Frequently Asked Questions


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. Click here to learn more.

How do I claim my continuing education credits? You can find detailed instructions here.

Travel & Lodging

How far is the airport from the hotel? Chicago O’Hare is 19 miles, and Midway is 11 miles.

How do I book a hotel room? The best way to make a room reservation at the official Headquarters hotel (The Hilton Chicago) is via Orchid.


When is the early bird deadline? The early bird deadline is April 3, 2017.

When is the regular deadline? May 20, 2017

What is the cancellation policy? A $50 cancellation fee will be assessed for all registration cancellations received on or before Monday, March 7th. Between Tuesday, March 8th and Monday, May 16th, a fee of 50% of the registration fee will be assessed. After Monday, May 16th, 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

I cannot attend, can I send someone else in my place? Yes, registrations are transferable. Please send your request to

What does the registration fee include? All education sessions, Poster presentations, Entrance into the exhibit hall with over 100 companies, ACNM Conference tote, Free coffee service, Complimentary lunch in the exhibit hall, Midwifery Celebration afterparty, Opportunity to earn up to 22 Contact Hours from Education Sessions, Posters, Premier and Plenary sessions

How many contact hours can I earn? You can earn up to 22 Contact Hours from Education Sessions, Posters, Premier and Plenary sessions. Additional CE can be earned by attending workshops (half-day=3.5, full day=6.5). Click here to view contact hours list.

Where and when is the 2018 Annual Meeting? The 63rd ACNM Annual Meeting will be in Savannah, GA at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.


How do I submit a call for abstract? 2018 Abstracts are now being accepted! Instructions and the online submission portal can be found here.

I didn’t receive notification about my abstract, what’s going on? We apologize for the delay in getting the abstract letters to you. This year we were in the process updating our procedures and ran into some technical difficulties. We apologize for the delay and have corrected the process.

What does my session type mean?

  • Fast Track: Paired with another speaker in the same catergory, each speaker will present a 30-minute information-packed session including Q&A.
  • Table Talk: An open forum discussion amoung a small group of attendees (up to 9), the speaker will be assigned a table to present for 30 minutes x 2 rotating groups, equaling 1 hour. Audio visual equipment is not provided. Please print and bring the handouts/slides with you or upload them (via our email request) and it will be made available to attendees via our mobile app and handsout website.
  • Oral Presentation: 1-hour podium-style education session with provided audio visual equipment.
  • Workshop: 4-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full-day) sessions on a specialized topic, to a group of up to 60 attendees.


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