The Mid-Pacific Conference on Birth and Primal Health Research will take place on October 26-28, 2012, in Honolulu. The venue will be the Hawaii Convention Center, and APPPAH will have a presence there.

The main objective of the conference will be to phrase new questions after presenting an overview of technical and scientific advances that will influence the history of childbirth. The participation of Pr. Michael Stark, the "father" of the new simplified technique of cesarean, will symbolize technical advances, while the participation of Pr Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg, as an expert in behavioural effects of oxytocin, will symbolize scientific advances. The need to think globally will be emphasized by the participation of Dr Mario Merialdi, coordinator for maternal and perinatal health at WHO.

The Mid-Pacific conference will be characterized by the emergence of new important themes, such as the transgenerational effects of early experiences (during the "primal period"), the expected importance of economical factors in the evolution of medicine in general and obstetrics in particular, and also by the great diversity of renewed practical topics presented during the thirty concurrent sessions and through posters.