Virtual International Day of the Midwife!

Starting on May 5th at 3 PM New Zealand time, a group of volunteer midwives and communications technologists present 24 hours of free, online news and education about midwifery and birth. This was Dr. Cecilia Jevitt’s 10th year on the Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) Program Committee.

The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) is a 24-hour FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE centred on 5th May for midwives and anyone interested in childbirth. The program just wrapped up its 15th year.

Starting with 3 countries, the VIDM hosted participants from 41 this year (map below). This year, UBC Midwifery visiting scholars Jade Zheng and Jialu Qian did presentations on their research in perinatal bereavement. In past years, Drs. Vedam and Mayra also presented at the VIDM. The aim of this program is to celebrate the May 5th International Day of the Midwife by sharing information with midwives around the world. The broadcast is attended by midwives in places as diverse as Brunei, Nigeria, and Belgium.

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