Conferences

Conference Papers

I have given papers at over 100 conferences and seminars since 2000 with half of these being invited keynote addresses (10 international keynote addresses and 47 national keynote addresses). I have had 30 published abstracts since 2008. In 2005 I gave the keynote address at the International Confederation of Midwives Triennial conference in Brisbane (the peak body and leading conference for midwives in the world). This keynote address was then an invited publication in the inaugural edition of the Women and Birth Journal. In 2009 I gave the keynote address at the Normal Birth Conference in the UK. In 2010 I gave the keynote address at the Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference in the UK and was asked to speak in the Netherlands at the inauguration of the first Dutch Chair in Midwifery. In 2011 I gave the keynote address in the USA at the American Nurse Midwives Annual Conference. In 2012 I gave a keynote address in China at the International Normal Birth Conference. I have also given two more international keynote addresses in Brazil and the UK in 2014. In 2016 I have been invited to Scotland to give another keynote address at the MaMa conference.

Published Conference Abstracts

2016

  • George, A., Bhole, S., Farley, J., Ajwani, S., Dahlen, H., Srinivas, R., Blinkhorn, A., Yaacoub, A., Ellis, S., Johnson, M. (2015) Midwifery-Dental intervention to improve oral health: A Process Evaluation. FDI Annual World Dental Congress, Pozman, Poland, Sept 7-10 2016.

2015

  • Thornton, C.E., Dahlen, H.G., Ogle, R., Hennessy A, (2015). [141-POS]: Birth outcomes and induction success in hypertensive women: A population based data linkage study (2000–2011). Pregnancy Hypertension: An international Journal of Women’s Cardiovascular Health. Vol 5, 1, p73
  • Thornton, C, Foster J, Schmied V, Fowler C, Tooher J, Dahlen HG. (2015). Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disiease (GORD) Diagonosis is increasing in NSW – What are the associated Factors? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V. Fowler, C., Thornton, C. (2015). Characteristics, trends, co-admissions and service needs of women admitted to residential parenting services in the year following birth in NSW. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.
  • Dahlen HG, Barnett B, Kohlhoff J, Drum ME, Munoz AM, Thornton C.(2015). Obstetric and psychosocial risk factors for Australian born and non-Australian born women and associated pregnancy and birth outcomes. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.

2014

  • Johnson, M., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Blinkhorn, A., Dahlen, H., Ellis, S., George, A. (2013). Promoting oral health in pregnant women through midwifery practice: An innovative approach. HNE Handover: For Nurses and midwives. Vol 6, No1. Special Issue

2012

  • George, A., Bhole, S., Johnson, M., Dahlen, H., Ajwani, S., Blinkhorn, A., Yeo., A., Ellis, S. (2012)  Perceptions of Dental and Health Professionals Towards Perinatal Oral Health. International Association of Dental Research Conference, 20-23 June 2012, Iguacu Falls, Brazil. Journal of Dental Research.
  • Betts D, Smith C, Dahlen H, 2012, Exploring health professionals perception of best practice for women presenting with Threatened Miscarriage, FAOPS & PSANZ, pp 23-23, [ORS ID: 224692]
  • Betts D, Smith C, Dahlen H, 2012, Current practice amongst acupuncturists treating threatened miscarriage in Australia and New Zealand., International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, [ORS ID: 224691]BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 12 (Supp1) doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-S1-P388
  • Dahlen, H., Caplice, S. (2012). What do Midwives Fear? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48. (supp 1). 28.
  • Dahlen, H., Priddis, H., Thornton, C., Schmied, V., Sneddon, A., Kettle, C. (2012). Trends and risk factors for severe perineal trauma in NSW between 2000-2008: A population based data linkage study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48. (supp 1). 37.
  • Levett, K., Smith, C.A., Dahlen, H., Bensoussan, A. (2012). Pain management in labour: a time to re-consider methodological approaches to the evaluation of complementary therapies to assist with management of pain in labour. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48. (supp 1). 36.
  • Priddis, H., Dahlen, H., Thronton, C., Schmied, V., Sneddon, A., Kettle, C. (2012). Risk of recurrence, subsequent mode of birth and morbidity for women who experience severe perineal trauma in a first birth in NSW between 2000 and 2008: A population-based data linkage study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48. (supp 1). 37.
  • Dahlen, H., Priddis, H., Thornton, C., Schmied, V., Sneddon, A., Kettle, C. (2012). Trends and risk factors for severe perineal trauma in NSW between 2000-2008: A population based data linkage study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48. (supp 1). 37.

