Registration Open through August 12!
Join us-- August 26-29, 2021
MANA and CBJ Members receive a $50 discount on conference registration!*
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Scholarship recipients will be announced soon!
CBJ & Midwives Alliance of North America have joined forces to bring you a retreat/ conference to remember!
Join us on Sand Island at Camp Canaan in Rock Hill, SC for 4 days of learning and sharing the traditions of Midwifery all while embracing the transformations we will experience.
Traditions and Transformations
Pre-Conference Add-Ons include:
8/26 Tina Braimah, CNM of Sankofa Birth & Women's Care: 1/2 day pre-conference workshop. 8:30-12:45 or 1:30-5:30 "The Midwife's Apothecary: Essential Herbs for Pregnancy and Postpartum"
NRP with Merrily Taylor: Offering pre-con options, with choice of morning or afternoon session-
8/26 NRP certification (Initial certifications and renewals) 8:45-12:00 or 1:45-4:15
8/26 NRP Refresher (for those who are not up for renewal yet, but have a valid NRP card) 8:45-12:00 or 1:45-4:15
8/27 Christine Strothers, CPM: 1/2 day IV pre-conference workshop 9:00-12:00
8/27 Erin Graham, CNM: 1/2 day Suturing pre-conference workshop 1:00-4:00
8/28 Red Tent Circle & Book Discussion with Robyn Briggs. Click here for information
Saturday & Sunday Conference Speakers Include:
MANA President Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM: Interpreting Lab Results
MANA Vice President Tomasina Oliver, CPM: Vegetarian-Vegan Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy and EndoCannabinoids, CBD & Home Birth
MANA Director of Events Lori Gibson, CPM, LM, MBC: Peer review
Becky Bagley, CNM: Delivering Bad News
Adrienne Leeds, CPM, RM: Partus Prepator Herbs
Meredith Bowden, CPM: Community Birth Summit update – Systems Mapping and Finding Leverage Points
Karen Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP (virtually joining): Effective Teamwork
As always, we will have kayaking on Thursday afternoon as an optional pre-conference activity, low country boil dinner by the pool on Friday night as a welcome to the conference and more fun activities throughout the weekend.
Register below for kayaking and to add on the low country boil/ pool time if you are not staying for the conference.
The CBJ/MANA Retreat scholarship application is closed!
The goal of these scholarships is to support BIPOC midwives, and students who plan to serve a diversity of birthing people. A primary purpose of CBJ and MANA is to equip midwives with the practical tools and education they need to improve outcomes for birthing people across the USA and beyond.
Thank you to those who made these scholarships possible! Recipients will be announced soon! Stay Tuned...
* Cannot receive $50 discount for both MANA and CBJ membership, discount does not apply to pre-conference add-ons.
CEUs will be applied for and available for purchase at the conference.
Conference registration will end on 08/12/2021.