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Royal visit for midwifery conference

25 October, 2016

Royal visit for midwifery conference

Midwives at a European conference being held in London this December are set to welcome a royal visitor.

HRH The Princess Royal will be attending the European Midwives Association (EMA) International Education Conference. 

Midwives from across Europe and beyond will be attending the tri-annual conference, which is this year hosted by the RCM.

Carmel Lloyd, RCM head of education, said: ‘This is a real honour for the RCM and the EMA to have such a distinguished royal visitor. 

‘It highlights the importance of this conference to midwives in the UK, in Europe and indeed globally.
 
‘Education underpins everything that midwives do and ensures we are all using the best available evidence to deliver the best possible care to mothers, babies and their families.’

She urged midwives and midwifery lecturers to book soon, as ‘places are being taken up very quickly’. 

It is the fifth EMA International Education Conference, which takes place every three years in a different European city.

Speakers include RCM chief executive Cathy Warwick CBE, professors Mary Renfrew, Cecily Begley and Soo Downe, among others.

Jackie Smith, NMC chief executive and registrar, will also be taking to the stage for a sessions on rethinking regulation. 

The conference takes place on 2-3 December and the royal visit is on the opening day.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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