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The Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference 
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The overall theme for the RCM Annual Midwifery Conference 2019 is 'Working with you: Locally, nationally and internationally'.

This year there are six key themes running throughout the abstract strand; 

  • Perinatal mental health
  • Reducing health inequalities
  • The midwifery workforce
  • Midwifery across countries and cultures
  • The childbirth journey
  • Midwifery from the perspective of history and the arts

We hope that these six themes offer researchers, clinical midwives, educators, managers, others involved in maternity care, service users and students the opportunity to share your work.

An abstract is just a short description of the work that you have been involved in to help our panel select the most interesting and inspiring sessions for RCM Conference. 

Research – have you completed or in the process of research that explores any of these themes?  Then we would love to hear from you. We are really keen that the RCM Conference increasingly offers the opportunity to early career and established midwifery researchers to present current relevant research to their midwifery peers, share learning and stimulate conversation. 

Practice – perhaps you are a clinical midwife or a manager of a service that has undertaken an innovative project in one of the six theme areas?  We want to hear your stories – the successes but perhaps also the bumps in the road so that we can share learning about how to improve care for women.  We also really want to hear from teams and services that have focussed on supporting our midwifery workforce – what have you done to improve morale and wellbeing among midwives and maternity support workers?

Education – tell us about how you have approached any of the six theme areas in education – either as an educator or as a student.  What’s new in how we prepare the midwives of the future to be the best they can be?

Service users – we would love to hear the voices of women and families at this year’s conference – what has your experience been of our maternity services? Perhaps you have become involved in trying to improve and influence your local maternity service? Or have you got a great story about how midwives and women working together can bring about positive changes?


*Please note: you must be an RCM member in order to enter the abstract process*