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PUBLICATIONS

Midwifery, Models of Care and Outcomes

Vedam S, Stoll K, MacDorman M, Declercq E, Cramer R, Cheyney M, et al. (2018) Mapping integration of midwives across the United States: Impact on access, equity, and outcomes. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192523. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192523

Scarf V, Rossiter C, Vedam S, Dahlen HG, Ellwood D, Foster D, Foureur MJ, McLachlan H, Oats J, Sibbritt D, Thornton C, Homer CS. Maternal and perinatal outcomes by place of birth among women with low-risk pregnancies in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Midwifery, April 02, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.03.024

Kennedy HP, Cheyney M, Dahlen HG, Downe S, Foureur MJ, Jefford E, Michel-Schuldt, Sandall J, Soltani H, Speciale, AM, Stevens J, Vedam S, Renfrew MJ. Asking different questions: A call to action for research to improve the quality of care for every woman, every child. Birth, 2018;00:1‐10. https://doi.org/10.1111/birt.12361

McRae D, Janssen P, Vedam S, Mayhew M, Mpofu D, Teucher U, Muhajarine N. Reduced Prevalence of Small-for-Gestational-Age and Preterm Birth for Women of Low Socioeconomic Position: A Population-Based Cohort Study Comparing Midwifery and Physician-Led Models of Care. BMJ Open, October 3, 2018. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/10/e022220?rss=1.

Lefebvre K, Wild J, Stoll K, Vedam S. Through the resident lens: examining knowledge and attitudes about midwifery among physician trainees. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2018. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13561820.2018.1543258

Changing Childbirth in BC

Vedam S, Stoll K, McRae D, Martin R, MacRae L, Korchinski M, Jolicoeur G, CCinBC Steering Council. The Changing Childbirth in BC Study: examining autonomy in Canadian maternity care. Patient Education and Counselling, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2018.10.023

Hamilton L, Stoll K, Vedam S, CCinBC Steering Council. Changing Childbirth in BC: a policy report. Birth Place Lab, University of British Columbia. 2019 https://www.birthplacelab.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CCinBC-Full-Report-PSBC-March-6-2019-FINAL.pdf

Vedam S, Stoll K , Martin K, Rubashkin N, Partridge S, Thordarson , Jolicoeur G , & the CCinBC Steering Council. The Mother’s Autonomy in Decision Making (MADM) Scale: Patient-led development and psychometric testing of a new instrument to evaluate experience of maternity care. PLOS ONE. Publication date February 23, 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171804

Vedam S, Stoll K, Rubashkin N, Martin K, Miller-Vedam Z, Hayes-Klein H, Jolicoeur G and the CCinBC Steering Council.  The Mothers on Respect (MOR) index: measuring quality, safety, and human rights in childbirth. Social Science and Medicine: Population Health. January 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.01.005.

Vedam S, Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K, Korchinski M, Velasquez R. (2016) Patient-led decision making: measuring autonomy and respect in Canadian maternity care. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC), 2016-05-01, 38(5):501.

Vedam S, Stoll K, Martin K, Jolicouer G. (2015) Women taking charge of changing childbirth in British Columbia. Abstracts from Research Forums Presented at the American College of Nurse-Midwives' 60th Annual Meeting. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 60: 637.

Baji, P, Rubashkin, N, Szebik I, Stoll, K, Vedam S. Informal cash payments for birth in Hungary: Associations with continuity providers, interventions and respectful maternity care. Social Science and Medicine, minor revisions requested, May 2017.

Rubashkin N, Szebik I, Baji P, Vedam S. Assessing quality of maternity care in Hungary: development and expert validation of a person-centered survey instrument. Manuscript completed, approved by co-authors and being formatted for submission, May 2017. Submission plan for BMC Reproductive Health.

Respectful Maternity Care

Vedam S, Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, Strauss N, McLemore M, Cadena M, Nethery E, Rushton E, Schummers L, Declercq E, GVtM-US Steering Council. Giving Voice to Mothers: inequity and mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth in the United States. Reproductive Health, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-019-0729-2

Stoll K, Vedam S, Khemet T, Hamilton L, McLemore M, Cadena M, Declercq E, GVtM-US Steering Council. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: Full Report and Executive Summary. Birth Place Lab, 2019. https://www.birthplacelab.org/giving-voice-to-mothers/

Vedam S, Declercq ER, Monroe S, Joseph J, Rubashkin N. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: measuring respectful maternity care in the United States. Obstetrics & Gynecology: May 2017. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000514127.49923.0f

Baji P, Rubashkin N, Szebik I, Stoll K, Vedam S. Informal cash payments for birth in Hungary: are women paying to secure a known provider, respect, or quality of care? Social Science and Medicine, 2017 Jul. http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0277953617304483.

