‘Improving Maternal Health – From Evidence into Action’ Trinity College Dublin, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Save the date and submit an abstract (http://www.tcd.ie/mammi/) Bringing together people from all backgrounds with a shared interest in improving maternal health by translating evidence into practical improvements in how services are delivered to women in Ireland. Funding of up… Continue reading CONFERENCE: Improving Maternal Health – From Evidence into Action, Dublin (October 23, 2018)
There is a new publication, edited by Janka Debreceniova, about the systemic aspects of violations of the human rights of women in maternity wards in Slovakia. The publication is based on qualitative research – in depth interviews with obstetricians and midwives, and builds upon our earlier research publication that was based on interviews with women about… Continue reading REPORT: Systemic aspects of violations of the human rights of women in maternity wards in Slovakia
Dr Valerie Fleming has just secured an ESRC grant for her work on conscientious objection. Here are details about the project: Project title: Understanding the extent of and limitations to conscientious objection by health care practitioners to abortion Context: The 1967 Abortion Act, which was the first legislation on abortion to cover Scotland, England and… Continue reading Dr Valerie Fleming secures ESRC grant for work on conscientious objection
Here is a pdf report of the Sofia, Bulgaria, conference COST and Maternity Services in Bulgaria – a Success Story: Contemporary Research and Practice in Physiological Birth. The report was compiled by Yoana Stancheva.
The III International Conference Gender, Ethics and Care: making visible the violence toward women during pregnancy takes place in Barcelona between May 16 and 18, 2018. The conference features some of our own cost members, including Elena Skoko and Ibone Olza Fernandez. Marie-Clare Balaam is on the scientific committee. You can find out more information… Continue reading CONFERENCE: III International Conference Gender, Ethics and Care: making visible the violence toward women during pregnancy (Barcelona, May 16-18, 2018)
There’s a report available to download from October’s meeting in Florence, Italy. You can download it here. Meeting date: 9th-11th October 2017 Venue: Palazzo Medici Riccardi & Istituto degli Innocenti, Florence Meeting Type: Management Committee Meeting, Working Group Meeting, Workshops/ Conferences Local Organiser Institution: Monia Lippi -Italian room in collaboration with Laura Iannuzzi (Careggi University… Continue reading REPORT: Florence meeting (Oct 2017)
WG4’s aim – To examine organizational characteristics, contexts, cultures and economic costs of variation in rates of interventions in childbirth in different socio-political contexts. WG4’s 58 members are from a range of disciplines including midwifery, obstetrics, management, architecture, psychology, sociology, anthropology, epidemiology, bioethics and law. WG4’s has 5 sub-groups; Sub-group 1. Variations in intervention rates… Continue reading WG4 report February 2018
Dr Corine Verhoeven has published a report called: Learning from others: An exploration of the organisation of midwife-led units in Northern Ireland. You can download it here as a pdf.
Elena Skoko has had an article published in an Italian magazine for midwives. You can download the pdf here.
Liv Bodil Eide has written a report titled: Birth environments – evolving interdisciplinary research integrating architectural and anthropological methods and perspectives. You can download it here as word document.
The IUHPE World Conference runs in Northern New Zealand, April 7-10, 2019. For information visit http://www.iuhpe.org Abstract submission opens soon.
A summer the ETC Training course will run in Perugia Italy in July. Those of you and others who have had the experience of the COST Training courses will have an opportunity to position your ideas in a European context using health promotion and salutogenesis as the framework. We can only take 30 participants in… Continue reading TRAINING COURSE: ETC Training course, Perugia Italy (July 2018).
The 10th European IUHPE Conference takes place in Trondheim, Norway, on September 24-26, 2018. The first keynote speaker is Professor Soo Downe who will landmark the position of this COST Action on the European Health Promotion Scene. For information about attending the conference or submitting an abstract, visit http://www.ntnu.edu/health The deadline for submissions in April… Continue reading CONFERENCE: 10th European IUHPE Conference, Trondheim (September 24-26, 2018)
III INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “GENDER, ETHICS AND CARE” – Making visible the violence toward women during pregnancy. FROM MAY 16TH TO 18TH CaixaForum Barcelona, Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8 08038 – BARCELONA Speakers include several members of this COST Action. More information: https://www.edosier.net Or download the full pdf – including itinerary – here. REGISTRATION:… Continue reading CONFERENCE: III INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “GENDER, ETHICS AND CARE” (Barcelona May 16-18, 2018)
The Lucerne Training School in February was a huge success. Lead organiser and Training School Lead Prof. Dr. Claudia Meier Magistretti has supplied us with a scientific report from the three days, plus a stack of images. You can read the full report via downloadable pdf here. You can also download three pdf presentations from… Continue reading REPORT: Lucerne Training School (Feb 12-14, 2018)
The deadline is March 31, 2018. Apply online (for registered users) here. For more information or if you have any questions, email Olga Gouni at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 17-18, 2018: COST Action BIRTH Conference: Lisbon From Birth to Health – Towards Sustainable Childbirth The speakers are: Soo Downe, Ramón Escuriet, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Mechthild Gross, Anastasia Topalidou, Lucy Frith, Deirdre Daly, Ibone Olza and Olga Gouni. Find out more – including details on how to register – by visiting the conference website here.… Continue reading CONFERENCE: From Birth to Health – Towards Sustainable Childbirth (Lisbon Sept 17-18, 2018)
As this Cost Action BIRTH enters its fourth and last year the work of WG5, wich focus on Neuro-psycho-social characteristics and effects of labour events is advancing beautifully. Our recent meeting in Luzern , Switzerland, on february 7-9th was highly productive (and enjoyable since we also got to see the exciting Carnival of Luzern!). Our… Continue reading PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF BIRTH: WG-5 WORKING IN LUZERN
We’ve been assessed. COST’s central office have published their 24-month assessment of the Action. And this is what they had to say: The COST Action IS1405 “Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH)” has successfully embarked on bringing together numerous stakeholders –… Continue reading COST assessment of IS1405
This is a call out by CARE4 – Prof. Dr. Koen Milisen (chair of the Local OrganizingCommittee), Prof. Dr. Dimitri Beeckman & Prof. Dr. Peter Van Bogaert (co-chairs of the Scientific Committee), On behalf LOC and the SOC CARE4 – Call for abstracts We are very pleased to host the 3rd edition of the CARE… Continue reading Call for abstracts: CARE4 International Scientific Nursing and Midwifery Congress, Third Edition