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April 23, 2012 Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners.

These details about the Physician Conference are from the seminar brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a pdf.

The Tongue-Tie Controversy

Can tongue-tie affect infant feeding?

According to many medical schools, the answer is no. However, many parents find conflicting information on the internet and seek answers from their health-care providers. Learn from an experienced practitioner the current evidence on tongue tie and infant feeding and provide the most up-to-date information to the families you serve.

Speaker: James G. Murphy, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Naval Medical Center, San Diego CA

Monday, April 23, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Buffet Dinner 6:00 - 7:00, Presentation 7:00 - 8:30

Olson Auditorium

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 West Dempster
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Sponsored by
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
and Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Presentation Objectives

After the talk, participants should be able to:

  • Clarify why differing opinions still exist regarding the significance of tongue tie on infant feeding.
  • Provide evidence-based study data to show the support for each of the 2 opposing opinions.
  • Discuss case histories of illustrative patients with various types of tongue ties.


James G. Murphy, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the F. Edward Hérbert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He served 25 years active duty as
a physician with the US Navy, 12 years as a contract pediatrician with the U.S. Navy and is currently a Government Service Medical Officer at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and, since 2009, an IBCLC. Dr Murphy began performing lingual frenulotomies in Oct 2003 and has performed over 1900 of these procedures to date including posterior sub-mucosal fibrous bands.

About the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Founded in 2003, the CABC is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving health outcomes among Chicagoarea families by removing barriers to breastfeeding. The CABC was originally formed as an umbrella organization representing area groups and individuals working with breastfeeding families. Members include physicians, nurse-practitioners, nurses, lactation consultants, dietitians, midwives, public health staff, childbirth educators, doulas, mother-to-mother breastfeeding peer counselors, parents, and occupational and speech therapists.

Ongoing activities include breastfeeding conferences, physician in-services, and bi-monthly meetings. These and other special activities are described on our website: http://ChicagoAreaBFC.org.

Five CABC Breastfeeding-Friendly Awards

At this dinner seminar, five physicians, nurse practitioners or other health-care providers who were nominated by the families they serve will be presented with the CABC’s "Breastfeeding-Friendly" award in honor of their ongoing support of breastfeeding.


Registration fee includes the buffet dinner and presentation.

  • $30 registration fee per person online with PayPal.
  • $5 handling fee if paid by check.
  • $135 for group of 5. (Registration is discounted when 5 or more register from the same practice and at least 1 of the 5 is a physician or nurse-practitioner).
  • $20 late fee if registration is postmarked after 4/9/2012 and space
    is available.


Your registration, minus a $10 cancellation fee, will be refunded only if a written request is received by 4/9/2012. You may send an alternate at no charge.

Deadline for Registration

The deadline for conference registration is April 20, 2012.


Seating is assigned on a "first come, first served" basis.

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