Deadlines to Note: Scholarships, Early Bird Registration, Posters
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Issue #59, July 26, 2017

Scholarships to #MANACAM17

Now accepting applications — deadlines approaching

MANA Conference Scholarships funded with support from FAM are still available. Submit your application before August 15th. Preference will be given to those who have not received a scholarship in the past.

A new scholarship honoring Treesa McLean's beloved mother Donna Martin is now open for application through August 1st. Donna was a single parent who was a lifelong learner, teacher and mentor. To qualify you must be

  • an active student midwife, pursuing either the PEP or MEAC route to certification
  • actively involved in a clinical internship
  • a single parent if school age children or younger, with at least 1/2 custody
  • a MANA member ( please let us know if this is a great financial hardship)   
This one full scholarship to the MANA Conference is designed specifically for single parents who are struggling to make midwifery a reality for themselves. Please visit our website to read more about this opportunity and apply.  Applications will be accepted through August 1st. The scholarship will be awarded on August 7th.

Poster Deadline Extended!

#MANACAM17 Accepting Poster Presentations Through August 15th

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 has been extended to August 15, 2017.

For more information and to apply, visit here.

FAM Fundraiser: Get On the Boat!

Come join in the fun with the Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery (FAM) and the Midwives Alliance (MANA) for a beautiful evening cruise on Long Beach Harbor. We will set sail on the "Harbor Breeze" at 7:00pm on Friday, November 3rd.

Enjoy good company for music and dancing while looking out on the spectacular city of Long Beach lit up at night.  We will also be honoring some special people, a doctor and a midwife who are esteemed for their work in the local birthing community (names to be announced soon).  This fund-raising event will benefit both FAM and MANA and the important work they do towards increasing access to midwifery care through education, research, public policy and promoting equity in maternity care. 

We leave from 100 Aquarium Dock Way, please arrive at 6:30pm. Tickets are $100 per person, including the boat ride, finger food, and fun. Cash bar on board. Space is limited so order your tickets early!

Spotlight on Pre-Cons: Resolving Shoulder Dystocia - Advanced Spinning Babies with Nicole Morales

This 4-hour intensive clinical skills workshop Thursday morning reviews the cardinal movements of birth and how the lack of rotation of the shoulders can result in shoulder dystocia. We will explore anatomy in relationship to 5 different types of shoulder dystocia as well as applying solutions to the level of the pelvis in which it has occurred. The class will also focus on the signs of shoulder dystocia and the maneuvers as they apply to fetal and maternal positioning with the use of gravity and space. Setting up for such emergencies, preparing for resuscitation, and hands-on simulation practice will help improve outcomes for mothers and babies.

2017 FAM Grants Awarded

The Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery awarded almost $40,000 in grants this year. MANA projects including Division of Research, Communications, Health Policy and Advocacy, and Division of Access and Equity received support in the categories of Health Equity, Public Policy, Public Education and Research. Other recipients this year include Home Birth Summit, Ancient Song Doula Services, California Association of Midwives and Commonsense Childbirth.

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 health equity. FAM has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants to over 30 organizations and projects since 2003. Please consider adding your support by joining the Birth Trust.

Take Advantage Now of MANA Member Benefits

Discounted Subscription to Journal of Midwifery & Woman's Health

The Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH) is the official journal of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. This peer-reviewed journal presents new research and current knowledge across a broad range of clinical and interdisciplinary topics including maternity care, gynecology, primary care for women and newborns, public health, health care policy, and global health. With a focus on evidence-based practice, JMWH is dedicated to improving the health care of women throughout their lifespan and promoting excellence in midwifery.  MANA Stats based research is often published in the JMWH.

MANA members receive a $95 discount on a year-long combined print and online subscription to the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health.

The Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (JMWH) offers continuing education articles and issues, which are approved by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) for continuing education units (CEUs), ACNM CEUs are accepted by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) for CPMs. CEU courses accompany JMWH articles and require that you read the companion resource before answering test questions. Test questions can be accessed directly from the companion resource or at

Sponsor, Exhibit or Advertise with #MANACAM17

Applications now being accepted


Create community, reconnect with clients and friends and meet the next generation of midwives. We invite YOU to participate as a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser. Apply using the online application or download the print form

Start connecting to the #MANACAM17 community now! Join our Facebook event page here.

Midwives and their advocates work every day to support physiologic birth; your participation helps to support their efforts and make a connection and an impact on your bottom line.  

Also, MANA CAM 2017 offers Exhibitors: 
  • A dedicated hour of exhibit time daily, plus the Exhibitor Welcome Reception following the Conference Opening on Thursday night
  • Opportunity to participate in Exhibitor Bingo
  • Refreshment Breaks located in Exhibits
  • Author Book Signing Event in Exhibit Area
  • Company listing on Website and in Program Book
  • MANY Discounts: reduced rates for Attendee Bag Flyers, discounts for returning exhibitors

Remember, this year you only need to travel once to connect with both MANA and CAM attendees in 2017.  Exhibits will sell out; save your space today!

Save the dates:


Aug 1: Donna Martin Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline

Aug 15: MANA Conference Scholarship Deadline 

Aug 15: Conference Early Bird Discount Deadline

Aug 15:
Poster Application Deadline (Extended)

Oct 12: Hotel Early Bird Rates End

Oct 13: Conference Program Ads Due

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

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