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ACNM Celebrates National Midwifery Week - Oct. 4 – 8

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

ACNM, CDC, and Other Professional Organizations Issue Joint Statement on Importance of Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

Abstract Submission Deadline for the ACNM 56th Annual Meeting & Exposition Extended to Oct. 6

ACNM Hosts the 13th Home Based Life Saving Skills Workshop in Tucson, AZ – Oct 11-15 Participants will learn about real-life, simple solutions that can be applied while working in low resource countries.

ACNM online learning center Has Two FREE Annual Meeting Education Sessions for You Just search for the green icon that says View Free of Charge.

Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH)Introduces Four New Handouts in Spanish The Sept/Oct issue of JMWH includes four newly translated Spanish Share with Women (SWW) handouts. Download JMWH’scomplete collection of SWW handouts.

Did You Hear? ACNM Posted Updates to Our Two Most Popular Fact Sheets: Essential Facts and CNM/CM-attended Birth Statistics

ACNM Endorses Coalition for Improving Maternity Services’ (CIMS) “One Voice” Letter to ACOG Re. Revised VBAC Guidelines In addition to penning our own letter, ACNM signed on to the CIMS letter with several other organizations.

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

Global Health Division’s Gentle Reminder Re. 56th Annual Meeting Presentations If you are interested in presenting at the 56th Annual Meeting in any capacity on global health, you should have submitted an abstract last month; all research presentations will have a later submission date (expected to be Dec 1, 2010 to Feb 15, 2011). Please email Katrina Nardini with questions.

Calling All Midwives to Join the Midwives of Color Committee (MOCC) MOCC seeks new members to recruit and retain persons of diverse backgrounds to the midwifery profession. Email an application form and your CV to MOCC Chair Maria Valentin-Welch.

Deadline Extended for the Accreditation Commission of Midwifery Education (ACME) Board Positions There is one vacancy on the Board of Commissioners and one vacancy on the Board of Review. BOC applications are due Oct. 8 and the BOR deadline has been extended to Dec. 3.

Let’s Ensure that Health Information Technology (HIT) and the Electronic Health Record Meet the Needs of Midwives; Call to Join HIT Task Force

Call to Action to All CNMs Teaching Undergraduate Nurses Join our email listserv through the ACNM eMidwife list "midwivesteachingnurses." Email Elaine Germano with any questions.

Interested in Becoming a Member of the Division of Global Health? This exciting new division is seeking applications from the ACNM membership to actively participate in the advancement of midwifery worldwide. Fill out the application form, and send it with your CV to the appropriate section chair.
• Research Section: Catherine Carr 
• Education Section: Barbara Reale 
• Communication Section: Anne Hyre 
• Networking Section: Katrina Nardini

ACNM Is A Proud Co-sponsor of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing’s 7th International Black Midwives and Healers Conference in Long Beach, CA, Oct. 7-10

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