for the German Society of Midwifery Science's 4th International Conference

The academic midwife – practice and science

 Akademisiertes Hebammenwesen – Praxis und Wissenschaft

For detailled information click here: Programme


February 16, 2018 in Mainz (Germany), 10:30 am - 17:30 pm

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Professor Cecily Begley will share her experiences in setting up direct - entry bachelor degree study programmes in Ireland. She holds the Chair of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and has participated in expert groups developing educational standards and BSc and MSc programmes in Ireland and overseas.

More information about Professor Cecily Begley can be found here:


Conference Goals

The 4th International Conference serves the purpose of giving a framework for professional exchange and networking of midwives and other professionals in the German speaking countries and European community who are involved in research, teaching and midwifery practice in and outside the clinic; as well as those interested in midwifery science. A space will be created for dialogue to awaken and enliven innovative approaches to midwifery care and to reflect on experiences in midwifery practice in and outside the clinic environment, thus promoting individual research activities. The conference agenda includes lectures and poster presentations showing recent research findings and scientific method - logical challenges within midwifery science and relevant interdependent sciences. There will be time for discussion


Simultaneous translation

Presentations may be held in English or German. All oral presentations will be simultaneously translated from German into English and from English into German.


Call for Abstract

The call for abstracts for presentations and poster presentations begins in May 2017 and ends on September 15, 2017. 

Call-for-abstract_personal-data (englisch)

Abstract-filing (german and englisch)

Please submit your abstract online by e-mail: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

Notification of acceptance will be given by the middle of October 2017. The German and English abstracts (presentation or poster) which have been accepted will be published in a print version as a supplement to the Journal of Midwifery Science (Zeitschrift für Hebammenwissenschaft) and published online with GMS (German Medical Science open access e-journal). Presenters (presentation or poster) must also pay the conference fee.


A limited number of single rooms (65 €) and double rooms (80 €) are reserved until November 24, 2017 for conference attendees at the Hotel Stiftswingert (extra beds can be added to rooms): Please provide the code “DGHWi conference“ to reserve these rooms. It is also possible to book at nearby hotels, but it is advisable to book early.



The conference will be held at the Katholische Hochschule Mainz (KH Mainz)

Saarstr. 3, D -55122 Mainz

Telephone number: (+49) 6131 289 44750


The Katholische Hochschule Mainz can be reached on foot (700 m,
10 minutes) from the central train station (rear exit, near S-Bahn tracks). There are direct train connections from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (central station) and Frankfurt airport “Fernbahnhof” to Mainz Hauptbahnhof (central station)



The registration fee includes lunch and coffee, as well as the conference folder and the volume containing the published abstracts.

Early bird registration closes on October 31, 2017.

The conference registration forms can be found hereregistration forms can be found here.Please email or fax the completed form to the administrative office:

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Fax: (+49)-5372-9718-78


Conference fee








DGHWi member:

130 €

180 €

200 €


180 €

230 €

250 €

Student/ pensioner:

70 €

90 €

110 €


Important information:

Registration will be processed according to the date the full conference fee is paid to the DGHWi account.

Please note that the cost of registration depends on the day payment is received. This also holds true for the early bird registration!

The number of tickets available at a reduced rate will be limited to one third of participants. Proof of student / pensioner status is required for conference registration at the reduced rate and will be accepted in the form of a copy, photo or scan.

Confirmation of registration will only occur after full payment has been received.

In case of cancellation up to four weeks before the conference, a 10% administration fee will be retained. Reimbursement of the registration fee will not be possible for cancellations made at a later date.


Account holder

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hebammenwissenschaft e.V.


Raiffeisenbank Kaiserstuhl eG


DE02 6806 3479 0021 5635 01




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