Scientific Professional Programme Committee

The ICM Board decided in 2009 that the Scientific Professional Programme Committee for the 2014 and future Congresses will be organised through ICM Headquarters. Committee Terms of Reference were developed in 2011, and two co-chairs and regional members have been appointed. Work is well underway to develop the 2014 Scientific Programme in Prague.

The Scientific Professional Programme Committee (SPCC) assessed and approved abstracts and completed the scientific programme for ICM's 29th Triennial Congress that took place in Durban, South Africa in June 2011. For the first time, the ICM Congress programme included engagement with global partners in the form of Partner Panels, which consolidated ICM’s relationship with its partners as they shared the work they are doing to improve maternal and neonatal health globally.

Committee members

Co Chair: Marian van Huis
Co Chair: Karen Guilliland
ICM Chief Executive: Frances Ganges 
ICM ESC Chair: Ans Luyben 
ICM RSC Chair: Kerri Schuiling 
ICM Reg SC Chair: Sally Pairman 
Canadian Association of Midwives: Vicki van Wagner

Representing ICM Regions

Europe: Martina Baskova
Europe: Ana Polona Mivsek
Africa: Atf Ghérissi
Asia Pacific: Tokiko Ohishi
Americas: Christy Tashjian

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