DEADLINE: 4th December 2020

The Call for Papers is NOW OPEN!!

This is your opportunity to contribute to the seminar agendas for the 2021 maternity and midwifery forum festivals by submitting a conference paper.

5 good reasons why you should submit a conference paper for the Scotland Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2020.

Celebrate success and share best practice with colleagues around the UK and Ireland

Receive recognition for the innovative work you are doing

Have the video or podcast of your presentation after the event to share with colleagues and managers

Be part of the maternity and midwifery catalogue of videos and podcasts that HCPs will be able to access over the coming months and years

A valuable part of your NMC revalidation portfolio

Your opportunity to share your work with colleagues from around the UK. We are looking for papers that demonstrate best practice and research particularly, but not exclusively, in the following areas:

Bringing in Better Births

International Perspectives & Projects

Putting Research & Evidence into Practice

Midwives Making a Difference

Changing Workplace Culture

Developing Midwifery Careers

The Leadership Challenge

Parental Voices


A few points you need to know before sending your submission

There are two types of session:

‘Verbal Presentations’ and ‘Visual Presentations’

Verbal Presentation

30 minute seminar session

Visual Presentation

forming part of the academic poster display

To submit an abstract of no more than 300 words use the form below or send an email including the information below to with your abstract attached as a word document.

Presenter Consent Points

Please make sure you are happy with these before submitting your conference paper
  1. Policy Review Projects Ltd may record my presentation on film, tape, disk or other forms of media.
  2. My name, voice, likeness, and biographic or other information may be used by Policy Review Projects Ltd in connection with my presentation and/or recording. Copies of any visual aids and other materials used or provided by me may be made and distributed by Policy Review Projects Ltd in connection with the presentation.
  3. I grant to Policy Review Projects Ltd on a nonexclusive basis the right to reproduce, distribute, display, and provide recordings of my presentation and presentation materials, in whole or in part, as well as my name, voice, and likeness, by means of the Internet, via physical media, and through photographic images.
  4. To the extent my presentation or presentation materials are protected by copyright law, I reserve those rights to myself except as granted above.
  5. The presentation and presentation materials are my own original material for which I have full authority to grant the rights set forth in this Consent and Release Form.
  6. The rights set forth in this Consent and Release Form are granted on a royalty free and irrevocable basis.
  • Your abstract should reflect the overall theme of the forum, showcasing new ways of working, innovations and technologies to enhance the services healthcare professionals are increasingly bringing to the community. It should fit into one of the programme themes and can be research based or a best practice case study.
  • Please attach your conference paper in word format (doc, docx) along with any accompanying images (jpeg, jpg, png)
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, jpg, jpeg, png, odt, ott.
  • I hereby give my consent to the presenter consent points listed below regarding my presentation at the forthcoming conference.


Abstract Submissions

Papers are invited to form part of the seminar programme. You may wish to design your paper as a straightforward presentation, or if your topic/project lends itself more to an interactive workshop, you need to make this very clear on your abstract submission.

You may also wish your paper to be considered for the academic poster display, and can use the same submission process.

There are three types of session:

  • Poster presentation
  • Formal presentation – 30 minute session
  • Workshop – may be 30 minutes or 1 hour

The submission process is the same, however the content of the submission needs to reflect the type of presentation you are interested in.

Please submit your presentation via our online submission form ensuring you clearly indicate the theme you are submitting under and whether it is a poster or paper presentation. It is useful to draft your abstract, looking carefully at the word limit of 300 words; checking grammar, spelling and structure.

By submitting your abstract, you confirm that you or your co-author will be able to attend to present at the event.


Selection of Abstracts

Abstracts are invited for presentation as either a verbal or visual (poster) presentation.

All verbal presentations are 30 minutes and the room will be set up theatre style.

Abstracts are independently assessed and you will be notified of the outcome of this process within 2 weeks of the submission deadline.

Please be aware that when designing the seminar programme, your presentation might be allocated to a different theme than you applied for, if this fits the programme better.

Selected abstracts and full speaker names will be included in the event guide and on the event website once selected so it is really important that you confirm as soon as possible that you can present at the event.