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.

By registering, you will get:

  • Access to live events on both Symposium days
  • All presentations available on-demand from 27th September 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
  • Access to interactive “Medela Lactation Science Challenge” via App and the chance to win a prize

The full EUR 60 registration fee will be used to donate breastfeeding supplies to several Ronald McDonald House® programmes chosen by Medela.

Registration EUR 60 registration fee, with no-cost access to clinicians based in low-income countries. Find out how to qualify below!

Already registered? Click here to join the event. Virtual doors open on 21 September 2021.

Countdown to event:

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  • 9Hours
  • 46Minutes
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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 Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that works for non-profit, you can attend at no cost.

See our registration page for more information.

*as defined by the World Bank Global Index

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. The full Symposium registration fee will be used to support this multi-country initiative providing breastfeeding supplies to several Ronald McDonald House programmes chosen by Medela.

Poster session

Abstract submission is now closed.

We are thrilled to host our popular poster session, in which latest research and evidence around lactation, human milk and breastfeeding will be presented during the event. Register for the event to attend live virtual exchanges around the posters and network with like-minded professionals. Vote for the best poster and win prizes! As part of the registration fee, on-demand access to all posters is granted until June 2022, together with a downloadable abstract booklet.