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CONFERENCE TRACKS
 

Conference Tracks allow you to customize your conference experience around the subject that most impact your practice. NO NEED TO PRE-REGISTER for specific track. Choose the sessions you like on-site.

CERPs are L category unless stated otherwise. Learning Levels are indicated to assist with the selection of workshops and concurrent sessions (I = Beginner, II =Intermediate, III = Advanced). 

ADVOCACY TRACK

THURSDAY, 19 JULY
CONCURRENT SESSION (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)

Your Role in Lactation Support, Promotion, and Advocacy: A Global Look at Context, Evidence, Policy, and Strategy (Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, PhD, RN, IBCLC; Joan Meek MD, MS, RD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC; Tina West, MN, RN, IBCLC) I-III

Lactation Support in the Community: Addressing Inequities Through Micro-level Policy, System, and Environmental Changes (Nikia Fuller-Sankofa, MPH, MPA) I-III

 
CONCURRENT SESSION (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Anti-Lactation Backlash in Public Discourse: Themes, Context, and Strategies for Communicating with Families (Deborah van Wyck, IBCLC, MSc(A) Nursing, MA Counseling; Kimberley MacKenzie, BA Urban Studies, IBCLC, Certified Doula) I-III

Baby Friendly Community Initiatives (BFCI): From Vision to Implementation (Terrie Wefwafwa, HSC) I-III

 
FRIDAY, 20 JULY
CONCURRENT SESSION (11:15 AM - 12:15 PM)
BFHI Implementation: Challenges, Strategies, and Successes in Strengthening Care and Support Systems (Terrie Wefwafwa, HSC) I-III 

CONCURRENT SESSION (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)
Global Partner Panel (Panelists to be determined) I – III

WORKSHOP SESSION (2:15 PM - 4:15 PM)
WHO Guidelines on Protection, Promotion, and Support of Breastfeeding: Current Updates and Guidance for Facilities Providing Birth and Newborn Services (Trish MacEnroe, BS, CDN, CLC) I-III
 


EQUITY, DIVERSITY, and INCLUSION TRACK

THURSDAY, 19 JULY
CONCURRENT SESSION (12:45 AM - 1:45 PM)

Inequitable Access to Lactation, Inequitable Access to Health: Implications for the Fight Against Diabetes (Katia Contreras Garduño, MD/Pediatrics, IBCLC; Tania Rocio Garibay Huarte, MD, Neuropathologist, LC) I-II *This session is also offered during the Spanish Workshop on Friday, 20 July

Delivering a Culturally Congruent Public Health Message on Lactation to a Faith Community: An Innovative Breast Cancer Partnership with Susan G. Komen (Shafia Monroe, Independent Primary Midwife aka DEM, CDT, MPH) II-III

Gender and Queer Communities 101: Building a Foundation for Culturally Humble and Inclusive Care (Trevor MacDonald) I-III 

CONCURRENT SESSION (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Implicit Bias and Clinical Lactation Care: New Evidence and Implications for Lactation Specialists (Melanie Miller, BA, MA, IBCLC) I-III

 

CONCURRENT SESSION (3:45 PM - 4:45 PM)

A Cross-sectional Descriptive Study of Immigrant Muslim Arab Women in the United States: Lactation Patterns and Implications from a Socio-ecological Perspective (Wafa Khasawneh, PhD, MSN, IBCLC) I-III

Advancing Equity: Tools to Move Organizations from Intentions to Outcomes (Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, RLC) II-III *This session is also offered during the Spanish Workshop on Friday, 20 July

FRIDAY, 20 JULY
CONCURRENT SESSION (11:15 AM - 12:15 PM)
My Brain is Doing What? Bias, Ethics, and the Lactation Specialist (Cynthia Good, MS, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM) I-III

WORKSHOP SESSION (2:15 PM - 4:15 PM)

Building Gender Inclusion Into Your Practice: A Hands-On Workshop for Lactation Specialists (Trevor MacDonald) I-III

Deconstructing Fake Equity: Lessons Learned From a Dominant Culture Institution (Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RD, IBCLC; Aunchalee Loscalzo Palmquist, PhD, IBCLC; Stacy Davis, BA, IBCLC; Felisha Floyd, BS, CLC, IBCLC) I-III

SPANISH WORKSHOP SESSION (2:15 PM - 6:30 PM)

Desigualdad en el Acceso a la Lactancia, Desigualdad en el Acceso a la Salud: Implicaciones para la Lucha contra la Diabetes (Katia Contreras Garduño, Médico Pediatra, IBCLC; Tania Rocio Garibay Huarte, MD/Neuropatología,Consultora de Lactancia) I-II *This session is also offered in English at 12:45pm Thursday, 19 July.

