#ILCA18 Virtual Conference



Join Us for the #ILCA18 Virtual Conference:

LEARNING: INNOVATIVE EDUCATION on the topics you need. 12 Continuing Education Units will be available for the Virtual Conference.

CONNECTION: BUILD RELATIONSHIPS with the entire #ILCA18 community by joining our Online CONNECT Community, exclusively for conference participants. Chat with both face-to-face and virtual contributors, get your questions answered by speakers, and find and share resources on the topics discussed at the conference.

BUILD THE SESSIONS YOU NEED: In addition to the scheduled sessions, #ILCA18 virtual attendees get FREE additional continuing education. Choose the content YOU need most by selecting an additional credit from our on-demand learning in the Knowledge Center.

LIVE OR ON YOUR TIME: Participate LIVE 20 - 21 July or watch on YOUR time - 60 full days of ACCESS to your content.

EASY TO USE + HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT: We are here to help! You will receive a direct link to our EASY-TO-USE conference platform with dedicated and patient tech support. During the live sessions, our professional tech support is staffed by skilled moderators. We love bringing your online questions to the floor of #ILCA18!




#ILCA18 Virtual Conference Schedule

View it LIVE (all times are PDT) and/or access it for 60 days after the event!



11:15AM - 12:15PM

Concurrent Session: Safe Infant Sleep: Who Decides and on What Evidence? (James McKenna, PhD)

12:15PM - 2:15PM


2:15PM - 3:15PM

Global Partners Panel

3:15PM - 4:15PM

Concurrent Session: Conflict of Interest Bingo: How Commercial Interests Pursue Thought Leaders (Elizabeth Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA) *eligible for E-CERP

4:15PM - 4:30PM


4:30PM - 5:30PM

Concurrent Session: Treatment of Mastitis: Evidence on the Association of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation and a Reduction in Antibiotic Use (Ellen Chetwynd, PhD, MPH, IBCLC) 

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Concurrent Session: Diet Does Matter During Lactation: Implications of Recent Research on Fatty Acid Composition and Other Nutrients in Human Milk (Laurel Wilson, Maternal Child Health/Lactation Consulting, BSC, IBCLC, RLC, CLE, CCCE, CLD, CPPI)


8:00AM - 9:00AM

Plenary Session: Current Research on Preventing HIV Transmission during Lactation (Nigel Rollins, MD, PhD, MPH)

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Plenary Session: Empowering Transgender and Non-binary Parents: Gender Dysphoria Research, Coping Strategies, and the Impact of Lactation Support (Trevor MacDonald)

10:00AM - 10:30AM


10:30AM - 11:30AM

Plenary Session: The WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: Global Relevance and Contemporary Challenges (Terrie Wefwafwa, HSC)

11:30AM - 12:45PM


12:45PM - 1:45PM

Plenary Session: Advocacy Needs, Strategies, and Outcomes: Applying Lessons Learned by ILCA’s Global Partner, ACCLAM, in Your Setting (Mariana Colmenares MD, IBCLC)

1:45PM - 2:45PM

Plenary Session: Step Up and Step Back: Guidance for Individuals and Institutions Addressing Inequity (Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC, FAND)

2:45PM - 3:00PM


3:00PM - 4:00PM

Plenary Session: Skin-to-Skin Contact: Current Research and Mediating Mechanisms (Nils Bergman, MB ChB, DCH, MPH, MD)




ILCA is committed to ensuring the lactation community has access to #ILCA18, even in low-resource countries. All prices are in USD. Virtual Conference pricing is based on the same equity pricing model as our annual membership dues:


Category A: Standard/Clinical Members - $165, Students/Supporters - $89, Retired - $66

Category B: Standard/Clinical Members - $32, Students/Supporters - $19, Retired - $13

Category C: Standard/Clinical Members - $8, Students/Supporters - $5, Retired - $4

Category D: Standard/Clinical Members - $4, Students/Supporters - $2, Retired - $2

Non-Member Pricing: $241

Consider if ILCA Membership is right for you! More info HERE


Determine your category by finding your country below. Equity pricing is based on the World Bank Economy Indicators.

CATEGORY A: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin (French part), Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

CATEGORY B: Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iran (Islamic Rep.), Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, Serbia, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela RB

CATEGORY C: Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, Rep., Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt (Arab Rep.), El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia (Fed. Sts.), Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, São Tomé and Principe, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen (Rep.), Zambia

CATEGORY D: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea, Dem. People's Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Zimbabwe