CONGRESS SCHEDULE

The highly topical and relevant theme for the 2017 Congress is “Midwives - Making a Difference in the World”. We have reached a time when attention turns to ‘what next’ after the 2015 Millennium Development Goals. As new global initiatives are being developed, one strong message emerges from the 2011 and the 2014 State of World Midwifery Reports and that is ‘midwives do make a difference’ in saving the lives of women and newborns and promoting good health.

Proposals from the Canadian Association of Midwives have been welcomed by the ICM Board and the ICM Scientific and Professional Programme Committee (SPPC) and together they have proposed the following daily themes:

  • Midwives: Making a difference through leadership
  • Midwives: Making a difference through partnerships
  • Midwives: Making a difference through professionalism
  • Midwives: Making a difference through supporting women's and girls rights

And now, the distinguished members of SPPC will commence work to produce a set of guidelines, leading to an invitation for the submission of Abstracts. It is this highly skilled international group of midwives who will develop these themes within a topical and stimulating programmes to suit midwives from all backgrounds and experiences.

The unique framework of an ICM Congress offers a diverse range of activities including: traditional peer-reviewed papers, discussion around work in progress, symposia on innovative projects; collaboration with International Partners and plenary sessions with inspirational Keynote Speakers.

*Times given are provisional and may be subject to change: notification will be confirmed on the website and in the final programme.

PRE CONGRESS:


Saturday, June 17, 2017

10:00 17:00 Registration Open
14:00   Celebration of Midwifery

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME:


Sunday, June 18, 2017

08:00 19:00 Registration Open
13:00 14:00 Multi Faith Celebration
15:00 17:30 Opening Ceremony
17:30 19:00 Welcome Reception and Exhibition Opening

Monday, June 19, 2017

08:00 17:30 Registration Open
09:00 10:30 Congress day begins with Plenary Session
10:30 11:00 Coffee Break and Networking Opportunity in Exhibition Area
11:00 12:30 Symposium, Workshops and Concurrent Sessions
12:30 14:00 Lunch | Exhibition and Networking | Sponsored Symposium Sessions
14:00 15:30 Symposium, Workshops and Concurrent Sessions
15:30 16:00 Afternoon Tea Break and Networking in Exhibition Area
16:00 17:30 Symposium, Workshops and Concurrent Sessions
17:30   End of Congress Day
17:45 19:00 Late day sessions**

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

07:00 17:30 Registration Open
07:30 08:45 Early morning sessions**
09:00 10:30 Congress Day Begins with Plenary Session
10:30 11:00 Coffee Break and Networking Opportunities in Exhibition Area
11:00 12:30 Symposium, Workshops and Concurrent Sessions
12:30 14:00 Lunch | Exhibition and Networking | Sponsored Symposium Sessions
14:00 15:30 Symposium, Workshops and Concurrent Sessions
15:30 16:00 Afternoon Tea Break and Networking in Exhibition Area
16:00 17:30 Symposium, Workshops and Concurrent Sessions
17:30   End of Congress Day
18:30   Gala Dinner (tickets required) with Entertainment from Love Supreme & DJ Lulu

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

07:30 17:30 Registration Open
08:00 09:15 Early morning sessions**
09:00 10:30 Congress Day Begins with Plenary Session
10:30 11:00 Coffee Break and Networking Opportunity in Exhibition Area
11:00 12:30 Symposium, Workshops and Concurrent Sessions
12:30 14:00 Lunch | Exhibition and Networking | Sponsored Symposium Sessions
14:00 15:30 Symposium, workshops and Concurrent Sessions
15:30 16:00 Afternoon Tea Break and Networking in Exhibition Area
16:00 17:30 Symposium, Workshops and Concurrent Sessions
17:30   End of Congress Day
17:45 19:00 Late day sessions**

Thursday, June 22, 2017

06:30 11:00 Registration Open
07:00 08:15 Early morning sessions**
08:30 09:30 Congress Day Begins with Concurrent Sessions
09:45 10:45 Concurrent Sessions
10:45 12:00 Brunch with Exhibition and Networking | Sponsored Symposium Sessions
12:00   Exhibition Closes
12:00 13:00 Closing Plenary
13:00 14:30 Closing Ceremonies

 **Please refer to the final program for details on early morning & late day sessions