Symposium 2021: Advancing Lactation Science to Improve Care

Join us to learn from global experts about the latest research and network with your peers!

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Join Medela on September 21st – 22nd, 2021 for our 15th annual – and first-ever fully virtual! – Global Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium, during which we will also celebrate 60 years of turning science into care and nurturing health for generations.

Your EUR 60 registration fee includes:

  • Access to live events on both Symposium days
  • All presentations available on-demand through June 2022
  • Direct interaction with industry experts
  • Access to themed rooms, including Medela’s 60th Anniversary room
  • Access to posters from our popular poster session
  • Extensive networking, learning, and connection opportunities with peers and professionals

US Nurses only: This program has been approved for 6.25 Contact Hours for US nurses; provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13692.
Canada: While this educational activity is not officially endorsed by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), nurses may claim it as a continuous learning (CL) activity (6.25 CL Hours ) toward renewal of the CNA certification credential if it is related to their nursing specialty. Pre-authorization from the CNA Certification Program is not required. Participants are encouraged to retain a confirmation of attendance.
Registration EUR 60 registration fee, with no-cost access to clinicians based in low-income countries. Find out how to qualify below!

Countdown to event:

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Ready to take part in this landmark event?

Ticket price 60 EUR

Sign up today to listen to insights from leading researchers in the lactation field, exchange ideas and share experiences with like-minded professionals, and interact directly with our experts.


The Symposium will take place from 4:00PM to 7:00PM Central European Time on both days.

See our FAQ section for information about how nurses in the USA and Canada can receive credit hours for attending!

Sharing Clinical Evidence Around the World

We believe that to improve health outcomes, we must remove barriers. If you are interested in attending the Symposium and are either a clinician residing in a low-income country* or work for a nonprofit organization, you can attend at no cost.
See our registration page for more information.

*as defined by the World Bank Global Index

Poster submission

We are thrilled to host our popular poster exhibition session – for the first time virtually. All participants are invited to present their unique experience and expert knowledge in a scientific poster during the event. If chosen to present your poster, you will be eligible for complimentary registration to our full Symposium.

Last chance! Extended deadline for poster submission: 7th of August 2021.

Donation for 60 years of Medela

In celebration of our 60th anniversary, Medela is providing several participating Ronald McDonald House® programmes around the world with a hospital-grade Symphony and accessories to support RMHC® families. You can use your registration fee to provide additional breastfeeding supplies to several Ronald McDonald House programs chosen by Medela.