Registration now open: Launch of the 2017 Annual Report of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths in UK and Ireland

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Attend the MBRRACE-UK Joint Perinatal Confidential Enquiry and Maternal Mortality Report Launch Meeting

Monday 11 December 2017

Members of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are invited to the MBRRACE-UK Scientific Meeting to be held in RCPI on Monday 11 December 2017.

At this event, the 2017 Annual Report of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths in UK & Ireland will be jointly launched by MBRRACE-UK and Maternal Death Enquiry (MDE) Ireland.

This meeting will also see the launch of Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care: Surveillance of maternal deaths in the UK 2013–15 and lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2009–15.

The programme for the day includes a full scientific meeting at which you will hear about ongoing activities in relation to collation and analysis of data on maternal mortality. The programme and speakers for the day are being  organised by Professor Jenny Kurinczuk and Professor Marian Knight.

The meeting will take place in RCPI, No.6 Kildare Street.

Registration now open

To register for this meeting, please click here

Queries regarding registration should be directed to Kate De Blanger

About MDE Ireland

MDE Ireland aims to promote safer pregnancy by conducting confidential reviews into maternal deaths, identifying learning points, and using its findings to formulate and disseminate recommendations.

Launched in April 2009, MDE Ireland was developed with the support of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Health Services Executive (HSE), the Department of Health and Children, and the State Claims Agency.

MDE Ireland is a stand-alone office, based in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC), and is funded by the HSE. Since its inception, MDE Ireland has carried out confidential enquiries into maternal deaths occurring in Ireland.


MBRRACE-UK is the collaboration appointed by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) to continue the national programme of work investigating maternal deaths, stillbirths and infant deaths, including the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CEMD). The programme of work is now called the Maternal, Newborn and Infant Clinical Outcome Review Programme (MNI-CORP).

The aim of the MBRRACE-UK programme is to provide robust information to support the delivery of safe, equitable, high quality, patient-centred maternal, newborn and infant health services.

Contact Us

Barbara Conneely

Faculty Coordinator, Faculty of Occupational Medicine and Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Tel: +353 1 863 9728

Contact Barbara for queries relating to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine or the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.