Symposium 2021: Advancing Lactation Science to Improve Care

15th Global Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium

From September 21st – 22nd this year, Medela will connect and empower the medical community from around the world with the latest evidence-based information on lactation to preserve and protect breastfeeding. You are invited to join us for our 15th – and first-ever virtual! – Global Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium.

We are thrilled to bring together some of the world’s most influential human milk and lactation experts for a unique opportunity to understand new insights, research, and discoveries. It will give you the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices with like-minded professionals, and interact directly with leaders in the field of human milk. 

Preview of agenda and speakers

This year’s all-virtual conference embraces the theme advancing lactation science to improve care by focusing on: 
•    Protecting human milk and breastfeeding in a COVID-19 world
•    Progressing clinical standards of care for lactation
•    Translating evidence to practice to improve outcomes

Our agenda features some of the most renowned human milk and lactation minds representing diverse expertise and unique perspectives, such as:

Prof. Lars Bode (US)

Prof. Lars Bode (US)

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology and Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of California, San Diego

Prof. Donna Geddes (AUS)

Prof. Donna Geddes (AUS)

The University of Western Australia

Prof. Johannes van Goudoever (NL)

Prof. Johannes van Goudoever (NL)

Emma Children's Hospital, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Assistant Prof. Rebecca Powell (US)

Assistant Prof. Rebecca Powell (US)

Division of Infectious Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

Prof. Diane Spatz (US)

Prof. Diane Spatz (US)

Professor of Perinatal Nursing & The Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Faculty Advisor to Student Nurses at Penn, Nurse Scientist for the Lactation Program Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

… and this is just a sneak peek of what you can expect – more details to follow.

How To Register

Registration opens end of June 2021. Register for our newsletter below and you will get first-access to event information. Meanwhile, stay tuned for educational opportunities and other exciting news from the field of human milk and lactation.

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Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local Medela representative or email us directly. 
 

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