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International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Congress

The 31st ICM Triennial Congress will take place in Toronto 18-22 June 2017. The congress represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world. WHO will be present at the Congress, presenting on a wide range of topics and issues of interest and relevance to the midwifery community. See programme below.

WHO will also be present in the exhibition hall at Stand 1111. Please do visit us if you are at the Congress for more information on our work and for copies of our latest publications.

Monday 19 June

Respectful Maternity Care: Ensuring Women’s Rights Are Respected During the Provision of Quality Health Care

What are midwives doing to ensure women receive respectful care? Find out the latest on RMC from Mary Ellen Stanton at USAID, what is happening in Kenya and Tanzania, and how you can get engaged!
14:00-15:30, Meeting Room 701 AB
A Costello, WHO

Framing Global Maternity Care around what women and staff want and need: the Case of the 2016 WHO Antenatal Care Guidelines

Find out what the new “WHO antenatal care guidelines for a positive pregnancy experience” mean to your practice with midwifery led continuity of care (MLCC), 8 antenatal contacts and ultrasound now recommended.
14:00-15:30, Meeting Room 716 B
Doris Chou, WHO

IPAS Partner Panel: Emerging Evidence for improving Midwifery Care through the Life Course: quality and access of contraception and abortion interventions to save women

What are the rights-based approaches providing safe and effective contraception and abortion and what do the new WHO guidelines say? Find out from an exciting panel!
14:00-15:30, Exhibit Hall F&G
Mary Lyn Gaffield, WHO

Wednesday 21 June

Caring for Women with Female Genital Mutilation: WHO guidelines on management of health complications from FGM

Hear about the WHO guidelines on management of health complications from FGM and learn how you can care for women and girls affected
11:00-12:30, 713 AB
Doris Chou, WHO

Expanded Contraception options for postpartum women: The Latest recommendations from the World Health Organization

Everything you need to know about the latest in post natal contraception.
14:00-15:30, 713 AB
Mary Lyn Gaffield, WHO

MPDSR: a process essential to improve QoC

Why do we need to measure and review maternal and perinatal deaths and why midwives are critical to the process. Have you been involved in a review process? If not – Why you need to be!
16:00-17:30, 717 A
Doris Chou, WHO