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Call for Abstracts Extended for 2021 International Breastfeeding Conference

By March 9, 2020 No Comments

Workshop presenters and audience at the International Breastfeeding ConferenceDue to the unusual circumstances precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for abstract submissions for the International Breastfeeding Conference has been extended to September 1, 2020.

Abstracts can still be submitted through the form at centerforbreastfeeding.org/abstract-submission-form. Please see below for more information about the conference itself as well as  presentation topics.

The International Breastfeeding Conference is indispensable for professionals working in the area of breastfeeding and human lactation. Our 27th annual conference will take place January 12-15, 2021!

For a true meeting of the minds that will convey new knowledge and teach crucial skills, we encourage practitioners, academics, and students to submit abstracts to be considered for paper presentations or poster sessions.

The abstracts should demonstrate the application of strategies to human lactation, breastfeeding management and research. Abstracts may describe contributions to theory, completed work involving human lactation, breastfeeding management and research, work in progress, or proposed application of human lactation and breastfeeding management to other health issues. Case studies are also acceptable.

SUGGESTED TOPICS

  • Enhancing understanding of the complex interactions between socio-cultural, psychological, and biological factors in maternal child health
  • Illuminating socio-cultural, political, and economic influences upon maternal and infant feeding practices
  • Focusing on key initiatives that may impact upon practices related to breastfeeding the preterm infant and the family
  • Exploring research findings or current trends that impact clinical practice program development, funding and policy in breastfeeding and human lactation
  • Describing current trends in promoting, supporting and/or protecting breastfeeding
  • Increasing and expanding knowledge regarding lactation

Abstract submissions will be accepted from March 1-June 1, 2020 through September 1, 2020. The authors selected for presentation will be notified by September 15, 2020.