Preparing for Birth: New Strategies for Parent Education (PfB2005)

Venue: Reading University

Location: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 08, 2005 End Date/Time: Apr 09, 2005
Registration Date: Mar 24, 2005
Early Registration Date: Feb 18, 2005
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Description

Friday, 8 April and Saturday 9 April 2005
University of Reading

An innovative, exciting and essential two-day program (plus evening!) for everyone who works in antenatal education. Leading educators, authors and facilitators will enable you to experience new teaching activities, explore new programs and develop your skills in a range of vital areas:

The program will include Plenary sessions with key leaders in prenatal education and the opportunity to attend 6 workshop sessions of 1 ½ hours each on topics of your choice. A video evening will enable you to view the latest releases and appraise them for inclusion in your programs. Inexpensive on-site accommodation and shared meals will enable you to network with your colleagues. Bookstores, displays and resource outlets will offer you the latest in teaching aids and materials.

Reading University is centrally located, approximately 25 minutes west of London. It is easily accessed by train from anywhere in the UK and there are regular bus connections to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports. A map and details on how to reach the venue will be included with your registration confirmation.



Day One - Friday 8 April 2005

9.00 am Opening and
welcome to Day One
Andrea Robertson
Director, Birth International

9.15 am
PLENARY SESSION

9.15 am
"Rethinking prenatal education"
Andrea Robertson

9.45 am
"The parent/educator/midwife connection"
Caroline Flint

10.15 am
Refreshments

10.45 am
WORKSHOPS
A1: Having fun with small group work
Teri Shilling
A2: Educating for informed choice
Clare Harding
A3: Program Planning
Cassandra McBurnie
A4: Giving voice to birth
Tricia Anderson
A5: Early Pregnancy programs
Lynne Staff

12.30 pm
Lunch

1.30 pm
WORKSHOP
B1: Involving fathers
John Lee
B2: Choosing and using teaching aids
Cassandra McBurnie
B3: "Tell me about the pain!"
Andrea Robertson
B4: Presenting unexpected outcomes
Sherokee Ilse
B5: Giving voice to birth
Tricia Anderson

3.00 pm
Refreshments

3.30 pm
WORKSHOPS
C1: Working with teenagers
Lizzie Smith
C2: Prenatal VBAC programs
Lynne Staff
C3: Educating for informed choice
Clare Harding
C4: Teaching about second stage
Andrea Robertson
C5: Presenting unexpected outcomes
Sherokee Ilse

5.00 pm
Close

7.00 pm
Happy hour
Catch up with you friends over a glass of wine!

8.00 pm
Video screening
A selection of the latest videos will be shown

Day Two - Saturday 9 April 2005

8.15 am Welcome to Day Two
Andrea Robertson
Director, Birth International

8.30 am
PLENARY SESSION

8.30 am
"Getting the message across - the power of your words!"
Lynne Staff

9.00 am
WORKSHOPS
D1: Having fun with small group work
Teri Shilling
D2: "Tell me about the pain!"
Andrea Robertson
D3: Using research to inform choice
Soo Downe
D4: Program Planning
Cassandra McBurnie
D5: Prenatal VBAC programs
Lynne Staff

10.30 am
Refreshments

11.00 pm
WORKSHOP
E1: Involving fathers
John Lee
E2: Early pregnancy programs
Lynne Staff
E3: Exploring birth through art
Lorna Davies
E4: Teaching about second stage
Andrea Robertson
E5: Working with teenagers
Lizzie Smith

12.30 pm
Lunch

1.30 pm
WORKSHOPS
F1: Choosing and using teaching aids
Cassandra McBurnie
F2: Exploring birth through art
Lorna Davies
F3: Presenting unexpected outcomes
Sherokee Ilse
F4: Using research to inform choice
Soo Downe
F5: Effective Group work
Teri Shilling

3.00 pm
Refreshments

3.30 am
PLENARY SESSION

3.30 am
"Avoiding Informed Coercion"
Beverley Lawrence Beech

4.00 am
Summarise the event
Andrea Robertson

4.30 pm
Close

Venue

Reading University
Reading
Berkshire
United Kingdom
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Additional Information

Individual registration: £190.00 (incl. VAT) Registrations postmarked before 18 February 2005 £210.00 (incl. VAT) Registrations received after 18 February 2005 Group discounts: Four registrations or more, received together with one cheque or credit card. One receipt will be issued for each group, listing all the names. £180.00 (incl. VAT) Registrations postmarked before 18 February 2005 £195.00 (incl. VAT) Registrations received after 18 February 2005 Student rate: £160.00 (incl. VAT) Current student identification must accompany your registration. Register on-line for further discounts! Cancellation Full fees, less a £10.00 processing charge for individuals and £5.00 each for groups, will be made up to 8 March 2005. There will be no refunds offered after that date, although substitutions will be possible if notified in advance. Birth International reserves the right to alter the program due to unforseen circumstances. Closing date for registrations is 24 March 2005.