Rubashkin N, Szebik I, Baji P, Szántó Z, Susánszky E, Vedam S. Assessing quality of maternity care in Hungary: expert validation and testing of the mother-centered prenatal care (MCPC) survey instrument. BMC Reproductive Health, 2017. 14:152. DOI 10.1186/s12978-017-0413-3.

Home Birth

Vedam S, Rossiter C, Homer, Scarf V, Stoll K. The ResQu Index: a new instrument to appraise the quality of birth place research. PLOS ONE, 2017 Aug 10. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182991

Cheyney M, Bovbjerg M, Leeman L, Vedam S. What’s in a Name? “Out-of-Hospital” vs. “Community” J of Midwifery and Womens Health, 2019 Jan;64(1):9-11. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12947

Canadian Birth Place Study

Vedam S, Stoll K, Fairbrother N, Thordarson D, Dharamsi S, Kornelsen J, Klein M, Liston R, Schummers L, Rogers J, Kaczorowski J (2014) The Canadian Birth Place Study: Examining attitudes and interprofessional conflict. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 14:353. Highly accessed.

Vedam S, Stoll K, Schummers L, Rogers J, Paine L. (2014) Home birth in North America: Attitudes and practice of American Certified Nurse-Midwives and Canadian Registered Midwives. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 59(2):141-152. First study using a validated scale compare co-variates of attitudes among midwives across North American countries.

Vedam S, Schummers L, Stoll K, Rogers J, Klein MC, Fairbrother N, Dharamsi S, Liston R, Chong GK, Kaczorowski J. (2012) The Canadian Birth Place Study: Describing maternity practice and providers’ exposure to home birth. Midwifery, 28(5): 600-608. Special Issue on Birth Place: 1/10 articles selected.

Schummers L, Vedam S, Fairbrother N, Klein M, Kaczorowski J. (2012). The Canadian Birth Place Study: Development, validation, and administration of a questionnaire to multi-disciplinary maternity care providers. Canadian Journal of Midwifery and Practice, 11(1):35-45.

Home Birth Summit

Vedam S, Leeman L, Cheyney M, Fisher T, Myers S, Low L, Ruhl C. (2014) Transfer from planned home birth to hospital: Improving interprofessional collaboration. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 59(6):624. Highly accessed.

Holzer D, Breen J, Finn K, Fisher T, Leeman L, Levine A, Lewis A, Low L, Michele T, Norsigian J, Vedam S. (2014) Best practice guidelines for transfer from home to hospital. Home Birth Summit Collaboration Task Force.

De Vries RG, Parachuri Y, Lorenz K, Vedam S. (2013) Moral Science: Ethical argument and the production of knowledge about the safety of hospital and home birth. J Clinical Ethics, 24(3):222-235.

Vedam S, Schummers L, Fulton C. (2014) Home Birth: An annotated guide to the literature. Fall Update. Vancouver, BC. Division of Midwifery, University of British Columbia.

Vedam S, Schummers L, Fulton C. (2013) Home Birth: An annotated guide to the literature. Division of Midwifery, University of British Columbia. ISSN 2292-2938 (Print) ISSN 2292-2946 (Online)

Cheyney M, Burcher P, Vedam S. (2014). A crusade against home birth. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. (Invited Commentary). 41(1):1-4. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/birt.12099/full.

Vedam S. (2012) In Search of a Common Agenda for Planned Home Birth in America. The Journal of Perinatal Education, (Guest Editorial). 21(2): 67-71

PRESENTATIONS

(includes: posters, keynote speaker/address, invited speaker/presentations, lectures, and TEDx talk & honorary degree address)

Vedam S., Stoll K, Nethery E, Khemet T, GVTM Steering Council. (Invited Plenary) Giving Voice to Mothers: Community-led measurement of Autonomy, Respect, and Mistreatment in American maternity care. California Maternal Health Care Collaborative, Stanford University, March 2018 (Palo Alto, California)

Vedam S., Stoll K, MacDorman M, Cheyney M, Hamilton L, Nethery E, Declercq E et al. (Grand Rounds) The Power of Transdisciplinary Research: Mapping equitable access to an integrated system of maternity care in the US. UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, March 2018 (San Francisco, California)

Vedam S, Stoll K, Nethery E, Khemet T, GVTM Steering Council. (Visiting Scholar Lecture) Giving Voice to Mothers: Disparities in Autonomy, Respect, and Mistreatment among communities of color. UCSF School of Nursing, March 2018 (San Francisco, California)

Vedam S., Stoll K, Nethery E, Khemet T, GVTM Steering Council. (Invited Panelist) Giving Voice to Mothers: Community-led measurement of Autonomy, Respect, and Mistreatment in American maternity care. Preterm Birth Initiative Collaboratory Panel, March 2018 (San Francisco, California)

Vedam S, Broten C, Wang J, Afroz S, Jahng N et al. (Visiting Scholar Lecture) Dialogue and Shared Decisions: An Interprofessional Course on Collaborative Leadership in Maternity Care. Interprofessional Rounds, Obstetrics Residency, Midwifery, & Nursing Programs, UCSF Schools of Medicine & Nurse-Midwifery. University of California San Francisco, March 2018 (San Francisco, California)

Vedam S (Invited Keynote) Mapping Integration of Midwives Across the United States: Impact on Access, Equity, and Outcomes. NACPM Pre-Symposium Chapter Leader Day, 2018 (Potomac, Maryland)

Vedam S, Stoll K, Hamilton L. (Invited Workshop Lead) Workshop for Effective State Policy: Putting the AIM Mapping Tool to Work for You. NACPM Pre-Symposium Chapter Leader Day, 2018 (Potomac, Maryland)

Vedam S (Invited Panelist) Listening and Giving Voice to Mothers. CPM Symposium, 2018 (Potomac, Maryland)

Vedam S, Stoll K, Nethery E, Khemet T, GVTM Steering Council (Invited Plenary) The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: Speaking of autonomy, (Dis)respect, and mistreatment. CPM Symposium, May 2018 (Potomac, Maryland)

Vedam S, Stoll K, Nethery E, Khemet T, GVTM Steering Council. (Invited Plenary) Mapping access to respectful care: the AIMM and Giving Voices Studies. ACNM Annual General Meeting, May 2018 (Savannah, Georgia)

Vedam S, McNamara B. (Invited Keynote) Advancing Person-Centered Maternity Care: Investing in Transdisciplinary Imagination. Funders Briefing, International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, June 2018 (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Vedam S (Invited Plenary) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, McLemore M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: Our lived experience of mistreatment in pregnancy and childbirth. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, June 2018 (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Vedam S (Invited Presentation) Broten C, Jahng N, Hamilton L, Wang J. Dialogue and Shared Decisions: An Interprofessional Course on Collaborative Leadership in Maternity Care. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, June 2018 (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

McLemore M, Vedam S (Invited Plenary) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. Giving Voice to Mothers: Speaking of Disrespect and Abuse in North America. Decolonizing Birth Conference, September 2018 (New York City, New York)

Vedam S (Invited Keynote) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, McLemore M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: Speaking of Respect and Disrespect in Maternity Care. Rhode Island American College of Nurse-Midwives Affiliate, Midwifery Week Gala October 2018 (Providence, RI)

Vedam S (Invited Panelist) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, McLemore M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. Decolonizing Birth: Speaking of Disrespect and Abuse in North America. WHAM Global Womens Health Leaders Symposium, October 2018 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Vedam S (Invited Panelist) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, McLemore M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: Measuring Respectful Maternity Care in North America. Magee Women’s Health Research Summit, October 2018 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Vedam S (Invited Presentation) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, McLemore M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. The Birth Place Lab: Advancing person-centered research and knowledge translation for respectful maternity care. Roots Community Birth Center Community Forum, November 2018 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Vedam S (Invited Keynote) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, McLemore M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: How do they define quality and safety? Optimal Outcomes in Women’s Health. November 4, 2018 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Vedam S (Invited Presentation) Stoll K, GVtM and CCinBC Steering Councils. Who defines quality and safety? Development and application of person-centered quality measures in maternity care. National Quality Forum Webinar, November 8, 2018.

Vedam S (Invited Keynote) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, McLemore M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: Person-centered measurement of quality and safety. All for One Conference. December 2018 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Vedam S (Invited Presentation) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, McLemore M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: How do they define quality and safety? Perinatal Quality Collaborative Unit, Centers for Disease Control, 2019. (Atlanta, Georgia)

Vedam S (Invited Presentation) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, McLemore M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. Addressing inequity in the care of childbearing families:Do midwives attend to person-centered outcomes? CPM Disparities Webinar. December 2019.

Vedam S (Invited Presentation) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, McLemore M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. They Threatened and Bullied Me: Examining Disparities in Autonomy, Respect, and Mistreatment Across Childbearing Communities. Gold Learning Maternal Health Conference, February 8, 2019.

