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Saudi Association of Midwifery (SAM) on 2nd Annual International Midwifery Conference

Updated: Jan 22

Theme “Beyond Borders: Global Perspectives in Midwifery Education, Practice and Research”

Nursing and Midwifery Society at Emirates Nursing Association (ENA),United Arab Emirates-UAE active contribution with Saudi Association of Midwifery (SAM) to the Second Annual International Midwifery Conference under the theme “Beyond Borders: Global Perspectives in Midwifery Education, Practice and Research”. The event will be held at Inaia Medical College Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from 1-2 March 2024. And Dr. Maeve O’Connell PhD, FFNMRCSI RM RGN - ENA Midwifery Society Board Member and Assistant Professor of Midwifery at Fatima College of Health and Science in UAE will be participating with topic about speech about “Fear of Childbirth”. This international conference is tailored for midwives and healthcare professionals who are specialized in maternity services.

It will provide the opportunity for national and international exchanges, to disseminate research evidence related to midwifery with a particular focus on clinical practice, education, leadership, and research. It will support personal growth and development, leadership, collaboration, and organizational change whilst raising the profile of midwifery in Saudi Arabia. The conference initiation is extended to local and international expertise in the field of Midwifery with the participation of international and national Guest Speakers.

International Definition of the Midwife

​"​A midwife is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education program that is based on the ICM Essential Competencies for Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education and is recognized in the country where it is located; who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’; and who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery". (ICM, 2017)


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