VIDM 2019 – Expression of Interest Opens

Expression of Interest for Presentations and Posters is 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 2019 (depending on time zone) starting at 22:00 UTC on 5th May.  To check your local starting time, follow this link: bit.ly/VIDoM19-start-time

VIDM wants to hear from you! What are you excited about in midwifery? What are your research interests? Share your ideas with the VIDM community.

Starting this year, presentation and poster submissions will be made via this website.  Click on the titles below for details and submission forms.

Request 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. 

Request 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.

Important Dates:

  • Presentation Proposals Due: 15 February 2019
  • Poster Proposals Due: 15 April 2019
  • Virtual International Day of the Midwife: 05 May 2019

All good things come to an end

Virtual International Day of the Midwife has come to an end for another year. Over the next few days the recordings will be added to Programme listings — be sure to check back! We’ll let you know when these are up on our YouTube channel (Virtual Midwives)

Speaking of videos… Here is our thanks to you.

Please be sure to:

 

 

Are you ready? It is almost conference time!

Look over to the right, that is how long until the start of VIDM ===>>

Are you ready? Have you:

  • checked the program and saved your selections to your calendar?
  • check your technology by logging into the conference rooms?
  • checked your headset and internet connection?
  • invited your friends, colleagues, and students to join you?

Use #VIDM18 across social media. Share!

All sessions will be recorded. Recording links will be posted on the VIDM website and YouTube channel. Check back after the conference for more information.

After the conference:

  • Complete the conference survey — We want to hear from you
  • Download and complete your Certificate of Attendance
  • Share the links to the videos!

Be sure to review the outstanding poster presentations posted HERE

 

Be sure to explore the 2018 posters!

Click through the slide show here – or check the VIDM 2018 Posters page for more information or to download the poster PDFs.

Each year VIDM receives, reviews, and shares outstanding poster presentations from midwifery researchers around the world. The 2018 offerings meet and exceed the standard of excellence we expect.

Take some time to explore these global perspectives in midwifery. Check back frequently — posters will be added until the end of the conference.

Check the Archive for posters from previous years.

 

Are you ready for VIDM 2018?

Look to the right of this blog post ⇒  That is how much time you have to get ready for VIDM 2018.

Attending a 24 hour conference with concurrent sessions via webconference takes planning! When are you available? Which sessions are your “must attends” and which ones can you catch as recordings? Review the Programme Calendar and save the sessions to your calendar. Make note of the session room (1 – 2 – 3).

How about the webconferencing technology? Attend a drop in session to check out how Big Blue Button 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! ALL DROP IN SESSIONS are in Conference Room 3.

Accessing the drop in sessions is the same as accessing the conference. Give it a try and you’ll be ready for the conference.

VIDM 2018 Drop In Sessions

Date / UTCTime / UTCLocal time - world clock Moderator
Sunday 22 April1700 - 1900 hrsClick for your timeCecilia Jevitt
Sunday 22 - Monday 23 April2300 - 0100 hrsClick for your timeLorraine Mockford
Monday 23 April 1400 - 1600 hrsClick for your timeSusana Ku
Tuesday 24 April0900 - 1100 hrsClick for your timeLinda Wylie
Thursday 26 April1300 - 1500 hrsClick for your timeChris Woodhouse
Friday 27 April1700 - 1900 hrsClick for your timeJane Houston
Sunday 29 April1700 - 1900 hrsClick for your timeSusana Ku
Monday 30 April1900 - 2100 hrsClick to check your timeJane Houston
Tuesday 01 May0700 - 0900 hrsClick for your timeLinda Wylie
Tuesday 01 May2100 - 2300 hrsClick for your timeLorraine Mockford
Wednesday 02 May1500 - 1700 hrsClick for your timeChris Woodhouse