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Issue #9, May 20, 2015

Report From the MANA President:

Midwives Alliance Spring Board Meeting

The Midwives Alliance has been unifying midwives since 1982. Where are we going from here? Get caught up on MANA's initiatives for 2015-16, including US MERA, the new voting member policy, and ways you can get involved. Learn about the strategic directions for the next two years, including support for the DOR, MANA policy, professional development, the conference, and more over at the MANA blog here.

MANA Board Spring 2015

MANA ShineShare your knowledge at #MANA15: SHINE 


Submit a Poster Presentation!

The Midwives Alliance welcomes submissions of research posters from students and professional researchers for the Harris-Braun Outstanding Poster Award for Research.

Posters are a great way to share information with conference attendees. Poster content might include, for example, preliminary or final results from a research project, a review of best practices for a maternal-child health issue, a history of an outreach project or initiative, or a summary of the evidence on a particular clinical intervention.

All accepted poster presentations will be entered into one of two (2) categories: student/apprentice poster and graduate/professional researcher poster. An award will be given for the best poster in each category. More on Poster presentations at this MANA Blog post.

Calling all student midwives:

Join our Facebook Student Group!

We're excited to have launched a new community for students on *any* path to midwifery. Come join our Facebook group here where we are sharing new research, tips and strategies, and supporting one another on this journey! Huge thanks to MANA Online Community Manager Juliana Taylor for her moderation.

Congrats to Maryland!

29th state to license and legalize Certified Professional Midwives

The new Maryland law to license qualified CPMs will facilitate safer and more collaborative care for families who choose homebirth. More on Maryland at this MANA blog post. (Photo Credit: AIMM)

Squatfest Keynote- Marinah Farrell, CPM, President of the Midwives Alliance of North America: 

"Autonomy, Community, and Resistance: Midwives Unite!"

Squatfest 2015 : MAY 22-24, 2015 in New Orleans

We are excited that Marinah will be a keynote speaker at Squat this year! Squatfest is such a dynamic community and the program looks amazing. Please make sure to say hi to Marinah when you see her and ask her about the special Squat discount on MANA membership.

Save the Date: Town Hall Meeting: MANA 2015 Bylaw Changes

Date: June 24, 9 am pacific; noon eastern

Join us for this special members only Virtual Town Hall Meeting and learn about the proposed bylaw changes, to be voted on at the MANA business meeting at #MANA15 in October.

We look forward to presenting these changes to you! Members will receive a special invitation including a link that can be used to review the bylaw changes in advance of the call.

Presenter: Amy Smith
Moderators: Jeanette McCulloch and Treesa McLean

What Defines A Midwife? The MANA Perspective.

What does the new Royal birth have to do with the new ACOG statement on ICM standards? Learn more in this new blog post from Director of Health Advocacy and Policy Colleen Donovan-Batson, CNM, MS.

Save the Dates:

May 22-24:
Squatfest, New Orleans

Jun 24: MANA Town Hall: Presenting MANA's Bylaw Changes, 9am PDT, 12noon EDT

Oct 15-18: #MANA15: SHINE, Albuquerque
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