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Submit an Abstract to Speak at MANACAM17!
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Issue #50, February 22, 2017

There's Still Time to Submit a Proposal to Speak at MANACAM17 — Deadline Extended One Week!

Deadline for Abstracts Extended to March 1


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). Learn more and apply here. The deadline to apply is one week from today — next Wednesday, March 1. Don't delay any longer, submitting only takes a few minutes!

#MANACAM17 will be November 2-5 2017, in Long Beach, CA. Save the date!

MANA and Midwifery in the News


Midwives Alliance board members have been providing rapid response to media inquiries about midwifery and birth, including this recent story correcting misinformation shared by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz about the high cesarean rates in the U.S. MANA also provided national perspective in this article on the impact of new midwifery legislation in Michigan. Please help spread the word - share both articles widely!

Mark Your Calendar and Make Your Voice Heard!

 April MAC Meeting


You are invited to attend a 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. 

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern

To find agenda and login information, please click here to sign in as a member, then visit the Members-Only Events and Specials page in the Members Only section of the website. Having sign-in issues or need help logging on to the call? Contact Marie.

 

Discounts at GOLD for MANA Members!

Planning on joining the current GOLD conference? Our friends at GOLD Learning Online Education are still offering the "Get 10, Give 10" rewards program for the current 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. Explore new clinical skills, earn up to 13.5 CEUs  (MEAC, ACNM & CERPs) and connect with a global panel of speakers, right from your home! The conference is going on NOW and delegates will have on-demand access through the end of March. 

To claim your exclusive discount, use Promo Code M17MANA on step 6 of the registration form.

Learn more about their speakers & topics here.

Insurance Discounts For Midwives

MANA members receive a 10% discount on The Midwife Plan from Southern Cross Insurance.

The Midwife Plan is an Allied Healthcare Professional and General Liability Insurance policy designed specifically for Out-Of-Hospital (OOH) Midwives and Birth Center Practices.

Already a member? Click here to learn how to access this and other member benefits. 

Not a MANA member? Click here to learn how to become a member to access this and our full range of MANA benefits.

MANA Countdown to ICM!

Get connected today!


Midwives Alliance encourages all midwives, and especially our members, to attend the 31st Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, June 17 - 22 in Toronto, Canada. Make plans now to join your sister midwives here in North America, at what is sure to be the event of the year, hosted by our dear friends in Canada! 

Visit the MANA "Countdown to ICM" event on Facebook here and share with us your experiences at past ICMs!

Save the dates:


Jan 18 - Mar 1: Submit proposals to speak at MANA CAM 2017

Apr 11: MAC Meeting (2 pm Eastern)

June 17 - 22: ICM, Toronto, Canada

Nov 2 - 5: MANA CAM 2017, Long Beach, CA
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