Symposium programme for 21-23 + 26 September 2021

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Day - 1, 21 September 2021

PROTECTING HUMAN MILK AND BREASTFEEDING IN A COVID-19 WORLD
16:00 Speaker: ANNETTE BRÜLS (CEO Medela) | Welcome and introduction
16:10 Speaker: PROF. LARS BODE (USA) | Safety evaluation of human milk at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic
16:25 Speaker: DR. REBECCA POWELL (USA) | The protective effect of human milk against COVID-19
16:40 PANELISTS | Panel discussion with Prof. Lars Bode and Dr. Rebecca Powell
16:50 Break
17:00 Speaker: DR. DANI DUMITRIU (USA) | The impact of COVID-19 on breastfeeding
17:15 Speaker: HER EXCELLENCY TOYIN SARAKI (NG) | The Sub-saharan effect: COVID-19, maternal and neonatal health and the community-centered approaches to building back better
17:30 Speaker: PROF. HANS VAN GOUDOEVER (NL) | Clinical practices to preserve and promote breastfeeding in a COVID-19 era
17:45 PANELISTS | Panel discussion with Prof. Hans van Goudoever, Dr. Dani Dumitriu and H.E. Toyin Saraki
17:55 Break
25 YEARS OF RESEARCH – LEARNINGS AND FUTURE INNOVATION
18:00 Speaker: HOST | Introduction to the session
18:05 Speaker: MICHAEL LARSSON (CH) | Research at Medela: How it all began
18:15 Speaker: PROF. DONNA GEDDES (AU) | A 25-year journey in human lactation from discovery to translation
18:35 Speaker: PROF. PAULA MEIER (USA) | Initiation breast pump technology: Integrating clinical scholarship and basic science research
18:55 Speaker: HOST | Summary
19:00-19:30 LIVE CHAT WITH OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Day - 2, 22 September 2021

PROGRESSING CLINICAL STANDARDS OF CARE FOR LACTATION
16:00 Speaker: HOST | Introduction to the session
16:05 Speaker: PROF. SHUPING HAN (CN) | Continuous quality improvement practices on human milk feedingof very low birth weight infants
16:20 Speaker: DR. ROSALINA BARROSO (PT) | Increasing the dose of own mother‘s milk in the NICU: A quality improvement approach
16:35 PANELISTS | Panel discussion with Prof. Shuping Han and Dr. Rosalina Barroso
16:50 Break
16:55 Speaker: PROF. CHRISTOPH FUSCH (DE)| Optimization of nutrient intake in the NICU
17:10 Speaker: PROF. PAULA MEIER (USA) | Best practices for the initiation of lactation in the NICU
17:25 PANELISTS | Panel discussion with Prof. Christoph Fusch and Prof. Paula Meier
17:35 Break
TRANSLATING EVIDENCE TO PRACTICE
17:45 Speaker: KIMBERLY SEALS ALLERS (USA) | Understanding experiences of bias in hospital lactation support from African American and BIPOC women: Data from an 18-month study of the IRTH project
18:05 Speaker: HOST | Q & A with Kimberly Seals Allers
18:15 Speaker: PROF. DIANE SPATZ (USA)| A call to action: Ensuring coming to volume for all lactating parents
18:35 Speaker: HOST | Q & A with Prof. Diane Spatz
18:45 Speaker: HOST | Closing remarks
19:00-19:30 LIVE CHAT WITH OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Day - 3, 23 September 2021
Australia (APAC) local symposium agenda

AUSTRALIA (APAC) LOCAL SYMPOSIUM
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08:0009:00 Speaker: HOST | Introduction
08:0509:05 Speaker: PROF. PAULA MEIER (US) | Best practices for the initiation of lactation in the NICU
08:2009:20 Speaker: PROF. DIANE SPATZ (US) | A call to action: Ensuring coming to volume for all lactating parents
08:4009:40 Speaker: PANELISTS | Panel discussion with Prof. Paula Meier and Prof. Diane Spatz
9:0010:00 Speaker: HOST | Closing remarks

Day – 4, 26 September 2021
China Local symposium agenda

CHINA SYMPOSIUM AGENDA (China Standard Time)
14:00 Host opening
14:10 Part I: Global expert roundtable
14:45 Part II: Progressing clinical standards of care for lactation in China
Baby-friendly hospital initiatives in China
  • BFHI – 10 steps journey in China
  • Panel discussion
15:25 Break
16:00 Promoting human milk usage in NICUs in China
  • Consensus statement of human milk usage in NICU
  • NICU continuous quality improvement practices on human milk usage
  • Q&A with Speakers
16:45 Part III: The science of care: 60 years
  • Advancing science-based breastfeeding practices in China
  • 10-year academic partnership in China
17:05 Host closing remark