TO BE HELD  IN HANOI 24 -26 JULY, 2012

2015 is looming and despite Millennium Development Goals 5 and 6 many women and their babies die or are maimed unnecessarily during and following childbirth. Too many countries in our Region have the worlds worst maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity rates. This conference has the potential for you to support the midwives of Vietnam in highlighting the need to further develop midwifery in our region so that all women and children can experience the same excellent health outcomes experienced by the majority of women in countries like Japan, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand. VAM, as an Asia Pacific Region member of the International Confederation of Midwives, urges you to participate in this important event.

Informed by the ICM pillars of midwifery: education; regulation; and association development we invite you to submit an abstract on the following themes: 

  • Maternal & Newborn care
  • Family Planning
  • Strengthening midwifery and promoting the health of women, newborns and their family
  • Reproductive health for adolescents
  • HIV from mother to child
  • Early detection of breast and cervical cancer
  • Domestic Violence

VAM invites midwives, researchers and other health care providers with special interest in the above topics to submit abstracts. All abstracts must be English. Abstracts must contain no more than 350 words. The number of words should be noted at the bottom of the abstract and no images, charts or tables are allowed. Authors must denote if the abstract is to be considered for: podium presentation; or poster presentation.

Author information: for each presenter. Please provide: name, title, qualifications, affiliation, e-mail address, phone number and conflict of interest disclosure. These items are not included in the 350 word limit.

Selected abstracts will be assigned to one of the following presentation formats. 

  • Podium presentation: 20 minutes including 5 minutes question using MS PowerPoint
  • Poster presentation: displayed during the conference 

Deadline for submission of abstract is 7th March, 2012

All submission will be reviewed by a selection Committee. The submitting authors will be notified of the review results by email by 31 March 2012.

English/Vietnamese simultaneous translation will be provided in some sections.

Please email the abstract to

Author information : Name, degree,title , postal address, phone, fax and email. 


Presenters whose abstracts are accepted will be reponsible for their own conference registration fee, travel, accomodations and other expenses related to their presentation. All presenters, including poster presenters, are required to register for the conference.


Enter the authorization code which is sent to your contact person's email.