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31st March 2013

Maastricht, Netherlands

4th EMA (European Midwives Association) Educational Conference - call for abstracts

The call for abstracts for the EMA Educational Conference has opened! The Conference is on 29-30th November 2013 and the theme is Profiling Midwifery Education by Leadership & Science. For more information please visit the EMA website. See the detail on abstracts here Submissions are due by 31st March 2013. 

15th - 18th April 2013

Johannesburg, South Africa

Global Newborn Health Conference 2013

Registration is Now Open for the Global Newborn Health Conference 2013...Accelerating the Scale-Up of Maternal and Newborn Health Interventions to Reduce Mortality.

23rd - 26th April 2013

Quito Ecuador 

4th ICM Regional Conference Professional Midwifery of the Americas

4th ICM Regional Conference Professional Midwifery of the Americas
The world needs midwives now more than ever
Organised by National Federation of Midwives of Ecuador (FENOE), Midwifery Career Central University of Ecuador, ICM

Find the programme here

Check out the details here on facebook


26th April 2013


Call for abstracts ICM Southern Europe Regional Conference

The Malta Midwives Association invites the submission of abstracts for the ICM Southern Europe Regional Conference “Transforming the Culture of Maternity Services towards Physiology of Birth” to be held on the 26th April 2013 in Malta.

The conference aims at facilitating the sharing of midwifery knowledge and experience towards the physiology of birth in the maternity services of the region.

Read the details here.

Download the PDF

1st May 2013

The Netherlands

Deadline for application May 1 for the August Dutch Midwifery summer school 'Program for midwives from abroad'

The Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV) offers certified midwives and exceptional student midwives from abroad an introduction to the Dutch Midwifery system. The program has the capacity to place approximately six midwives per year for a two week period the last two weeks of August 2013. The program plus the criteria for application are available on the KNOV website. Deadline for application is the 1st of May 2013.

2nd May 2013


Third European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) Flu Summit

Register now for theESWI third Flu Summit. Go online - also you can read the draft programme.

8th - 23rd May 2013

Melbourne, Australia

25th Quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nurses

The ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress will bring together evidence, experience and innovations highlighting the critical importance of equity and access to health care for communities and individuals, demonstrating how nurses are key to ensuring equal access and quality of health care for all. The Congress will provide a global platform for the dissemination of nursing knowledge and leadership across specialities, cultures and countries via the ICN scientific programme, featuring keynote and main session invited speakers as well as a wide range of concurrent sessions including dynamic papers accepted through our highly competitive abstract selection process.


9th - 10th May 2013


Uganda scientific conference Gulu; THEME: “Equity and Access to Health Care”

Uganda Scientific Conference Gulu 
THEME: “Equity and Access to Health Care”  Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU) invites abstracts from Nurses,
Midwives, and interested organization and individuals Submit your abstracts to this address ind.unmu2011@gmail.com by 15th March 2013.Feedback will be given on 7th April 2013.

18th - 23rd May 2013

Melbourne, Australia    

25th Quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nurses

ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress: Equity and Access to Health Care
The ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress will bring together evidence, experience and innovations highlighting the critical importance of equity and access to health care for communities and individuals, demonstrating how nurses are key to ensuring equal access and quality of health care for all. The Congress will provide a global platform for the dissemination of nursing knowledge and leadership across specialities, cultures and countries via the ICN scientific programme, featuring keynote and main session invited speakers as well as a wide range of concurrent sessions including dynamic papers accepted through our highly competitive abstract selection process.

26th - 27th May 2013

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Second Global Midwifery Symposium

The second Global Midwifery Symposium is titled "Strengthening Quality Midwifery Care: Making Strides, Addressing Challenges".

The two-day symposium highlights key issues and challenges in addressing midwivery service availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of care.

28th - 30th May 2013

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Women Deliver: The 3rd Global Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Register now

For the 3rd Women Deliver Global Conference (WD2013.org), Women Deliver & The Lancet have issued a call for submissions from research groups working on reproductive, maternal, and newborn health globally. Submissions should address the themes of the conference: investment in women, meeting women’s need for contraception, and the new architecture for the development goals and the effect on reproductive health. See details on Facebook and below under events.

9th - 12th July 2013

Apia, Samoa

Pacific Society for Reproductive Health (PSRH) Conference

This is the only conference of its kind in the region where reproductive health professionals - midwives, doctors, nurses and others from Pacific countries far and wide share the same platform to exchange ideas and learn.  It is the only regional conference where there is a variety of workshops for participants to learn skills. 

ICM and PSRH will hold a pre-conference workshop focusing on strengthening midwifery in the Pacific. 

