Thank YOU from VIDM 2020!

The Virtual International Day of the Midwife 2020 conference has come to an end for another year. Midwives around the world socially gathered safely and securely online in this time of pandemic. Ideas were shared and friendships forged, and we suspect more than a few professional collaborations!

Please be sure to:

Check out the VIDM 2020 Poster Presentations:

Over the next few weeks the recordings will be added to the Virtual Midwives YouTube channel — subscribe to stay up to date! We will also be updating the recordings in the VIDM 2020 Programme Calendar – check them out!

Speaking of videos… Here is our thanks to you.

(Music by Emma Martin “This Woman’s Hands”. Used with permission of the artist. https://emmamartin.bandcamp.com/releases )

VIDM 2020 closing

Explore the VIDM 2020 Posters — Outstanding!

Each year VIDM receives a number of outstanding posters which illustrate many aspects of midwifery practice and research around the globe. This year is no different. We have provided a separate category for Midwifery Students to showcase their work, many of which are interesting research as well.  Additionally, some of the poster presenters chose to be interviewed — Podcast interviews are found below their names on the presentation pages.

Please take some time to review this excellent work. Follow the links to the presentation pages.

VIDM 2020 Research Posters

VIDM 2020 Midwifery Student Posters

For an alternative view check the poster galleries below:

Student Midwifery Posters

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Research Posters

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Are you ready for VIDM 2020?

Look to the right of this blog post ⇒  That is how much time you have to get ready for VIDM 2020.

Attending a 24 hour conference with concurrent sessions  + a preconference event all via webconference takes planning! When are you available? Which sessions are your “must attend” and which ones can you catch as recordings? Be sure to consider the Preconference event with WHO.  Review the Programme Calendar and save the sessions to your calendar. Make note of the session room (1 – 2 – 3 – 4). Remember to check the time in your location — all conference sessions are listed using UTC.

How about the webconferencing technology? Attend a drop in session to check out how BigBlueButton works.  See below to find a session that works for you or look here. The moderators are there to answer any questions. Make sure your headset is working! Make note of the room for each drop-in session.

Login instructions are here: Accessing the Conference 2020 or under Attending the Conference above.

We can’t wait to meet you!

VIDM 2020 Drop In Sessions

Date & Time / UTCWorld Clock - Local timeRoomModerator
Fri 1st
02:00-03:00
bit.ly/VIDoM20-Drop-in-K1Cele Jevitt
Fri 1st
10:00-11:00
bit.ly/VIDoM20-Drop-in-L2Ally Anderson
Fri 1st
16:00-17:00
bit.ly/VIDoM20-Drop-in-M3Jane Houston
Sat 2nd
08:00-09:00
bit.ly/VIDoM20-Drop-in-N4Linda Wylie
Sat 2nd
14:00-15:00
bit.ly/VIDoM20-Drop-in-P1Chris Woodhouse
Sat 2nd
20:00-21:00
bit.ly/VIDoM20-Drop-in-Q2Lorraine Mockford
Sun 3rd
22:00-23:00
bit.ly/VIDoM20-Drop-in-R3Kelly Justiniano
Mon 4th
00:00-01:00
bit.ly/VIDoM20-Drop-in-S4Kelly Justiniano