2011

  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Downe, S., Tracy, S., Dowling, H., Swain, J. Jackson, M., de Jonge, A., Priddis, H. (2011). Facilitating physiological birth positioning in three different birth settings: An exploration into facilitators and inhibitors. Women and Birth. 24S, S1-S34.
  • Dahlen, H., Jackson, M., Schmied, V., Priddis, H., Tracy, S. (2011). Birth centres and the National Maternity Services Review: response to consumer demand or compromise? Women and Birth. 24S, S1-S34.
  • Dahlen, H., Smith, C., Do, C., Schmied, V., Bisits, A. (2011). Moxibustion for cephalic version: A feasibility study. Women and Birth. 24S, S1-S34.
  • Dahlen, H., Caplice, S. (2011). What do midwives fear? Women and Birth. 24S, S1-S34.
  • Dahlen, H., Mills, A., Schmied, V. (2011). A study of the experiences and concerns of childbearing obese women. Women and Birth. 24S, S1-S34.
  • Dahlen H., Schmied V., Tracy S, Jackson M., Cummings J., Priddis H. (2011). Home birth and the National Australian Maternity Services Review: Too hot to handle? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 47 (suppl. 1).
  • Dahlen H., Jackson M., Schmied V., Tracy S., Priddis H. (2011) Birth Centres and the National Maternity Services Review: Response to consumer demand or compromise? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 47 (suppl. 1).
  • Schmied V., Dahlen H., Mills A.  (2011) A study of the experiences and concerns of childbearing obese women. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 47 (suppl. 1).
  • Do C, Smith C, Dahlen H, Schmied V, 2011, Moxibustion for cephalic version: a feasibility study, 15th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, pp 37-37, [ORS ID: 223141]

2010

  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Downe, S., Tracy, S., Dowling, H., Upton, A., Swain, J. Jackson, M., Priddis, H. & de Jonge, A. (2010). Facilitating physiological birth positioning in three different birth settings: An exploration into facilitators and inhibitors. PSANZ. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 46 (Suppl.1) 57-96
  • Schmied V, Duff M, Dahlen H, Mills A, Kolt G  (2010)‘‘Drowning not waving’: a study of the experiences and concerns of midwives and other health professionals caring for obese childbearing women’ PSANZ 14th Annual Congress, Wellington, March   Abstract published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (2010) 46 (Suppl. 1), p.41.
  • Laws, P., Lim, C., Tracy,S., Dahlen.H. & Sullivan, E. (2010). Changes to booking, transfer criteria and procedures in birth centres in Australia from 1997 to 2007: A national survey. PSANZ. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 46 (Suppl.1) 57-96.
  • Dahlen H, 2009, The relationship between maternal birth positions and perineal outcomes in women giving birth in a birth centre over 12 years, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, pp 82-82, [ORS ID: 212548]

2008

  • Dahlen, H. (2008). Perineal warm packs: Old wives tales or evidence based practice? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Schmied V, Cioffi J, Dahlen H, Kolt G, Duff M, Thornton C, 2008, Caring for obese women: Midwives experiences and concerns, Proceedings of the Women’s Hospitals Australasia Annual Conference, [ORS ID: 209486]

Invited Keynote addresses International Conferences

Current Chair of the 2016 11th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference to be held in Sydney.

