The American College of Nurse-Midwives invites you to join us for the ACNM 66th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR, May 21 – 25, 2021. This year’s conference theme is “Dismantling Racism in Midwifery: Acknowledging the Past and Building a Better Future.”
The ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the premier continuing education, networking, clinical, and business meeting for certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) nationwide.
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in the United States. ACNM sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the United States and strengthens the capacity of midwives around the world.
Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) are primary care providers for women throughout their lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. Over 95% of CNMs and CMs attend births in hospitals. Additionally, they are experts in women’s health who:
- Are licensed health care providers with prescriptive authority in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories.*
- Practice alongside physicians and other providers as integral members of the health care team.
- Provide care, support, and advice during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period, as well as care for newborns.
- Perform a full range of primary care services as well as gynecologic care including family planning services, Pap tests, perimenopausal care, and breast cancer screenings.
- Prescribe medications including controlled substances and contraceptive methods; admit, manage and discharge patients; order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests; and order the use of medical devices.
- Provide health promotion and disease prevention services.
- Focus on helping women make informed decisions, often creating bonds of trust and support that are increasingly rare in health care today.
The 66th ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition will bring together the largest concentration of nurse-midwives in the nation, and other women’s health practitioners, allied health professionals, researchers, faculty, community leaders, policymakers, self-advocates, and midwifery students in support of common goals to advance women’s health and the practice of midwifery.
*CNMs are licensed healthcare providers with prescriptive authority in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories. The CM credential is recognized in a growing number of states including New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maine, and Hawaii.