VIDM 2018 Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers for Virtual International Day of the Midwife 2018. The keynote speakers were selected to meet our goal of global representation for the VIDM 10 year anniversary. Mission accomplished!

Click on each speaker below for their biography.

Franka Cadée: President, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)

Susan Stone: President, Frontier Nursing University: President-Elect of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

Karen Guilliland: Chief Executive, New Zealand College of Midwives

Jemima Dennis-Antwi: President, Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives

Sarah Stewart: Founder, VIDM; Midwifery Adviser and Manager, Policy and Professional Practice Unit, Australian College of Midwives

The full program will be published on the website in the next couple of weeks. We have also received a number of outstanding posters which will be displayed on the website.

Don’t Forget

We are still looking for a few facilitators. This is a wonderful item to add to your CV. See HERE for details. Apply right away!

VIDM 2018 :: 04 – 05 May.  Stay for a session or stay for all of them. It is up to you.

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Be a part of it! Join the VIDM facilitators

VIDM facilitators are the foundation of our success. We simply could not do what we do without the support of these outstanding volunteers. The call for facilitators closes 10 March 2018. Sign up now!

What does a VIDM facilitator do?

  • Before the conference facilitators work with conference presenters, helping them to use the webconferencing technology to enhance their presentation
  • During the conference facilitators moderate the speaker’s session, keeping time and providing space for audience questions and discussions

Each facilitator works with the guidance of a session moderator, Lorraine.VIDM2013(1)assisting before and during the conference. Training is provided. Moderator positions are available for experienced VIDM facilitators.

If you have experience using webconferencing technology and would like to add something interesting to your resume, apply to become a VIDM facilitator today.

Facilitator information and application forms are available HERE

Important Dates

Call for Facilitators closes: 10 March 2018

VIDM conference: 04 /05 May 2018

 

 

Call for Abstracts Extended!

The call for presentation abstracts is extended until 15 February 2018.

We have extended the deadline by 2 weeks — you still have time to submit your presentation abstracts for VIDM 2018. Don’t delay! Get your presentation abstract submitted right away.

Call for Abstracts – extended

VIDM is your chance to share what you are doing with a global midwifery audience. Propose a topic to debate or share an interesting case study. What are you researching? The VIDM community wants to hear about it.

We accept presentations in other languages than English.

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts – extended closes: 15 February 2018

Call for Facilitators closes: 10 March 2018

VIDM conference: 05 May 2018

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Looking for a few great facilitators!

VIDM facilitators are the foundation of our success. We simply could not do what we do without the support of these outstanding volunteers.

What does a VIDM facilitator do?

  • Before the conference facilitators work with conference presenters, helping them to use the webconferencing technology to enhance their presentation
  • During the conference facilitators moderate the speaker’s session, keeping time and providing space for audience questions and discussions

Each facilitator works with the guidance of a session moderator, Lorraine.VIDM2013(1)assisting before and during the conference. Training is provided. Moderator positions are available for experienced VIDM facilitators.

If you have experience using webconferencing technology and would like to add something interesting to your resume, apply to become a VIDM facilitator today.

Facilitator information and application forms are available HERE

Important Dates

Call for Facilitators closes: 10 March 2018

VIDM conference: 04 /05 May 2018

 

 

Call for Abstracts now open

Exciting News!!!!

The call for presentation abstracts is now open. Have you a midwifery topic you would like to debate/share with the world’s midwives? An interesting case study? Some research you have undertaken? We all want to hear it. We accept presentations in other languages than English.

Call for abstracts

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018.

Want to see what sessions were presented in previous years?

You will find recordings and posters from previous years under the ARCHIVE  menu above.

All sessions from May 5, 2017 were recorded and these recordings are freely accessible on the programme.

We also ran 3 workshops and 3 student cafes and these recordings are also freely available.

As with any F2F conference VIDM 2017 had a poster display. Unlike F2F conferences, these continue to be available.

You will also find recordings from previous years from the ARCHIVE  menu above.

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