2016

  • New Zealand 22nd 25th Feb – External monitor Midwifery Curriculum CPIT Aoraki Polytechnic Christchurch
  • United Kingdom – April 20th-28th Keynote speaker MAMA conference Troon and visits with Soo Downe, Debra Bick and Jane Sandal.
  • Taiwan – Nov 28th– December 4th Keynote speaker at FAOPs and Taiwan Midwifery Conference

Other speaking invitations 2016

  • WHA – March 8th Melbourne
  • St John of God- May 6th Sydney
  • PIMH conference -10th June Sydney
  • Hypnobirthing conference – June 27th Sydney

2015

  • Invited keynote address 2015 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference “Aspiration, inspiration and imagination- nursing and midwifery quality, research and education. 15th and 16th October, Newcastle City Hall.
  • Invited Keynote address Leadership for Nursing and Midwifery Excellence: 2015 and Beyond. Western Sydney University 30th October 2015.
  • Invited Keynote address RPA Clinical Practice Forum Back to the Future – Defining the Nursing and Midwifery Journey”. November 10th
  • Invited Keynote address Midwifery Be Inspired ACM Victorian Branch, Phillip Island, May 2nd and 3rd 2015
  • Invited Keynote address Breastfeeding Turning the Tide, Warrnambool Lighthouse Theatre 20th-22nd February 2015.
  • Invited Keynote address CAPERS Passage to Motherhood Conference, Brisbane Mercure Hotel 7-9th May 2015 13th March 2015
  • Invited workshop and address 30th Homebirth Conference, Melbourne Town Hall,  29th -30th May 2015
  • Invited Keynote address Nepean Midwives Conference 13th March 2015
  • Invited speaker online Red Tent Bumps, Births and Babies March 23rd-28th
  • Oration for the Western Sydney University graduation ceremony. 17th April 2015 
  • Invited speaker UTS seminar “Is best practice common practice? Embedding evidence in clinical practice”. 5th August 2015

2014

  • Invited Keynote address, London, The Physiological Birth Conference 22nd October 2014
  • Invited Keynote address, Rio de Janeiro Brazil The International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference October 10-13th 2014

2012

  • Dahlen, H. Dancing in the Gray Zone between Normality and Risk. Invited keynote speaker – Normal Labour & Birth: 7th International Research Conference in China (26th-30th October 2012)

2011

  • Dahlen, H. ‘Holding the space’ or ‘Invading the space’: How do we impact on physiology during labour and birth? Invited Keynote address American College of Nurse Midwives 56th Annual Meeting( May 24-28th San Antonio 2011)

2010

  • Dahlen, H. Workshop for Midwifery Researchers. Invited speaker UCLAN Preston. United Kingdom November 18th 2010
  • Dahlen, H. Perspectives on risk or risk in perspective? Invited keynote address- Royal College of Midwives. United Kingdom, Manchester, November 16th 2010.
  • Dahlen, H. Restoring the balance between normality and risk. Invited keynote speaker -Student Midwives Royal College of Midwives. United Kingdom, Manchester, November 16th 2010
  • Dahlen, H. Undone by Fear? Deluded by Trust? Invited keynote address. Dutch Symposium. Netherlands March 12th  2010.

2009

  • Dahlen, H. Undone by Fear; Deluded by Trust.  Invited keynote address. Normal Labour and Birth conference, Grange over Sands, United Kingdom June 10-12th 2009.

2005

  • Dahlen, H. Midwifery: At the edge of History. Invited keynote speaker: International Confederation of Midwives July Brisbane 2005. This presentation was published as an invited paper in the journal Women and Birth 2006.

Invited/ Keynote/Plenary addresses National Conferences

2016

  • New Zealand 22nd 25th Feb – External monitor Midwifery Curriculum CPIT Aoraki Polytechnic Christchurch
  • United Kingdom – April 20th-28th Keynote speaker MAMA conference Troon and visits with Soo Downe, Debra Bick and Jane Sandal.
  • Taiwan – Nov 28th– December 4th Keynote speaker at FAOPs and Taiwan Midwifery Conference

Other speaking invitations

  • WHA – March 8th Melbourne
  • St John of God- May 6th Sydney
  • PIMH conference -10th June Sydney
  • Hypnobirthing conference – June 27th Sydney

