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    31st ICM Triennial Congress 2017
    June 18 - 22, 2017
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    Toronto, Ontario Canada

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    The highly topical and relevant theme for the 2017 Congress is “Midwives - Making a Difference in the World”. We have reached a time when attention turns to ‘what next’ after the 2015 Millennium Development Goals. As new global initiatives are being developed, one strong message emerges from the 2011 and the 2014 State of World Midwifery Reports and that is ‘midwives do make a difference’ in saving the lives of women and newborns and promoting good health.

    Proposals from the Canadian Association of Midwives have been welcomed by the ICM Board and the ICM Scientific and Professional Programme Committee (SPPC) and together they have proposed the following daily themes:

    • Midwives: Making a difference through leadership
    • Midwives: Making a difference through partnerships
    • Midwives: Making a difference through professionalism
    • Midwives: Making a difference through supporting women's and girls rights

    And now, the distinguished members of SPPC will commence work to produce a set of guidelines, leading to an invitation for the submission of Abstracts. It is this highly skilled international group of midwives who will develop these themes within a topical and stimulating programmes to suit midwives from all backgrounds and experiences.

    The unique framework of an ICM Congress offers a diverse range of activities including: traditional peer-reviewed papers, discussion around work in progress, symposia on innovative projects; collaboration with International Partners and plenary sessions with inspirational Keynote Speakers.


    The ICM 2017 Congress will be offering group room rates for various hotels in Downtown Toronto to suit all budgets.

    All reservations can be made online via MCI Group Canada’s secure housing reservation system, which will allow you to make your hotel booking easily and efficiently. Please note official hotels will not accept reservations directly.

    In order to benefit from the ICM 2017 Congress' negotiated hotel room rates, please click on the Accommodation link found at the end of the registration or in your email confirmation.

    We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

  • Terms and Conditions


    All fees are in Canadian dollars (CAD). Our secure server will process MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Charges on your credit card statement will appear as MCI GROUP.

    Cheques are to be made payable to: ICM 2017 c/o MCI Group Canada. All fees must be paid in Canadian funds.
    Please mail the cheque to:

    ICM 2017
    c/o MCI Group Canada
    18 Keewatin Ave
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    M4P 1Z8

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    Cancellation & Refund Policy:

    All cancellations and/or modifications must be submitted in writing to the ICM Congress Secretariat. Email:


    Notification by December 18, 2016 - A refund will be granted less a $60 CAD administration fee per registration.
    Notification between December 19, 2016 and April 30, 2017 - A 50% refund will be granted less a $60 CAD administration fee per registration
    Notifications received starting May 1, 2017 are 100% non-refundable.
    • Approved refunds will be processed and issued no later than July 31, 2017

    • Payment for registration must be received within 60 days of registration date, otherwise the file will be cancelled. Delegates will receive notification before cancellations.


    • Any changes requiring assistance from the ICM Congress Secretariat are subject to a $60.00 CAD administrative fee. Changes can be made online by access the EDIT/CHANGE icon in your email confirmation.
    • An alternate ICM name may be substituted if you are unable to attend the Congress. An alternate Accompanying Person’s name may also be substituted for an Accompanying Person’s registration. Substitutions are subject to a $60.00 CAD administrative fee. 


    • Credit card payments that require reprocessing for any reason will incur a $75.00 CAD administrative fee.


    I authorize the conference organizers to make audio and video recordings by any means and in any media (the “Recordings”) of my presentation at the ICM 31st Triennial Congress and to use my name, photograph and biographical information in connection with the reproduction, distribution and promotion of the Presentation and the Recordings. I understand that the conference organizers will credit me as the author or source of the Presentation.

    I retain any copyrights I may have in the Presentation. Nothing in this document shall limit my rights to publish or use the Presentation as I see fit.

    I agree that the conference organizers will have the irrevocable, worldwide right to make, copy, edit, publish, distribute, play, show, display and otherwise use and make available the Recordings and any works that may be derived from the Recordings, by any means and in any media now existing or hereafter invented, and to authorize others to do the same.

    Neither my Presentation nor the grant of rights I have made to the conference organizers in this release infringes or violates any copyright or other right of, or breaches any obligation I have to, any other person or entity.

    I understand and agree that I will not receive any royalties or other payment in connection with the rights I have granted to the conference organizers in this document.


    By registering for the 2017 ICM Congress you have agreed to have your contact information shared with current and future organizers of the ICM Congress. The participant acknowledges that he/she has no right to lodge damage claims against the organisers should the holding of the Congress be hindered or prevented by unexpected political, economic or environmental events or generally by force majeure, or should the non-appearance of speakers or other reasons necessitate programme changes. With registration, the participant accepts this proviso.


    For reasons beyond its control the ICM 31st Triennial Congress and/or its Agents, MCI Group Canada Inc. and/or its agents have the right to immediately alter or cancel the Congress or any of the arrangements, plans, timetables, sessions or any other items directly or indirectly relating to the 31st ICM Congress. Participants shall not be entitled to return of fees or any compensation for damages that may result from any change, alteration or cancellation. Furthermore, with the exception of any wilful damage or gross negligence committed by the ICM 31st Triennial Congress and/or its agents, MCI Group Canada Inc., neither ICM nor its agents shall at any time be liable for any direct or indirect damage suffered by the participants including consequential and immaterial damage, caused by failure to comply with any provision of this document. It is the duty of all participants to ensure that they possess adequate travel and health insurance. The ICM 31st Triennial Congress and/or its Agents, MCI Group Canada Inc. and/or its agents will not be liable for any damages that occur while attending ICM 2017 Toronto.


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    For further information on the ICM 2017 Congress please visit or contact MCI Group at

    Phone: +1 416 621 2727 ext. 2016
    Fax: +1.905.602.9052

    Mailing Address:

    ICM 2017
    c/o MCI Group Canada
    18 Keewatin Ave
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    M4P 1Z8

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