Childbirth and Parenting Educators of Australia Inc
National Biennial Conference

24 - 26 September 2014, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

Taming the Tiger 2014

Provisional Program

This program is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Times may change in the final program. Please check this page regularly.

Please note that the oral presentations are of 25 minutes duration plus 5 minutes Q&A, unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday 24 September 2014
1200 Registration Open
  Practical Workshops
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
1300 Fear Not the Tiger: Instilling confidence to follow birthing instincts
Lynne Staff, Midwife and Educator
Practical Antenatal Sessions: The key to breastfeeding success
Milk, Sleep and Love: The effects of baby sleep training
Pinky McKay, Author
1400 Afternoon Tea
1430 Practical Workshops continued
1530 Workshops close
1600 Ferry to MONA departs
1700 Private viewing of MONA
1800 Conference Dinner: Ethos/Thanatos at MONA (Museum of New and Old Art)
2200 Return ferry transport from MONA to Hobart
Thursday 25 September 2014
0800 Registration and Exhibition
0830 Welcome to Delegates
CAPEA 2014 Conference Convenor, Dianne Haworth and CAPEA President, Sue Cheney
0850 Official Opening
The Governor of Tasmania
0910 Opening Address
Having your own poo machine
John Xintavelonis (known as John X)
0930 The critical importance of Vitamin T - for touch
Pinky McKay
1015 Morning Tea in Exhibition Area
1045 The importance of mental health for our children: an attachment framework
Nicky Beamish, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
1130 The Engaging Educator
Simon Thiessen, The Real Learning Experience
1245 Lunch in Exhibition Area
  Concurrent Sessions
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
1330 Managing mental health in mothers: when to refer and what you need to know
Nicky Beamish
(1 hour)
One Stop Shop
Jacqueline Myers & Karin Birkner, RPA Hospital, NSW
Taming the tiger during homebirth transfer: Can we prepare?
Deborah Fox, University of Technology, Sydney
1400 Interactive Workshop
Group Facilitation Assessment Tool

Deb Galloway, John Hunter Hospital, NSW
(30 minutes)
Normal Physiological Birth - an endangered human activity!
Rhea Dempsey, Birth Wisdom
(1 hour)
1430 Antenatal classes with a psychological focus: What's on offer at the major hospitals around Australia
Kelly Madden, Psychologist and Childbirth Educator
Tackle the Terrors: antenatal parenting education program
Karen Burr, Karitane
1500 Afternoon Tea in Exhibition Area
  Concurrent Sessions
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
1530 Keys to Improving Baby Sleep: Respecting Individuality to Promote Infant Sleep
Helen Stevens, Safe Sleep Space, Author
(1 hour)
Antenatal Education Programs: An evaluation of the four different program models
Jane Svensson, Royal Hospital for Women
Interactive Workshop
The Amazing Race: Unleashing the knowledge within

Melinda Eales, Maternity Craft
(1 hour)
1600 Developing a virtual village
Lisa Robertson, Maternity Services, John Hunter Hospital, NSW
1630 Sessions close
1745 Coaches depart to Government House
1800 Government House Reception
1900 Coaches depart from Government House
  Free evening
Friday 26 September 2014
0800 Registration and Exhibition
0830 Family Cord Banking: Current status and future prospects
Mark Kirkland, Cell Care, Victoria
0900 Fear Not the Tiger: Instilling confidence to follow birthing instincts
Lynne Staff, Midwife and Educator
0945 CAPEA AGM (Annual General Meeting)
1030 Morning Tea in Exhibition Area
  Concurrent Sessions
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
1100 Using Circle of Security® Concepts to Promote 'Good Enough' Parenting when Addressing Infant Sleep Problems
Helen Stevens, Safe Sleep Space, Author
(1 hour)

Interactive Workshop
Childbirth education is not extinct especially if it's taught right
Samantha Dunne, St Vincent's Private Hospital
(30 minutes)

Title to be confirmed
Mark Kirkland, Cell Care
1130 Lonelier than the Tasmanian Tiger: Going out on your own in Childbirth Education
Nicole Carver, Independent Childbirth and Parenting Educator, Victoria
Not extinct - just evolving: childbirth education in the mobile digital era
Rebecca McQueen, Birth Sense Australia
1200 Lunch: Like-minded groups to gather: eg. CAPEA state groups
  Concurrent Sessions
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
1300 Breastfeeding: Not rocket science but just as powerful
Sue Cox
Evaluation of Cultural Antenatal Education, Birth Outcomes, Birth Experience & Maternity Care
Nelma Galas, Women's Health Clinic, Westmead
Helping mums move towards normal birth with acupressure
Rebecca Mar Young, Acubirth
1330 Sea Shells: A Natural Aid for Cracked and Painful Nipples
Janice Deocampo
Knowing the Tiger
Lynne Staff
Carry me close to your heart: Safe babywearing practices for maternal and infant wellbeing
Anita Lincolne-Lomax & Irina Gibson, Babes in Arms
1400 Antenatal Breastfeeding Education: Who's doing it and is it beneficial? A client satisfaction survey
Ros McDonough, Women's and Children's Hospital, SA
Could self-care be a way forward for prenatal education?
Felicity Finn, Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, ACT
Parenting is instinctive... or is it?
Melinda Eales, Maternity Craft, Victoria
(30 minutes)
1430 Afternoon Tea in Exhibition Area
1500 Infant Sleep and Settling: Get it Right From the Start
Helen Stevens, Safe Sleep Space, Author
1545 Supporting each other to decrease conflicting advice
1630 Farewell and CAPEA 2016 promotion from South Australia
1700 Conference closes




Important Dates

Online Registration Now Open!

TENS Australia is providing a FreeMOM TENS for Labour Pain Management kit to the first delegate who has travelled the furthest distance (to be awarded at the conference).
Click here to register.

Early-Bird Closes 22 August 2014
Final Papers Due 18 August 2014