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Early bird registration ends April 29. View theProgram Highlights online and register today!
Don't forget to sign up for Lobby Day and the Capitol Hill Reception when you register for the Annual Meeting.
Attend the A.C.N.M. Foundation "Fun" Raiser with the Capitol Steps.
Learn what else is new and different this year.
Health reform law Includes 100% Medicare reimbursement for CNMs and other provisions that will benefit midwives and women. Celebrate with us in DC!
Meet the winners of the 2010 ACNM Elections.
How much money are you leaving on the table? Find out by signing up for the Online Billing and Coding Series, new in the ACNM online learning center.
Nominate your favorite MD for the Louis Hellman Midwifery Partnership Award. Applications are due April 16.
How does your practice compare? Participate in the ACNM Benchmarking Survey. Take advantage of this free member benefit designed to improve the quality of US midwifery care. Survey closes April 15.
Midwives urge fair and balanced debate at NIH VBAC Consensus Conference.
ACNM submits maternal-child health objective to Healthy People 2020: Increase physiologic birth to 70% among women with a full-term, singleton, and vertex presentation infant. Read more.
Find out what to expect in the transition to State Affiliates.
ACME has pre-accredited a midwifery education program atTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center, which now offers an MSN.
ACNM cosponsors Normal Labour and Birth 5th International Research Conference in Vancouver, July 20-23.
New Share with Women handout from JMWH: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding.
Read research reviews and discussion on normal birth in the May/June 2010 issue of JMWH. Thanks to ACNM President-elect Holly Powell Kennedy as guest editor for this CEU issue.
Collaborative statement on preventing postpartum hemorrhage in Ghana recommends ACNM’s Home Based Life Saving Skills program.
Save the date for upcoming workshops from the Department of Global Outreach (DGO):• Life Saving Skills (LSS) Series April 26 – 30 in Tucson, AZ • Home Based Life Saving Skills (HBLSS) August 22 – 28 in Tucson, AZ
Build your clientele with DeliverMyBaby.org. Recruit new clientele in your community and spread the word about midwifery with the new A.C.N.M. Foundation-funded quiz at DeliverMyBaby.org. Use the Ambassador Toolkit to tell local media about the quiz, andpost a badge on your Web site or blog.
Enter the Third Annual ACNM Video Contest. Submissions are due May 3.
Support midwifery with ACNM postage stamps.Download the artwork and purchase real US midwifery-themed stamps! For each new stamps.com customer, the A.C.N.M. Foundation receives $15.
Text4Baby reaches viewers of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant.
Introducing revised and easier to use ACME Criteria for Programmatic Accreditation, available in worksheets to facilitate writing the self-evaluation report.
US cesarean rate is up 53% since 1996; six states have seen a 70% increase from 1996 through 2007.
Complete HPV immunization rates are low in the United States.
Research shows removing healthy breast does not improve breast cancer survival.
Stress during pregnancy is linked to higher risk for asthma in offspring.
Young women face barriers to STI testing—including their own misconceptions.
French study finds that women are more likely to die after Myocardial Infarction than men.
Drug trials aim to link genetic predisposition (DNA) to treatment course for breast cancer.
Triplet births increase, even when IVF pregnancies are discounted.
NIH panel questions "VBAC bans" and advocates expanded delivery options for women.
May 5 is International Day of the Midwife. Celebrate midwifery and bring awareness of the importance of midwives' work to as many people as possible!
3rd International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Americas Regional Conference: Integrating Evidence-Based Practice into Quality Health Care will be held May 26-28, in Kingston, Jamaica.
Read “Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA,” newly released by Amnesty International.
HRSA releases "The Registered Nurse Population: Initial Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses."
National Library of Medicine hosts exhibit on African American midwives, open through June 2010. Visit this display when you're in town for the ACNM 55th Annual Meeting!
CDC is supporting a new program to study the health benefits and risks of medications in pregnancy. For information on enrolling patients, visit www.otispregnancy.org/vaccines.
Opportunities for Midwives:
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) issues call for abstracts. Submissions must be received by April 30.ICM 29th Triennial Congress issues call for abstracts. Submissions due May 17.National Perinatal Association issues call for abstracts. Submissions due Aug 15.Make a commitment to healthcare justice at the National Summit of Clinicians for Healthcare Justice.Abstract and oral presentation submissions are due April 9.
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) issues call for abstracts. Submissions must be received by April 30.
ICM 29th Triennial Congress issues call for abstracts. Submissions due May 17.
National Perinatal Association issues call for abstracts. Submissions due Aug 15.
Make a commitment to healthcare justice at the National Summit of Clinicians for Healthcare Justice.Abstract and oral presentation submissions are due April 9.
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