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#MANA16 Highlights!
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Issue #43, October 26, 2016

#MANA16: A Vision For the Future of Midwifery


More than 200 midwives (plus 36 student midwives!) came together in Atlanta to learn about the latest research, connect and network, and strategize on advocacy and increasing access to care. Sessions provided new models for collaboration, the latest research on midwifery care in the US and Canada, and inspiration from the amazing Robin Lim. Together we learned about advocacy strategies and updates from the states, indigenous communities, and countries in North and South America, as well as a new campaign to build respect by and for midwives around the globe. The MANA Board of Directors would like to thank members of the local committee, headed up by Debbie Pulley, for all of their tireless dedication to helping make the Atlanta Conference such a success: Sarahn Henderson, Whitney Whitmoore, Katherine Morrison, Debbie Schneider and Julie Bauer. And to everyone who attended MANA — watch your in-box, the post-conference survey is coming soon — we want to hear from YOU!

Couldn't Make it to MANA This Year? Want to Get in on What You Missed?

Purchase an Audio Recording for Only $10


Network Communications audio recorded selected sessions for purchase. MP3 or CD format available. Order online here.

MANA has also formed a new partnership with the GOLD perinatal online conference - watch here for details!

Share Your Memories of #MANA16

Conference Photographer Chanda Williams, along with MANA board member Colleen Donovan-Batson and other MANA community members, captured #MANA16 in photos. Check out the #MANA16 album here

See all the award winners here.

Share your images to the MANA page here and we'll add them our conference albums!

Meet the 2016 Sage Femme And Sapling


In recognition of the work she has done and the lives she has touched over the last four decades of devotion to mothers and babies, birth and midwifery, Carol Nelson is our MANA 2016 Sage Femme. Beloved by midwives, her students and her birthing families, Carol embodies what it means to be a Sage Femme. Read more here.

MANA honors Jamarah Amani as our 2016 Sapling. A community organizer and midwife, Jamarah's life path merges maternity care and reproductive justice. Read more here.

Great Vendors Showing Their Support of MANA!

If you missed them on site, please connect with them online

Special thanks also to our Silver Sponsors for their ongoing support of the MANA Conference: Southern Cross Insurance Solutions and Lansinoh and thanks as well to all those who donated great raffle prizes: Better Products, Inc; Radiant Belly; Upright Birth, TxOptions, and so many others.

Live Broadcasting From #MANA16!

Courtney Everson, director of research education for the Division of Research, broadcast live on Facebook from #MANA16. At the conference, she presented on translating research into practice. During our brief interview, we asked: When a midwife's practice is informed by evidence, does that limit client choice? Watch (and share!) here.

Nominations CLOSE Nov 8th

Remember to vote . . . and nominate!

After you head to the polls for the November 8th federal, state, and local elections, consider nominating someone for the MANA board!

Nominees must be a current voting member of MANA. We want individuals who bring new energy and new voices to the MANA Board. We are looking for MANA members who are energetic, positive, committed, have time to give, can be a team player, have an ability to balance responsibilities, are socially just, loving, innovative, solution oriented, and excited to be working with this amazing organization!

Nominate yourself or someone you know!

Open Positions:
President
Director of Professional Development
Director of Public Affairs

Click Here To Make a Nomination

Save the dates:


Nov 8th: MANA Board Nominations Close (US Election Day)

Stay tuned for Abstracts to Open for 2017
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