Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) is a 24-hour FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE centred on 5th May 2020 for midwives and anyone interested in childbirth. VIDM 2020 celebrates the International Year of the Midwife
VIDM facilitators are the foundation of our success. We simply could not do what we do without the support of these outstanding volunteers. Good news! The call for facilitators has been extended, now closes 16 March 2019. 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. 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.
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 04 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.