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