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Three Ways to be a Part of #ILCA16 Around the World

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At the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) we are committed to ensuring the #ILCA16 Conference and Annual Meeting is accessible around the globe.

Here are three ways you can join us, no matter where you are around the world.


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What: Hear ALL the speakers on our Saturday agenda and get 6.5 CERPs, Contact Hours, and CMEs. Live streaming participants will receive EXCLUSIVE content and additional FREE credit for our Knowledge Center.

Who: Speakers include: Laura Haiek, MD, MSc; Michele Griswold, MPH, RN, IBCLC; Katie Hinde, PhD; Carlos González, MD; Ana Parrilla-Rodríguez, MD, MPH, FABM, IBCLC; Thomas Hale, RPh, PhD; and Panel Discussion with Maureen Dann, PPCNP-BC, IBCLC; Laura Haiek, MD, MSc; Elise Chapin, MEd, IBCLC; Trish MacEnroe, BS, CDN, CLC; Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM

When: live streaming option for Saturday, 23 July 2016. Online recording available for all paid participants.

How to participate: click here to register by Thursday, 21 July 2016, midnight, EDT USA

Learn more and register here!

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What: As someone who cares about national and global breastfeeding agendas, you are invited to an opportunity to hear from and be heard by those who share your challenges, hopes and aspirations. Join worldwide, national, and regional leaders in lactation as together we “bridge today’s vision with tomorrow’s reality” at the Second Annual Partner’s gathering, Influencing the Global Breastfeeding Agenda: A Workshop of the ILCA Global Partners Initiative.

Who: The free workshop will kickoff with an opportunity to learn about the agendas of leading worldwide organizations, including:

  • World Health Organization (WHO) technical officer Laurence Grummer-Strawn, MPA, MA, PhD
  • World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) Co-Directors Amal Omer-Salim and Jay Sharma
  • Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) Central Coordinator Dr. Arun Gupta

Participants will then be invited to work in action-oriented groups alongside the ILCA national and regional partners.

When: 13:00-16:00 US Central Time, Wednesday, 20 July 2016 (Click HERE to see this time in your local time zone)

How to participate: Join this live event via FREE live streaming! Registration required.

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What: The LEAC Global Forum is a 90-minute, free session designed to help attendees learn how everyone can help increase access to the profession in their corner of the world. All are welcome. Topics include:

  • Exploring the barriers to entry to the profession
  • Learning about actions taken in the last two years by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®), International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®), and Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC)
  • Reviewing successful models that can be replicated around the world
  • Identifying areas still needing improvement
  • Finding resources for learning more and ways to get involved

Who: Organized by the Lactation Equity Action Committee, an independent group addressing inequity in access to the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certification. Co-Chairs: Carole Dobrich, RN, IBCLC, ANLC, and Millie Goins, B.S., IBCLC. Location and live stream provided as an in-kind donation from ILCA, who is hosting the forum during their annual conference.

When: 21 July, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CDT (click here to see the event in your local time; during the #ILCA16 Annual Conference and Meeting – all are welcome)

How to participate: Join this live event FREE live streaming option. Recording will be available for those unable to attend live. Click here to learn more and register.

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Continuing Education Credit: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the IBLCE. Our approval number is CLT-108-7. The Global Forum is approved for 1.5 CERPs. ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Our approval number is ILCA-P0286. Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing. The Global Forum is approved for 1.5 Contact Hours. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as “ILCA (ANCC).”


One Response to Three Ways to be a Part of #ILCA16 Around the World

  1. ECBrooks 14 July 2016 at 05:49 #

    Claps and kudos, ILCA, for these equitable options that increase the accessibility of important sessions at the live conference.

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