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#MANA15 Early Bird Registration ends July 31!
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Issue #13, July 29, 2015

Early Bird Registration Discounts End July 31!

Get CEUs, Build Your Skills, and Connect With Your Community

SHINE MANA 2015Register now for discounts of up to $100! Early bird deadline is July 31.

Join #MANA15 and earn up to 16 contact hours (24 if you attend a full day of pre-conference sessions!). Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) have been applied for through MEAC and ACNM. Be sure to order your CEU packet when registering. Find out more and register now.

Check out our lineup of plenary session speakers, including:

  • Aviva Romm, MD "Shining a Light on Midwives and Peri-conception Care: As Upstream as Health Gets"
  • Barbara Katz Rothman with a sneak peek into her new book, "A Bun in the Oven" looking closely at the lessons midwives can learn from the artisanal food movement. 
  • "Umbilical Cord Stories: A Navajo Perspective" presented by Ursula Knoki-Wilson, CNM, MSN,MPH 
  • The New Mexico Birth Justice Coalition will share their stories and best practices about "Improving Access to Home and Birth Center Options in NM"
  • Missy Cheyney on MANAstats and Risk

Explore our full line up of inspiring speakers here.

New: Indigenous Midwifery Gathering

Join MANA15 October 14-15 for "Indigenous Midwifery: Ancestral Knowledge Keepers", a pre-conference workshop. This two-day gathering will provide an opportunity for Native American midwives, indigenous doulas, birth justice workers and community organizers from around the country to meet each other and to learn about Native American midwifery history and practice in the United States and in Canada. Register today

Friday, October 16: Special Events!

Join Us to Honor and Support the Amazing Work of the Home Birth Summit Collaborative!

The Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery, home of The Birth Trust, invites you to join us for a fun, enlightening, and delicious evening, Friday night, October 16th. We will gather at the Seasons Grill, one of Albuquerque's best for fresh gourmet food. We will honor Prof. Saraswathi Vedam, the visionary behind the Home Birth Summit (HBS) and one of midwifery's preeminent researchers. We will also be honoring Albuquerque's own Dr. Larry Leeman, champion of mothers and midwives, and also a member of the HBS. This will be a time to connect with local and national supporters of the midwifery movement, to enjoy fabulous food, and to hear from Saras and Larry about the great work of the HBS collaborative. The proceeds will be equally divided between the HBS collaborative, MANA and FAM. Please come to support these leaders of change and their ground-breaking work.
Location: Seasons Rotisserie and Grill
Time: Friday Oct 16 7:30 - 9:30 pm 
Purchase tickets here.

. . . and back at the hotel: An Evening with Sam Killermann


Join us for a lively post-dinner Q&A with comedian and social justice advocate, Sam Killerman, who is also the guy behind It's Pronounced Metrosexual, a one-man comedy show and blog about snap judgments, identity, and oppression. Sam participated in last year's MANA conference, leading two breakout sessions, and was so well-received we thought we'd invite him back to speak with the larger group about gender issues, justice, sexuality, and other topics that might pop up. Each $25 ticket INCLUDES a copy of Sam's book, A Guide to Gender, which is a full exploration of gender from a social justice perspective, with humor and comics sprinkled in. He'll be doing a book-signing after the talk. Light refreshments will be available. 

Tickets for the event are on-sale NOW on the registration site, and will also be available on-site at the event (get your ticket now to ensure we have a book for you!).

Scholarships at MANA

Deadline 7/31

With support from the Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery (FAM), MANA will again be offering registration scholarships to attend the conference. Priority will be given to those who have not received a MANA scholarship in the past. Applications are available until July 31, 2015. Apply today!

Make The Most Of #MANA15

Register Now For Pre-Conference Sessions!

Make the most of your time at the MANA conference by taking a deep dive into topics designed to build your skills and practice from the leading experts in the field: join a pre-conference workshop today!

Full day sessions include:

"Traditions and Ceremony in Mexico and the Southwest," presented by Tonita Gonzales, BS/BA Traditional Healer; Rita Navarrete Perez, Traditional Healer

AME Presents "Educator's Day," A full-day workshop designed for Educators. Download the full agenda here.

Half day sessions include topics in the categories of:

Advanced skills: Miscarriage Management; Perineal Laceration Repair; Surprise Breech; Training in the Anti-Shock Garment
Complimentary skills: Ayurveda; Aromatherapy; Resilient Leadership for Social Change
Student skills: Documentation; IV therapy; Lab tests & Basic Venipuncture; CPR for Healthcare Providers
Business skills: Birthing Your Online Business

Mix & Match to fit your needs!

Learn more and register here. Please register soon, as some courses are likely to fill up and others may be cancelled if enrollment does not reach the minimum.

Save the dates:


Jul 31: Early Bird Registration Ends

Jul 31: Scholarship Applications Due

Oct 15-18: SHINE: MANA 2015 Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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