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Issue #48, January 19, 2017

Abstracts are Now Open for the 35th Annual MANA Conference!

Submit your proposal by February 15th


Calling all speakers! MANA invites you to submit an abstract to speak at the 35th Annual MANA Conference, hosted in collaboration with the California Association of Midwives Foundation. The program committee is seeking proposals on topics including: clinical skills & issues, education, global health, legal concerns and general interest. You may submit for a half or full-day pre-conference workshop, a breakout session, a plenary or a poster presentation (or all of the above). Learn more and apply here. The deadline to apply is February 15.

#MANACAM17 will be November 2-5 2017, in Long Beach, CA. Save the Date!

Elections Now Open!

If you are a VOTING MEMBER of Midwives Alliance of North America (credentialed midwives with current membership at a voting member level), then the time to vote is NOW! 

All voting members received an email on January 9th with the subject line "MANA Board Elections Ballot & Voting Instructions." If you did not receive your ballot, or if you have questions, contact Marie.

Want to vote but your membership has lapsed? Renew your membership here

Take Advantage of Your MANA Member Benefits

Get your discounted subscription today!


Are you a MANA member? Be sure to take full advantage of your 2017 member benefits, including discounted subscription to journals like Midwifery Matters. By logging in to the Members Only section of the MANA website, you can get your discount code for Midwifery Matters, a biannual peer reviewed journal published in January and July committed to publishing student and midwife-led research and writing, providing resources to practicing midwives, and fostering a space for dialogue within the midwifery community. You'll also gain access to your other member benefits! Need help logging in? Contact Jen Brown, MANA Membership Coordinator.

Save the Date!

Membership Advisory Council Meeting


Save the date for Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2 - 3 pm Eastern for the next meeting of the Membership Advisory Council (MAC). Who serves on the MAC? YOU! The MAC meetings are open to all MANA members. We welcome you to share your input and feedback. To find agenda and registration information, sign in to the Members Only section of the website, or visit us here on Facebook.

MANA Supports the Women's March on Washington


The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) is proud to support The Women’s March on Washington, a self-described “women-led movement bringing together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds… to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.”

MANA joins the many partners of The Women’s March on Washington as an expression of our commitment to develop, expand, and prioritize social justice principles and practices as basic elements of maternity care.

To learn more, read the blog post here.


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Save the dates:

 
Jan 9 - 31: Vote in Board elections

Jan 18 - Feb 15: Submit proposals to speak at MANA CAM 2017

Apr 11: MAC Meeting (2 pm Eastern)

Jul 11: MAC Meeting

Oct 10: MAC Meeting 

Nov 2-5, 2017: MANA CAM 2017 Conference
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