ACNM to hold 57th Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California
For Immediate Release: June 20, 2011
Contact: Melissa Garvey
Silver Spring, MD – The American College of Nurse-Midwives is pleased to announce that the ACNM 57th Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held in Long Beach, California, June 2–7, 2012.
The Annual Meeting will be held at the waterfront Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, which is within walking distance to shopping, dining, attractions, sightseeing along picturesque bays, and—best of all—5 miles of sandy beach.
The ACNM Annual Meeting is the primary continuing education, networking, trade exposition, and business meeting for certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) and other women’s health care providers, attracting more than 1500 attendees. The meeting includes 4 full days of continuing educational programming on pregnancy, birth, reproductive health, and the primary health care needs of women across the lifespan. ACNM also offers half- and full-day workshops for in-depth and hands-on educational opportunities. In addition to a strong clinical focus, the Annual Meeting also provides education on health policy topics, business and management, and marketing and communications to support successful midwifery practices. Abstracts will be accepted from July 25 to September 12; interested parties are encouraged to visit the ACNM Web site www.midwife.org for more information.
The ACNM Annual Meeting features a full trade exposition of products and services related to women’s primary health care, pregnancy and birth, and reproductive health.
“We are thrilled to be going to Long Beach in 2012—the perfect city for the ACNM 57th Annual Meeting,” said Lorrie Kline Kaplan, Executive Director of ACNM. “Long Beach allows space for our meeting to continue to grow while still offering intimacy and accessibility. Our members will have the opportunity to take advantage of top-notch continuing education opportunities, workshops, and leading speakers in women’s health and maternity care, while also taking in healthy doses of sunshine and fresh air.”
Most attendees will stay at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, overlooking the harbor and just a quick walk to the beach. All guest rooms at the Hyatt have a water view. Rooms will also be available at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, just one block away from the convention center. Keep checking back at www.midwife.org for more exciting updates!
For more information, please contact Melissa Garvey, ACNM Communications Manager at (240) 485-1826 or via e-mail at [email protected].
With roots dating to 1929, the American College of Nurse-Midwives is the oldest women's health care association in the United States. ACNM's mission is to promote the health and well-being of women and newborns within their families and communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives. Midwives believe every individual has the right to safe, satisfying health care with respect for human dignity and cultural variations. More information about ACNM can be found at www.midwife.org.
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