ILCA Conference Speaker Highlight: Liz Brooks

During the weeks leading up to the 2013 ILCA Conference, we will be highlighting a number of conference speakers.  Watch this space every Thursday for more profiles.

We are so pleased to have Liz Brooks, our current ILCA president, as one of the speakers at our conference in Melbourne in just a few short weeks. If you’ve heard Liz speak, you know that you are in for a treat.

liz_brooksLiz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA, is a lawyer (since 1983) and private practice lactation consultant (since 1997) who brings to life the connection between lactation consultation and the law. IBCLCs face a maze of ethical, moral and legal requirements in their day-to-day practice, no matter what the work setting. With plain language and humor, Liz explains how IBCLCs can work ethically and legally. She offers pragmatic tips that can immediately be used in daily practice. She is the President of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), and serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC).

Liz will be giving the President’s Address on Friday, July 26, at 11:45am. In addition, she will also be presenting four sessions to inform and help attendees think critically about our ethical responsibilities, legal tensions found in our profession, and effective communication with mothers. Plan now to attend the following sessions, eligible for E-CERPs:

Professional Practice Workshop on Thursday, July 25

  • 8:00am: Dazed and Confused After Discharge: Cases from a Home-Visiting IBCLC
  • 10:30am: SOAP, LATCH or IDK? Law and Ethics of Lactation Documentation

Concurrent Sessions on Saturday, July 27

  • 8:45am: Who’s Your Daddy…Mommy, Surrogate or Donor? Modern Families, Lactation, Ethics and the Law
  • 2:45pm: Who Wants to Be A Millionaire and Is That Ethical? A Game Show Approach to IBCLC Ethics

For more information about our upcoming conference and to register, please visit the Conference Page on our website.

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