About VIDM

The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) is an annual online conference which celebrates the International Day of the Midwife. It is held on or around 5th May each year to be as close to the International Day of the Midwife as possible. VIDM runs for 24 hours and covers a wide range of subjects with speakers from around the globe. It uses online conferencing software to bring together people who have an interest in childbirth matters – midwives, students and consumers.

The conference was first held in 2009 and was organised by a team of two then working at Otago Polytechnic. By 2014, the organising committee comprised midwives, midwifery academics and online education professionals from six countries across three continents.

Members of the committee presented on VIDM to the International Confederation of Midwives 30th triennial congress, held in Prague in June 2014.[1]

Reference:
[1] Session on Lifelong Learning at ICM Prague 2014 [http://www.midwives2014.org/final-scientific-programme-search.html]

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