6th International Conference of the German Society of Midwifery Science


Equality & Equity in Childbirth

New Date: 28-29 July 2022

All presentations will be translated simultaneously and can be attended in person or virtually. Registration will be open until July 11th 2022. In Switzerland at the moment there are no pandemic related restrictions in place - please recheck the status of regulations before departing for your trip to Winterthur.

The 6th International Conference was moved from 10th -11th February 2022 to 28th - 29th July 2022 due to the pandemic.

Postponement of the 6th International Conference of the DGHWi

In view of the current Covid-19 developments in Switzerland, the board of the DGHWi has decided to postpone the conference "Equality & Equity in Childbirth" to summer 2022, despite the elaborated hygiene concept. The new date for the conference is 28th and 29th July 2022. The conference will take place as planned in Winterthur at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. We will extend the opportunity to purchase discounted Early Bird tickets until 28 February. The DGHWi General Assembly will take place as planned on 10 February 2022, but in digital format. If tickets are already booked, the following options are available:

1. keep ticket. The ticket for the conference date in February 2022 will remain valid for the new date in July 2022.

2. return the ticket. The ticket can be cancelled without giving reasons in an informal email - mentioning the name and account number - to the DGHWi office (geschaeftsstelle@dghwi.de), the full amount will be transferred back.

The safety of our members and participants is very important to us! We thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office (geschaeftsstelle@dghwi.de).

Registration fees

Early Bird tickets until May 29th 2022


DGHWi member

regular                     190€

reduced                    120€ (single)

100€ (group ticket from 5-9 persons, pice per person)


Non-member DGHWi

regular                      250€

reduced                    140€ (single)

120€ (group ticket from 5-9 persons, pice per person)


Online ticket

one-day pass            50€

two-day pass:          100€

Explanation of the tickets

Regular tickets can be purchased by full members or at least two people from a supporting membership.

Reduced tickets are available for pensioners and midwives-to-be. Proof of eligibility is required for the registration.

With the online ticket, recordings of the main presentations can be viewed.

Ticket prices from May 30th 2022
(Registration deadline: July 11th)


DGHWi member

regular                      240€

reduced                    150€ (single)

100€ (group ticket from 5-9 persons, pice per person)


Non-member DGHWi

regular                      295€

reduced                    170€ (single)

120€ (group ticket from 5-9 persons, pice per person)


Online ticket

one-day pass            50€

two-day pass:          100€




The keynote address will be given by Dr. Franka Cadée.

Dr. Cadée is a midwife and the President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). She is also a member of the Executive Board of the Partnership for Maternal and Newborn Health (PMNCH), the Nairobi Summit ICPD25 follow-up and a board member of the ICM With Women charity.

Franka Cadée's research focuses on sexual and reproductive health, rights and the role of midwives.

Franka Cadée's Twitter account.

Aim of the conference

The 6th International Conference is intended to serve the professional exchange and networking of midwives and other professions in the German-speaking and European area, who are active in research, teaching or (extra-)clinical practice and who are interested in midwifery science. It aims to create a space for reflection and discussion that stimulates research interests, innovative approaches to midwifery care and encourages reflection on (extra-) clinical experiences and own research activities.

During the conference, research results and scientific-methodological challenges of midwifery science as well as relevant related sciences will be presented for discussion in lectures and poster presentations.

Poster Awards

The best three posters will be awarded during the conference. The winners can look forward to the following prizes: 1st prize (150€), 2nd prize (100€) and 3rd prize (50€).

Conference organisation

ZHAW Züricher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Institut für Hebammen, Departement Gesundheit

Katharina-Sulzer-Platz 9,

Postfach, CH-8401 Winterthur




Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hebammenwissenschaft e.V.
Postfach 1242
31232 Edemissen

Accommodation in Winterthur

Hotel contingents for the DGHWi 2022 conference will appear here soon.

Frühere Internationale Konferenzen


5. Internationale Konferenz der DGHWi (2020 in Bochum)

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4. Internationale Konferenz der DGHWi (2018 in Mainz)


3. Internationale Konferenz der DGHWi (2016 in Kassel)


2. Internationale Konferenz der DGHWi (2014 in Kassel)


1. Internationale Konferenz der DGHWi (2011 in Hildesheim)

6. Int. Conference

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