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NZCOM Conference 2016

The New Zealand College of Midwives 14th Biennial National Conference

will be held in Auckland Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2016

Birth, culture and social change – The next 25 years of midwifery in Aotearoa

Whakawhanautangā ki te ao hurihuri - Ngā tapuhi o Aotearoa ki te tau rua te kau ma whitu

Childbirth culture reflects the ideas, values, customs, and social behaviour of people in society about pregnancy, giving birth and how babies are nurtured. There are many differing cultural values and beliefs and during pregnancy midwives work with women to meet a range of different expectations.

Questions the conference will be seeking to answer:

* What influences social change?

* What influences how we work as midwives?

* Are these influences changing how women birth?

* How will culture change in the next 25 years?

* Is the midwifery profession ready for these changes?

* Can women and midwives rise to the challenge?

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts opens NOW!
Closing date of Abstract Submission Monday 01 February 2016
Notification of Acceptance Monday 29 February 2016
Registrations open March 2016
Conference Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2016

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