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Waves of Change Conference 2024

Improving perinatal care

Hybrid Event
Time & Date: Friday 9th - Sunday 11th August 2024
Location: Large Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, PED Building, Gold Coast University Hospital
Catering throughout the conference included

We are excited to invite you to the Waves of Change Conference which integrates the Annual National Stillbirth Forum and the QLD Maternal Fetal Medicine Symposium. This year we will be holding the conference at Gold Coast University Hospital.

We have an exciting program planned for you to stimulate discussion and engage all involved in pregnancy care from new research findings to implement into everyday care to new horizons all with an equity lens. Importantly the program will include a focus on best practice care after perinatal loss.

Please join us for three days of connecting and learning to improve pregnancy care and outcomes for women and families across Australia and beyond.

Prof. Vicki Flenady and Prof. Fabricio Costa (Co-chairs)
Prof. Adrienne Gordon, Dr Glenn Gardener and Prof Sailesh Kumar (Deputy chairs)

Who Should Attend

Inviting all health practitioners dealing in pregnancy care

  • MFM Specialists
  • Obstetricians
  • Midwives General
  • Practitioners Sonographers
  • Physicians
  • Neonatologists
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners/ Aboriginal Maternal Infant Care workers (AMIC)
  • Trainees/ students
  • Parents
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers

Early bird ticket prices

In-person Medical Practitioners/Researchers/Policy makers: $300

In-person Nursing/Midwifery/Health Practitioners $200

In-person Students/Parents: $100

Online tickets: $200

From 26/07/24 all registration fees increase by $100


We are thrilled to have some incredible speakers joining us!


This year’s theme will cover all things pregnancy care including prediction, prevention and management of adverse pregnancy outcomes covering:

Prediction: Abnormal growth and placental dysfunction; Digital health revolution; How AI is transforming healthcare.

Prevention: New research directions to improve pregnancy outcomes; Balancing higher risk models of care and intervention.

Bereavement Care: Best practice after Stillbirth and Neonatal Death; Pregnancy and Perinatal Loss Clinics in Australia: establishing a practice and research network.

Disparities: Best practice maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and priority populations in Australia.


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