32nd ICM Virtual Triennial Congress
Every Wednesday in June, ICM hosted virtual, mini-Congresses instead of keeping the originally planned schedule of 5 successive days in a row. This new schedule intended to ease the burden of too many hours/days of virtual conferencing and better accommodate the busy schedule of our Delegates.
The 32nd ICM Virtual Triennial Congress was held on 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 2021, with 2 June including the Opening Ceremony. Each day of the Virtual Congress was further divided into two, five-hour blocks of virtual conferencing, allowing participants from different countries and time zones to participate live.
The platform for the Virtual Triennial Congress included opportunities for social gatherings, live Q&As with presenters, live chats with experts, virtual and interactive exhibitions, and more.
Local and Sustainable Healthcare Models: Midwives for the Future, was a virtual event that took place alongside the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday, Sept 27th at 16:00 CET. This panel discussion brought together midwives and health experts from around the world to examine and exemplify why midwives and community-based models of care represent a sustainable path toward stronger health systems. Hosted by Franka Cadée, President of the International Confederation of Midwives, panelists explored the intrinsic connection between resilience and midwifery and why governments should look to midwives and their continuity of care model for guidance in preparing against future health threats, and ensuring more sustainable maternity services in the long term.
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), together with leading international partners in global development and health, conducted a series of virtual conversations aimed at centering the voices and stories of midwives and women and inspiring a pathway toward strengthened and empowered maternal and newborn health sectors.
Stronger together: a webinar series by and for midwives and women consisted of five digital events, the first of which took place on the peripheries of the 75th UN General Assembly and focused on learning from Indigenous Midwives. The remaining events took place throughout October and November