2015

  • Invited keynote address 2015 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference “Aspiration, inspiration and imagination- nursing and midwifery quality, research and education. 15th and 16th October, Newcastle City Hall.
  • Invited Keynote address Leadership for Nursing and Midwifery Excellence: 2015 and Beyond. Western Sydney University 30th October 2015.
  • Invited Keynote address RPA Clinical Practice Forum Back to the Future – Defining the Nursing and Midwifery Journey”. November 10th
  • Invited Keynote address Midwifery Be Inspired ACM Victorian Branch, Phillip Island, May 2nd and 3rd 2015
  • Invited Keynote address Breastfeeding Turning the Tide, Warrnambool Lighthouse Theatre 20th-22nd February 2015.
  • Invited Keynote address CAPERS Passage to Motherhood Conference, Brisbane Mercure Hotel 7-9th May 2015 13th March 2015
  • Invited workshop and address 30th Homebirth Conference, Melbourne Town Hall,  29th -30th May 2015
  • Invited Keynote address Nepean Midwives Conference 13th March 2015
  • Invited speaker online Red Tent Bumps, Births and Babies March 23rd-28th
  • Oration for the Western Sydney University graduation ceremony. 17th April 2015 
  • Invited speaker UTS seminar “Is best practice common practice? Embedding evidence in clinical practice”. 5th August 2015

2014

  • Invited Keynote speaker inaugural Nursing and Midwifery Celebrating Research & Practice Development Conference, Sydney Medical School, Nepean 16th May 2014
  • Invited Keynote speaker St John of God “ Right from the start: A perinatal and infant mental health conference.” The Hills Lodge Castle Hill Friday 9th May 2014
  • Invited Keynote speaker UTS “Remembering the past and creating the future for maternity care: 25 years since the Shearman Report. March 7th 2014
  • Invited speaker Ingham Research & Teaching Showcase, Liverpool Hospital 28th November 2014

2013

  • Dahlen, H. Caring for the Future. Blacktown Hospital Midwifery Conference, 17th October. Invited Keynote speaker.
  • Dahlen, H. Invited Keynote speaker- Nepean Midwives Conference in the Hawkesbury (1st March 2013)
  • Dahlen, H. Invited speaker Matter Mothers Brisbane 8th-9th November. Maternal and perinatal outcomes amongst low risk women giving birth in water compared to six birth positions on land. A descriptive cross-sectional study in a birth centre over 12 years.
  • Dahlen, H. Invited speaker on virtual day of the midwife, IMD 5th May. The politics of Midwifery.

2012

  • Dahlen, H. (2012) Richmond Midwives Conference. Facilitators and inhibitors of physiological birth positioning. 19th October.
  • Invited Keynote speaker –Australian College of Midwives, NSW Annual State Conference on Central Coast NSW (21-22nd September 2012)
  • Invited Keynote speaker-Generation Now at Luna Park (16-18th October 2012)
  • Invited Keynote speaker-Protecting Normal Birth (19th October 2012)
  • Dahlen, H. Invited Plenary Speaker. Breathing New Life into Maternity Care May 24-26 2012. When does no mean ‘NO’.
  • 14.Dahlen, H., Caplice. S. Invited speakers. Northern Territory Workshops. March 30th Darwin, April 1st Alice Springs.
  • Dahlen, H. Invited Opening Speaker. Place of Birth, Models of Care Conference, Westmead Hospital. March 23rd 2012. Are homebirths safe?
  • 16.Dahlen, H. Invited Speaker. Place of Birth, Models of Care Conference, Westmead Hospital. March 23rd 2012. Birth Centres: What is there future?
  • Dahlen, H. Invited Plenary Speaker PSANZ & FAOPS Sydney conference 18-21 March 2012. Are homebirths safe?
  • Dahlen, H. Invited Plenary Speaker PSANZ & FAOPS Sydney conference 18-21 March 2012. Safety issues from the woman’s perspective.
  • Dahlen, H. Invited Keynote speaker Neapean Conference Sebel Resort Windsor. March 2012. A Brave new world for midwifery: Are we ready?
  • Dahlen, H. What Do Midwives Fear? Invited speaker Hunter Valley Midwives Association. May 3rd 2012

2011

  • Dahlen, H. Unexpected outcomes. Invited speaker. SSWAHS Parent Educators Day. November 25th 2011
  • Dahlen, H. No Doctors in the room. Invited speaker. Salter and Gordon Medical Law Forum. QUT May 10th 2011.
  • Dahlen, H. Mothering in 2020. Invited closing speaker. Mothering Conference July 22nd 2011. UWS.
  • Dahlen, H. Midwifery into the future. Invited keynote speaker. Midwifery Between the Mountains and the Sea July 8th 2011. Wollongong.

