Midwifery Seminar 2017

Promoting Women-Centred Care in Time of Changes: Challenge for Midwives

Date: 9 May 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Venue: IMC Subang Jaya, Selangor

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Pregnant women in today’s world want to be involved in planning their own care according to their unique needs. They are not happy just to sit back and let healthcare providers do what they think is best. They want to participate in decision making by collaborating with the obstetricians and midwives. Therefore, the concept of women-centred care addresses her social, emotional physical, psychological, spiritual and cultural needs and expectations.

On the other hand, we as the care provider should be “non – authoritarian”, “collaborative”, “safeguard client’s dignity”, “promote satisfaction and positive childbirth experience”. Hence creating calm and safe birthing settings, maintaining confidentiality, practising good communication and providing compassion in delivering care will prevent negative birth experience which may cause maladjustment to motherhood. All these will ultimately enhance women-centred care.

Promoting women-centred care has become a challenge in this technology driven age. Is women-centred care concept achievable or desirable?

The one-day seminar will provide update on issues regarding the challenges of midwives toward in promoting women-centred care.



This Seminar aims to:

  • Highlight the role of midwives in communication as healthcare providers.
  • Provide a platform for midwives to share knowledge and experiences related to women-centred care concept.


Seminar Highlights

  • Prof Dato’ Dr Sivalingam Nalliah
    Women-Centred Care in Pregnancy and Child Birth
  • Dr Hamimah Bt Saad
    Meeting Women’s Need with Personalised Care
  • Matron Poh Gaik Koay
    Professional Relationships Between Obstetricians and Midwives : Collaboration or Conflict?
  • Assoc Prof Dr Ramesh Kuppusamy
    Dealing with Diversity: Incorporating Cultural Sensitivity into Maternity Care
  • Prof Dato’ Dr Ravindran Jegasothy
    Does Use of Technology Breach Confidentiality?
  • Ms Stephanie Chan Yi Ling
    Compassion in Midwifery Practice: Good Communication


Target Audience

  • Midwives
  • Midwifery Educators
  • Midwifery Students
  • Non-Governmental Organisations


Keynote Address

Prof Dato’ Dr Sivalingam Nalliah

Prof Dato’ Dr. Sivalingam Nalliah
Head, Human Development & Population Health
IMU Clinical School, Seremban



Prof. Dato’ Dr. Sivalingam Nalliah
Head of Division, Human Development
& Population Health
IMU Clinical School, Seremban
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ravindran Jegasothy
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
MAHSA University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kuppusamy
Consultant in Fetal Medicine and O&G
University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Dr. Hamimah bt Saad
Family Medicine Specialist Health Clinic
Presint 9, Putrajaya
Ms Stephanie Chan Yi Ling
Staff Midwife and Breastfeeding Counsellor
KIMPORO Postnatal Rejuvenation Centre
Matron Poh Gaik Koay
Hospital Kuala Lumpur


Registration Fee

Early Bird
(before 9 Apr)
(10 Apr – 8 May)
Group Discount (≥ 4) RM200

Closing Date: 8 May 2017, Monday

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