Saturday, April 24, 2010

Program for the Virtual International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2010

Deborah Davis and I are very pleased to announce the final program for the Virtual International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2010.

The program for this free, international online conference can be found here:

We have only two slots left if you wish to make an live online presentation or facilitate a discussion - 6am and 11am 6th May (New Zealand time), so please let us know ASAP if you wish to be involved.


Topics include clinical and professional development issues, a drop-in session for students, tales of the unexpected with Nicky Leap, discussions about how to manage shortages of midwives and updates about midwifery all over the world.

All the live sessions will be recorded and posted on the VIDM wiki so you can listen later if you cannot attend at the time.

Meeting room
Instructions for how to use the virtual meeting room (Elluminate) can be found here:

Seats will be limited so make sure you get there in plenty of time.

Have a look here if you want a few tips with setting up the Elluminate room in your facility or hospital. If you're having trouble accessing Elluminate in your hospital/institution with a firewall /proxy issue, ask your IT people to open traffic to

We are still looking for facilitators for the live sessions, so if you are familiar with web conferencing and online communication and would like to help out in this way, please contact Deborah or myself - if you look at the program you can see the time slots that need a facilitator.

Deborah and I would like to thank our unofficial organising committee and facilitators:
Carolyn Hastie, Pauline Costins, Pamela Harnden, Carolyn McIntosh, Sue Hickton, Chris Woodhouse.

We'd also like to thank the Otago Polytechnic Educational Development Centre for providing free access to Elluminate.

And finally, a huge thank you to the speakers and presenters who have made this program such an exciting one

If you have any queries about any thing, please feel free to contact Deborah (Deborah.Davis(at) or myself

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