2010

  • Dahlen, H. The New Midwifery: Are you ready, willing and able? Invited keynote speaker-UTS, Sydney December 9th 2010.
  • Dahlen, H. “Leadership in policy, politics and practice”. Invited speaker FLAMES UWS, Sydney November 23rd 2010

2009

  • Dahlen, H. Because We Care We Dare. Invited keynote address. NSW Nurses Association Annual Conference, Sydney. July 31st. 2009
  • Dahlen, H. The Maternity Services Review: A time to talk and a time to act. Invited keynote address. SEIAHS Fifth Annual Nursing and Midwifery Seminar, Sydney May 8th 2009.
  • Dahlen, H. Midwifery and the Media. Invited keynote speaker. Australian College of Midwives Victorian Branch, Melbourne. December 5th, 2009.

2008

  • Dahlen, H. Midwives in the Media. Invited speaker. Breathing New Life into Maternity Care. Surfers Paradise. September 2008.
  • Dahlen, H. Preventing perineal trauma. Invited speaker: PEARLS of Wisdom. Blacktown Hospital. July 2008
  • Dahlen, H. Preventing perineal trauma. Invited speaker: Homebirth Seminar. Blue Mountains. July 2008
  • Dahlen, H. Invited speaker: Grief seminar. Calvary Hospital. Canberra May 2008

2007

  • Dahlen, H. Bold Midwives: Seeing the possibilities. Invited keynote speaker. Australian College of Midwives Biennial Conference ‘Big Bold and Beautiful,’ Canberra September 15th 2007.
  • Dahlen, H. Perineal care, the use of warm packs. Invited speaker. Midwifery Seminar Day, Bankstown Hospital. November 2007
  • Dahlen, H. Google midwifery, Google obstetrics, Google birth. Invited Speaker. NSW Midwives State Conference, Leura. September 2007.
  • Dahlen, H. Perineal warm packs: ‘Old wives tales’ or evidence based practice? Invited Speaker. Working with risk in midwifery practice conference Sydney June 2007.
  • Dahlen, H. The effect of a rising caesarean section rate on maternal and perinatal health. Invited Speaker: Caesarean Section Forum, NSW Health, Sydney June 2007.
  • Dahlen, H. Perusing the perineum Invited Speaker: UTS Seminar, Sydney September 2007 – 3 papers: Preventing perineal trauma during childbirth: Can it be done?; Designing and teaching a perineal repair course; Perineal postnatal care: is it the poor cousins poor cousin

2006

  • Dahlen, H. ‘Parting Waves or Parting Ways.’ Invited keynote speaker. Queensland State Midwives Conference Rockhampton 2006.
  • Foster, K., Dahlen, H. Work together, learn together with SCORPIO Invited speaker: Breathing new life into maternity care, Sydney July 2006
  • Dahlen, H. The politics of risk and safety. Invited Speaker. UTS Seminar: Balancing Safety and Risk in Maternity Care Sydney. October 2006
  • Dahlen, H. Soothing the ring of fire. Invited speaker: Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ASPOG) 32nd Annual scientific meeting Sydney 2006.
  • Dahlen, H. The Perineal Warm Pack Trial. Invited speaker: The Nepean Midwives conference Hawkesbury March 2006.

2004

  • Dahlen, H. War on Terror? Invited keynote speaker. NSW Midwives Association State Midwives Conference. Hunter Valley September 2004 [Awarded best speaker of the conference].

2003

  • Dahlen, H. Evidence based midwifery. Invited speaker: Blacktown Conference, Sydney 2003.

