6th Annual Virtual International Day of the Midwife

6th Annual Virtual International Day of the Midwife

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Welcome to the 6th Annual Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM), a 24 hour FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE on 5th May, 2014 for midwives and anyone interested in childbirth.


The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) celebrates the International Day of the Midwife by bringing midwives, students, consumers and all parties interested in childbirth from across the globe together using online electronic media. A variety of live online events are presented every hour for 24 hours on the 5th of May 2014 via web-conferencing facilities. These may include presentations about latest research or practice issues, informal discussions, panel discussions, meetings or story-telling. The start time will be the 10 AM, 5th of May, New Zealand time.**


More information is available from the conference website http://www.vidm.org


The organising committee is now calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to present at the VIDM

While the EOI must be in English, we welcome presentations on the day in other languages. We also welcome EOI from non-midwives and midwifery students. Presenters need not be experienced in using electronic media - each presenter will be allocated a facilitator who will be able to give support at every stage. However, presenters do need to have access to a computer with reliable Internet access, a headset and preferably a webcam. Presenters will also need to commit to attending a practice session so that we are all as assured as we can be, that the technology will work well for you on the day.


Your presentation or session should:

  • Have a clear aim or purpose
  • Focus on maternity care or midwifery
  • Be of interest to an international audience
  • Be appropriate to the chosen media