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Breastfeeding in the Bay State 2018
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 September 17, 2018. 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 September 14th, 2017 . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or 781-893-3553.
7:30-8:15 Registration, Continental breakfast
8:15-8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Sherry Spacco RN, IBCLC, MBC Chair
8:30-10:00 am Keynote: Falling in Love with Lactation All Over Again – Clifton Kenon, Jr., DNP, RN, IBCLC, MSN, RLC
10:00 -10:30 am Networking Break & Exhibits
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Marijuana During Pregnancy and Lactation: High Time for Review – Lauren Hanley, MD, FACOG, IBCLC, FABM
12:00-12:30 pm MA Dept. of Public Health Breastfeeding Updates – Ellen Tolan RD, LDN, IBCLC
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS/CLOSING KEYNOTE
1:30 – 3:30 PM Breakout sessions (pick one when registering – all sessions qualify for all CEUs, CME’s and CERPS)
1) Physician Panel Discussion: Newborn Weight and Supplementation Protocols
2) Nurses Workshop: Newborn Hypoglycemia and Breastfeeding the Late Preterm and Term Infant – Current Evidence and Strategies Jennifer Riley, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
3) Private Practice Lactation Consultant (Panel Discussion)
4) Breastfeeding “Bridge to Home” for Those Families at Most Risk (Panel Discussion)
3:00-3:30 pm Networking Break & Exhibits
3:30-5:00 pm Closing Keynote: Coming Face to Face with Our Biases, Everyday Ethics in Practice – Clifton Kenon, Jr., DNP, RN, IBCLC, MSN, RLC
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 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. 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: 6 L-CERPs, 1.5 E-CERPs, and 3.5 R-CERPS
This presentation conforms to Continuing Education requirements under 244 CMR 5.00 for 7.4 contact hours for Registered Nurses.