Deadline Extended to Submit a Proposal to Speak at #MANACAM17
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:57pm
We've extended the deadline, so there's still time to submit your abstract to present at the MANA CAM 2017 Annual Midwives Conference (MANA's 35th conference!), hosted in collaboration with the California Association of Midwives Foundation. The program committee is seeking proposals on topics including: clinical skills & issues, education, global health, legal concerns and general interest. You may submit for a half or full-day pre-conference workshop, a breakout session, a plenary or a poster presentation (or all of the above).
Our friends at GOLD Learning Online Education have announced a new "Get 10, Give 10" rewards program for their upcoming GOLD Midwifery Online Conference. Not only will you receive a 10% discount, but for everyone that registers via the promo code below, GOLD will also match the discount amount with a donation directly to MANA. How great is that!
FAM: Highlighting Role of Black Midwives; Increasing Birth Equity
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:36am
To honor Black History Month, Midwives Alliance encourages midwives and supporters to learn about and elevate the contributions and history of midwives of African ancestry. The Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery (FAM) is using social media to highlight midwifery students, practicing midwives, and those who have come before. Visit posts shared already on FAM's Facebook page and be sure to share widely.
If you are a VOTING MEMBER of Midwives Alliance of North America (credentialed midwives with current membership at a voting member level), then the time to vote is NOW! Voting closes on January 31.
All voting members received an email on January 9th with the subject line "MANA Board Elections Ballot & Voting Instructions." If you did not receive your ballot, or if you have questions, contact Marie.
Michigan CPM legislation was signed into law today, January 4th. The bill was passed thanks to efforts by the Coalition to License Certified Professional Midwives in Michigan and the consumer organization Friends of Michigan Midwives (FOMM), who contributed countless volunteer hours for over eight years to secure licensure. The midwives in Michigan look forward to spreading the midwifery model to more families and to increasing collaboration through a more cohesive relationship with other health care providers.
Over the past few months, volunteers from around the country have traveled to Puerto Rico, joining local volunteers completing data entry for the MANA Stats Puerto Rico project. This project aims to examine the outcomes and practices of community-based midwifery care for improving maternal and infant health in Puerto Rico. More than 150 hours of volunteer time have gone into the effort so far.
Start planning your talk for 2017 . . . the call for speaker proposals will be opening soon! Please consider sharing your expertise at the 2017 MANA conference, to be held in collaboration with the California Association of Midwives, November 2 - 5, 2017 in Long Beach, California.