Please excuse me if I seem a little cynical or perhaps even a little paranoid.
My good colleague and I have just had three abstracts declined for this conference. The topic of the conference is "Doing it better: Working together". It seems however that there is a marked lack of interest in doing it better and working together with midwives, this is despite the fact that all three abstracts were very relevant to the conference theme. We have been told that the quality of abstracts was extremely high, although the conference organisers did have to put out a second call for abstracts and offered support and assistance to those who might be struggling!!!!