Trabajando por Equidad: Herramientas para Mover Organizaciones desde Intenciones a Resultados (Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, RLC) II-III *This session is also offered in English at 3:15pm Thursday, 19 July.

WORKSHOP SESSION (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Practical Skills for Doing the Work: Creating an Inclusive Practice to More Equitably Serve Our Diverse Communities (Angie Bond, PhD, MS, Lead Drexler) I-II
 


ETHICS TRACK

THURSDAY, 19 JULY
CONCURRENT SESSION (12:45 PM - 1:45 PM)
Conflicts of Interest among Professional Associations: Impact on Lactation Support (Nigel Rollins, MD, PhD, MPH) I-III

 
FRIDAY, 20 JULY
CONCURRENT SESSION (11:15 AM - 12:15 PM)
My Brain is Doing What? Bias, Ethics, and the Lactation Specialist (Cynthia Good, MS, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM) I-III

WORKSHOP SESSION (2:15 PM - 6:30 PM)
Understanding, Monitoring, and Applying the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: A Practical Workshop for Lactation Specialists in All Settings (ILCA International Code Committee) I-III

CONCURRENT SESSION (3:15 PM - 4:15 PM)
Conflict of Interest Bingo: How Commercial Interests Pursue Thought Leaders (Elizabeth Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA) II-III
 


RESEARCH TRACK

THURSDAY, 19 JULY
CONCURRENT SESSION (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
Length of Stay and Breastfeeding Status Associated with Type of Milk Supplementation Among Late Preterm Infants in a Mother/Baby Unit: Results of a Retrospective Chart Review (Rebecca (Becky) Mannel, BS, IBCLC, CPH; Jennifer Peck, PhD) II-III
 
CONCURRENT SESSION (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Implicit Bias and Clinical Lactation Care: New Evidence and Implications for Lactation Specialists (Melanie Miller, BA, MA, IBCLC) I-III

CONCURRENT SESSION (3:45 PM - 4:45 PM)
New Studies Underway at the InfantRisk Center: Oncogenic Genes and Endocannabinoids in Human Milk (Thomas Hale, RPh, PhD) II-III

A Cross-sectional Descriptive Study of Immigrant Muslim Arab Women in the United States: Lactation Patterns and Implications from a Socio-ecological Perspective 
(Wafa Khasawneh, PhD, MSN, IBCLC) I-III
 
 
FRIDAY, 21 JULY
WORKSHOP SESSION (2:15 PM - 4:15 PM)

Oral Research Presentations I-III

Development and Psychometric Testing of the Nipple Shield Satisfaction Scale (NSSS) (Colette Acker, IBCLC)

Factors influencing Expressed Breast Milk Volumes of Mothers with Preterm Infants in the NICU (Deborah Pollard, PhD, RNC, IBCLC)

Infant Feeding Experiences of Mothers Receiving Medication Assisted Treatment for an Opioid Use Disorder (Kelly McGlothen, BSN, RN, IBCLC)

Lactation Consultants’ Knowledge and Perception of Using Telehealth for Breastfeeding Support (Azza Ahmed, DNSc, IBCLC, CPNP; Wilaiporrn Rojjanasrirat, PhD, IBCLC)

Development and Evaluation of a Lactation Rotation for a Pediatric Residency Program (Jennifer Albert, APN/CNP, WHNP-BC, IBCLC; Jody Heinrichs-Breen, BSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC)

Social and Structural Factors that Impact Young Mothers’ Infant Feeding Behaviors: Community-Based Participatory Research with Diverse Young Mothers and Providers (Ruth Konoff, MSOT, OTR/L, IBCLC; Tina Benitez, IBCLC)


CONCURRENT SESSION (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Treatment of Mastitis: Evidence on the Association of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation and a Reduction in Antibiotic Use (Ellen Chetwynd, PhD, MPH, IBCLC) III
 


TONGUE TIE TRACK

THURSDAY, 19 JULY
CONCURRENT SESSION (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Using the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function: Guidance for Clinical Settings (Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA) I-II
 
FRIDAY, 20 JULY
CONCURRENT SESSION (11:15 AM - 12:15 PM)
To Clip or Not to Clip? Clinical Dilemmas Regarding the Release of Posterior Tongue Tie and their Implications for Infant Feeding (Gina Wiessman, DMD, RN, IBCLC) II

WORKSHOP SESSION (2:15 PM - 4:15 PM)
When Frenotomy Is Not Enough: A Deeper Understanding of Tethered Oral Tissue Effects on Breastfeeding, Infant Motor Learning, and Clinical Management Strategies (Robin Glass, MS, OTR/L, IBCLC) II-III

WORKSHOP SESSION (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
The Impact of Ankyloglossia on Tongue Mechanics and Lactation Outcomes (Bobak Ghaheri, MD) I-III