VIDM 2020 – Call for proposals opens

The VIDM 2020 call for proposals / expression of interest is now open for conference presentations and posters. Student Stream available.

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 2020 (depending on time zone) starting at 22:00 UTC on 5th May.  To check your local starting time, follow this link: bit.ly/VIDoM20-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. Both posters and presentations will have a dedicated Student Stream in 2020.

Presentation 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 podcast interview about their poster.

  • IMPORTANT DATES 2020
  • Call for presentation proposals closes: 01 February 2020
  • Call for poster proposals closes: 01 April 2020
  • Virtual International Day of the Midwife: 05 May 2019 (depending on your time zone)
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VIDM commended at IME Awards – International Education

The VIDM is delighted to announce that earlier in November we were commended at the International Maternity Expo Awards for our work in International Education.

This award is given for projects, resources and international education developments that are influencing maternity services and having global impact on midwifery and maternity care education. Ally Anderson (Committee Member) travelled to London to receive the award on behalf of our international team.

Ally Anderson accepting commendation certificate at IME awards - International Education
Ally Anderson at IME on behalf of the VIDM Organizing Committee

The International Maternity Expo (IME) is a unique new filmed international maternity festival and trade expo for all healthcare professionals, governments, service providers, and suppliers working in maternity around the world.

Join the VIDM team!

Do you care passionately about the global nature of midwifery education, research, and practice? Are you interested in working with an engaging international team of volunteers? Would you like to know more about supporting a virtual conference? Then we want to hear from you!

Being a Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) committee member is a volunteer position that demands commitment and engagement. We work year round to bring VIDM to the world, although of course we are busiest as we get closer to 05 May and the conference.

For more information and to submit your application -See VIDM Committee Member Opportunity 2020.

Meet the current committee members.