schedule of events

All times below are listed in CT (Central Time; Chicago/USA). Convert the session times to your local time zone.

The Full Schedule will continue to be updated as session and pre-conference event information is confirmed. Check back for updates!

Wednesday, November 3

8 am 12 pm | PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: 40th Anniversary of the WHO Code: Special Sessions and Workshop (eligible for 4 hours of CE) 

12:15 -1:15 pm | Welcome Reception 
Join your colleagues virtually at the official Welcome Reception of the 26th Annual International Meeting! 

Thursday, November 4

8 - 9 am | Coffee and Exhibits

9:15 - 10 am | Effects of Oxytocin during Breastfeeding
Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg

10:15 - 11:15 am | Humanity’s Evolved Nest Provides the Wellness-Informed Pathway to Thriving
Darcia Narvaez, PhD

11:15 - 11:45 am | Exhibits/Networking

12 - 12:45 pm | ABM Clinical Protocol #35: Supporting Breastfeeding during Maternal or Child Hospitalization
Melissa Bartick, MD, Katrina Mitchell, MD IBCLC, and Liliana Simon, MD

1 - 2:30 pm | Podium Presentations followed by Presenter Meet & Greet

Friday, November 5

8 - 9 am | Coffee and Exhibits

8 - 8:30 am | Zumba Class
It’s time to party! Zumba® is a fun, energizing dance fitness class perfect for every-BODY! Zumba® is known for its upbeat Latin music, and this class will also include pop music, world music, and a few fun celebration songs too. The teacher will guide you with easy-to-follow choreography that will have you singing along, sweating, and feeling great! Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes that are easy to move in and place a water bottle and towel nearby. No prior Zumba® or dance experience is required. We look forward to dancing with you! Join us (via Zoom) with licensed Zumba® and Zumba Gold® instructor Cathy Allen from JRO Fitness. We would love to meet you but you can also keep your video off - up to you! 

9:15 - 10 am | Breastfeeding Research HIT Parade - 2021 Updates
Arthur Eidelman, MD FABM

10:15 - 11:15 am | The Influence of Breastfeeding on Infant Health and Development
Meghan Azad, PhD

11:15 - 11:45 am | Networking/Exhibits

12 - 12:45 pm | Town Hall

1 - 1:45 pm | Breastfeeding & Hypoglycemia 2021: The Highs and Lows
Nancy Wight, MD IBCLC FABM FAAP

2 - 2:45 pm | ABM Position Statement: Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Dyads
Yvonne LeFort, MD FABM

Saturday, November 6

8 - 9 am | Coffee and Exhibits

9:15 - 10 am | Founder's Lecture: Educating Physicians about Breastfeeding: Building the Pipeline in Medical School and Residency Programs
Lori Feldman-Winter, MD MPH FABM

10:15 - 11 am | Lactation for Mom's Sake
Adetola Louis-Jacques, MD

11:15 am - 12:45 pm | Podium Presentations followed by Presenter Meet & Greet

12:45 pm | Meeting Adjourns