On behalf of the LCANZ Conference organising committee, we invite you to join us at the Rydges Melbourne for the 6th Transnational LCANZ Breastfeeding Conference.
The theme for this year is Sustaining Breastfeeding into the Future – Science Skills and Systems.
Our conference will host an array of quality international and local speakers as well as many dynamic oral and poster presentations selected by our scientific committee relevant to one or more of the sub-themes.
Whatever your involvement with breastfeeding/lactation, this conference is guaranteed to inspire and provide an opportunity to connect with others, share knowledge and develop skills to IMPACT positively when partnering with families and other health professionals.
Our conference will host an array of quality international and local speakers as well as many dynamic oral and poster presentations selected by our scientific committee relevant to one or more of the sub-themes listed below:
• Original investigative research studies related to breastfeeding, lactation and human milk
• Clinical skills for supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies, including case studies
• Supporting lactation and breastfeeding into the future
• Understanding the Science of Lactation
• Enabling the Skills of Breastfeeding
• Supportive Systems for maintaining optimal infant feeding
• Breastfeeding exclusivity and duration
• Issues related to donor milk and expressed milk
• Evidence to inform breastfeeding policies
Karleen Gribble BRurSc PhD. Karleen Gribble is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Her interests include infant and young child feeding in emergencies, regulation of the marketing of breastmilk substitutes, child rights, adoption reform, and treatment of infants within child protection, immigration detention, and criminal justice systems.
Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC. Catherine Watson Genna is in private practice in New York City since 1992. She is particularly interested in dyads with medical challenges to breastfeeding. In addition to mentoring lactation interns, she uses her clinical photos and videos in presentations to healthcare professionals on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems around the world. Catherine participates in a research collaborative with Columbia University and Tel Aviv University Departments of Biomedical Engineering, investigating biomechanics of the lactating nipple and aspects of sucking and swallowing in breastfeeding infants.
For further details on the conference, please visit https://www.lcanzconference.com/