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The Annual General Meeting of the Saudi Midwifery Group (SMG) is conducted in the fourth quarter in which the group review the activities and achievements. In addition, it is considered the biggest event for midwives; Saudis and expatriates at equal level to meet and exchange the experiences of the midwives from different parts of the world. It is also an opportunity to share the recent evidence-based knowledge about the new practices in the Midwifery field. It is our year! “The year of the Nurse and Midwife” It is time to recognize the vast contributions nurses and midwives make to our “Global Health” For our part as the “Saudi Midwifery Group” We would like to invite all midwives to have the opportunity to present and share with us what you have done to help make the experiences of your clients, colleagues and the public better for all. Your presentation will be showcased on our webinar for the Annual General Meeting for the Saudi Midwifery Group on the 27th and 28th of November.

Dr. Roa Altaweli
Founding Board Member- Chairperson of the Saudi Midwifery Group
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


DAY 1 - 27th NOVEMBER 2020 (GMT +3)

KSA Time Topic Speaker
10:00-10:15 Opening Remarks Prof. Hassan Abduljabbar, KSA
10:15-10:30 Welcome and Introduction Dr. Roa Altaweli, KSA
10:30-11:30 Birth in the time of Covid 19 Prof. Hanna Dahlen, Australia
11:30-12:00 Midwifery Units Dr. Lucia Rocca, UK
12:00-12:20 Skin care in Neonates and Infants - An Overview Dr. Sridhar Kalyanasundaram, UAE
12:20-12:30 Academy Plus-New Digital Learning Management Platform Dr. Sabih Shaikh, UAE
12:30-13:15 Break
13:15-13:45 How to Achieve “Normal Birth” in a Medicalized Environment Ms. Mahbobeh Fakharian, UAE
13:45-14:15 Saudi "Sage Femme" How to be? Obstetrician Opinion Dr. Abdulkarim Krimly, KSA
14:15-14:45 The Professionalization of Midwifery in Lebanon Dr. Rima Cheaito, Lebanon

DAY 2 - 28th NOVEMBER 2020 (GMT +3)

KSA Time Topic Speaker
10:00-10:30 The future of Midwifery Education Ms. Irene Chain-Kalinowski, Australia
10:30-11:00 Who Owns The Baby? A Mixed Method Study of
Skin-to-skin Contact After Vaginal Birth in SA
Dr. Nawal Abdulghani, KSA
11:00-11:30 Normal Birth Dr. Sheena Byrom, UK
11:30-12:15 Break
12:15-12:30 The Challenges Facing Midwifery in our Region Dr. Wafaa Abbas, Iraq
12:30-12:45 Sharing Experience Of Establishing The First
Midwifery Bachelor Degree In Our Region
Dr. Ibtesam Jahlan, KSA
12:45-13:15 Midwifery Education in Jordan Dr Insaf Ali Shaban, Jordan
13:15-13:45 VBAC Dr. Fatma Alshangiti, KSA
13:45-14:15 Midwifery and life Challenges. Ms. Fatema Al Balushi, Oman
14:15-14:45 Research study (Kegel Exercise in Postpartum Women in SA) Ms. Jawaher Al Harbi, KSA


Dr. Sheena Byrom
OBE Midwife Consultant & Director of All4Maternity

Dr. Lucia Rocca
Lecturer in Midwifery and NIHR Research Fellow Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research School of Health Sciences City University London

Ms. Irene Chain-Kalinowski
Registered Nurse, Midwife Homeopathic Midwifery Advisor Academy of Homeopathic Education (AHE) New York

Prof. Hanna Dahlen
Professor of Midwifery Associate Dean Research and HDR, Midwifery Discipline Lead School of Nursing and Midwifery Western Sydney University

Dr. Roa Altaweli
Conference Chairperson
Founding Board Member – Chairperson of Saudi Midwifery Group
Consultant Midwife and Director of Midwifery Department – Ministry of Health
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ms. Mahbobeh Fakharian
Senior Midwife in LDR Gargash Private Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Nawal Abdulghani
Lecturer - Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia Honorary researcher at Judith Lumely centre, La Trobe University
Melbourne, Australia

Ms. Jawaher Al-Harbi
Midwife & nursing specialist Maternity and Children Hospital
Medina, KSA

Dr. Fatma Alshangiti
Consultant OB/GYN, Female Pelvic Reconstructive and Minimally Invasive Gynecologist Surgeries (MIGS) Elite Hospital Supervisor of Obstetrics & Gynecology Services Development Ministry of Health (MOH)

Ms. Fatema Al Balushi
Head of midwifery Programs (Post Graduate Diploma & BSc in Midwifery) Higher institute of Health Sciences, Ministry of Health
Muscat, Oman

Dr. Abdulkarim Krimly
Senior Consultant OBGYN Avenue Medical Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Insaf Shaban
Associate Professor Al Al-Bayt University
Mafraq, Jordan

Dr. Sridhar Kalyanasundaram
Head of society: President of National Neonatology Forum, India-Emirates branch, Secretary of Indian association of Pediatrics (IAP Emirates neonatal chapter) Head of Department/Division: Head of pediatrics and Neonatology
Dubai - UAE

Dr. Rima Cheaito
Midwifery Department Faculty of Public Health / Lebanese University President of the scientific committee / Lebanese Order of Midwives

Dr. Ibtesam Jahlan
Assistant professor and Vice-chairperson for the department of maternal and child health nursing King Saud university

Dr. Wafaa Abbas
Associate Professor, Baghdad College for Medical Sciences Head of Iraqi Midwifery Association

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