#MANA15 Early Bird Rates End July 31!
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Issue #12, July 8, 2015

MANA Division of Research:

VBAC, ICM Standards Papers To Watch For

Your MANA Stats in action! Watch for an upcoming paper that reports outcomes from the data you submit to MANA Stats, one of the largest data sets on physiologic birth in the United States.

A paper on outcomes of home and birth center VBACs has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. In the largest ever look at out-of-hospital VBACs, authors Kim Cox, PhD, Marit Bovbjerg, PhD, Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, and Lawrence Leeman, MD ask key questions about success, repeat section, and transfer rates.

In addition, get answers to key questions about how training of certified professional midwives match ICM guidelines in an upcoming paper in the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. This paper, authored by Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, Christine Olsen, PhD, Marit Bovbjerg, PhD, Courtney Everson, PhD, Ida Darragh, CPM and Brynne Potter is expected to run in the fall.

Watch here for publication dates of both articles.

US MERA Signing 2015US MERA Releases the 2015 Annual Meeting Report

US MERA was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, at the memorable joint meeting of the Midwives Alliance of North America and the Canadian Association of Midwives in 2011. As a founding organization, Midwives Alliance is proud to have been part of the committed effort, together with our partner organizations, to work collaboratively, come to agreement, and develop these historic documents. We hope our members will take the time to read both the 2014 and 2015 joint statements, and consider how this work will enhance education for midwives, improve access within the healthcare system, and increase safety for families. We welcome your comments!

Read the US MERA 2015 Annual Meeting Report here.

Focus on: #MANA15 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:
Bringing Traditions and Ceremony in Mexico and Southwest: Learn benefits from traditional medicine and cultural understanding on healing and blending modalities.
AME Educator's Day: Teaching adult learners, ethics and social justice and more - 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.

Get Your CEUs at #MANA15!

Need CEUs? Conference participants can earn up to 16 CEUs (up to 24 with preconference sessions) at #MANA15 this year! Continuing Education credits have been applied for through MEAC and ACNM for conference sessions. We are expecting to post CEU acceptance status for all sessions on our website prior to the conference, and they will also be included in the conference program book (if approved by the time of printing.) Be sure to sign up for CEUs (including a $35 fee) when registering for the conference. Early Bird registration rate discounts end July 31st! Learn more and register here. 

#MANA15 Scholarships: Apply Now

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. The application is available now through July 31. If you intend to attend, we recommend you register at Early Bird rates by July 31st, and if you are subsequently awarded a scholarship, you will receive a full refund. Download the application here

Shine! Register by July 31st for Early Bird rates.


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Oct 15-18: MANA 2015 conference
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