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Details of Nov 4 2010 the 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. Registration closed at noon on Monday November 1.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Allergy, and Infant Feeding

Inconsolable babies can make life complicated for parents, physicians, and other healthcare providers. Learn from a nationally-known expert about the medical advances that have revealed some of the underlying causes of “colic” and how infant feeding methods can affect babies’ symptoms and outcomes.

Speaker: Bryan Vartabedian, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Texas Children's Hopsital, Houston
and author of Colic Solved

Thursday, November 4, 2010
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner, 60-minute talk, 30-minute Q & A

Francesca Room
Maggiano's Restaurant

Oak Brook Shopping Center
240 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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

Presentation Objectives

After the talk, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize “colic” symptoms that may indicate GERD or allergy.
  • Describe conditions that may worsen when the breastfeeding infant is switched to infant formula.
  • Summarize the reasons continued breastfeeding is usually preferable in infants with these conditions.


Bryan Vartabedian, MD is a pediatric gastroenterologist from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. His book for parents, Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to-Soothe Baby, describes recent innovations in practice and treatment that can alleviate many cases of inconsolable infant crying that were once attributed to “colic.”

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 closed at noon on Monday November 1. [Register by printing out the pdf attached below and mailing it in or register online ($5 fee covers PayPal use with online registration.)]


Registration fee includes the family-style dinner and presentation.

  • $30 registration fee per person/$35 online with PayPal.
  • $125 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)/$130 online with PayPal.
  • $20 late fee if registration is postmarked after 10/25/2010 and space
    is available.
  • $15 to pre-order our speaker’s book, Colic Solved by Bryan Vartabedian, MD, which will be available to pick up at the event.
  • $40 to pre-order the 2010 edition of the indispensable reference book, Medications and Mothers’ Milk by Thomas W. Hale, RPh, PhD, which will be available to pick up at the event.


Your registration, minus a $10 cancellation fee, will be refunded only if a written request is received by 10/25/2010. You may send an alternate at no charge.


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

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