Frequently Asked Questions


Can I volunteer at the meeting? Students can apply for the student volunteer program and may earn free registration for the meeting. Note the application period to volunteer for the 2019 ACNM Annual Meeting has now closed. 

Travel & Lodging

Hotel Information will be available soon.


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 for the 2020 ACNM Annual Meeting will open in November 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

Please CLICK HERE to review our official attendee policies.

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

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

Continuing Education

How many contact hours can I earn? You can earn up to 20 Contact Hours from Education Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Round Tables and Forums. Additional CE can be earned by attending Workshops. Please view our Continuing Education page for more information.

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


How do I submit a call for abstract? 2020 Call for Abstracts are now open for submissions.

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.
  • Round Table: 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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