Conference programme for 4 and 5 April 2019

Thursday, 4 April 2019

11.30    Registration and lunch

13.00    Welcome and introduction

The value of human milk

13.30    The wide range of normal breastfeeding patterns and milk production
Dr Jacqueline Kent (AUS)    

14.15    Exploiting the evolution of lactation: a new paradigm for intervention strategies to improve health outcomes of preterm babies
Prof Kevin Nicholas (AUS)    

15.00    Break   

15.30    Making a business case for breastfeeding promotion: an evidence-based approach
Dr Subhash Pokhrel (UK) 

16.15    Share point and question time    

16.45    Wrap-up and agenda for next day    

17.00    Welcome reception  

Friday, 5 April 2019

08.00 Registration and coffee

08.30 Welcome and introduction

The unique components of human milk

08.45    Human milk immune composition: from simplicity to complexity
Assoc. Prof Daniel Munblit (UK)    

09.30    Human milk microbiota and early gut colonisation
Dr María Carmen Collado (ESP)  
10.15    Break    

10.45    The impact of human milk on programming appetite control and body composition
Assoc. Prof Donna Geddes (AUS)    

11.30    Share point and question time    

12.00    Lunch    

12.45    Close of poster presentations    

The use of human milk in the NICU  

13.00    The handling practices of human milk in the NICU
Dr Daniel Klotz (GER)    

13.45    Optimising feeding practices of human milk in the NICU
Dr Janet Berrington (UK)    

14.30    Break    

15.00    Poster award    

15.15    Helping mothers of vulnerable infants reach their personal breastfeeding goals
Prof Diane Spatz (USA)    

16.00    Share point and question time 
16.30    Wrap-up and closing remarks   

16.45    Symposium closes 

Programme may be subject to change