2001

  • Dahlen, H. With woman, with midwife, with obstetrician, with lawyer: where do we stand Invited keynote speaker: NSW Midwives Association Annual State Conference. Central Coast 2001 [Awarded best speaker of the conference].
  • Dahlen, H. Breech birth, shoulder dystocia, preterm birth. Invited speaker: Wagga Wagga Midwives Conference. Wagga Wagga 2001.
  • Dahlen, H. To swab and drape or not to swab and drape: that is the question. Invited speaker: The Westmead Midwifery Conference -, Sydney 2001.
  • Dahlen, H. Taking midwifery research to the future. Invited Speaker: The Nepean Midwifery Conference. Hawkesbury 2001.

Conference Papers (refereed pre conference 2008-2012)

2015

  • Priddis, H., Dahlen, HG. Severe Perineal Trauma is rising: Lets not over-react. ACM Biennial conference Gold Coast October 5-8th.
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V. Fowler, C., Thornton, C. (2015). Characteristics, trends, co-admissions and service needs of women admitted to residential parenting services in the year following birth in NSW. ACM Biennial conference Gold Coast October 5-8th.
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V. Fowler, C., Thornton, C. (2015). Characteristics, trends, co-admissions and service needs of women admitted to residential parenting services in the year following birth in NSW. NSW State Conference. 18th-19th September, Dubbo.
  • Thornton, C.E., Dahlen, H.G., Ogle, R., Hennessy A, (2015). [141-POS]: Birth outcomes and induction success in hypertensive women: A population based data linkage study (2000–2011). Pregnancy Hypertension: An international Journal of Women’s Cardiovascular Health. Vol 5, 1, p73
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V. Fowler, C., Thornton, C. (2015). Characteristics, trends, co-admissions and service needs of women admitted to residential parenting services in the year following birth in NSW. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. PSANZ Conference Melbourne 19th -22nd April
  • Dahlen HG, Barnett B, Kohlhoff J, Drum ME, Munoz AM, Thornton C.(2015). Obstetric and psychosocial risk factors for Australian born and non-Australian born women and associated pregnancy and birth outcomes. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. PSANZ Conference Melbourne 19th -22nd April
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V. Fowler, C., Thornton, C. (2015). Characteristics, trends, co-admissions and service needs of women admitted to residential parenting services in the year following birth in NSW. 10th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference, Grange Over Sands UK 15th -17th June
  • Dahlen HG, Barnett B, Kohlhoff J, Drum ME, Munoz AM, Thornton C.(2015). Obstetric and psychosocial risk factors for Australian born and non-Australian born women and associated pregnancy and birth outcomes. 10th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference, Grange Over Sands UK 15th -17th June

2014

  • Walsh D, Dahlen H., Duff, M., Iannuzzi, L. Assessing progress in the Active Phase of the First Stage of Labour. Symposium. 30th ICM Triennial Prague Congress, Prague 1-6th June 2014
  • Dahlen H., Obstetric intervention during birth and maternal and neonatal outcomes for low risk women born in Australia compared to born overseas. Oral paper. 30th ICM Triennial Prague Congress, Prague 1-6th June 2014
  • Vedam S., Dahlen H., Nieuwenhuijze M., De Vries R. Whose agenda and whose destiny? The Ethics of Birth Place Decisions. Symposium. 30th ICM Triennial Prague Congress, Prague 1-6th June 2014
  • Homer C., Dahlen H. Birthplace in Australia Team. Birthplace in New South Wales: Can the Birthplace in England Study be replicated in Australia using routinely collected data? Oral paper. 30th ICM Triennial Prague Congress, Prague 1-6th June 2014
  • Priddis H., Dahlen H., Schmied V. Women’s experiences following severe perineal trauma. Oral paper. 30th ICM Triennial Prague Congress, Prague 1-6th June 2014

