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May 5, 2014 Details of the Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners

These details about the Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners are from the seminar brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a pdf.

Breastfeeding - The New Standard of Care: What Your Medical Practice Needs to Know

Speaker: Todd Wolynn, MD, MMM, IBCLC

Pediatrician and CEO of the National Breastfeeding Center and Kids Plus Pediatrics, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, May 5, 2014

Buffet Dinner 6:00 pm-7:00 pm in the 10 East Dining Room
Presentation: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Johnson Auditorium

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

Sponsored by the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

With the Affordable Care Act in place, insurers have increased their coverage of breastfeeding support. Learn from a well-known national advocate what you need to know about breastfeeding trends and what influences them, how to support breastfeeding effectively and sustainably, and why now is the right time to improve the quality of breastfeeding help you provide your patients.

Presentation Objectives:

After the talk, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss breastfeeding trends in the U.S. and historic and current drivers.
  • Identify the components of meaningful health-care provider breastfeeding support.
  • Describe insurers’ new role in covering breastfeeding support.
  • Summarize influences on the business of breastfeeding and recognize how to utilize them to sway key stakeholders.


    Dr. Todd Wolynn, a board-certified pediatrician and lactation consultant for 15 years, advocates nationally for best practices in breastfeeding medicine, immunizations, and medical-practice management. He is President and CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics in Pittsburgh and the Executive Director of the Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh. Kids Plus is a progressive practice with 19 providers, 2 offices and 17 lactation consultants (6 of whom are physicians). Dr Wolynn is also CEO of the National Breastfeeding Center, which works nationally with physicians, hospitals, and employers to promote and support breastfeeding. Dr. Wolynn is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is involved at the state and national levels of the AAP. He advocates for improved breastfeeding rates by leveraging the business for breastfeeding platform.

    About the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

    Founded in 2003, the CABC is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving health outcomes among Chicago area 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, nutritionists, 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 events, and bi-monthly meetings. These and other special activities are described on our website: www.ChicagoAreaBFC.org.

    Five CABC Breastfeeding-Friendly Practitioner Awards

    At this dinner seminar, five “Breastfeeding-Friendly” awards will be given to recognize primary-care providers—physicians and/or nurse-practitioners—who were nominated by the families they serve or their colleagues in honor of their ongoing support of breastfeeding. Nomination forms can be found at www.ChicagoAreaBFC.org./nomination


    Registration fee includes the buffet dinner and the presentation.

    • Register online or register by mail.
    • $40 registration fee per person ($35 if paid online via credit card or PayPal)
    • $170 (14% discount) when 5 or more register from the same practice and at least 1 of the 5 is a physician or nurse-practitioner. ($150 if paid online via credit card or PayPal)
    • Add a $5 handling fee if registering online and paying by check.
    • $20 late fee if registration is postmarked or received online after April 21, 2014 and space
      is available.


    Your registration, minus a $10 cancellation fee, will be refunded only if a written request is received by 4/21/2014. You may send an alternate at no charge.

    Deadline for Registration

    The deadline for conference registration is April 28, 2014.

    Educational Credits

    1.5 L CERPs have been applied for from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).


    Seating is limited and on a "first come, first served" basis.


    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is located northwest of Chicago, 1/2 mile east of I-294. From the South, take the Dempster East exit from I-294 to the hospital. From the North, take the Golf Road exit from I-294, turn left at Golf, right at Potter, and left at Dempster about 1/2 mile to the hospital.


    Free parking is available in the main parking garage in front of the hospital, in the garage attached to the Center for Advanced Care, and in the parking lot across Dempster.

    Questions? Contact Contact Sue Aberman at 847-338-5164 or Debbie Schy at 847-940-7459

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