Vedam S (Invited Presentation). Advancing equity, safety and respect for all US families: investing in transdisciplinary imagination. Weaving a Good Birth Network webinar, March 28, 2019.

Vedam S (Invited Presentation) Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Cadena M, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, McLemore M, Rushton E, Nethery E, DeClercq E, Tatum A, Hamilton L, and Consumer, Ethics, and Equity Task Forces. Giving Voice to Respect: Disparities in Autonomy, Respect, and Mistreatment in the United States . US Birth Summit IV, April 2, 2019 (Santa Fe, NM).

Vedam S (Invited Panelist), Crear-Perry J, Joseph J, Aiyepola A, Marcelle E, Cheyney M (moderator). The Childbirth Experience. Assessing Health Outcomes by Birth Setting, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, April 9, 2019.

Changing Childbirth in BC

2017, Vedam S. (Invited Speaker) What do women say? Too much, too soon. Maternal Health Initiative, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, April 2017.

2017, Rubashkin N, Baji P, Szebik I, Vedam S. (Conference Paper) Under-the-table payments for Mother-Baby Friendly Care in Hungary: effects on intervention rates and respectful care. International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, June 2017.

2016, Vedam S. (Invited Speaker) Person-centered maternity care: Measuring autonomy and respect in high resource countries. University of Sydney, Interprofessional Rounds, Royal Women’s Hospital. April 20.

2016, Vedam S, (Plenary Speaker) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K et al. Person-Centred Maternity Care: Measuring Autonomy and Respect in North America. Canadian Association of Midwives Annual General Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia.

2016, Vedam S, (Keynote Address) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K et al. Person-Centered Maternity Care: What Matters to Families in BC. 4th Northern Perinatal Conference, Northern Health Authority and First Nations Health Authority, Smithers, British Columbia

2016, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K et al. Patient-led decision making: Measuring Autonomy and Respect in Canadian maternity care. Society of Obstetricians and Gynecology Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.

2016, Vedam S, Stoll K, Jolicoeur G et al. (Conference Paper) Patient-led decision making: measuring autonomy and respect in Canadian maternity care. Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2015, Vedam S, (Invited Speaker) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K. Changing Childbirth in BC: Community Based Participatory Research Methods. The Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, September 2015

2015, Vedam S, (Invited Speaker) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K. Changing Childbirth in High Resource Countries: Whose Agenda and Whose Destiny? Corvinus Health Policy and Health Economics Conference: Informal Payments in Maternity Care, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary, September 2015

2015, Vedam S, (Invited Speaker) Changing Childbirth in North America: Evidence based models of maternity care that support physiologic labor and birth. Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, September 2015

2015, Vedam S, (Invited Speaker) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K et al. Changing Childbirth in BC: Women Speak of Autonomy, Respect and Trust. Midwifery Research and Education Unit. Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, September 2015

2015, Vedam S, Stoll K, Jolicoeur G, Partridge S, Tashlykova A, Korchinski M, Timmerman N. (Poster Presentation) Measuring Women’s Autonomy and Experience of Respectful Maternity Care. XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics, October 2015, Vancouver, BC

2015, Vedam S, Stoll K. Martin K. (Conference Paper) Measuring Autonomy and Respect: Development and psychometric testing of two new instruments. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, 10th session; June 16-18; Grange-Over-Sands, UK.

2014, Stoll K, Vedam S, Martin K. (Conference Paper) Changing Childbirth in BC: Women Leading Decisions in Maternity Care. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, 9th session, October 18-20; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2014, Vedam S. (Invited Presentation) Changing Childbirth in BC:Women working together to improve access to high quality maternity care. College of Midwives of BC Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.

2014, Vedam S, Stoll K, Martin K. Changing Childbirth in BC: Women taking charge. Community Town Hall, BC Women’s Hospital December 2014

Giving Voice to Mothers Study

2017, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) Stoll K, Monroe S, Jennie Joseph J, Paula Rojas P, Roberta Eaglehorse R, Strauss N, DeClercq E. et al. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: Measuring Respectful Maternity Care in North America. International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, June 2017.

2016, Vedam S, (Poster Presentation) Stoll K, DeClercq E. et al. Giving Voice to Mothers of Colour. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, 11th session. University of Western Sydney, Australia

Canadian Birth Place Study

2016, Vedam S, Stoll K, Schummers L et al. (Keynote Speaker) The Canadian Birth Place Study: Understanding conflict and controversy among maternity providers. Place of Birth Seminar, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. April 29.

