: PAPER 3

11.10 AM

SPEAKER: DR ANITA BANERJEE

Anita Banerjee is an Obstetric Physician and Acute Physician at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital. Anita trained as an endocrinologist and diabetologist in North West London before taking up her first consultant post in South London.

SESSION I Q&A - INCLUDING LIVE POLLING OF AUDIENCE

11:30 AM

INTERACTIVE Q&A

Following the papers in this session we will have open Q&A and online polls 

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK. SPONSOR OPPORTUNITY

11.50 AM

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK 

Delegates network

SESSION II: PAPER 1

12.10 PM

SPEAKER: HANNAH RAYMENT-JONES

Hannah Rayment-Jones has worked in a range of clinical midwifery settings, including the award-winning caseload team at Imperial College NHS Trust, providing continuity of care for socially vulnerable women and a successful homebirth service.

  • Discuss the complexity of researching ‘hard to reach’ groups

  • Explore how patient involvement can improve the process and findings of research

  • Review methods used to involve patients in research

  • Provide a case study of a research project that has tried to engage with hard to reach groups

  • Share practical advice and useful resources

FGMS' MULTIPLE MEANING AND CONTEXTS

12.30 PM

SPEAKER : HILARY BURRAGE

Hilary Burrage is Adjunct Professor, Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics and a sociologist. She has researched female genital mutilation (FGM) for many years, and is the author of two award-winning books on the subject. She is also an Advisor to the Global Media Campaign to End FGM and to the UK-based organisation, Action: FGM.  Ms Burrage has been a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care, a Research Associate in a UK Medical School, a Trustee of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and a Non-Executive Director of an NHS Trust. 

PAPER: FGMs' multiple meaning and contexts Meanings and Contexts

  • FGM as a medical matter

  • FGM as a community matter

  • FGM in education

  • FGM law and law enforcement 

  • FGM social, psychological and economic considerations

  • FGM what a cohesive strategy looks like

SESSION II: PAPER 3

12.50 PM

SPEAKER: MARS LORD

Award winning doula and birth activist Mars Lord has been a birth keeper for over a decade. Ms Lord wants to see the ‘colouring in of the landscape of birth’ and to uncover the reasons for the maternal and neonatal morbidity rates amongst the BAME community

SESSION II Q&A - INCLUDING LIVE POLLING OF AUDIENCE

1.10 PM

INTERACTIVE Q&A

Following the papers in this session we will have open Q&A supported by an interactive system that allows delegates  to post questions and take part in polls through their mobile phones

NETWORKING

1.30 PM

LUNCH

Delegates network 

Motivational Speaker

2.00 PM WORKSHOPS

Plan Your Day

JOIN THE WORKSHOP OF YOUR CHOICE. Each workshop is half an hour in length and in most instances will be held twice so you need not fear missing out! For more information please email team@bamematernity.com

 

WORKSHOP 1A: MEDIATION IN MIDWIFERY

2.00 PM - 2.30 PM

Workshop Leader: Paul Golden


  • Resolving conflict

  • Listening (allowing venting)

  • Reframing and creating momentum from small areas of agreement to larger areas of agreement

  • Building great relationships

  • Using kindness and genuine empathy with those who challenge us

  • Challenge the challenger with kindness and education

  • Empathetic Communication strategies 

  • Asking questions / SAR / FOI

WORKSHOP 2A: CHALLENGES AND FACILITATORS TO HEALTHY EATING FOR AFRICAN PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE UK

2PM - 2.30 PM

Workshop Leader: Aniebiet Ibanga Ekong 

  • What are the determinants of healthy eating in this population?

  • How big is the influence of culture on healthy eating especially in pregnancy?

  • The influence of migration on eating habits i.e. have they retained their dietary pattern or has it changed?

  • How can midwives be sensitive to the cultural aspects of food especially when offering healthy eating advice to this population?

WORKSHOP 3:
ONCE A SURVIVOR, TWICE A VICTIM

2 PM - 3.10 PM

Workshop Leader: Alya Harding

Workshop Leader: Naana Otoo-Oyortey MBE

  • Once a survivor, twice a victim

  • How pervasive is FGM

  • Cultural context. UK context

  • Safeguarding and the law

  • Health Implications: mental and physical

  • Culturally competent care

  • A holistic approach for victims

WORKSHOP 4:
WHOSE SHOES?

