Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition

2019 Annual Conference

 Breastfeeding in the Bay State 2019 will be Monday, September 23, 2019

Conference registration OPENS IN MAY.  Please email or call 781.893.3553 if further information is needed.

Jointly provided by Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Department of Continuing Education, and the Massachusetts Section of ACOG. 
The conference takes place at the Massachusetts Medical Society Conference Center at Waltham Woods

Breastfeeding in the Bay State 2019

Breastfeeding in the Bay State is an annual conference for lactation professionals, doctors, midwives, doulas, nutritionists, volunteer breastfeeding counselors and others interested in evidence-based breastfeeding information. The conference is followed by the annual meeting for the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition; all are welcome.

Cost: $150 general admission; $175 if requesting CME. With options for MBC membership at reduced rate

Registration is ONLY available in advance – there will be no walk-ins accepted!  Seating at the conference is on a first-come, first-served basis. Later arrivals might be seated in an overflow room with video.

The registration deadline is TBD.  If you choose to pay by check, payment MUST be RECEIVED by the registration deadline or you will no longer be considered registered. It is your responsibility to ensure that we receive your check on time.  Requests for cancellation and refund can be made until TBD. Refunds will be the cost of registration minus a $10 handling fee.  You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email.  If you have questions about the program, please contact conference@massbreastfeeding.org, or 781-893-3553.

AGENDA

7:30-8:15 Registration, Continental breakfast

8:15-8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Sherry Spacco RN, IBCLC, MBC Chair

OPENING KEYNOTE

“The Longterm Legacy: Breastmilk, the Epigenome, and Microbiome”                        Laurel Wilson

MORNING PLENARIES

“WHO updates to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: What that means to Massachusetts.”                                  

Trish MacEnroe, BS, Chief Executive Officer Baby Friendly USA

“MDPH Breastfeeding Updates”                                                                                                   Ellen Tolan RD, LDN, IBCLC WIC State Breastfeeding Coordinator

“The Boston Breastfeeding Coalition-Collaborations to Build Equity & Support”                      Erica Pike, MS, CLC Communications and Policy Manager Vital Village Network

AFTERNOON PLENARIES

“Breastfeeding’s Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse: Hypoglycemia, Hyponatremia,         Weight Loss, and Hyperbilirubinemia”                                                                       Marsha Walker RN, IBCLC

“Pasteurized Human Donor Human Milk & Cultural Sensitivity”                                     Naomi Bar-Yam Ph.D. Executive Director, Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast

    CLOSING KEYNOTE

The Impact of Social Media on New Parents”

Laurel Wilson

5:00 – 7:00 pm Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition Annual Meeting (open to all – light dinner included. Please RSVP when you register for the conference)

Continuing Education credits have been granted as follows: 

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD ™.   Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Massachusetts Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education (UMMS-OCME) and Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition.  The UMMS-OCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

IBLCE has approved this event for: TBD

This presentation conforms to Continuing Education requirements under 244 CMR 5.00 for TBD contact hours for Registered Nurses.

Register Here

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4xlgsxfab&oeidk=a07egbnk0px729c6a44