2013

  • George, A., Johnson, M., Dahlen, H., Bhole, S., Blinkhorn, A., Ajwani, S. & Ellis, S., (2013) Promoting oral health in pregnant women through collaboration. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association National Conference, Oct 2-5 2013, Toronto, Canada.
  • Assessing progress in the Active Phase of the First Stage of Labour. Symposium 30th ICM Triennial Prague Congress, Prague 1-6th June 2014
  • M Johnson, S Ajwani, S Bhole, A Blinkhorn, H Dahlen, S Ellis, A George. (2013-under review) Promoting Oral Health In Pregnant Women Through Midwifery Practice: An Innovative Approach. 2013 Australian and Midwifery Conference, 17-18 Oct 2013, Newcastle, NSW
  • George, A., Bhole, S., Johnson, M., Blinkhorn, A., Dahlen, H., Ellis, S.,Zheng, C., Ajwani, S., (2013-under review) Improving Maternal Oral Health in Australia through Midwifery and Dental Collaboration. 2013 World Congress on Preventive Dentistry Conference, Budapest, Hungary 9-12 Oct 2013.
  1. Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Dennis, CL, Thornton C. Rates of obstetric intervention during birth and selected maternal and perinatal outcomes for low risk women born in Australia compared to those born overseas. 30th August 2013. NSW ACM State Conference, Tweed Heads NSW.
  1. Priddis, H., Dahlen, H., Schmied, V. Women’s experiences following severe perineal trauma. 30th August 2013. NSW ACM State Conference, Tweed Heads NSW

2012

  • Anderson, C., Bell, A., Downe, S., Dahlen, H., Foureur, M., Powell Kennedy, H., Ohm, J., Taylor, J., Shearman, A., Clark, A. &  Wright, M. (2012). Epigenetic Impact of Childbirth: The EPIIC International Collaboration. ISONG2012. Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Dahlen, H. Caplice. (2012). What do Midwives Fear? Breathing New Life into Maternity Care, Melbourne.
  • Priddis, H., Dahlen, H., Thronton, C., Schmied, V., Sneddon, A., Kettle, C. (2012). Risk of recurrence, subsequent mode of birth and morbidity for women who experience severe perineal trauma in a first birth in NSW between 2000 and 2008: A population-based data linkage study. Breathing New Life into Maternity Care. Melbourne.
  • Dahlen, H. (2012). Vaginal examination: Routine assessment or routine intervention? NSW State ACM Conference, Sydney Luna Park.

2011

  • Duff, M., George, A., Ajwani, S., Johnson, M., Dahlen, H. and Ellis, S. (2011) Developing an Online Oral Health Education Resource. The International Confederation of Midwives Conference (19-23 June 2011, Durban , South Africa)
  1. Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Downe, S., Tracy, S., Dowling, H., Upton, A., Swain, J. Jackson, M., Priddis, H. & de Jonge, A. (2011). Facilitating physiological birth positioning in three different birth settings: An exploration into facilitators and inhibitors. The International Confederation of Midwives Conference (19-23 June 2011, Durban , South Africa)

2010

  • George, A., Johnson, M., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Dahlen, H., Blinkhorn, A.  & Ellis S. (2010). Development of a Midwifery-initiated Oral Health (MIOH) program for Pregnant Women in South-western Sydney. NSW Oral Health Promotion Network meeting, NSW Centre for Oral Health Strategy, Westmead, 13 October 2010.
  • George, A. Johnson, M., Duff, M., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Blinkhorn, A., Dahlen, H., & Ellis, S. (2010) Developing an oral health education profram for midwives in Australia. Sydney South West Area Health Service Research Showcase Conference, 26th November, 2010, Liverpool Hospital.
  • Mills A, Hudson M, Schmied V, Schuiringa W, Taylor C, Azzopardi T, Dahlen H. (2010) Competing priorities: connecting with young parents and meeting performance measures. QEC 6th International Conference, ‘Connecting with families: creating opportunities for growth’. 11-12th November 2010, Melbourne, Australia
  • Dahlen, H & Priddis, H. Facilitating physiological birth positioning in three different birth settings: An exploration into facilitators and inhibitors NSW Australian College of Midwives State conference, Kiama. September 2010
  • Stevens, J., Dahlen. H. ‘Doula’s Filling the Gap, ‘Taking our role’ NSW Australian College of Midwives State conference, Kiama. September 2010
  • Stevens, J., Dahlen, H. ‘Doula’s Filling the Gap, ‘Taking our role’ Breathing New Life into Maternity care, Alice Springs. July 2nd 2010.
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Tracy, S., Downe, S., Jackson, M., & Priddis, H. (2010). Facilitating physiological birth positioning in three different birth settings: an exploration into facilitators and inhibitors., Paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Breathing New Life into Maternity Care, Alice Springs. 1st -3rd July.
  • Cioffi, J., Schmied, V., Dahlen, H., Mills, A., Thornton, C., Cummings, J., et al. (2010). Physical Activity in Pregnancy: Women’s perceptions, practices and influencing factors. Paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Conference Breathing New Life into Maternity Care. Alice Springs 1st -3rd July.
  • Harvey, S., Schmied, V., Dahlen, H., & Nicholls, D. (2010). Our Story: the experience of women attending Methadone clinics receiving support from services during the perinatal period 15th – 16th July., Paper also presented at the Drug and alcohol is every nurses business” Drug and Alcohol Nurses Association, Gold Coast Queensland. 15th – 17th July.

