Crucial to the advancement of CPMs is educating the public and other health care providers about CPM practice. Ignorance and misconceptions about midwifery care abound in our society. Midwives need to present sessions at national, state, and local conferences that showcase how the midwives model of care can provide better outcomes and save health care dollars. Presenting at MANA will give students and graduates the experience necessary to feel comfortable presenting sessions at conferences in their communities.
For several years now, the Association of Midwifery Educators (AME) has helped midwifery students and recent graduates showcase their research or clinical projects through a special mentoring program. We help students prepare their abstract, submit it to MANA, and if it’s accepted we help prepare the full proposal. This year AME will be mentoring up to five midwifery students or recent graduates in order to prepare them to present their research or clinical accomplishments at the 2016 MANA conference in Atlanta, GA October 13-16, 2016.
With the upcoming MANA abstract deadline of January 30, 2016, we ask that administrators, academic directors and faculty identify students or recent graduates who may be interested in this mentorship and have information to share from their research or clinical experiences that would be of interest to midwives or midwifery educators.
The AME mentorship includes:
- Assistance with preparing an abstract to MANA by January 30, 2016.
- Submitting the abstract to MANA.
- If the abstract is chosen for presentation at MANA 2016, assistance with preparing the full session proposal and the conference presentation.
- Housing support during the conference. Chosen students or recent graduates will be offered a place to sleep at the AME “house” during the conference.
Please forward this to students who are finishing important research or clinical projects. Interested students should contact the president of AME, Justine Clegg, for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
BY December 30, 2015.