Call for abstracts

Call for abstacts is now open for the 17th international research seminar and workshop on childbearing and neonatal research. Deadline for abstract submission is May 31st 2023.

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Seminar dates:

September 18 – 20, 2023

Call for abstacts:

March 21 - May 31, 2023

Seminar participation is free of charge.

The research seminar and workshop is organized by Childbearing – the qualitative research network (BfiN), Network for Women’s Health in Childbearing, with the focus on Migrants and Minorities, (WoMBH-net) and Centre for Women’s, Family and Child Health, University of South-Eastern Norway (USN).

The aim of the research seminar and workshop is to enable a deeper understanding of various qualitative approaches and methods used in childbearing research. Qualitative research is an important tool for developing optimal care in childbearing from parents’ and professionals’ perspectives, and during the seminar, we will focus on traditional as well as evolving research methods in presentations and workshops.

Participants will have the possibility to present her/ his qualitative research project in the areas of childbearing, from pregnancy, birth, postpartum and neonatal care, focusing on approaches and methods used in the studies. The seminar will provide the opportunity to exchange experiences and elaborate on present and future collaborative international research in qualitative research methods.

Call for abstracts:

Researchers and doctoral students are welcome to submit an abstract of a maximum of 250 words. Please indicate if you prefer an oral or a poster presentation. Deadline for abstract submission is May 31st 2023.

Please send your abstract to Professor Bente Dahl (, with copy to Professor Terese Bondas (

The scientific management team will review the abstracts, and the authors will be informed of acceptance no later than June 10th.

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Terese Bondas, University of Stavanger,
Prof. Bente Dahl, University of South-Eastern Norway,


Collaborators include University of Stavanger, University of South-Eastern Norway (Centre for Women’s, Family and Child Health), University of A Coruna (Grincar), Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and Telemark Hospital Trust (Psykisk Helse).


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