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Meeting Policies

Badge Information and Mailing Address

Badges are issued based upon the information included on the registration form. Indicate your name as you would like it to appear on your badge. Include CNM, CM, SNM, or other certifications as appropriate. Non-midwives should indicate highest degree or title. Designate the school, hospital, service, organization, or other place of employment as you want it to appear on your badge. If professional title and/or organization are left blank, no designations will appear. Correspondence will be sent to the e-mail address you provide on the registration form.

Classification and Fees

Find your classification and input corresponding code and registration fee on the registration form. Current paid members of the American College of Nurse-Midwives may register under active member, active supporting, or student/associate member. All other registrants must choose between non-member or non-member student. Students, both ACNM members and non-members, qualify for reduced rates only if enrolled as a student in an ACME accredited midwifery program. Anyone may register at the one-day registration rate. If you are planning to attend a business meeting only, you may register onsite with a current membership card and photo identification. Early bird registration offers the best savings. If you miss this deadline, you can still qualify for advance registration if your form is received by June 19, 2015. After June 19, the online system will be closed, all registrations will be processed onsite and onsite fees will be charged.


Checks (made payable to ACNM), VISA, AMEX, and MasterCard are acceptable forms of payment. Full payment must be received in order for registration to be processed. Registration is guaranteed only after your VISA, MasterCard, or AMEX has been approved or your check has cleared. If your credit card is declined or your check is returned, ACNM reserves the right to cancel registration if an alternate approved payment is not supplied.

Please be advised that ACNM is not responsible for checks or letters lost or delayed in the mail, or fax transmittals that are not received and/or are illegible. Note: If you fax your registration, do not also mail the registration form. Doing so may result in duplicate charges to your credit card.

Registrants requiring authorization from the government or other agencies to attend the Annual Meeting may submit copies of approved purchase orders, vouchers, or other official documents with the registration form and register at the discounted rates.

Meeting Cancellation

All cancellation notices must be submitted in writing. Registrants may expect to receive refunds 4 to 6 weeks after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting. A $50 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations received on or before Monday, April 6. Between Tuesday, April 7 and Friday, June 19, a fee of 50% of the registration fee will be assessed. After Friday, June19, no cancellation refunds will be granted, except for extenuating circumstances (i.e. accident, illness, etc.) and must include appropriate verification. Fees paid for optional tickets, guest tickets and workshops are non-refundable. In the event of a workshop cancellation, ACNM will reassign attendees to another workshop at an equal value or issue a refund.


Workshops require additional fees (unless otherwise indicated), pre-registration, and prepayment. ACNM makes financial obligations based on the number of tickets sold, therefore, we cannot refund tickets unless the event is cancelled. In the event of a workshop cancellation, ACNM will reassign you to another workshop of your choice at an equal value or issue a refund. All refunds will be processed no later than 6weeks after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

Guest Tickets

Guests and spouses are welcome to visit the Exhibit Hall and attend the Midwifery Celebration Party at no charge. Additional tickets must be purchased for those wishing to be included in the meals in the hall or at the seated dinner during the Awards Ceremony. You may purchase guest tickets in advance on the registration form, or onsite. Fees paid for guest tickets are non-refundable.

CE and Research

Continuing Education Accreditation and Research Policies

Attending the ACNM Annual Meeting is one of the best ways to learn about developments in midwifery and women's health and earn CEUs. Participants can earn as many as 23 hours of credit. Preregistration for education sessions is not required, and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Many sessions will also be recorded and will be available free to attendees in the ACNM online learning center. Look to the Final Program onsite in National Harbor for an icon indicating which sessions will be online.

Continuing Education Units

ACNM CEUs are accepted for the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) and the National Certification Corporation (NCC) for Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. Other professional groups may recognize ACNM CEUs as well; non- CNMs/CMs should check with their certifying and licensing agencies.

Research Policies

ACNM and the Division of Research (DOR) have established a policy for the distribution of research surveys at the Annual Meeting and other ACNM functions. If you plan to collect data from ACNM members, please review the policy. Data collection activities that have not been approved in advance by the DOR are not permitted. View the policy here.