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International Midwives Day forum

International Midwives Day forum

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) commemorates its 100th anniversary in 2022, and this year’s International Day of the Midwife on 5 May marks this milestone with the theme ‘100 Years of Progress’.

International Day of the Midwife was first celebrated in 1991, following discussions at an ICM conference a few years earlier.

In recognition of this year’s International Day of the Midwife, ANMF (Vic Branch) is hosting a live, online forum featuring presenters from the midwifery space discussing issues and innovations in midwifery practice. Presenters include:

  • Adjunct Professor Tanya Farrell – Maternity Advisor at the Safer Care Victoria and chair of the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity
  • Fiona Faulks, lecturer in nursing & midwifery at La Trobe University’s Rural Department of Nursing & Midwifery
  • Madeleine Harradence, ANMF (Vic Branch) Assistant Secretary
  • Nicole Allan, ANMF (Vic Branch) Maternity Services Officer
  • Some of our newest entrants into the maternity workforce space: Registered Undergraduate Students of Midwifery (RUSOMs).

ANMF will also use the event to provide an update to attendees on maternity service issues affecting our membership. There will be time for questions and a chat.

This International Day of the Midwife event will have a formal agenda of one hour, from 2–3pm on Thursday 5 May. A further optional 30 mins will be available if required, to continue the conversation.

The event is designed to be interactive and will not be recorded.

Whether you are able to attend or not, the Branch acknowledges your important work and hopes all Victorian midwives are able to at least take a moment to reflect on the difference you are making each and every day to Victorian mothers, babies and families.

Register now for this free forum.