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Prompt Maternity

The PROMPT Symposium       2nd & 3rd March 2017

This two day symposium will be held in the historic city of Bath, United Kingdom. A multi-professional team of experts from around the world will be attending the Symposium for which the theme is 'Sustainable, Effective Training Across The World'  

The symposium is aimed at midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists and anyone else who is interested in safety and quality improvements in maternity care.

The joint Sponsors of this exciting Symposium have been confirmed as Laerdal Medical and Limbs &Things

The Royal Crescent, Bath

Symposium venues 2nd & 3rd March 2017

The PROMPT Symposium will be taking place in some of Bath's most spectacular and historic venues, including The Assembly Rooms, The Roman Baths and The Pump Rooms.

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Hotels & travel

The conference venue is very central and there are numerous options for accommodation in Bath.  More information on available accommodation in Bath can be found on the Bath Tourism Website

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Explore the local area

Bath is a beautiful and vibrant city in Somerset, England. It became a World Heritage site in 1987, and is steeped in history and culture. There is plenty to see and do in and around Bath -  below are just a few suggestions, but more information can be found on the Bath Tourist Information website.

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Submit an abstract - submission deadline 31st December 2016

The PROMPT Maternity Foundation would like to encourage the submission of abstracts for poster presentation during the symposium.

The TOP 4 abstracts will be invited to make an oral presentation on Day 2 of the Symposium (Friday 3rd March 2017)

Prizes will be awarded to the best oral presentation and the best poster presentation on the final day of the symposium.

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Buy tickets 2nd & 3rd March 2017

Ticket sales for the PROMPT Symposium are now open.

Certificates for attendees:

  • Attendees will be emailed a link to the Symposium evaluation form over the weekend of 4th and 5th March 2017
  • Certificates of attendance will be emailed out once the evaluation form has been completed and submitted

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Frequently asked questions

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Programme 2nd & 3rd March 2017

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Sponsors of the 2017 PROMPT Symposium

The PROMPT Maternity Foundation are delighted to announce:

Lead Sponsors for the 2017 PROMPT Symposium :


About Laerdal

Laerdal Medical is a global corporation with a mission of helping save lives through the advancement of resuscitation and emergency care. Since its creation of the pioneering and now world famous Resusci Anne in 1960; many more innovative solutions have followed to improve and support education for Healthcare Professionals around the world, as well as facilitate the spread of CPR knowledge and skills to the would-be Samaritan in the wider lay community. Its 2020 vision is to help save 500,000 more lives every year.

About Limbs & Things

Limbs & Things create and manufacture innovative, relevant task trainers to enable competent and confident learning, which in turn leads to improved patient outcomes and reduces medical error.

As specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology, and through close collaboration with clinicians and healthcare professionals, the PROMPT Flex Range has been created to allow training in both routine and difficult birthing scenarios at all levels of teaching, learning and skill maintenance.

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Programme 2nd & 3rd March 2017

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Prompt Symposium 2015

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Speakers 2nd & 3rd March 2017

Professor Mary Dixon-Woods FAcSS FMedSci , RAND Professor of Health Services Research, Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research

A Fellow of both the Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Medical Sciences, Mary Dixon-Woods is RAND Professor of Health Services Research at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. As Director of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, she leads a programme of research focused on patient safety and healthcare improvement, healthcare ethics, and methodological innovation in studying healthcare. She is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Quality and Safety. She holds positions as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, an honorary professor at the University of Leicester, and a visiting adjunct professor at Dartmouth College. She was, in 2012, one of the first recipients of a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award. She served on the National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England, which produced the Berwick report in 2013.  She is currently serving on the review of information technology in the NHS led by Professor Bob Wachter. She was one of the first recipients of a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator award. Characteristically using mixed-methods approaches, her work focuses on evaluation of quality and safety improvement interventions and programmes, culture and behaviour in health systems, and regulation and governance of health research and care. She has special interests in the ethics of quality and safety and in the development of novel methods for conducting health services research.

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