Maternity services in the UK and across the globe are continuously transforing in order to improve care and outcomes for expectant parents and their babies.Healthcare professionals are working in a complex system that is often stressed with resources stretched to the maximum. Despite these challenges there are opportunities to combine traditional values of compassionate care with innovative, evidence based practices, and enhanced learning using advanced digital technology to provide safe, effective and high quality care. This event provides a unique opportunity to hear experienced experts and leaders in midwifery at a national and international level, and share their knowledge and views on the future landscape of the midwifery profession. Come and hear the significant contributions midwives can make by learning from proven practice, gain knowledge and understand the specialist role, future landscape of standards, and how to innovate.This event has been organised in collaboration with the chair of Consultant Midwives UK Forum.topics include:Learn from a range of prominent midwifery leaders eg. professionals, consultant midwives and researchers on how to change practice Develop leadership skills and confidence to influce change by pushing boundaries Embedding a work place culture of embracing evidence based practice Undersand the future direction of midwifery standards for training and development key speakers: Professor Mary Renfrew, Professor of Mother and Infant Health at the University of Dundee.Professor Renfrew was awarded inaugural Senior Investigator status with the National Institute for Health Research in 2008, and she was Principal Investigator for the groundbreaking global Lancet Series on Midwifery (2011-2016). Her work has informed and helped to shape public health policy and midwifery practice nationally and internationally. Professor Jane Sandall, Deputy Chair of the RCM Board and RCM Trust Board.Professor Sandall is an NIHR senior investigator and Cochrane author. Among her many roles, she is the deputy Chair of the Royal College of Midwives Board, Associate Editor of Midwifery: an International Journal and she sits on the NHS England-London Strategic Clinical Network for Maternity. Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Professor of Midwifery, Head of Maternity, Children and Young People at NHS England and National Maternity Safety Champion for the Department of Health. Professor Dunkley-Bent visiting Professor of Midwifery at Kings College London and London South Bank University. Her experience has led to her leading and influencing national maternity standards and guidance. Professor Dunkley-Bent influences healthcare, nationally and internationally through research, education and publications.Kathryn Gutteridge, Consultant Midwife and Clinical Lead for Low Risk Women at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS trustKathryn Gutteridge founded Sanctum Midwives; an organisation that educates, represents and challenges stigma around sexual abuse and its impact during motherhood.Later, Kathryn led and promoted the ‘Your Birth in our Home’ project at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, opening the Serenity Birth Co-located Centre and Halcyon Stand-Alone Birth Centre. These services have transformed the pathway for Low Risk women in the area and are changing the face of midwifery care for women in this region.we are grateful to wellbeing software for supporting this meeting.Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.prize: wendy savage travel bursarySubmission deadline: Sunday 3 February 2019Meeting date: Tuesday 5 March 2019Bursary: One prize of £750 to cover overseas travel or £500 to cover travel within the UK and a year’s membership to the RSM if you are a student or money deducted from the membership fee. Open to: Students, trainees and other professionals who specialise in maternity and/ or surrounding disciplines who are registered in the UK. Please note those who work for commercial operations will not be eligible for the bursary. This bursary is to honour Wendy Savage, a long standing member of the Forum and an innovator in maternity care. The bursary is to enable the applicant to attend a conference to present a paper based on their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.For more information on the requirments please click apply now, or contact: ratesRSM member: £36 – £90Non-member: £60 – £150