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Issue #40, September 8, 2016

Learn From and Meet ROBIN LIM at #MANA16


#MANA16 offers amazing plenary speakers! We'll start this year's conference with an Opening Plenary on Thursday evening with Robin Lim, who will be speaking about the very important topic of "Birth in the Era of Climate Change." Robin Lim is a midwife and founder of Yayasan Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) health clinics, which offer free prenatal care, birthing services and medical aid to anyone who needs it. She and her team have been working since 2003 to combat Indonesia's high maternal and infant mortality rates. She was awarded the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year award by the CNN news network for helping thousands of low-income women in Indonesia with healthy pregnancy and birth services. Find out more about Robin Lim and all of this year's incredible plenary speakers here.

Save the Date for MAC!


You are invited to attend the third meeting of the MANA Membership Advisory Council (MAC), where your voice is essential to ensuring that member input guides the continuing work of the organization. Born out of member feedback at the most recent MANA gatherings, the MAC creates a clear system of member communication and representation at the Midwives Alliance. We look forward to hearing from you.

The next MAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday Sept 27th at 2pm EDT. Watch here and on our Facebook page for details.

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MANA Board Nominations open!

Nominations open NOW until October 31, 2016

MANA is pleased to announce nominations are open for available board positions.

Nominees must be a current voting member of MANA. We want individuals who bring new energy and new voices to the MANA Board. We are looking for MANA members who are energetic, positive, committed, have time to give, can be a team player, have an ability to balance responsibilities, are socially just, loving, innovative, solution oriented, and excited to be working with this amazing organization!
Nominate yourself or someone you know!

Open Positions:

Click Here To Make a Nomination

Get the most from #MANA16

Register for a preconference workshop!
 

Register soon, as some sessions are nearing capacity, while others may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Choose from full-day and half day programs including:
Preconference workshops take place Thursday, October 13. Learn more here.

Need Credits for the Bridge Certificate?

Get more than half the credits you need for the Bridge Certificate at #MANA16. Learn more here.

Reserve Your Room at the Atlanta Hilton Before the Group Rate Ends


The group rate is $150 for a single or double occupancy room, plus sales tax (16%) plus a GA hotel/motel fee of $5 per night (levied after tax).

The cutoff date to book at the group rate is September 20, 2016. To secure your preferred dates and availability, we recommend you book sooner.

Connect with a roommate via the MANA Conference Facebook page. 

Learn more and register now!

Submit a Poster for #MANA16! Proposals Due Sept 15

New to creating a poster? Learn more!

Submit a poster: share your area of expertise or research project with MANA conference attendees.

The Midwives Alliance welcomes submissions of research posters from students and professional researchers. New to creating posters? Don't feel intimidated by the process - we're here to help! Click here to learn more.

— In the student/apprentice category, the winner will receive a free year of membership to MANA, and the student's advisor and school or preceptor and program will also be recognized.

— In the graduate/professional research category, the winner will receive a 30-minute phone consultation on the winning research project with renowned researcher Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, Chair of the MANA Division of Research Coordinating Council and Assistant Professor, Oregon State University Department of Anthropology.

Your Birth Photos Featured On the MANA Website!


The MANA website is getting a makeover, and we would love to feature your birth images! The MANA website receives thousands of views each month, and we hope your images will be a part of it. Sharing your photos is one way that you can support midwifery. Click here to learn more.

Save the dates:


Sep 15: #MANA16 Poster Deadline

Sept 20: #MANA16 Hotel Group Rate Ends

Sep 23:  #MANA16 Exhibitor Application Deadline

Sep 27: MAC Meeting

Oct 13-16:  #MANA16, Atlanta, GA

Oct 31: MANA Board Nominations Close
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