2009

  • Midwives Alliance of North America. Annual Conference October 22nd-25th 2009. The Crying Times.
  • Blacktown Hospital: Grief and Loss Seminar, October 30th 2009-10-19
  • From Trauma to Triumph: Working with families who experience traumatic birth and early parenting Seminar October 16th 2009. The Novice Birthing: Keeping the First Birth Normal.
  • ACM Biennial National Conference, South Australia, Adelaide. Home birth and the National Maternity Review: Too Hot to Handle. September 22nd-25th.
  • ACM Biennial National Conference, South Australia, Adelaide. Poster. Birth Positions, Perineal outcomes and PPH. September 22nd-25th.
  • Caring for Women with Complex Perineal Trauma Seminar Auburn Hospital August 11th 2009. Preventing Perineal Trauma: Can we do it?
  • ACM NSW State Conference, Sydney. Physiological Birth Positioning. August 8th 2009.
  • PSANZ, Birth positions, perineal trauma and PPH. Poster April 2009. Published

2008

  • NSW State Midwives Conference. Coffs Harbour. Paper accepted for presentation October 2008
  • International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Conference, Glasgow, June 2008. Paper accepted for presentation – July 2007.

Workshops

  • Transition Support Midwife Program, Fairfield Hospital 11th September 2013. The Perineum.
  • A workshop to discuss prevention and reduction of morbidity following Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury 17th May 2013. A review of the evidence on perineal preservation.
  • Master class: birth positions, severe perineal trauma, birth environment, what midwives fear. Invited speaker. Casey Hospital, Melbourne. May 24th 2012
  • Women centred care. Invited speaker. Collaborating at Liverpool Maternity workshop. April 13th 2012
  • Perineal repair course for midwives. Blue Mountains Feb 17th 2010
  • Normal Birth Seminar. All day workshop 2009. Melbourne (April 3rd), Sydney (May 1st), Brisbane (May 29th),
  • Normal Birth Seminar. All day workshop 2010. Melbourne (April 16th ), Adelaide (May 21st), New Zealand (June 15th , 18th ), Brisbane (August 27th), Sydney (October, 15th)
  • Grief and Loss. All day workshop 2009. Melbourne (April 4th), Sydney (May 2nd), Brisbane (May 30th)
  • Grief and Loss. All day workshop 2010. Melbourne (April 17th ), Adelaide (May 22st), New Zealand (June 16th , 19th ), Brisbane (August 28th), Sydney (October, 16th)
  • RHW Normal birth Conference. Workshop on physiological birth positioning. February 20th 2009

Debates and Hypotheticals

  • Panel member- I am being looked after by Dr Twitter and Midwife Google. Who are you seeing? Breathing New Life into Maternity Care, Melbourne May 2012
  • Hypothetical Breathing New Life into Maternity Care Alice Springs July 3rd 2010
  • Debate panel member: RHW Normal birth Conference. February 19h 2009
  • Invited debate panel member: for the Watson Memorial Lecture at the St George Hospital Symposium November 2007. Elective Caesarean Section – A woman’s right
  • Invited Debate Panel member: RPA Women and Babies – There is no role for obstetricians in healthy pregnancy and birth. Sydney 2006.
  • Invited Speaker: Crown Street Conference – Debate panel on caesarean section, Sydney 2003.