International Day of the Midwife 2009

Dr Deborah Davis and Sarah Stewart are organizing a 24 hour virtual event to celebrate International Day of the Midwife. Please keep an eye on this page for further information.

Professional development seminars 2009

This program has been momentarily suspended. However, if you are interested in being a speaker or presenter, please cointact Sarah Stewart: sarahstewart07(at)

This is the program of free open access online seminars being held in 2009 using the Elluminate web conference program. Elluminate will be provided free of charge by Otago Polytechnic.

Would you like to be a speaker or presenter? Do you have any suggestions for seminar topics?

If you would like to lead a seminar or if you have any ideas on topics or speakers, please add your suggestions and contact details here or in the discussion page at the top of this page, or let Sarah
Date (NZ)
Time (NZ)

Safe motherhood is more than just maternity
Tricia Thompson, midwife and Programmes Officer for Asia, will be talking about her work for Caritas, an organization for aid and development in developing countries.

Early February

There is no funding for this, so speakers would be donating their time to support colleagues.

Format of seminars

The format for the seminars will be a formal presentation by the speaker for about 10 minutes and then participants will have the opportunity to discuss the presentation and ask questions. The seminars will last approximately one hour. The seminars will recorded and archived in this wiki.


Do not worry if you have had no experience of using Elluminate. A facilitator will be present to deal with all technical issues and lead the discussions after the main presentation.

Disclaimer: Opinions presented at the seminars are not necessarily those of Otago Polytechnic School of Midwifery.