Still Aware’s FREE Health care provider workshops offer clinicians advice on how to talk to women about stillbirth prevention and how to educate expectant parents on the importance of communicating with their baby before birth. This one off special with be accompanied by A/Professor Jane Warland and Professor Gustaaf Dekker, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain information from these key researchers and leaders in their field.
(B.Vis Art & Grad. Dip. Ed.)
Stillbirth is a devastation that no family should endure but sadly it is a turmoil that will live with Claire forever. In February 2014 she and her husband welcomed a precious baby girl into this world. On the same day, as swiftly as she saw her, she had to say goodbye – her daughter Alfie was stillborn at term – a perfect baby, with no illness or issue, but without breath. This devastating tragedy saw Claire campaign and establish Still Aware. A passionate advocate, Claire hopes to bring about change and a high level of awareness that stillbirth deserves. Claire’s efforts have been recognized when she was awarded South Australia’s Local Hero, in the 2016 Australian of The Year Awards. As an awarded South Australian visual artist Claire Foord’s work is exhibited and collected locally and internationally, including galleries and institutions in USA, Canada and Germany. Prior to this, Claire completed a Bachelor in Visual Arts and a Diploma in Education.
(RN, RM, Dip ApplSc [Nurs], Phd, Grad Cert Ed Uni Teach)
Jane Warland is a registered midwife and senior academic at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of South Australia. Jane’s daughter Emma was stillborn at term in 1993 and she has since been a passionate researcher into preventative and modifiable risk factors for stillbirth, as well as promoting awareness of stillbirth. An influential person in education of midwives in the field, she has a strong opinion on stillbirth awareness which aligns with the Still Aware mission. Jane is the founder of STELLAR Research.
(MD, Phd, FDCOG, FRANZCOG)
After 10 years as Associate Professor in Maternal – Fetal Medicine at the Free University in Amsterdam, Gus migrated to Adelaide. He is the Clinical Director of the Women and Children’s Division of the Northern Adelaide Health Service (Lyell McEwin Hospital and Modbury Hospital), and Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with The University of Adelaide, Northern Campus. His academic PhD Thesis Erasmus entitled ‘Prediction and Prevention of Pregnancy-Induced Hypertensive Disorders. A Clinical and Pathophysiologic Study’; included the world’s first prospective RCT on low-dose Aspirin in the prevention of preeclampsia. His areas of specific interest align firmly with the Still Aware mission of ending preventable stillbirth and adverse pregnancy outcome. Gus has been highly successful in translating basic science progress into preventative strategies that really changed clinical obstetrics. His work is widely published with 231 publications to his name.
Gus is one of the founders of the SCOPE group with his Adelaide collaborators has successfully completed the clinical part of the Australian contribution to the global SCOPE study; the largest ever program aimed at developing robust clinically useful predictors for preeclampsia, preterm labour and intra-uterine growth restriction. His clinical work involves maternal-fetal medicine and obstetric medicine. He is nationally and internationally recognised as one of the leading experts in the fields of preeclampsia and thrombophilias and adverse pregnancy outcome. He has been instrumental in transforming the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Lyell McEwin Hospital from a district hospital maternity service into what is now recognised as one of the most innovating and evidence based departments in South Australia with the largest number of training medical officers.