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Get Employer Support to Attend the Annual Meeting

The ACNM 59th Annual Meeting is an important professional development opportunity for midwives. You'll learn new information and techniques that you’ll then bring back to your practice to increase patient safety and quality of care. In fact, you'll get so much value from the Annual Meeting that your employer may be willing to help pay for some or all of your meeting expenses.  Here are a few tips and tools to help you gain your employer's support.

First, we've developed a letter that you can use as a template to request financial assistance from your employer. Download the letter and customize it to fit your needs.

Letter requesting financial support

Other tips:

1. Let your employer know exactly what you'll get out of the ACNM Annual Meeting and how that will benefit your practice and clients.

2. Offer to share information or handouts from the Annual Meeting with your colleagues.
3. Work with your colleagues to develop a plan so that your clients are covered while you're attending the Annual Meeting.

4. Save money by booking your hotel and travel early, registering before the early bird deadline, and sharing a hotel room with other attendees.


 

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