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Details of 2016 Conference - Creating A Breastfeeding Friendly Ecosystem: From The Clinic To The Community, Saturday, October 15, 2016

These details are from the conference brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a .pdf.
Deadline for Kathy Baker Memorial Peer-counselor scholarship application is September 25, 2016.

Creating a Breastfeeding-Friendly Ecosystem: From the Clinic to the Community

Saturday, October 15, 2016
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
A One-Day Conference
Olson Auditorium
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 W. Dempster
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Who Should Attend?

Those in the Chicago area who work with breastfeeding families: nurses, board-certified and
certified lactation consultants, lactation educators, physicians, dietitians, doulas, midwives, peer
counselors, childbirth educators, volunteer mother-to-mother supporters, and public health staff.

Conference Objective

The objective of this conference is to increase knowledge of key components of health care and cultural climates to help learners better guide breastfeeding families to reach their infant feeding goals using evidence-based resources and support.

Conference Speakers

Marian Tompson is one of seven Founders of La Leche League International (LLLI). Along with
the other Founders, she helped guide the organization from a grassroots group to a respected

May 2, 2016 Details of the Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners: Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Practice in Chicago

Creating a Breastfeeding-Friendly Practice in Chicago

Speakers:

David M. Brottman, MD, FAAP – Arlington Pediatrics, Ltd., Arlington Heights, IL

Katherine Shepherd, MD, IBCLC – Kids First Pediatric Partners, Skokie, IL

Monday, May 2, 2016
Buffet Dinner 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Special Functions Dining Room, 10th Floor
Presentation: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Johnson Auditorium

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

As breastfeeding rates increase, and the Affordable Care Act is implemented, new parents are demanding more lactation support from their health care providers. Learn from two area providers who have created models of breastfeeding friendly care, to identify ways you can improve breastfeeding support and breastfeeding outcomes in your practice.

Sponsored by the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Presentation Objectives:

After the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the components of a breastfeeding friendly practice.

Details of 2015 Conference: Obstacles to Achieving Breastfeeding Goals, Saturday, October 10, 2015

These details are from the conference brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a .pdf.
Deadline for Kathy Baker Memorial Peer-counselor scholarship application is September 20, 2015.

Obstacles to Achieving Breastfeeding Goals

Saturday, October 10, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A One-Day Conference
at the
Olson Auditorium
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 W. Dempster
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Conference Speakers

Diana Cassar-Uhl, MPH, IBCLC
Author, Researcher and Lactation Consultant, Cornwall, NY
Diana Cassar-Uhl has supported breastfeeding families and healthcare professionals since 2005 as a La Leche League Leader, IBCLC, lecturer, author, and researcher. Diana earned her Master of Public Health in 2013 and spent the following year supporting communications activities of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in maternal and child health at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Penny Simkin, PT
Physical Therapist, Seattle, WA

Details of 2014 Conference: Milk Matters: From Microbiome to Milk Sharing to Medical Practice, Saturday, September 27, 2014

These details are from the conference brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a .pdf.

Deadline for Kathy Baker Memorial Peer-counselor scholarship application extended until September 15, 2015.

Milk Matters: From Microbiome to Milk Sharing to Medical Practice
Saturday, September 27, 2014

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
A One-Day Conference
at the
Olson Auditorium
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 W. Dempster
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Conference Speakers

Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN
Researcher, Chicago, Illinois

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.
  • Breastfeed Chicago’s World Breastfeeding Week Celebration Event, Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Breastfeed Chicago’s World Breastfeeding Week Celebration Event will take place on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 12pm – 3pm at the Drucker Center (1535 N. Dayton St. Chicago, IL 60642). The event will include speakers and workshops, breastfeeding-friendly vendors, children’s activities, and an exclusive Chicago Latches-On event.
    For more details: http://breastfeedchicago.wordpress.com/2014-world-breastfeeding-week-cel...
    To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breastfeed-chicagos-world-breastfeeding-wee...

    Breastfeed Chicago is seeking vendors for this event.
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WBW2014Vendors

    October 26, 2013 Conference Details - Hot Topics in Breastfeeding: Obesity, Birth Practices and Racial Disparities

    These details are from the conference brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a .pdf.

    Hot Topics in Breastfeeding: Obesity, Birth Practices, Racial Disparities
    Saturday, October 26, 2013
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    A One-Day Conference
    at the
    Olson Auditorium
    Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
    836 West Wellington
    Chicago, IL 60657

    Conference Speakers
    Marie Biancuzzo, RN, MS, IBCLC
    Clinical Nurse Specialist and Lactation Consultant, Herndon, Virginia
    Expert in childbearing issues with three decades of maternal-child health experience. Author of Breastfeeding the Newborn: Clinical Strategies for Nurses, independent study modules, patient education materials and over 100 articles. A founding member of US Breastfeeding Committee and past president of Baby-Friendly USA Board of Directors.

    James W. Collins, Jr., MD, MPH
    Physician, Chicago, Illinois
    Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Medical Director, NICU, and Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

    Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
    Lactation Consultant and Author, Arlington Heights, Illinois

    Congratulations to the 2016 Winners of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition’s Breastfeeding Friendly Award!

    Since 2010, the CABC has been honoring area Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners with its Baby Friendly Practitioner Awards in order to bring recognition to their outstanding breastfeeding support. Winners are nominated by the families they serve or by other health-care providers. Receiving this award gives a wider audience to the contributions of these providers in the promotion of breastfeeding as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle for babies and mothers and speaks highly to their dedication to the health of families across the Chicago area. Awards are presented at our annual dinner seminar for Physicians and Nurse Practitioners. We also acknowledge the contributions of the nominees for this coveted award for their ongoing efforts to support breastfeeding in the Greater Chicagoland Community.

