Welcome to the 32nd ICM Virtual Triennial Congress


The largest virtual gathering for midwives ever!

Premier sponsor of the 32nd ICM Virtual Triennial Congress

June 2021

Plenary Session Highlights

2 June

The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2021 

Time: New York 08:30 | London 13:30  

9 June

Paving the way for Strengthened Health Systems: Lessons from a Global Pandemic

Time: New York 04:00 | London 09:00 

16 June

Dismantling societal inequities in Midwifery: The Importance of Midwives providing culturally appropriate care

Time: New York 19:00 | London 00:00 (17 June)

23 June

Midwives and the Media: Learning from stories told about midwives and the communities they care for

Time: New York 04:00 | London 09:00 

30 June

Nurturing the Relationship between Midwives and Women

Time: New York 19:00 | London 00:00 (1 July) 

The ICM Young Midwife Leaders

The ICM Young Midwife Leaders (YML) sponsored by Johnson and Johnson, are presenting a session titled “The Young Midwife Leader hour” during Congress on June 16, Block 1/17:00 – 1800 CET. A description of the YML HOUR can be found here.

To develop the session program, the YML are conducting a short survey and would appreciate you completing the anonymous 10-minute survey before the 30th May 2021.

Do you want to attend the session?  ICM will be sending out registration information for the Young Midwife Leader Hour at a later date.


Welcome to the 32nd ICM Virtual Triennial Congress — the world’s largest virtual gathering of midwives ever. Join us every Wednesday in June for a mid-week midwife meet-up, your chance to network with industry leads and contribute to the future of midwifery.

ICM’s Scientific Professional Programme Committee (SPPC) is developing an interactive Congress that will enable our global midwife community to establish lasting relationships and meaningful connections with maternal and newborn health partners and midwife leaders. The virtual nature of this year’s event will enable even more midwives to participate in collaborative sessions with exhibitors and speakers and help build a pathway towards a stronger global midwife profession!

We appreciate your patience as we design a programme tailored to your professional needs and interests and encourage you to stay connected to the Congress on this site and ICM’s social platforms linked below.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Franka Cadée

Franka Cadée

President of the International Confederation of Midwives

Reasons to Attend

The largest virtual gathering of midwives ever

A programme designed for midwives from different time zones

Live engagement with speakers and presenters

International networking opportunities with renowned industry partners and midwife leaders

Opportunity to contribute your voice to the global direction of the profession

Access to session recordings on demand for 2 months after the Congress

A Virtual Triennial Congress designed for you

The 32nd ICM Virtual Triennial Congress will be an informative and engaging opportunity for midwives from around the world to connect with each other and with international partners and exhibitors. We’re confident the collaborative, uplifting energy of our face-to-face Congresses will come with us into this virtual environment, through our Q&As with presenters, live chats with experts, interactive exhibitions and more!

The Virtual Congress will take place in two five-hour blocks every Wednesday in June (Thursdays for some time zones). 

Most plenary and concurrent sessions will be streamed ‘live’, but some will be pre-recorded. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing ‘on demand’. Delegates will have access to our online platform and programme for two months so will have the opportunity to see and engage in everything the congress has to offer!


For registration and abstract information about the 32nd ICM Triennial Congress, please contact the Congress Secretariat at: