Welcome to NJF Congress 2016
May 12-14, 2016
On behalf of, The Swedish Association of Midwives it is my pleasure to welcome you to Gothenburg and the NJF (Nordiskt Jordemoderförbund) Congress. The theme “Midwives4all” reflects not only midwives role in the Nordic countries and globally but also midwives work for all women, men and children. Ensuring that sexual and reproductive health and rights are prioritized in the post-2015 agenda is crucial for achieving progress on the overall health and development agenda. Nordic midwives take an interest in and are active professionals both at home and internationally.
The Nordic Federation of Midwives was established in 1950, and the first congress of the Federation was held in Lund in the same year. 300 midwives attended, 66 years later, we expect to host up to 800 midwives in Gothenburg from the Nordic Region; Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Island, the Faroe Islands, Sweden and Norway. During three days, interesting keynote lectures, symposiums and workshops will enlighten new perspectives on midwifery, focusing on research and new developments within the field of practice. The Congress creates huge opportunities for midwives to develop networks and friendships with new colleagues.
Besides the scientific programme there is an exciting social program. You are also invited to the Citys reception on May 12th and to the formal congress dinner in Kajskjul 8 on May 13th.
The Congress will be held at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in the heart of Gothenburg May 12-14, 2016. Gothenburg was founded by a royal charter in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf. Situated by the Kattegat at the mouth of the Göta älv Gothenburg has the largest port in the Nordic countries and is the second largest city in Sweden, the fifth largest in the Nordic countries. Gothenburg is home to many students, as the city includes both the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.
The board of the Swedish Association of Midwives would like to welcome each of you to Gothenburg in May 2016.
The Swedish Association of Midwives