VIDM 2021 :: Calling all 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 01 February 2021. Follow this link for the deadline in time zones around the world: bit.ly/VIDoM21-Facilitator-EOI

Sign up now! 

What does a VIDM facilitator do?

  • Before the conference, facilitators work with conference presenters by helping them to use the web conferencing 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, assisting before and during the conference. Training will be provided. Facilitators should be proficient in English. The ability to work in additional languages is an asset, especially in Spanish. The last two year’s conferences have seen presentations in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

If you have experience using web conferencing technology and would like to add something interesting to your resume, apply to become a VIDM Facilitator today!

Further information about the volunteer facilitator role and application form are HERE.

 

VIDM 2021 :: Call for proposals now open!

The Virtual International Day of the Midwife 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.  A variety of live events are presented every hour for 24 hours across 4th/5th/6th May 2021 (depending on time zone) starting at 22:00 UTC on 5th May.  To check your local starting time, click HERE.

VIDM wants to hear from you! The call for proposals is now open for both presentations and online posters. What are you excited about in midwifery? What are your research interests? Share your ideas with the VIDM community. Both posters and presentations will have a dedicated Student Stream in 2021.

The theme for VIDM 2021 is ‘Birth Equity for All’. We strongly encourage considering this theme when submitting your proposal. Click HERE for more information.

Presentation proposals and poster submissions will be made via this website.  Click on the titles below for more information and submission forms.

Call for Presentation Proposals:  Presentations may be about midwifery research, international midwifery (this may include the sustainable development goals), midwifery education initiatives, midwifery practice issues, midwifery philosophy, or Safe Motherhood.  Presentations may be organized as informal discussions, panel discussions, meetings, or story-telling. 
Call for Poster Proposals: Posters will be displayed here on the website. Topics may be midwifery research, international midwifery (this may include the sustainable development goals), midwifery education initiatives, midwifery practice issues, midwifery philosophy, or Safe Motherhood. Presenters may choose to participate in a podcast interview about their poster.

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:

The conference recordings have been added to the Virtual Midwives YouTube channel — subscribe to stay up to date! The recordings in the VIDM 2020 Programme Calendar have been updated — 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