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Evidence-Based Practice: Pearls of Midwifery Is Finally Here! This new, FREE member benefit is designed to showcase evidence-based midwifery practice. Pearls of Midwifery emphasizes the proven benefits of physiologic labor and childbirth for mothers and babies.

Sharpen Your Skills on Billing and Coding at the ACNM online learning center ACNM’s popular billing and coding programs, taught by Joan Slager, CNM, are available via the online learning center. Modules 1 and 2 are basic and can be accessed on demand. Joan will teach modules 3 and 4 in real time on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, respectively. Also remember that more than 100 hours of continuing education are available from the recent ACNM 55th Annual Meeting.

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Learn More About the 2010 Midwives of Color – Watson Basic Midwifery Student Scholarship Application deadline: Dec. 3.

A.C.N.M. Foundation Announcement: Applications Available for the 2010 Hazel Corbin/Childbirth Connection Grant for Evidence-Based Midwifery Care Applications are due Dec 10. This $4,500 grant will support projects that foster knowledge of the safety and/or effectiveness of midwifery practices.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT) Asks ACNM for a Few Good Names Contact Karen King, chair of the ACNM HIT Task Force for additional info.

There’s Still Time to Apply for the Accreditation Commission of Midwifery Education (ACME) Board Position There is a vacancy on the Board of Review. Applications are due Dec. 3.

Make Room on Your New 2011 Calendar for the ACNM 56th Annual Meeting – May 24-28, San Antonio, TX

The Program Committee Now Accepting Poster Proposals in Non-research Fields View the requirements when you log in to the abstract submission site. General poster presentation submissions are due by Dec. 31.

The Division of Research (DOR) and Division of Global Health (DGH) Issue Call for Annual Meeting Research Abstracts Abstracts will be accepted for online submission until Feb. 15, 2011; abstracts may be submitted for consideration by the DOR or DGH.

Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health Moves to Brand New Online Location Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health has officially moved to its new online manuscript submission and peer review Web site, ScholarOne Manuscripts. All manuscripts should be submitted at

ACNM Joins Other Orgs to Issue Joint Statement on Importance of Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations

ACNM Worked with CDC, Other Orgs to Release Provisional 2010 Group B Strep (GBS) Prevention Recommendations Look for the complete, finalized recommendations next month.

ACNM and ACOG Seek Papers that Describe Successful Models of Collaborative Practice in Maternity Care; Submissions Due Feb. 1

It’s Your Right to Vote in the 2011 ACNM Elections! Find out details about the Vice President, Region I and Region VI Representatives as well as the Nominating Committee candidates. The election forum will be Jan. 15-Feb. 5; the online poll opens Feb. 7.

The ACNM Division of Global Health Invites You to Participate in the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) 5K March at the 29th Triennial Congress—June 18, 2011, Durban, South Africa Please e-mail the division at[email protected] if you will be attending and would like to coordinate with other attendees to qualify for group discounts on registration, finding a travel partner, etc.

ACNM Seeks Volunteers for New Membership Advisory Group Play a key role in the development & launch of new products and programs for members and helping ACNM enhance our services to members. E-mail George Hamilton for more information.

Life-Saving Skills (LSS) Workshop for Facilitators—April 11-15, 2011 Tucson, AZ Develop your competence and confidence in Arizona next spring, where you can learn how to prepare a LSS training site, teach the LSS modules effectively and evaluate LSS teaching and learning.

Call to Action to All Midwives Teaching Undergraduate Nurses Join our ACNM eMidwife listserv "MidwivesTeachingNurses." Email Elaine Germano with any questions.

ACNM Asks You to Please Stand Up for the National Women’s History Museum Act

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