Monday April 30, 2012
9:00am to 4:00pm
This one day seminar will provide participants with the latest innovations and research in the field of lactation from renowned researcher Dr. Peter Hartmann and his team from the University of Western Australia.
We will gain insights into the unique composition of human milk and its significance in relation to the development of the human infant’s metabolic and immune systems.
We will review the many variations of what is considered “normal” in terms of milk intake and feeding patterns so that we can accurately educate our patients.
We will discuss the physiologic principles underlying milk production and learn evidence-based strategies to increase supply.
We will discover how the introduction of new technologies and better management practices can optimize the use of donor human milk and how we can ensure that the use of donor milk supports mothers success in feeding their own preterm or ill infants.
Finally, we will hear about the most up-to-date research on the use of breastmilk as a non-invasive source of stem cells and what the future may hold in this exciting new field.
Professor Peter Hartmann, AM, BRSC, PhD School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty Life Sciences, The University of Western Australia.
Jacqueline Kent, PhD Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group
Ben Hartmann, PhD King Edward Memorial Hospital
Foteini Hassiotou, B.Sc., PhD Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group
Following the didactic presentations,
participants will be able to:
- Compare specific breastmilk constituents to an infant’s metabolic requirements and to its adaptation to the postnatal environment.
- Identify the many variations in normal breastfeeding patterns related to frequency, volume, fat content and breast productivity.
- Describe the current research related to the use of donor human milk and it’s value to the nutrition of premature and ill infants.
- Discuss the physiological principles underlying milk synthesis and the evidence-based strategies to increase production.
- Discuss the current knowledge, significance and potential roles of breastmilk stem cells.
9:30 The Uniqueness of the Components of Human Milk
11:00 Variations in Normal Breastfeeding Patterns
12:45 Increasing the Value of Donor Milk in the NICU
1:45 Increasing Milk Production What Works and Why?
2:30 Stem Cells in Human Milk
3:30 Lactation Innovation Update
Continuing Education Credits
-offered at no additional charge
Nurses: The Community Perinatal Network is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education. CPN’s provider number is CEP 14797. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.
Lactation Consultants: The Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles is an approved provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. CERP (6L) application will be submitted.
CHES: The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. designates Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Health Education Administration (LACDPH/HEA) as a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education (Provider number MEP 2460). Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) may receive up to 6 Category I CECH for this event.
Registered Dieticians: maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for their Professional Development Portfolio.
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, syllabus, and continuing education credit.
Up to April 22 $ 125
On or after April 23 & at the door $ 150
Location & Parking
Good Samaritan Hospital, Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center, 637 Lucas Ave. Los Angeles. Limited parking is available in the structure on Lucas Avenue for a fee. Additional parking is available in the structure on the west side of the hospital. Please allow adequate time for traffic and walking to the conference center from parking.
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