ACNM Preliminary Schedule of Activities

American College of Nurse Midwives to Cambodia

October 7th, 2023 – October 13th, 2023

ACNM Preliminary Schedule of Activities

American College of Nurse Midwives to Cambodia

OCTOBER 7-13, 2023

This Preliminary Schedule of Activities represents the initial plans for the delegation as developed in cooperation with your delegation leader, your professional counterparts, and our research team. The Final Schedule of Activities, published approximately 30 days prior to your delegation convening, will be adjusted to reflect the composition of the delegation, unique opportunities, and scheduling with your professional counterparts.

The Preliminary Topics of Discussion and Areas Of Focus For The Exchange Are:

  1. Discuss culturally congruent care and how bias can affect the care we provide.
  2. Discuss models of prenatal care such as individualized care and group prenatal care
  3. Discuss methods for supporting women during labor and birth.
  4. Discuss best practices for common midwifery issues such as nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, fetal malpresentation at term, protracted labor, management of postpartum hemorrhage.

Preliminary schedule of activities

Day 1 (Saturday) October 7, 2023                    Phnom Penh: Cultural Day

Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, delegates and guests will arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport throughout the day and check into the Palace Gate Hotel.

In the evening, join your Delegation Leader and Delegation Manager at the hotel for an orientation and cultural briefing. The group will be briefed on the political and cultural diversity and receive further information on the program.

Overnight: Palace Gate HotelPalace gate Hotel & Resort

Day 2 (Sunday) October 8, 2023                    Phnom Penh: Cultural Day

This morning delegates and guests will explore the Royal Palace original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. See the spectacular reception halls and historic royal costumes. The elegant Silver Pagoda, with its solid-silver floor, is a reminder of the prosperity of the former royal families.

Afternoon visit the Tuol Sleng Museum displays photographs of men, women and children covering the walls from floor to ceiling; virtually all the people pictured were later killed.

Later visit the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, a concentration camp. Over 8,000 skulls, arranged by sex and age, are visible behind the clear glass panels of the Memorial Stupa.

Overnight: Palace Gate HotelPalace gate Hotel & Resort

Day 3 (Monday) October 9, 2023                   Phnom Penh: Professional Day

Meet with the Cambodian Council of Nurses, Cambodian Midwives Association and the Ministry of Health representatives for a briefing on the role of Midwives in Cambodia.

In the afternoon, visit the University of Puthisastra to meet with the faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. Discuss how midwives are educated and regulated.  The faculty and students will discuss how Cambodian Nurse Midwives interact with other nursing staff, physicians, and community/traditional birth workers.

Overnight: Palace Gate HotelPalace gate Hotel & Resort

Day 4 (Tuesday) October 10, 2023                Fly Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

This morning, visit the Royal Phnom Penh Hospital , a private hospital, which touts state of the art technology. Meet the staff nurse midwives and tour the birth center.

Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. The balance of the day is free for you to recharge and relax.  The Hotel pool and recreational facilities are exceptional.

Overnight: Sokha HotelSokha Palace Hotel

Day 5 (Wednesday) October 11, 2023                     Siem Reap: Professional Day

Start the day by visiting Neak Tep Hospital , a public, tertiary care hospital and later visit The

Royal Angkor International Hospital a regional hospital affiliated with Bangkok Hospital Medical Centre. Meet with the staff midwives and labor and delivery staff.

Overnight: Sokha HotelSokha Palace Hotel

Day 6 (Thursday) October 12, 2023                Siem Reap: Cultural Day

Early morning, delegates and guests will depart from hotel to view sunrise over Angkor Wat temple, the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Delegates and guests will enjoy exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. (Tip: Make sure to wear good walking shoes for the morning site visit to Angkor Wat)

Back to hotel for breakfast and enjoy leisure time at your hotel.

This afternoon, delegates and guests will experience by Remork (Tuk Tuk) to visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, drawing a perfect square. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces.

From here, continue to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur and is well-known for its 54 towers with enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.

Later visit Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples.

Overnight: Sokha HotelSokha Palace Hotel

Day 7 (Friday) October 13, 2023           Siem Reap – Departure

Today transfer to the airport to connect your flight back home or to join the extension program to Bangkok, Thailand.