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Maternity Improvement Group 30th April - 1st May 2015


Thursday, 30 April 2015 - Friday, 1 May 2015

Meeting Code

Pullman Brisbane King George Square
Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Roma Street

Would you like more information?
Bernie Mullin +61 403 944 259
[email protected]

The topic for 2015 is the safe reduction of primary cesarean delivery

The aim of this Group is to identify innovative and effective practices for safe maternity care.  The Group reviews operational and clinical data to look for innovative practice differences.

The Health Roundtable reports show substantial variation in the cesarean section rate across members from 10% to 22%. Following the recent consensus statement from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology members on the indications for primary C-sections, many members are reviewing their practices. Participants will share their progress on initiatives such as the definition of labour dystocia, improving foetal heart rate interpretation and access to non-medical interventions during labour.  For more information click here


Agenda – Maternity Improvement Group [HRT 1507]

Pullman, King George Square, cnr Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane


8.30 – 9.00am

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9.00 – 10.30am

 Welcome and Introductions

Thought Starter Speaker: Assoc. Professor Anne Sneddon

“Experience with the safe prevention of primary caesarean delivery”

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.30pm

 Overview of Survey Results and Maternity Reports:

We will assist members to review the survey results and audit and analyse their own data on caesarean section rates and the relevant outcome measures.

12.30 – 1.30pm


1.30 – 3.00pm

 Poster Session: Each Health Service to highlight one innovation implemented in the last 2 years related to the safe prevention of primary caesarean delivery

3.00 – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30 – 4.00pm

Poster Session Continued...selected presentations

4.00 – 4.30pm

Hospital Team Huddle: What have we learnt?  Hospital teams have time to discuss and consolidate learning from the day, identify best practice and opportunities to improve.


Meeting Ends


Group Dinner (Optional) – Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane


8.30 – 9.00am

Arrival Tea and Coffee

9.00 – 9.15am

Recap and Reflections from Day 1 and Review of Agenda

9.15 – 10.00am

Webcast with Professor Aaron B. Caughey, Associate Dean for Women’s Health Research & Policy from Oregon Health & Science University and author of ACOG guidelines.

10.00 – 10.30am

Hot Topics: Facilitated session – sharing ideas, innovations and best practice on hot topics including

  • Clinical management of women in labour including alert and action points
  • How to implement strategies to reduce caesarean section rates safely
  • Monitoring clinical outcomes

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.00 noon

Hot Topics continued.

12.00 – 12.45pm

Action Planning and Aim Statements:

Each team to develop an aim statement and action plan for the strategies they would like to implement.

12.45pm – 1.30pm


1.30 – 3.30pm

Optional Workshop


Sharing Progress and Strategies to Reduce Perineal Tears

Following the 2014 meeting some members continue to collaborate on the implementation of strategies to reduce perineal tears. All members are welcome to attend this optional workshop where we will review progress with the data from the Maternity Report; members will share their progress and success stories against their 2014 Aim Statements and share how they are practically implementing strategies such as as using perineal warm packs and perineal massage.


Meeting Ends


Accommodation & Flight Arrangements

Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel arrangements.

The Pullman Brisbane has set aside rooms for the nights of 29th April and 30th April 2015 for The Health Roundtable at the rate of $200.00 room only or $225.00 with Breakfast.

All Rates are inclusive of GST (10%) and subject to availability upon confirmation.

To receive these rates please call + 61 7 3222 1125 or e-mail: [email protected] to make a booking and quote 'Health Roundtable' Conference. 

TTo reserve one of these rooms you must book before 1 month before the meeting, requests for accommodation after this date will depend on the Hotel’s availability.