    CABC 2016 Breastfeeding Friendly Award Winners

    • Dr. Deborah A. Boyle -- Downers Grove
    • Dr. Tamajah Gibson -- Melrose Park
    • Dr. Shelly Mann -- Grayslake
    • Dr. Joyce Turley -- Waukegan
    • Dr. William White -- Franklin Park

    CABC 2016 Breastfeeding Friendly Award Nominees

    • Dr. Alexandra Downing -- Hoffman Estates
    • Dr. Karen Federici -- Genoa
    • Dr. Jennifer Schening -- South Elgin
    • Dr. Natalie Lambajian-Drummond, MD -- Yorkville

    April 25, 2013 Details of the Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners

    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    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 Strategies for a Successful Practice

    In this time of high breastfeeding initiation rates, to build and maintain a successful practice, primary care providers need to create an environment where mothers can exclusively breastfeed. Learn why breastfeeding exclusivity is important and the skill set needed to help mothers overcome common obstacles and meet their breastfeeding goals.

    Speaker: Jenny Thomas, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM

    Pediatrician and Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist, Franklin, WI

    Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:00-8:30 pm

    Buffet Dinner 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Presentation: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Johnson Auditorium

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

    Co-sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

    Presentation Objectives:

    After the talk, participants should be able to:

    • • Describe the importance of exclusive breastfeeding in development of the immune system

    September 29, 2012 Conference Details - Breaking the Barriers to Baby Friendly: In Hospitals, In Offices, In Communities

    These details are from the conference brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a .pdf.

    Saturday, September 29, 2012
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 AT 11:55 P.M OR WHEN MAXIMUM CAPACITY IS REACHED.
    A One-Day Conference
    at the
    Olson Auditorium
    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
    1775 W. Dempster
    Park Ridge, IL 60068

    Conference Speakers:
    Linda J. Smith, MPH, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA
    Lactation Consultant, Dayton, Ohio

    Author of: Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding, Comprehensive LC Exam Review & The LC in Private Practice

    Janet Tolley, RNC, BAN, IBCLC
    Lactation Consultant, St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois, a Baby Friendly Hospital

    Beth Seidel, IBCLC
    Lactation Consultant, Pekin Hospital, Pekin Illinois, a Baby Friendly Hospital

    Jointly Sponsored by the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC) and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

    There is strength in numbers. Chicago's lactation consultant groups, breastfeeding task forces, Breastfeeding USA, and La Leche League of Illinois are all members of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC). At this conference, find out what the CABC is doing and how you can get involved as we join together as one breastfeeding community.

    Who Should Attend?

    Congratulations to the 2012 winners of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition’s Breastfeeding Friendly Award!

    Winning this award speaks highly to the dedication of these area physicians to the promotion of breastfeeding as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle for babies and mothers.

    The CABC will recognize their contributions to the health of families across the Chicago area and present their awards during the Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practioners, “The Tongue-Tie Controversey” on April 23, 2012. See below for more details.

    The Winners:

    Dr. Ann Borders, MD
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Chicago, IL

    Dr. Rosalind Downing, MD
    Woodridge Clinic
    Woodridge, IL

    Dr. Donald Fisher, MD
    Libertyville and Antioch, IL
    Advocate Condell Medical Center

    Dr. Jeffrey, George, DO
    Neonatology
    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
    Park Ridge, IL

    Dr. Andrew Sagan, MD
    Swedish Covenant Medical Group Pediatrics
    Chicago, IL

    See CABC 2012 Physician Friendly Award Winner Bios

    CABC 2012 Physician Friendly Award Winner Bios

    CABC 2012 Physician Friendly Award Winner Bios

    DR. ANDREW SAGAN, MD
    Swedish Covenant Medical Group Pediatrics
    2740 W. Foster Avenue, Suite 401
    Chicago, Illinois 60625
    773-989-1667

    Dr. Andy Sagan completed his pediatric training at the University of Minnesota and has been in general practice for nearly two decades. He emphasizes child development and behavioral issues in his practice, and promotes practical parenting strategies and skills whenever possible. Dr. Sagan is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, follows vaccination guidelines strictly, and believes strongly in nurturing competency and resourcefulness in parenting. He has two adolescent boys, is a die-hard Bears fan, and enjoys a variety of interesting hobbies.

    DR. ANN E.B. BORDERS, MD, MSc, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Institute of Health Care Studies, and Institute for Policy Research (IPR), Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health
    Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University

    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.

    October 1, 2011 Conference Details - When Is Enough Enough? Milk Supply, Mom's Nutrition, Social Networking

    These details are from the conference brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a .pdf.

    Saturday, October 1, 2011
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 23 AT 11:55 P.M.

    A One-Day Conference
    at the
    Olson Auditorium
    Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
    836 West Wellington
    Chicago, IL 60657

    Speakers:
    Diana West, BA, IBCLC
    Lactation Consultant, Long Valley, New Jersey
    Coauthor: The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk
    The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th edition
    and Author: Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery.

    Tieraona Low Dog, MD
    Physician, Tucson, Arizona
    Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
    Fellowship Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
    Author: Complementary and Integrative Approaches to Women's Health: A Clinical Guide

    Jointly Sponsored by the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC) and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

    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.

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