Conference registration, MANA at ICM in Toronto, Waterbirth Safety
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Issue #56, June 15, 2017

Registration is now open for Collaborate: the 2017 midwifery conference hosted by the Midwives Alliance of North America with the California Association of Midwives in Long Beach, California, November 2-5. Midwives, student midwives, doulas, birth workers, social justice advocates, and consumers are all welcome to participate at #MANACAM17!

Learn from leading experts!

Important and timely topics, including the latest on Perinatal Cannabis Use; Zika and Midwifery Care; Legislative StrategiesVitamin D Deficiency; and Resuscitation of the Newborn. Speakers include Saraswathi Vedam, Yeshi Newman, Jamarah Amani, Wendy Gordon, Marina Alzuguray, Vicki Penwell, Karen Strange and many, many more! 

Create community, reconnect with friends and meet the next generation of midwives.

Build your advocacy skills with up-to-the-minute details on national and state-level legislation and advocacy strategies.  

Deep dive with a full or half-day precon workshop. Explore the options on the schedule here

Thursday is an exciting day at the conference with in-depth workshops, catching up with friends and attending the gala Opening Ceremonies and Exhibition Hall Party.

Did you know there are post-conference offerings on Monday as well? Check it out here.

Get renewed and inspired in Long Beach, California, from catching up poolside at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel to sightseeing in Long Beach to sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. All with easy airport access.
Register now for #MANACAM17, November 2-5, 2017 in Long Beach!
Learn More Here

Start to connect with the #MANACAM17 community now! Join our Facebook event page here.
Register now for savings up to $100 over regular rates. Early Bird rates end August 15, so don't delay! 
Not yet a MANA member? Join NOW to secure discounts of up to an additional $100, plus you’ll receive your CEU certificate for free ($35 for non-members). Click here to join or renew your MANA membership.
We can’t wait to collaborate with you at #MANACAM17!  Need assistance? Contact the Registrar.

Register Now 


Midwives Alliance is proud to be representing the membership at the International Confederation of Midwives in Toronto. The Triennial meeting began Tuesday with the Council Meeting. Your voting council delegates are Marinah Farrell, immediate past president of MANA and Colleen Donovan-Batson, director of Health Policy and Advocacy. 

MANA Observers include: Vicki Hedley, MANA President; Geradine Simkins, MANA past president; Diane Holzer, MANA past president; Sherry DeVries, Past MANA board member; Debbie Pulley, NARM secretary; and Ida Darragh, NARM executive director. 

#MANACAM17 Accepting Poster Presentations

The MANA CAM 2017 Conference is now accepting Poster presentation proposals for The Harris-Braun Outstanding Poster Award for Research.

The Midwives Alliance welcomes submissions of research and project posters from students and professional researchers. The deadline for poster proposals is July 1st, 2017.

For more information and to apply, visit here.

MANA Stats Waterbirth Paper Receives JMWH Best Research Article Award for 2017

The Midwives Alliance would like to express our sincerest congratulations to Drs. Bovbjerg, Cheyney, and Everson, who have been awarded the 2017 Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health Best Research Article Award for their published paper, "Maternal and Newborn Outcomes Following Waterbirth: The Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project, 2004 to 2009 Cohort."

Learn more here at the MANA blog.

Resources on Legionnaires' Disease

Recent media coverage on risks of waterbirth has reinforced the need to ensure robust research on the safety of hydrotherapy in labor and birth, and the importance of appropriate infection protocols. Learn more about available resources here at the MANA blog.

Register for #MANACAM17

Save the dates:

Jun 17 - 22: ICM, Toronto, Canada

Jul 1: Poster Proposals Due

Aug 15: Conference Early Bird Rates End

Oct 13: Conference Program Ads Due

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