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01a Conference Opening :: Welcome to VIDM 2022
May 4 @ 21:30 – 22:00
01a Conference Opening :: Welcome to VIDM 2022 @ Room D - BBB

Join the VIDM Organizing team as we open the conference for 2022. 

Don’t go anywhere… the Opening Keynote speaker will follow in the same room following the opening.


01 Keynote :: Hermine Hayes-Klein
May 4 @ 22:00 – 22:50
01 Keynote :: Hermine Hayes-Klein @ Room D - BBB

Title:  Human Rights in Childbirth

Keynote: Hermine Hayes-Klein

Facilitator: Catherine Salam


08 Keynote :: Pragati Sharma
May 5 @ 05:00 – 05:50
08 Keynote :: Pragati Sharma @ Room D - BBB

Title: Midwifery Leadership

Keynote Speaker: Pragati Sharma

Facilitator: Caroline Maringa


12 Keynote :: Sally Pairman
May 5 @ 09:00 – 09:50
12 Keynote :: Sally Pairman @ Room D - BBB

Title: Celebrating 100 years of ICM and exploring frameworks for the future

Keynote speaker: Sally Pairman

Facilitator: Ally Anderson

The International Confederation of Midwives turns 100 this year and with such a big anniversary comes a reflection on the past and a need to look forward to what the next 100 years will bring. Through this session, Sally Pairman, Chief Executive of ICM, will explore what it means for ICM in their centennial, key areas of reflection and learning, and she will present ICM’s updated professional framework which aims to support and strengthen midwives and midwifery for years to come.  


16 Keynote :: Shawn Walker
May 5 @ 13:00 – 13:50
16 Keynote :: Shawn Walker @ Room D - BBB

Title: Women at the centre of breech care: The role of specialist midwives

Keynote Speaker: Shawn Walker

Facilitator: Elisa Segoni

This session will look at emerging research led by midwives about how we can transform breech services to keep the women and people who use them at the centre of our care. We will look at findings and progress in the OptiBreech Trial feasibility study and the decade of research that underpins the OptiBreech Care pathway for term breech presentation. And we will discuss the role of leadership through research in growing our profession.


24 Keynote :: Amber Price
May 5 @ 21:00 – 21:50
24 Keynote :: Amber Price @ Room D - BBB

Title: Change leadership in women’s health: Leading with impact

Keynote Speaker: Amber Price

Facilitator: Olajumoke Ojeleye

Abstract: TBA

Be sure to join the VIDM team for the Closing Ceremony after the Keynote Speaker.  No need to change rooms – stay here in Room D – 24.


24 b :: Closing Ceremony
May 5 @ 22:00 – 22:30
24 b :: Closing Ceremony @ Room D - BBB

Facilitators: Paloma Terra and Lorraine Mockford

Singer: Isadora Canto

Join the VIDM Organizing team for the closing session with music by Brazilian singer – Isadora Canto, including the premiere of her latest song “Oração Canção do Bom Parto / Good Birth Prayer Song”. She will also perform: “Reconhecimento / Recognition”, and “Plantadeira / Planter”.  Follow Isadora on Istagram: @isadoracanto.oficial

We’ll share laughter and tears as we say good-bye for another year, and watch the ‘selfie slideshow’ that has been assembled during the conference.


Closing selfie slide show (Final cut):