Working towards Safer Beginnings

  • Event start: 12 Jun 2013 12:00am
  • Event end: 12 Jun 2013 12:00am
  • Location: Te Papa Tongarewa (Oceania Room), Wellington
Annual workshop of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Wednesday 12 June 2013 - Wellington

Professor Marian Knight

Keynote speaker: Professor Marian Knight

A workshop on improving outcomes for New Zealand mothers and babies.

You are invited to register your participation for this one-day workshop. This workshop is being organised by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee and supported by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Topics include:

  • New Zealand perinatal and maternal mortality statistics
  • The PMMRC’s impact: how have we made a difference?
  • Congenital abnormalities and perinatal mortality
  • Preventable perinatal and maternal mortality

Keynote speaker: Professor Marian Knight

NIHR Research Professor and Honorary Consultant in Public Health, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford

Marian studied medicine in Cambridge and Edinburgh and qualified in 1992. She did basic training in obstetrics and neonatology before moving to Oxford as a clinical research fellow in 1995. Her research into the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia led to the award of a DPhil in 1998. During this time Marian became interested in epidemiology and population health, and subsequently moved into public health, becoming a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in 2006. She is an Honorary Consultant in Public Health with Oxfordshire PCT. She set up and has led the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) since its inception in 2005 and is the Chief Investigator for a national programme of study into near-miss maternal morbidity, funded by the National Institute for Health Research. She also leads the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons Congenital Anomalies Surveillance System (BAPS-CASS), conducting studies relating to the care of infants requiring early surgery. In February 2012, Marian was awarded one of the UK’s first NIHR Research Professorships, to develop further her work relating to maternal morbidity and care of infants requiring early surgery.


Wednesday 12 June 2013, 9am to 5pm


Oceania Room, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington


Registration fee: $175 (incl GST)


Early bird rate: $140 (incl GST) - this rate applies if registration and payment are received by 15 May 2013.

Website: To register go to:

This meeting has been approached as a RANZCOG Approved O&G meeting and eligible Fellows of this College will earn 7 CPD points for attendance. It is also approved by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand as part of the Recertification Programme for midwives. Those midwives who attend will receive five (5) professional activity points.

The working towards safer beginnings and staying alive after surgery annual workshops of the Perinatal and Maternal and Perioperative mortality review committees has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 6 credits for each committee workshop for CME for General Practice Educational Programme Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.


Why not register for both days? This includes Staying Alive After Surgery, the inaugural workshop of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee on Wednesday 12 June 2013.

Two day registration fee: $260 (GST incl)
Two day early bird rate: $225 (GST incl)

For more information contact the Health Quality & Safety Commission on 04 901 6060.

Download the full informational flyer here.

Last updated 03/04/2013