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Membership Advisory Council Webinar this Thursday.
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Issue #29, April 6, 2016

Join us THIS THURSDAY April 7th 3PM EDT

MANA's new Membership Advisory Council Town Hall webinar needs your voice

Date: Thursday, April 7th
Time: 3 pm eastern
Location: Online meeting - join us from anywhere you have an internet connection!

YOUR voice is critical to the Midwives Alliance future programs, advocacy, and policies. Join us for the launch of the new Membership Advisory Council (MAC). MAC was designed to ensure member input is woven into every aspect of our work. 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.

Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Open to MANA members only. Become a member here. 

Exhibit or Sponsor at MANA16


Apply today!


Showcase your products or services to the midwifery community at the 2016 Midwives Alliance of North America conference in Atlanta, Georgia!

Participating in the conference as a sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser offers an opportunity to connect directly with the birth community and gain valuable exposure and recognition for your brand. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
  • The exhibits area is located directly adjacent to the ballroom and meeting rooms, offering excellent exposure to attendees.
  • We are again hosting our lively Thursday Opening Night Exhibits Reception.
  • Each conference day has over an hour of dedicated exhibits time.
  • Wifi is complimentary for exhibitors.
  • Table spaces are assigned in the order in which the completed applications are received.
  • Dates: Set-up Thursday, Oct 13; Exhibit Fri-Sun Oct 14-16. For complete details download the prospectus.
The deadline to apply is September 23, 2016, but exhibits sell out so reserve your space today!


Update from the States

Illinois Calling for Support From Illinois Physicians

The Illinois Friends of Midwives and the Coalition for Illinois Midwifery are working hard on the HB4364 – The Home Birth Safety Act.
According to the Home Birth Safety Act website, about 800 - 1000 Illinois families give birth at home each year, yet a legal, licensed provider is available in less than 10 of 102 Illinois counties. The Home Birth Safety Act would license Certified Professional Midwives in Illinois.

The bill is currently facing opposition from the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, the Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society, and the Illinois State Medical Society. To help educate these organizations, a petition is being circulated in Illinois (you can view and share it from here.) Please share widely with communities in Illinois and join us in showing Illinois much needed support!

Save the dates:

Apr 7: MAC Town Hall Webinar

May 5: #IDM2016

Oct 13 - 16: #MANA16, Atlanta, GA
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