Symposium programme for 4 and 5 April 2019

Thursday, 4 April 2019

11.30    Registration and lunch

13.00    Welcome and Keynote speaker
Chief Executive of BLISS, the UKs leading charity for babies born premature or sick
Caroline Lee-Davey

The value of human milk

13.30    Breastfeeding with confidence - understanding 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    LactaMap: An online lactation care support system
Melinda Boss (AUS)

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

16.30    Share point and question time

17.00    Wrap up and agenda for the next day

17.15    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    How fat is too fat? Development of body composition over the first year of life in breastfed infants
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    Milk feeds: from zero to hero
Dr Janet Berrington (UK)    

14.30    Break    

15.00    Poster award    

15.15    Getting it right: The critical window for establishing lactation
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