April 14, 2010

Upcoming Conferences on Hysterectomy, Midwifery, Maternal and Reproductive Health

A couple of upcoming events that may be of interest to readers:

HERS Foundation’s 28th annual conference on hysterectomy – April 24 in New York City
This event will feature a screening of UN BECOMING, “a play about the physical, economic, political, and social impact of hysterectomy,” a keynote speech by U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, and additional speakers on a variety of related topics. You can register online; the conference is free for students with valid student ID.

Women Deliver 2010 conference, “Delivering Solutions for Girls and Women” – June 7-9 in Washington, DC
This global maternal and reproductive health conference will feature Kathleen Sibelius, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and other prominent representatives of U.S. and international organizations. Attendees can register for the whole conference or just for a special one-day technology symposium on contraception on June 8 (marking the 50th anniversary of the pill).

American College of Nurse-Midwives 55th Annual Meeting, June 12-16 in Washington, DC
This annual meeting for nurse-midwives will include a Become a Midwife Forum, a special session that will be open to the public and is intended to help interested individuals learn about midwifery and midwifery education programs in the U.S. The forum takes place from 12-3pm on June 13.

International Center for Traditional Childbearing, 7th International Black Midwives and Healers Conference, “Weaving the Cultural Traditions of Midwifery”- October 8-10, Los Angeles, CA
A call for papers for this conference has been posted to the ICTC’s home page; topics can include all aspects of midwifery, evidence-based training models for midwives and doulas, breastfeeding promotion, public health models, youth programs, and more. Registration info is not yet available.


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