RCM conference 2024
Energising excellence. Bringing research, education, practice and leadership to life
The RCM conference is back for 2024. Professional and educational standards of proficiencies have made clear the importance of midwives working across the professional pillars of the profession: research, education, clinical practice and leadership.
Safe and effective care needs an evidence base from research, which is then disseminated and supported through education and strategically implemented into clinical practice and sustained through effective leadership. Furthermore, understanding midwifery professional pillars is relevant for promoting career pathways and ensuring professional recognition alongside our multi-disciplinary colleagues.
We encourage abstract submissions from midwives, maternity support workers and student midwives that explore best and innovative practice and ways of working from across academic and clinical settings.
Why should I submit an abstract?
- To disseminate and profile your work
- To share learning about inclusive approaches in midwifery research, education, practice and leadership
- To promote the translation of your work to different professional outputs
- To get support feedback/critique from your peers
- To network with others
We invite you to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (in English) for consideration as an oral presentation or poster in one or more of the following professional pillars:
- Clinical practice
- Education in academic or clinical settings
- Research in academic or clinical settings
- Leadership in academic or clinical settings.
You may select whether you wish to be considered for oral presentation or poster and this must be specified on the abstract submission form alongside which pillar(s) your work is associated.
Your abstract must specify the aims of your innovation, project, research, your research processes or methodology, the main outcomes/results obtained and the main conclusions. Please identify if you required and received ethical approval.
Deadline for submission Midday 28 January 2024 https://forms.office.com/e/51DuSx5LWu
All abstracts will be reviewed by our judging panel, who will be looking to accept submissions that display high levels of innovation, relevance to current and/or best practice and provide high-quality research/evidence or practice.
We are also asking those who submit abstracts to identify their ethnicity and any other protected characteristic, so that we can include this as one element of the judging criteria, to ensure that we hear from speakers from a range of backgrounds and experiences at the conference.
All successful abstracts will be published in a 2024 RCM conference supplement and authors will be invited to submit a short paper for publication in the MIDIRS Digest.
Successful submissions will be notified by Monday 26 February 2024
Send any queries to [email protected]
We highly recommend booking your place at the conference when you submit your abstract to avoid disappointment.
- In submitting an abstract for an oral presentation two people can present at the conference and it is your responsibility to book a place at the conference. Places will not be held until after the judges confirm which abstracts have been accepted. The RCM will not pay expenses for you to attend the conference.
- In submitting a poster abstract I understand it is my responsibility to produce the poster in a portrait format A0 size maximum and bring it with me on the day. It is your responsibility to book a place at the conference. Places will not be held until after the judges confirm which abstracts have been accepted. The RCM will not pay expenses for you to attend the conference.