14th - 19th July 2013

Nairobi, Kenya

Third International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Africa Regional Conference

The third ICM Africa Regional Conference has the theme "Midwives impacting on Maternal and Child Health in Africa: Evidence and Opportunities for Improvement". The conference will be hosted by the Kenya Midwives chapter and will also serve as a platform for the inauguration of the Confederation of African Midwives Associations (CONAMA). Read the details here

Call for Abstracts: Download the pdf

19th - 20th September 2013

Espoo, Finland

The 5th Nordic Breastfeeding Conference

Invitation to present breastfeeding related research or project at the Conference. Abstracts can be submitted for oral or poster presentation. See website or Facebook for details. Deadline for abstract submission: 1st March 2013. Abstracts should be submitted to the scientific committee of the conference by e-mail: abstracts@nordiskamningskonferens2013.fi  

30th - 3rd October 2013

Hobart, Australia 

Australian College of Midwives 18th Biennial National Conference: ''Life, Art and Science in Midwifery''

The conference will provide all delegates with a valuable opportunity to learn about innovations in midwifery care, discuss professional issues and enhance their knowledge on contemporary issues related to midwifery practice. "The Conference Organising Committee is working hard to reach the right balance between education, policy, practice and research as well as celebrating all that we do and are through our creative arts stream. We hope to offer you rich entertainment, professional exhibitors and trade displays and an environment for you to network with like-minded colleagues. The conference has been designed to facilitate the interchange of ideas between keynote speakers, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors alike." President, Sue Kruske

17th - 18th October 2013

 Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, NSW

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference: “Inspiration, Innovation and Education: Quality and Research in Nursing and Midwifery Practice” Call for abstracts

Submission of abstracts is now open with the Conference Committee calling for papers and poster presentations which
reflect at least one of the following conference themes:
• Innovative approaches in evidence based nursing and midwifery clinical practice
• Innovative approaches to teaching and learning;
• Working in partnership with health services, patients and families in improving quality of care; and
• Future proofing the nursing and midwifery workforce International and regional colleagues are encouraged to share their experiences with the Hunter New England Local Health District nursing and midwifery fraternity.

12th - 15th November 2013

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

International Conference on Family Planning

The 2013 International Conference on Family Planning overall theme will be Full Access, Full Choice.

9th - 10th February 2017

Dubai, UAE

Dubai International Nursing and Midwifery Congress

Save the date for Dubai International Nursing and Midwifery Congress

2nd - 5th May 2018

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Midwifery Society 3rd Symposium

The Papua New Guinea Midwifery Society invites all national midwives to its 3rd Symposium which will be held in conjunction with the International Day of the Midwife (IDM) on the 2-5 May 2018 in Port Moresby.

You can register before 20th of April 2018 by contacting pngmidwiferysoc@gmail.com.

26th - 28th July 2018

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Congrès 2018 de la Fédération des Associations de Sages-Femmes d'Afrique Francophone (FASFAF)

L’objectif principal de ce second congrès est d’offrir l’opportunité aux associations de sages-femmes d’Afrique francophone de partager leurs expériences et d’harmoniser leurs actions pour répondre à la vision 2030 de la pratique de sage-femme.

Thème: Rôle de la sage-femme dans la mobilisation sociale en faveur de la santé de la reproduction

Sous thèmes:

-      La sage-femme dans la communauté : quel partenariat au profit de la santé du couple mère-enfant ?

-      la planification familiale du post-partum : une solution pour l’espacement inter-génésique ;

-      les cancers gynécologiques et mammaires : la prévention par les sages-femmes ;

-      La formation de la sage-femme en Afrique Francophone: défis, enjeux et perspectives ;

-      Rapprocher les sages-femmes de la communauté : problématique du déploiement dans les zones rurales et défavorisées.


-      Communications orales et affichées
-      Conférences /debats
-      Ateliers pratiques
-      Panels

Pour participer, contacter fasfafO1@gemail.com ou fsdickom@yahoo.fr 
Tel: +226 70 70 44 07 / +226 70 70 34 06

23rd - 25th August 2018

Rotorua, New Zealand

New Zealand College of Midwives 15th Biennial National Conference

Women’s value in society, the work of mothers and midwives are all intrinsically linked. The time has come for midwives and women to once again stand together, knowing that they are stronger when united in their pursuit of gender equality. 

Call for Abstracts are open for the conference, and we invite submissions. Deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 09 February 2018. 

