By Letitia Sullivan, CNM, Chair, ACNM
National Program Committee
In today’s age of
social media, online education, and electronic health records, opportunities
for connecting in real life are becoming few and far between. For those of us
craving in-person professional support,
the ACNM 58th Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the annual event specifically designed
to connect the high-touch profession of midwifery. If you haven’t been to an
ACNM Annual Meeting recently, I invite you to rediscover the value of renewing
your midwifery spirit in the company of your colleagues and peers. Learn from Local Innovators
With 100 education sessions and workshops, networking activities and events, and a thriving Exhibit Hall, the opportunities for real-life learning and connection at the
ACNM 58th Annual Meeting & Exhibition are endless.
We’re proud to welcome White
House Champion of Change and local Nashville innovator Becca Stevens as the
ACNM 58th Annual Meeting & Exhibition keynote speaker. Stevens is
the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community and social enterprise that stands
with women recovering from trafficking, prostitution, addiction, and life on
In her keynote address,
Stevens will remind midwives how their individual and
communal work changes women, families, and the world. Together, we will honor
our inheritance as healers, acknowledge that our work can be difficult, and
celebrate our profession as we inspire one another to move forward.
Support Newborns and Hard-Working Women
New this year, ACNM is
asking for items to be donated to Magdalene, the residential program founded by
Becca Stevens. Thistle Farms is the social enterprise run by the women of
Magdalene, who make all of the company's products by hand and directly benefit
from their sales.
We’ll also be
collecting knit caps for newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit at Monroe
Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Nashville. The hospital, affiliated with
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is nationally recognized for exceptional
pediatric care. Caps will be collected in the Exhibit Hall onsite and donated
See Who’s Coming
More than 1000 of your
colleagues have already registered for the ACNM 58th Annual Meeting &
Exhibition. See who will be there by visiting our Facebook Event Page.
If you’ve already registered, be sure to join the event so other people will
know you’re coming. Meet other members, discover new resources, and experience
the ACNM community in action!