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Saving Mothers’ Lives Conference: Launch of the Eighth Report of the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the UK, Dublin, March 2011.
The National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) in conjunction with CMACE hosted a launch of the Eighth Report of the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the UK, Saving Mothers' Lives 2006 – 2008 in Dublin.
Whilst Irish data were not included in this triennial report, the Dublin conference was very well attended, with 300 multidisciplinary delegates from both Ireland and Northern Ireland. The high attendance rate reflected the impact recommendations from previous CMACE (formally CEMACH) reports have had on informing health professionals within the Irish maternity services. Speaking at the conference, the Chief Medical Officers from Ireland and Northern Ireland, Dr Tony Holohan and Dr Michael McBride respectively, both endorsed the importance and benefits of confidential maternal death enquiry reports in advancing quality and safety within the maternity services.