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Issue #49, February 8, 2017

Speak at #MANACAM17!

Just one more week to submit your application!


Calling all speakers! MANA invites you to submit an 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 February 15.

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

Your New MANA Leadership!


Please join us in welcoming new leadership to the MANA community. Thanks to your participation in an active election, your interests will be represented by:

President, Board of Directors: Vicki Hedley, LM, CPM, CM
Director of Professional Development: Jaqxun Darlin, CPM, LDM
Director of Public Affairs: Treesa Mclean, LM

The MANA board would like to extend their gratitude to all of the candidates for office. The newly elected members will join the rest of the MANA Board of Directors at the spring board meeting. Watch here and on the MANA blog to learn more about our new board members and their priorities for 2017.

FAM: Highlighting Role of Black Midwives; Increasing Birth Equity 

#BlackHistoryMonth


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.

FAM is also using this opportunity to further support the Giving Voice to Mothers Project of the Home Birth Summit. This study assesses how planned place of birth, race and ethnicity interact with the experience of maternity care in the U.S. FAM is working to collect the stories of 100 more women of color. Click here to learn more and share.

FAM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to midwifery in North America through education, research, public policy and promoting birth equity. FAM has granted more than $1,000,000 to more than 30 programs since its first grant in 2003. Program areas include critical research on the midwifery model of care and training programs for those serving vulnerable populations of birthing women, public education campaigns to college students and policy makers, and capacity building for midwifery education and licensing organizations.

Continuing Education Discounts at GOLD!

Get CEUs and support MANA!


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! 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 just started and delegates will have on-demand access over the course of the following 8 weeks. 

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

Learn more about their speakers & topics here.

Countdown to ICM!

Join us and keep up-to-date!


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! 

We've created a Facebook event to keep you up-to-date. Visit often for Congress updates, and feel free to post and share with friends. 

From ICM: The highly topical and relevant theme for the 2017 Congress is "Midwives - Making a Difference in the World". We have reached a time when attention turns to ‘what next’ after the 2015 Millennium Development Goals. As new global initiatives are being developed, one strong message emerges from the 2011 and the 2014 State of World Midwifery Reports and that is ‘midwives do make a difference’ in saving the lives of women and newborns and promoting good health.

Save the dates:


Jan 18 - Feb 15: 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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