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and sensitivity of women.”

—Tom Hiddleston


Call for 2023 MoMMA's Voices Summit Speakers

As advocates to eliminate maternal mortality and severe morbidity, the coalition’s overarching goal is to provide a home and platform for the patient voice to actively engage in efforts to make childbirth safer in the United States. The coalition provides training and tools to prepare “champions for change.”   

We look at cross-cutting issues such as quality and consistency of healthcare delivery, patient-provider communications, racial disparities, inadequate research funding, and other leading contributors to adverse outcomes in pregnancy and the postpartum period.

For the 2023 MoMMA’s Voices Summit, November 3-5 in Orlando, FL, we are challenging participants to be prepared for what’s to come, and are looking for industry partners, organizations, and patients with lived experience who can share methods to address current and diverse challenges, instruct how to address injustices that impact health and well-being, and equip patients with a chance to become their best, professional selves.

Currently, we are accepting proposals for speaker presentations. Proposal submissions should be timely, relevant, and evidence-based topics that feature best practices in education, research, clinical practice, and leadership intended to engage our participants of patients with lived experience, and healthcare providers.  

Categories:  

Patient Track – Relative to patient advocates in the maternal health space. 

Provider Track – Relative to healthcare providers in the maternal health space. 

Submission Deadline  

All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 pm (Eastern time) on January 31st, 2023. Email proposal to Emily.Taylor@preeclampsia.org. Notifications of selections will be emailed to submitters in March 2023.  

Required Proposal Content:

  1. Title

  2. Submitter's Email: If there is more than one submitter, list the email address of the primary contact.

  3. Session Length: Please choose between 30 and 45 minutes 

  4. Brief Description: Please provide a 2-3 sentence description of your presentation that will be posted for participants to view.

  5. Learning Outcomes/Objectives: A learning objective is a learner-focused statement that states what the learner can expect to achieve by the end of the educational activity. This is what the learner should be able to do after participating in a podium presentation. 

  6. Speaking Experience: List any current speaking experience.

  7. Presenters Information: Provide contact information, credentials and affiliations for all presenters. In addition, you must include a short biographical sketch that will be used to introduce presenters at the beginning of the session. 

  8. CV/Resume: All presenters must upload a current CV or resume.

Honorarium:

Speakers will be paid in the amount of $500 for their presentation and include a free registration pass to the 3 days of events. Speaker’s travel will also be compensated. 

Have Questions?  Please contact Emily Taylor at Emily.Taylor@preeclampsia.org for answers to common proposal submission questions.

"My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind."

—Michael Jordan

The goal of the MoMMA's Voices Summit is to provide the most current resources, tools, training, and education to leaders from the maternal health patient advocate community.

Your contribution directly supports patient advocates and volunteers by equipping them with the information, tools, and resources necessary to advance the maternal health space. Together we can eliminate maternal mortality and morbidity.

Your donation supports educational programs by helping moms get the information they need for the healthiest pregnancy outcome possible. Your visible commitment will put education into the hands of the numerous "champions for change."

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."

- Robert Browning

Travel

NEAREST AIRPORT

The Drury Plaza Disney Springs is easily accessible from Orlando International Airport - MCO (17.2 miles) as well as from all major expressways.


PARKING

Discounted self-parking $12.00 per vehicle; per night

ACCOMMODATIONS

Drury Plaza Disney Springs is at 2000 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Orlando and is within walking distance to Disney Springs.


Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 under group number 10038257. Discounted rate is available 3 days before and after the event.

You will receive a group rate of $179/per night for standard rooms. Rooms are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so reserve early.

Guests are encouraged to make reservations prior to October 2, 2023 as this is the cutoff date for the room block.

Scholarships

We admire the efforts of all who work to bring a voice to maternal mortality and morbidity and especially those who do so in spite of considerable personal obstacles. In this spirit, we offer a limited number of scholarships to cover registration cost and travel expenses for those facing financial need, but still wishing to attend. While we wish we could serve every need, our resources are limited but we do want to try and meet those we can. ​

​If you are in need of a scholarship, please complete the questionnaire below.

We will fulfill as many scholarships for registration as we are able to until funds are depleted.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the Covid guidelines for in-person attendees?

A: Please refer to our Covid Guideline document.


Q: Are you offering scholarships for travel?

A: Yes, we are offering scholarships for travel.


Q: Will my swag be mailed to me if I am unable to make it?

A: No, it will only be available for pickup on location.


Q: What if I an unable to make it after I registered? Can I get a refund?

A: We understand that circumstances might change unexpectedly. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds for registration, but we can transfer to another person. Also, if you make hotel reservations, please contact the hotel directly to change your reservation.

This is a program of the Preeclampsia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is supported by a grant through Merck for Mothers. For more information, visit mommasvoices.org and preeclampsia.org.

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Melbourne, FL 39234

United States of America

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