Granlibakken Resort, Tahoe City, California
September 8-11, 2016
Thank you for your interest in submitting a topic for consideration for the
CAM 2016 Conference at Granlibakken Resort, Tahoe City, California.
If you have questions about this form or the speaker submission process,
please contact Dania Shelton via email here.
CAM is seeking applications for programs that are of interest to midwives in California. This year's conference will have a particular focus on postpartum care and California Midwifery -- Honoring our past, and celebrating our future.Our mission for this conference is to provide high-quality, evidence-based continuing education that advances clinical skills, clinical judgement and professional advancement of midwifery, through experiential learning and in-person connections (and is fun in a beautiful location that facilitates learning and relaxation).
The California Association of Midwives recognizes the contribution that midwives and midwife students of color make to the improvement of infant mortality rates, prematurity rates, breastfeeding rates,and maternal mental health for families within California. We recognize the dedication midwives of color have to their clients, who often live in underserved, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities. CAM is committed to furthering the professional development of midwives and midwife students of color and, therefore, asks that presenters take into consideration how their presentation might address and/or speak to issues of improving maternity outcomes for families of color and disenfranchised communities.
We are seeking topics on a variety of tracks. You are welcome to submit on topics of your expertise and interest. We are particularly seeking content for the following:
Tongue tie, prevention and healing strategies for postpartum depression and anxiety, nutrition for children, grief/infant loss, VBAC facts, elimination communication (diapering), baby sign language, baby-led weaning, feeding your family/kitchen skills (fermentation, yogurt making, bone broth, etc.), making your own cleaning products and or body care products
How to be the parent you want to be, mindfulness parenting, positive discipline for learning and/or other parenting content.
The CAM conference is largely volunteer driven and relies on your assistance to ensure it runs smoothly. Be sure to complete all steps in the process and respond to all messages from conference volunteers or coordinators in order to remain a part of the speaking program. If you are selected to present your concurrent session, you agree to not present this topic to any other midwifery organization in California or Nevada within three (3) months prior to or after this conference.
Do not use a CAM conference session to promote a product, service, or other monetary self-interest.
PowerPoint slides are preferred for assisting your presentation (to facilitate visual learning styles). Submit your PowerPoint presentation with your handouts by the August 14th deadline.
CAM reserves the right to make scheduling changes, edit program titles, descriptions, and speaker bios for promotional materials or conference materials.
Speakers are expected to check in at the registration desk the day of arrival and/or speaking day and to check into their session/workshop 30 minutes before workshop begins.