INVITATION TO THE 32nd ICM CONGRESS FROM ICM PRESIDENT FRANKA CADEE
Our attention now turns to beautiful Bali for the next ICM Congress in 2020 following magical memories of terrific Toronto. It really is wonderful that each ICM Congress goes from strength to strength in terms of professional quality and increased attendance.
The principal reason for the ongoing success is that each Congress is unique, provides programme innovation, and an opportunity for professional and personal development of attending delegates. With the ICM also experiencing growth in membership, there is tremendous energy surrounding our 130 member organisations in 114 countries representing 500,000 midwives. Yes! I am confident that we have all the ingredients in place for another record-breaking Congress.
In 2020 we will be 5 years into the Sustainable Development Goals’ Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development era. The enormous challenges for midwives globally are sure to be addressed in abundance through the over-arching theme for Bali 2020 ‘Midwives of the world: delivering the future’.
As hundreds of abstract papers will be accepted for presentation in Bali, individual challenges - faced by you on the daily basis - will not be lost within this exciting international gathering. Your experiences are the lifeblood of an ICM Congress and I hope that many of you will start to prepare your own contribution to 2020.
The well respected and professional Indonesian Midwives Association (IBI) will ensure the warmest welcome, as will the people of Bali.
There is a marvellous opportunity to secure a bargain registration fee by booking your place at the 2020 Congress for the same rate as Toronto, if booked by 30 September 2017. It is a pleasure to issue the first official invitation to Bali 2020 and the 32nd ICM Triennial Congress.
WELCOME WORD FROM IBI PRESIDENT (THE INDONESIAN MIDWIVES ASSOCIATION)
On behalf of all Indonesian Midwives, I am delighted to welcome you to Bali, Indonesia at the 32nd ICM Triennial Congress. The next ICM Triennial Congress will be a very special event for all midwives in the world who will be preparing and participating in the meeting. With no less than 450 000 midwives, Indonesia will be honoured to host this congress, which will offer a unique platform for sharing and learning, set in the beautiful and inspiring surroundings of Bali.
During the past few years, IMA/IBI have been stepping up their efforts to enter and welcome the era of globalization, which heralded more openness and more competitiveness for the health service sector. Indonesian midwives are continuously improving their professional skills and their services and providing solutions to new challenges.
These include: setting up a legislation framework for midwives, strengthening the collaboration with government, updating the standards of education-competency- services, improving education at master degree level, remanaging the graduates and professionals and securing the organization’s position among other professional organizations in the health care sector.
This meeting will allow us to showcase the enormous progress made in recent years.
Welcome to Indonesia!
Dr. Emi Nurjasmi, M.Kes