the symposium for all midwives and associated professionals

Sensitive Midwifery Symposium is one of the largest and most prestigious midwifery and perinatal conferences in Africa, initiated in 1996 by the Sister Lilian Centre, which specialises in midwifery, pregnancy, birth and parenting education and advice.

Sensitive Midwifery Symposium aims to make a positive difference to midwifery and maternity and child care while celebrating the professions involved. It offers you a unique and innovative blend of expertise updates, advocacy of sensitive care, challenging harmful practices, exposure to relevant complementary health fields, encouragement of professional morale, and professional inspiration.

It has been an interesting two years, with 2020 bringing the world to a standstill. A situation that was unthinkable unfortunately happened, we had to cancel the Sensitive Midwifery Symposium. We quickly adjusted and learned to engage in the online space and our 25th Symposium became our first ever VIRTUAL Symposium in 2021. 

BUT it’s time to gather and gain our MOMENTUM again!

The 26th Sensitive Midwifery Symposium will be on the 4 & 5 May 2022 at the Indaba Hotel and Conferencing Centre, Johannesburg. It will be streamed as a VIRTUAL Symposium for those who cannot make it in person.

 We landed in a new era and there is so much MOVEMENT, it is essential to make sure we are aligned. The theme of the year is: 

Midwifery MOVEMENT Matters

See you there!

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who should attend the symposium?

Private and state sector hospital midwives in South Africa and internationally
Independent Midwives
Antenatal education specialists
Postnatal unit and NICU nurse professionals
All students and lecturers of midwifery and maternity nursing
Well baby clinic sisters
Doulas
Lactation consultants
Interested medical doctors and obstetricians

Sunday, 1 May 2022
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sensitive midwifery accreditation

Sensitive Midwifery is a recognised educational brand in South Africa’s midwifery and nursing industry, considered by many to be one of the ‘big influencers’ of midwives and mothers. Sensitive Midwifery Academy is in the process of seeking accreditation as a CPD provider and has an internal CPD accreditation system, pending the formal points system in South Africa. Symposium presentation notes are included for each delegate, and certificates of attendance are granted to delegates who attend the full proceedings. Certain presentations will be available as podcasts or on video.

There is vast evidence to support the need for more midwife specialists
in South Africa and the world.

That’s why Sensitive Midwifery Academy is proud to offer to all midwives its new post-basic Certified Sensitive Midwife Course, which was successfully pioneered in the Eastern Cape.
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