31st ICM Triennial Congress 

Toronto, Canada, June 18-22, 2017

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4th - 5th May 2016

Globally and virtually

Virtual International Day of the Midwife 2016

The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) is an annual online conference which celebrates the International Day of the Midwife. It is held on or around 5th May each year to be as close to the International Day of the Midwife as possible. VIDM runs for 24 hours and covers a wide range of subjects with speakers from around the globe. This year sees the 8th conference, starting at 22:00 on Wednesday 4th May, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).  Find out when that is in your time zone here

Call for abstracts are now open! The VIDM committe is interested in a wide range of presentations from research to literature review, from case study to midwifery management. From midwives, students, doulas and any individuals interested in the process of birth. From as many different countries as possible. Poster presentations are also welcome. More information available here.

14th - 16th May 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

Midwifery Symposium 'Young Midwives in the Lead'

Call for Proposals: Midwifery Symposium 'Young Midwives in the Lead'

UNFPA, ICM, WHO and other multilateral, civil society and private sector partners are organizing a Symposium on 15-16 May, 2016 for young midwifery leaders at the occasion of the Women Deliver conference 16-19 May in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Symposium will be preceded by a one day leadership orientation training on the 14th of May in collaboration with the Danish Midwives Association.

To attend this event and also Women Deliver, UNFPA and partners are offering 30 scholarships to fund young midwives with leadership potential. The young midwives would attend the capacity building, policy and advocacy event and actively engage in discussions during the main Women Deliver conference to spread key messages on midwifery to enhance the health and well-being of women and their newborns. 

See the Call for Proposals document to apply.


Deadline for receipt of applications: 15th January 2016

Information en Francais / Informacion en Espanol can be found here


16th - 19th May 2016

Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Women Deliver 2016 Conference

Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference, taking place 16-19 May 2016, will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The focus of the conference will be on how to implement the SDGs so they matter most for girls and women, with a specific focus on health – in particular maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights – and on gender equality, education, environment, and economic empowerment.

26th - 28th May 2016

Tarragona, Spain

IV ACL Congress, the XV FAME Congress and the II ICM Southern European Region Conference

Call for Abstract open!

The Catalan Association of Midwives (ACL), together with the Midwives Federation of Spain (FAME) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is organizing the IV Congress of the ACL, the XV Congress of the FAME, and the II ICM Southern European Region Conference, on May 26, 27 and 28, 2016 in Tarragona (SPAIN).

The theme of the congress, "Listening to women, thinking as midwives", reflects the wish to strengthen relationships and build bridges that bring us closer in the development of our discipline, as well as building knowledge and sharing experiences and scientific evidence. These concepts will be very useful to apply them to benefit the development of maternal and child health, as well as sexual and reproductive women’s health, and that of the general population.

The conference website, is ready, there you will be able to find all the information you need,formalize your registration and / or submit your abstracts.

15th - 18th June 2016

Maastricht, The Netherlands

XXV European Congress Perinatal Medicine

The European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) invites you to come to Maastricht, the Netherlands, from Wednesday June 15 till Saturday June 18, 2016, to participate in the European Congress of Perinatal Medicine (ECPM).

The ECPM is a biannual meeting where about 1500-2000 specialists in the field of perinatal medicine meet. With specialists we not only mean midwives, obstetricians and neonatologists but also those professionals who work in the very important adjacent fields such as child pathology, paediatric surgery, genetics, prenatal diagnosis and IVF. Also epidemiologists and health care workers will find this conference interesting.

For more information on how to submit an abstracts, click here


10th - 13th October 2016

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

MANA 2016: Save the Date and Abstracts Now Open!

Please plan to join Midwives Alliance 10-13 October in awesome Atlanta Georgia for MANA 2016! There will be gorgeous fall weather in the vibrant city of Atlanta, known for her southern hospitality. Abstract submissions now open through 31 Jan 2016. Find more information and submit your abstract here at 

Please join us!

17th - 21st October 2016

Lesotho, Africa

ICM Africa Regional Conference, Lesotho 17-21 October 2016

The Independent Midwives Association, Lesotho (IMAL) won the bid to host the next Africa Triennial Regional Conference during the 3rd ICM – Africa Regional Conference that was held in Nairobi – Kenya in 2013.  The ICM Regional Board Member for Anglophone Africa paid a courtesy call on IMAL on behalf of ICM to ascertain the level of preparation towards hosting the conference. She arrived in Lesotho on November 29 and departed on December, 5, 2015.
The Purpose of the Conference is to: Strengthen midwifery education, practice, regulation and associations in the Africa Region with special focus on countries with high maternal mortality.
The conference theme is as follows:

The Sustainable Development Goals: African Midwives Rising to meet the Challenges.

Dates for Conference  17-21 October, 2016

More information to come

2nd - 3rd December 2016

Westminster, London, UK

European Midwives Association Fifth International Education Conference 2016

The Royal College of Midwives and the European Midwives Association (EMA) are hosting the fifth international education conference 2016 on 2nd and 3rd December 2016 in London. 

Informative, inspirational and motivating this years conference will include presentations from across the UK, Europe and beyond to discuss key issues in midwifery education. The conference will highlight the challenges in the current provision of midwifery education and explore innovations in education and practice that can transform the learning experience of students and the quality of midwifery care provided to women and their families. 

18th - 22nd June 2017

Toronto, Canada

31st ICM Triennial Congress Toronto 2017 - Midwives making a difference in the world

The next ICM Triennial Congress will be held in Toronto, Canada in June 2017.

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