The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) is an annual online FREE conference which celebrates the International Day of the Midwife. It is held on or around May 5th each year to be as close to the International Day of the Midwife as possible.

VIDM runs for 24 hours and covers a wide range of subjects with speakers from around the globe. It uses online conferencing software to bring together people who have an interest in childbirth matters – midwives, students and consumers — all completely free.

The conference was first held in 2009 and was organized by a team of two then working at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand. By 2020, the organizing committee comprised midwives, midwifery academics, and online education professionals from seven countries across four continents.

Please note: We are a small not-for-profit group with the sole purpose of organising and running the Virtual International Day of the Midwife – an annual free 24-hour online conference. We do not endorse any other organizations beyond our supporters.

Members of the committee presented on VIDM to the International Confederation of Midwives 30th triennial congress, held in Prague in June 2014.[1]

[1] Session on Lifelong Learning at ICM Prague 2014

18 Thoughts to “The VIDM Conference”

  1. Delia Muhammad

    Good day to you. I would like remjnders for the May 4th Midwives conference please. Thank you
    Delia Muhammad (UK) 🌺

    Doula (1993-2017)
    Retired midwife (2004-2017)
    Birth Educator (1993 -)

    1. Virtual International Day of the Midwife

      Hello Delia,
      Please be sure to follow our blog and you will be sent updates.
      Thank you for your interest. ~VIDM

  2. blueflaxbirth

    Will recordings be posted of the presentations? Thanks so much!

    1. Virtual International Day of the Midwife

      Yes, we will be posting the recordings in the programme as soon as possible after the sessions then added to the Virtual Midwives YouTube channel later

  3. Montse Bach

    Enhorabuena como cada año por la iniciativa. ¿Donde podemos registrarnos?

    1. Virtual International Day of the Midwife

      Hola Montse. No es necesario registrarse este año. Pronto publicaremos información sobre ‘Acceso a la conferencia’ y enlazaremos con el Calendario del Programa VIDM 2021.

  4. Céline Lemay

    bonjour, quel est le fuseau horaire de l’horaire de la conférence? j
    j’ai bien hâte

    1. Virtual International Day of the Midwife

      Hello Celine, The conference sessions use UTC time zone. There is a link in each session to check the time in your location anywhere in the world. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

  5. Rachael

    Hello, how do we generate an attendance certificate for the sessions we attended?
    Excellent presentations, thank you

    1. Virtual International Day of the Midwife

      Great question Rachael. Go to the “After the conference 2021” page. There you can download a certificate of attendance (WORD) in either English or Spanish. Add your name and pop it in your portfolio!

  6. Dr.Sujata

    Hello there!!
    where is the registration link for 04/05/2022 VIDM Conference registration

    1. Virtual International Day of the Midwife

      There is no registration. You just login to the sessions you wish to attend on the day via the Programme Calendar on the website.

  7. Arminda Anes Pinheiro

    Muito obrigada pelo vosso esforço e partilha.
    Bem Hajam!

  8. Samson Udho


    Thanks for the great organization.

    I would like to be added to the VIDM mailing list to keep updated with the conference preparations. My email address

    Thank you

  9. Sakinatu dauda Aliyu

    Good day
    How can I submit abstract for presentation for next year schedule

    1. Virtual International Day of the Midwife

      Sign up to follow the blog / website, found on the right column on the main page. That way you will get notification via email when the call for presentation proposals opens next Novemeber or December. You should also follow VIDM on social media for announcements.
      We hope to see you at VIDM 2023 in a few weeks!
      VIDM team

  10. nousheen naaz

    Link plz

    1. Virtual International Day of the Midwife

      The conference programme is both linked in the blog post and available on the menu bar at the top of the site. We have also promoted the programme across our social media platforms with both links and QR codes. Here is the direct link if you continue to have difficulties finding the programme on the website:
      VIDM team

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