2 PM - 3.10 PM

Workshop Leader: Gill Phillips

  • Cut across silos 

  • Navigate hierarchies

  • Better communication

  • Jointly find ways forward 

  • A tool working throughout the NHS

WORKSHOP 1B: HUMAN RIGHTS IN HEALTHCARE

2.40 PM - 3.10 PM

Workshop Leader: Paul Golden

  • Rights of the Midwife

  • Employment / Regulator Rights

  • How to stand up for these rights

  • How to support others who are being challenged

  • Draft court action to get mediation

  • Self Care

WORKSHOP 2B: CHALLENGES AND FACILITATORS TO HEALTHY EATING FOR AFRICAN PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE UK

2.40 PM - 3.10 PM

Workshop Leader: Aniebiet Ibanga Ekong 

  • What are the determinants of healthy eating in this population?

  • How big is the influence of culture on healthy eating especially in pregnancy?

  • The influence of migration on eating habits i.e. have they retained their dietary pattern or has it changed?

  • How can midwives be sensitive to the cultural aspects of food especially when offering healthy eating advice to this population?

3.10 PM Networking coffee break.
Delegates network.

Female Presenter

3.40 PM ANY QUESTIONS

Plan Your Day

Topical discussion in which a panel of leading practitioners are posed questions by the audience. Live and unscripted. 

 

PANELLIST: SHARON MANATSA

Sharon is the founder of the Melkiah Foundation established in memory of the son she lost when 28 weeks pregnant.  


The organisation supports BAME families that have gone through a similar experience. A particular focus is supporting the grieving process and overcoming any stigma felt. 

PANELLIST: SIMON FLEMING

Simon is a London-based registrar and  Vice Chair of the Academy Trainee Doctors’ Group (ATDG). 

He is at the forefront of combating bullying, undermining and harassment in healthcare, through the award winning #HammerItOut and #CutItOut campaigns. He speaks internationally on the subject and this was the subject of his TEDx talk. 

PANELLIST: DR RUTH OSHIKANLU MBE

Dr Ruth Oshikanlu MBE is a member of the Chief Nursing Officer Black and Minority Ethnic (CNO BME) Advisory Group.


In 2020 Dr Oshikanlu takes up a Florence Nightingale Senior Leaders Scholarship and will be working to reduce the disparity in deaths of Black and Asian women in pregnancy and the perinatal period.

PANELLIST: MARLEY HALL

Midwife. Influencer. Childbirth educator 


Marley is a midwife, advocate, educator and mum-of-five. Marley focuses much of her time providing antenatal education to women online and using social media as a platform to raise awareness of the maternity issues women from the BAME communities face.

4.25 PM Closing remarks and conference close to be followed by The Wind Down Zone

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4.30 THE WIND DOWN ZONE

Plan Your Day

Relax. Unwind. Reflect on the day in a way that suits you. Your choice of activiities to roundout a productive, worthwhile and enjoyable day 

 

PILATES WITH SAM!

4.30 PM - 5.00 PM

Sam's pilates session leave participants energised and full of positivity. The class will combine core, stretching and balance. Sign up and release those endorphins!

REFOCUS AND RELAX WITH ERIN!

4.30 pm - 5.00 pm

After a busy day, Erin will provide the opportunity to switch off, and refocus the mind, with a mindfulness and relaxation exercise which will leave you feeling calm, relaxed and refreshed. Erin is a hypnobirthing instructor who offers hypnobirthing and antenatal classes in and around South East London and Kent.

YOGA FOR HAPPINESS WITH TARA!

Yoga for happiness is led by Tara. The session mixes exercise, breathing and relaxation techniques to release 'happy hormones' so you emerge calm and composed with a serene smile on your face : )

4.30 pm - 5.00 pm

HEART OF THE NATION!

4.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Hear The Migration Museum's Robyn Kasozi share the fascinating, moving and often inspirational stories that are the immigrant stories at the Heart of our NHS... The Heart of Our Nation

More activities planned. 
5.00pm final networking and reflections. Conference close 5.30 pm

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