For further information and submission guidelines, please view the attached pdf or go to: www.midwife.org.nz

6th - 7th September 2018

Dubai, UAE

ICM Combined Regional Conference for Eastern Mediterranean, South East Asia and Western Pacific Regions, 6-8 September 2018 in Dubai

We come together in Dubai to meet with fellow midwives from around the Western Pacific, South-East Asia and Eastern Mediterranean regions. The conference theme is “Midwives leading the way for quality and equity”. Each day will focus on quality, equity and leadership.




15th - 18th October 2018

Perth, Australia

National Conference 2018 of the Australian College of Midwives (ACM)

ACM 2018: ''Coming of Age'': Call for abstracts is now OPEN!

Themes include:
- Sharing the Wisdom
- Great Innovations: Look How Far We've Come
- Valuing Every Midwife Everywhere

17th - 19th October 2018

Quebec, Canada

CAM / ACSF 2018 Call For Abstracts / Appel de résumés

Call for abstracts now open! Click here to submit your abstract

The Canadian Association of Midwives Annual Conference will be held October 17th to 19th, 2018 in Gatineau, Quebec. The theme of this year's conference is, In Good Hands: Midwives Leading the Way in Reproductive Health and Rights.  CAM's Program Planning Committee is inviting Canadian and international speakers to submit abstracts related to this theme for oral and poster presentations. 

Deadline: March 30th, 2018

Appel des résumés maintenant ouvert! Cliquer ici pour soumettre un résumé.

Le Congrès annuel de l'Association canadienne des sages-femmes (ACSF) se tiendra du 17 au 19 octobre 2018 à Gatineau, Québec. Cette année, le thème du congrès est : « Entre bonnes mains : les sages-femmes, chefs de file en santé et droits reproductifs ». Le comité de programmation de l'ACSF invite les conférenciers du Canada et d'ailleurs à soumettre un résumé de leur présentation orale ou par affiche sur des sujets se rattachant à ce thème. 

Date limite: Au plus tard le 30 mars 2018

23rd - 25th October 2018

Accra, Ghana

3rd ECOWAS Forum on Good Practices in Health

The West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) invites abstracts for the 3rd ECOWAS forum on good practices in health, under the theme “promoting multi-sectoriality to achieve Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent and Youth (MNCAYH) Health related sustainable development goals”, to be held in Accra from 23rd – 25th October 2018

The forum will bring together senior officials from the miniseries of health, regional health experts, researchers and managers of training and research institutions, major local, regional and international NGOs, managers of private companies involved in the health sector, as well as partners within the region and beyond

Please find attached the key methodological tools for your perusal and do visit HERE for the detailed abstract submission and presentation guidelines. 

Applicants are requested to submit their abstracts together with the completed abstract registration form   to HERE  not later than August 01, 2018.  

This portal will be open for submissions effective 21st May 2018. 

For any further clarification, please contact fbps@wahooas.org


7th - 9th November 2018

Asunción, Paraguay

Conferencia Regional de la ICM de las Americas, 7-9 Noviembre 2018, Asuncion, Paraguay

ICM y la Asociación de Obstetras del Paraguay tenemos el gran placer de anunciar que la Conferencia regional de Americas de ICM tendra lugar en Paraguay el 7-9 de noviembre de 2018.  El tema de la conferencia es Matronas liderando el camino con calidad y equidad en las  Américas. Cada día se centrará en calidad, equidad y liderazgo.

Esta conferencia regional permite a las matronas de las Américas compartir sus experiencias, sabiduría, aspiraciones y conocimiento, para liderar el camino con calidad y equidad

Inscripcion temprana abierta hasta el 29 de agosto!

!Programma disponible pronto!

7th - 9th November 2018

Izmir, Turkey

1st International Midwifery Education and Research Development Congress

Izmi Turkey midwifery education congress

The 1st International Midwifery Training and Research Development Congress organized by the Association of Education and Research Development in Midwifery (AERDM) in cooperation with Ege University Health Sciences Faculty Midwifery Department. 

2nd - 4th May 2019

Reykjavik, Iceland

21st Congress of the Nordic Federation of Midwives and ICM Regional Meeting

The Icelandic Midwives Association is pleased to host the 21st Congress of the Nordic Federation of Midwives in Reykjavik Iceland, 2-4 May 2019.  

SAVE THE DATE! ICM Regional Meeting for the Europe region will be held in conjunction with the Congress. 

Call for abstracts is now open and we welcome submission for:

- Oral presentation
- Poster presentation
- Symposia
- Workshop

Abstracts can be submitted under the headings of:

- Clinical practice
- Education
- Theory development
- Power and politics in midwifery
- Leadership in midwifery

For more information, please check their Congress website: www.njfcongress.is

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