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Gearing up for Conference Season

Spring is conference season for me, and every year I have to make decisions about which conferences I will attend.  How do I make those decisions?  I rank them on their ability to meet my priorities. When I first started working in the world of birth, conferences were about learning as much as possible.  Attending [...]

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Midwifery Conference To Do List

This will be the last in our series on attending midwifery conferences.  Today I want to share my to-do list for conferences – the things I do before and during the conference to make sure I am ready. 1.  Know the dates and plan to spend as much time as possible I find it works [...]

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Networking Mistakes at Midwifery Conferences

Remember I told you there were a few things that were not on the list of networking basics.  Here they are, and the reasons why I don’t consider them necessary. Adding everyone you meet to Facebook (or other social marketing tool) As I’ve said, I’m more of an introvert to begin with.  But even if [...]

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Networking at Midwifery Conferences

I will be the first to admit that outgoing and extrovert are not words anyone might use to describe me.  Even so, there are times when I need to find the energy to connect with more people, have more conversations and invite strangers to lunch.  Midwifery Conferences are one of those times. It isn’t that [...]

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Attending Conferences

I have a couple conferences come up in the next few months.  It made me think about how nervous I was about attending my first conference.  I was not sure what to expect, or how to make the best use of the time. I understood the value of the sessions.  I was eager to learn. [...]

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CPM Symposium Videos

Did you know you can watch videos of some of the presentations from the CPM symposium which happened in March? They are listed here: http://cpmsymposium.com/live-stream-players/ Enjoy!

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Food Allergies

I went to a conference recently because I wanted to attend the session on food allergies.  I like conferences, but sometimes they can be too similar to school.  This one was no exception, but the review was good. Anyway, what I wanted to share was some amazing advice from the physician who shared about allergies. [...]

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Childbirth Conferences Updated

I’ve updated the Childbirth Conferences Calendar. It has all the pregnancy and birth related conferences I could remember and find during the update. This time I got a bit more tech-savvy.  I made it a Google Calendar so you can search by the calendar view and if you find a conference that appeals to you [...]

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