9.30-9.45 registration and coffee
Welcome and introduction - Dr Cath Crock, Executive Director, Australian Institute for Patient and Family Centred care
Session 1 - How valuable are human rights frameworks for evaluating and improving the care of childbearing women?
Chair: Professor Rhonda Small
10:15-11:15am: The documentary film: ‘Freedom forBirth’
11:15-11:30am: Morning tea
11:30-1:00pm: discussion led by panel of speakers: Dr Liz Curran, Dominique Saunders, Dr Regina Quiazon, Prof Euan Wallace, Bashi Hazard.
Session 2 - The Respectful Maternity Care Charter: what are the local implications of this international initiative?
Chair Dr Karen Lane.
2:00-2:25pm Beth Wilson, The challengeof improving institutional and professional practice in health care.
2:30-3:30pm Panel discussion: Tina Pettigrew, Clare Lane, doctor (to be confirmed), consumer/s
3:30-3:45pm Afternoon tea.
Session 3: Using human rights and respect approaches in maternity reform.
3:45-4:20pm Convenor Leslie Arnott. Structured working groups will use prepared case studies to identify and report back on action strategies needed to improve maternity care
4:20-4:30pm Conclusions and future directions