Announcing the 2021 VIDM Keynote and Invited Speakers

It is our pleasure to announce the keynote and invited speakers for Virtual International Day of the Midwife 2021.

There are several invited guest speakers headlining the 2021 Student Stream. The Student Stream has speakers of interest to students, as well as presentations by student midwives from around the world.  The full 2021 Program will be available on the website in the next few weeks.

Keynote Speakers

2021 Keynote speakers

Soo Downe – Opening Speaker

Hannah Dahlen – Session 09

Sandra Oyarzo Torres – Session 17

Kaveri Mayra – Closing Speaker




Invited Speakers

Devora Pumacahua and Diego Huamani – Session 04Devora and Diego







Anna Coonan-Byrom
Anna Coonan-Byrom

Anna Coonan-Byrom – Session  15








As an online conference, Virtual International Day of the Midwife is one of the few international events that has not changed format or postponed or canceled due to physical distancing restrictions. All you need is access to the internet and you are able to attend any or all of the more than 24 hours of sessions. The VIDM uses webconferencing technology (Big Blue Button) that is mobile friendly and relatively low bandwidth. Instruction on how to access the conference will be available later.

Important Dates:
  • Deadline for Birth During the Pandemic photo submissions: 15 April
  • VIDM 2021: 04-05 May