2014, Vedam S. (Invited Presentation) The Canadian Birth Place Study: Explaining Conflict and Controversy around Home Birth. Home Birth Summit III: Advancing Equity through Voice, Policy, Practice and Research, Seattle, Washington, September 2014,.

2016, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) MacDorman M, Stoll K, DeClercq E, Cheyney M, Fisher T, et al. Mapping Access to High Quality Maternity Care Across Birth Settings. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, 11th session. University of Western Sydney, Australia.

2016, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K et al. Provider Attitudes and Birth Place: Negotiating Divergence in Philosophy, Scope and Practice. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, 11th session. University of Western Sydney, Australia

2016, Stoll K, Vedam S. (Conference Paper) The Canadian Birthplace Study: Examining educational, attitudinal, and environmental conditions that are Linked to Variations in Home Birth Rates Among Canadian Midwives. Canadian Association of Midwives Annual General Meeting, Victoria, BC

2013, Vedam S. (Conference Paper) Access Across Birth Settings: Examining Conflict and Controversy among Maternity Care Providers. American Public Health Association, November 2-6; Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

2011, Vedam S, Paine L, Rogers J, Schummers L, Stoll K. (Conference Paper) North American midwives: Who are we and what do we think about planned home birth? Presented at the North American Joint Annual Conference: Beyond Borders; Niagara Falls, NY, USA.

2011, Vedam S, Kaczorowski J, Rogers J, Fairbrother N, Schummers L. (Conference Paper) Why are American Midwives and Doctors in conflict over Home Birth? Lessons learned from The Canadian Birth Place Study. American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

2015, Vedam S, Stoll K. (Conference Paper) Access across birth settings: Understanding conflict and controversy among maternity providers. Canadian Public Health Association Annual Meeting; May, Vancouver, BC

2013, Vedam S, Stoll K, Klein M, Dharamsi, S. (Conference Paper) The Canadian Birth Place Study: Conversations with physicians and midwives. Family Medicine Forum; November 8, Vancouver, BC.

2012, Vedam S, Schummers L, Stoll K. (Conference Paper) The Canadian Birth Place Study: What are the sources of conflict and controversy? Canadian Association of Midwives Annual General Meeting; November 10-12, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

2010, Vedam S, Schummers L, Rogers J. (Conference Paper) The Canadian Birth Place Study: The environment for practice. Canadian Association of ton, Alberta.

The Access and Integration Maternity care Mapping Study

2017, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) MacDorman M, Stoll K, DeClercq E, Cheyney M, Fisher T, et al. The AIM Mapping study: access, outcomes, and equity in maternity care across 50 states. ACNM Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May.

2017, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) Stoll K, DeClercq E, Monroe S, Joseph J et al. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: respect, autonomy, and access to high quality care among communities of color. ACNM Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May

2017, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) MacDorman M, Stoll K, DeClercq E, Cheyney M, Fisher T, et al. Mapping Collaboration across 50 states: access, outcomes and equity. Poster Presentation. ACOG Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, May

2017, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) MacDorman M, Stoll K, DeClercq E, Cheyney M, Fisher T, et al. Mapping Integration of Midwives and Access to Physiologic Birth across 50 states. International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, , June 2017.

Home Birth Summit

2016, Vedam S. (Keynote Speaker) In search of common ground: the Home Birth Summit model for change. Place of Birth Seminar, University of Technology, Sydney, April 29.

2015, Vedam S, (Keynote, Award Recipient Address) In Search of Common Ground: The Home Birth Summit Model for Change. Foundation for Advancement of Midwifery Gala Event, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 2015

2014, Vedam S, Janoff S. (Conference Paper) In Search of Common Ground: The Home Birth Summit Model for Change. International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, June 2014, Prague, Czech Republic.

2014, Vedam S, DeVries R, Dahlen H, Niewenhuize M. (Symposium Chair) Whose agenda and whose destiny? The Ethics of birth place decisions. International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, June 2014, Prague, Czech Republic.

2014, Vedam S. (Invited Presentation) Collaboration in a High Conflict Zone: A Birth Place Toolkit for the Health Professions. Home Birth Summit III: Advancing Equity through Voice, Policy, Practice and Research, Seattle, Washington, September 2014

2014, Vedam S, Declercq E, Monroe S, McAllister E. (Invited Presentation) Listening to Home Birth Mothers and Mothers of Colour: study and pilot protocol. Home Birth Summit III: Advancing Equity through Voice, Policy, Practice and Research, Seattle, Washington, September 2014

2012, Vedam S. (Keynote Address) Moving from Dialogue to Action: The Future of home birth in the United States. CPM Symposium, Airlie Center, Warrenton, VA, USA.