The Virtual International Day of the Midwife conference celebrates the International Day of the Midwife by bringing together midwives, students, consumers, and all parties interested in childbirth from across the globe using online electronic media. Various live events are presented every hour for 24 hours across 4th/5th/6th May 2024 (depending on the time zone) starting at 22:00 UTC on 5th May. To check your local starting time, click HERE
Requests for Expressions of Interest – Call for Presentation Proposals – Requests for Abstracts
WHO CAN SUBMIT? Midwives, student midwives, and others interested in birth. Students are encouraged to check the “student” box on the submission form.
Presenters MUST have a computer with headphones and a reliable internet connection for use during the presentation which will be live.
WHAT KIND OF PRESENTATIONS? Presentations may include midwifery research, international midwifery (this may include the Sustainable Development Goals), midwifery education initiatives, midwifery practice issues, midwifery philosophy, physiology and pathophysiology, social and reproductive justice, and Safe Motherhood (please review the ICM scope of practice of a midwife when considering your topic area ICM scope of practice
Presentations may be organized as informal discussions, panel discussions, or story-telling. Previous presentations can be viewed on our YouTube Channel @Virtual Midwives
In keeping with the VIDM philosophy, the organizing committee has introduced a theme of Sustainable Midwifery: Caring for Tomorrow’s World, for the 2024 conference.
A presentation or session should:
- Have a clear aim or purpose
- Focus on midwifery or maternity care
- Be of interest to a global audience
PRESENTATION FORMAT: VIDM conferencing software supports voice and PowerPoint presentations or slides in PDF files. Oral presentations should aim for 30 minutes of content with 10 minutes for questions. All presentations are live. Participants can listen and view on a computer, tablet, or cell/mobile phone.
We welcome poster presentations that will be displayed on the VIDM website accompanied by a podcast, if willing. Check the VIDM Archives for previous poster submissions. For more information about poster submissions: Call for Poster Proposals
LANGUAGES: While the expression of interest/proposal/abstract is to be submitted in English, presentations in other languages are welcome. A translator may be available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and language assistance.
SPEAKER SUPPORT: Presenters do not need to be experienced in using web-conferencing software. Each presenter will be paired with a facilitator who will give support at every stage. Presenters must commit to attending an online practice session in late April with their session facilitator, so that the facilitators are assured that the technology will work well on the presentation day. Final slides are due April 14, 2024. Slides will be uploaded then and cannot be changed once uploaded.
SUBMISSION: The deadline for presentation proposals is 01 February 2024 @ 12:00 UTC.
Follow this link to see the deadline in different time zones: HERE
Click on the links below for more information on writing an abstract.
It is strongly recommended to read these guides to make sure everything is clear about what is expected and what you should include in your abstract/submission.
How to Write an Abstract for a Research Project
How to Write an Abstract for a General Presentation
Please click below to make your presentation proposal submission:
VIDM 2024 Presentation Proposals