Interested in facilitating at VIDM? Sign up today!

The call for VIDM 2020 volunteer facilitators is now open.

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 2020. 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, assisting before and during the conference. Training is provided. Facilitators should be proficient in English. The ability to work in additional languages is an asset, especially Spanish. VIDM 2019 saw presentations in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

If you have experience using webconferencing 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 found here:

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:

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.

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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.