Frequently Asked Questions

General

Can I volunteer at the meeting? Yes! If you are a student, you can apply for the student volunteer program and you may earn free registration for the meeting. http://annualmeeting.midwife.org/volunteer-opportunities/

How do I claim my continuing education credits? Click here for detailed instructions.

What are the meeting policies? http://annualmeeting.midwife.org/policies/

Travel & Lodging

How far is the airport from the hotel? Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is approximately 8 miles to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.  Transportation: Super Shuttle $19 one-way, Taxi (est.) $25 one-way

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately 35 miles to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Transportation: Super Shuttle $44 one-way, Taxi (est.) $70 one-way.

From the Gaylord:

  • Convenient shuttle access to downtown Washington, DC (8 miles) and all major airports.
  • Water taxi service available to and from Downtown DC, Old Town Alexandria, Georgetown, Nationals Stadium and historic Mount Vernon

How do I book a hotel room? For the best rates, please use our hotel reservation portal (COMING SOON!) to book one of our select room blocks. (MORE INFO COMING SOON!).

Where is the host hotel located? The Gaylord National Resort Convention Center is located at National Harbor in the city of Oxon Hill, Prince George’s County, Maryland. For additional information about landmarks and nearby facilities please visit the website.

Accessibility

I’m in a wheelchair, how will I get around? The Gaylord has accessible guest rooms with a 32-inch-wide opening. There is onsite accessible self-parking. Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible. Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities. The property has elevators.

Does the hotel provide handicap accessible features? Yes, the Gaylord offers select rooms with auxiliary aids and disability accessible showers.

Registration

When is the early bird deadline? March 8, 2019

When is the regular deadline? May 6, 2019

What is the cancellation policy? A $95 cancellation fee will be assessed for all registration cancellations received on or before March 8th. Between March 8th and May 6th, a fee of 50% of the registration fee will be assessed. After May 13th, no cancellation refunds will be granted. Fees paid for optional tickets, guest tickets and workshops are non-refundable. In the event of a workshop cancellation, ACNM will reassign attendees to another workshop at an equal value or issue a refund. Please send all requests in writing to events@acnm.orghttp://annualmeeting.midwife.org/policies/

I cannot attend, can I send someone else in my place? Yes, registrations are transferable. Please send your request to events@acnm.org and allow up to 2-business days for response.

What does the registration fee include?

  • All education sessions
  • Poster presentations
  • Opportunity to earn Contact Hours from Education Sessions, Posters, Premier and Plenary sessions
  • ACNM Conference tote
  • Entrance into the Exhibit Hall with over 100 companies
  • Complimentary lunch and receptions in the exhibit hall,
  • Access to catered sponsored Breakfast Symposia and Product Theater (sign up required)
  • Complimentary coffee service (during select times)
  • Midwifery Celebration After Party

How many contact hours can I earn? You can earn up to 20 Contact Hours from Education Sessions, Premier and Plenary sessions. Additional CE can be earned by attending workshops (half-day=3.5, full day=6.5).

Where and when is the 2020 Annual Meeting? The 65th ACNM Annual Meeting will be at the JW Marriott, Austin, Texas- May 29th– June 2nd, 2020 Click here for future dates.

Speakers

How do I submit a call for abstract? 2020 abstracts will be announced at a later date.

What does my session type mean?

Track Guide

  • Clinical: Clinical sessions focus on the latest evidence and cutting-edge topics that influence clinical practice.
  • Education: Education sessions focus on issues of importance to increasing the number of midwives and the availability of excellent midwifery education.
  • Global Midwifery: Global Midwifery sessions focus on ways our colleagues are improving access to the midwifery care around the world, and the quality of maternal and infant care, as well as how to get involved in global midwifery practice.
  • Leadership: Leadership sessions focus on building and enhancing leadership capacity in numerous roles within the health care arena.
  • Midwifery Matters— Business: These sessions focus on skills and information pertinent to operationalizing midwifery practice in a variety of settings.
  • Midwifery Matters—Public Perception: These sessions provide knowledge about how to influence stakeholders and the public to increase awareness and uptake of midwifery care.
  • Miscellaneous: These sessions cover an array of ideas and subjects related to midwifery and women’s health.
  • Racism and Health Disparities: These sessions offer focused content about the effects of racism, health inequities, and disparities among people of color, women, families, and our profession, and what is being done to address issues.

Session Types

  • Education Sessions: These 60-minute presentations are delivered in a traditional lecture format by speakers on a broad range of topics and offer new perspectives, research developments, or current or emerging knowledge. Sessions marked with will be recorded.
  • Fast Track: Two session presentations focused on similar subject matter presented during a 60-minute session. Fast track sessions include a 10-minute Q&A period.
  • Roundtable: An open forum discussion among a small group of attendees (up to 9) at a table where the speaker will present twice in one hour for 30 minutes per session.
  • Panel Discussion: A 60-minute session during which a group of presenters gather to discuss a topic in front of an audience. The conversation provides a variety of perspectives and may be facilitated by a moderator. A Q&A period follows.
  • Workshop: Half- or full-day training session focused on specific topics and led by an expert or experts in the field. Subject matter may be delivered at a basic, intermediate or advanced level depending on the workshop focus.
  • Poster Presentation: Presentation of a poster on a variety of topics of interest to midwifery. Some posters are designated as Research Posters by the Division of Research. Poster presentations are informal, interactive, and designed to engage colleagues in dialogue.
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