ACM's 3rd Student Conference will be held in Adelaide on 30 October 2017.

The title of the conference is ‘Calling all Midwifery Students: The truth is out there!’

This year's event builds on the fact that the evidence now shows midwifery-led care and the work that all midwives do makes a big difference to the experiences and outcomes for women, but so much of what we know is right and based on evidence is not in practice.

This conference will challenge and engage you with new ways to translate evidence into practice and to implement change – on a small and large scale.

The key conference themes are:

'Protecting the space’
Understanding Indigenous knowledge and birthing practices
Spiritual aspects of birth
Other ways of knowing birth (embodied or experiential knowledge; historical accounts; artistic representation)

‘Practices out there’
Clinical practice and techniques (including collaborative models)
Innovative models of care
Translating evidence into every-day practice

‘Extending the Boundaries’
Nurturing the next generation – teaching, facilitating and mentoring students and beginning practitioners
Leadership and advocacy in midwifery (local and global)
Midwifery philosophy and theory advancement

Full details about abstract review criteria and submissions can be downloaded here.

Abstracts are to be submitted via

Closing date for abstract submissions is close of business 12th June 2017.

Please use templates provided on the submission website to complete your abstract.