RCM Annual Conference

Midwifery Societies poster competition

The theme of this years RCM Conference is ‘Recover, Reflect, Renew’; Setting the course for maternity services. The Student Midwife Forum (SMF) is inviting student midwifery societies to submit an abstract focused on the theme subject of renew which can be turned into a poster or infographic. These will be displayed at the conference and the top three, as voted for by delegates, will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas at the conference.

We are interested in hearing about ideas and/or initiatives on one or more of the following:

  • How students view the future of midwifery?
  • What midwifery societies are doing to make midwifery more inclusive?
  • What actions you have taken to reduce your impact on the environment and play your part in becoming more sustainable?

All abstracts will be reviewed by our judging panel, who will be looking to accept submissions that display high levels of innovation, relevance and that could be applied to practice.

If your submission is accepted, you will need one member of your Midwifery Society at the conference who will be prepared to pitch their ideas. The winning Midwifery Society will receive £100.

We invite you to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (in Word) for consideration.

Submission deadline: Friday 29 July 2022


Send your abstract to [email protected] 

We highly recommend booking your place at the conference when you submit your abstract to avoid disappointment.

PHOTO competition

The RCM has launched a new photography competition for its members to demonstrate a true picture of working in maternity services in the UK. Midwives and MSW are being asked to capture images that best encapsulate the theme of ‘recover, reflect, renew’, with the winner being voted for by delegates at the RCM’s conference.


Black and white or colour, portrait or landscape, RCM members are being asked to email their images to the RCM by Monday 25 July. Submissions will be judged by RCM President Rebeccah Davies, Chair of the RCM Board Giuseppe Labriola and Gill Walton, the RCM’s chief executive and general secretary. The top 20 will be shortlisted and displayed at the RCM conference 4 & 5 October. As well as being displayed at RCM Conference, the shortlisted images will also have a home at the RCM’s London headquarters.


Entries must be sent to [email protected] by Monday 25 July.


Image size should be around 3.5MB, 300dpi and around the 5000 pixel mark for quality. We will accept candid and profile shots. If taking pictures of colleagues, women and families, please ensure you get their consent to be photographed and permission for the pictures to be used in the competition.