All times below are listed in CST (Central Standard Time; Chicago/USA [UTC–6]). Convert the session times to your local time zone. Please note that Central Daylight Savings Time (CDT) UTC-5 ends on November 3, 2024, at 2:00 AM Central Time. 

The Full Schedule will be shared soon and will continue to be updated as session and pre-conference event information is confirmed. Please check back often for updates! 

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS: Thursday, November 14

The following Preconference sessions are open to all attendees. 

What Every Physician Needs to Know 1 (In-Person and Virtual) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This is a full-day course that aims to fill in the knowledge and clinical skills gaps that many healthcare providers report in their training. The course methods include didactic presentations and audiovisual aids to review the foundation of breastfeeding support, management, and clinical problem-solving. The course will be team-taught by physicians from a variety of specialties including: obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, pediatrics, and neonatology. Content is based predominantly upon the evidence-based clinical protocols developed and published by the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, as well as statements from ACOG, AAFP, and AAP, as well as the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.” This course has been developed and presented to participants in conjunction with the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine’s Annual International Conference since 2001, with periodic review of content and updates of the evidence and recommendations. The target audience includes physicians, medical students, residents, fellows, and all members of the healthcare team, especially those who have direct interaction with breastfeeding families.
Please note: "What Every Physician Needs to Know 1" is a prerequisite to attend "What Every Physician Needs to Know 2."

What Every Physician Needs to Know 2 (In-Person Only) 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

This course is designed to build on the foundation presented in WEPNTK 1 and is open to individuals who have already participated in Course I. The format of this course will cover several case study presentations and discussions. 

Protocol Writing Workshop (In-Person Only) 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Curious about writing protocols but afraid you don't have what it takes to be an author? You do have what it takes! This workshop will walk you through the steps of developing a protocol, from lit review to writing.

CONFERENCE: Friday, November 15 - Sunday, November 17


The Historical, Psychosocial and Cultural Context of Breastfeeding in the African-American Community 
Camille Clare, MD, MPH CPE FACOG

PCOS, Gestation Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Breastfeeding
Kate Rassie, MBChB

Role of Galactogogues in the Management of Low Milk Production
Siew Cheng Foong, MD MRCP DipHPE

Donor Milk and Mother's Own Milk for Preterm Infants in the NICU
Monika Berns, MD

Antenatal Colostrum Expression
April Castillo, MD MPH IBCLC

The Culture of Exclusive Pumping
Sheela Geraghty, MD IBCLC FAAP FABM

Exclusive Breastmilk Pumping in Singapore
Wei Wei Pang, MD 

Clinical Assessment Process for Treating Ankyloglossia (CAPTA) Update
Yvonne LeFort, MD; Nadine Manson, MD; Michal Mansovsky, MD; Rima Strassman, MD

International Panel 1: Breastfeeding in Emergencies
Melissa Bartick, MD, MS, MPH; Hiroko Hongo, PhD, Nalan Karabayir, MD, PhD; Deena Zimmerman, MD, IBCLC


Podium Presentations

Breastfeeding in Individuals with Self-Reported Functional Impairments: Secondary Analysis of PRAMS Phase 8
Margarita Berwick, MD

WELL+ Group Visit: Combining the Trifecta Approach and Group Well-Child Care to Support Postpartum Mental Health and Breastfeeding

The LATCH Program In-Person Support Group: Improving Lactation Support During NICU Stay
Sarah  A. Harter

Response of Breast Milk IgA to Supervised Moderate Aerobic Exercise: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Breastfeeding Equity for Black Women: A  Case Study of Baby-Friendly Hospitals
Kim  D. Gadsden-Knowles, DrPH MPH MS

Influence of Social Determinants of Health on Maternal Breastmilk Composition and Neonatal Growth for Infants Admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Ellen Ribar, MD

BABE 2: Breastfeeding and Antenatal Breast Milk Expression; Hand Expression versus Pumping RCT
Danielle Liu 

Workshop Sessions

Building Programs in Breastfeeding & Lactation Medicine in Academic Medical Centers - A workshop to Identify Needs, Strengths, and Plans for Clinical, Educational, Research, and Advocacy Excellence in this Cutting-Edge Field
Casey B. Rosen-Carole, MD; Sheela R. Geraghty, MD MS IBCLC; Emily Beckett, DO; Adrienne E. Hoyt-Austin, DO; Sarah Sobik, MD MPH FAAP NABBLM-C;  and Katherine R. Standish, MD

Follow the Yellow Brick Road- the Do's and Don'ts of Opening a Milk Room and optimizing human milk utilization for hospitalized infants
Yuanyi L. Murray, MD; Stephanie L. Altemus Yohe, MS RD LDN IBCLC; and Heather Stephens, DNP ACCNS-N RNC-NIC

Empathetic Engagement: Amplifying Marginalized Voices through Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) for Actionable Insights in Chestfeeding/Breastfeeding Experiences
Francoise Knox-Kazimierczuk, PhD RDN LD CLC

Barriers to Chest/Breastfeeding: Advancing Maternal Health Equity
Nicole Miles, MA CD IBCLC

Bodywork for Babies - Gaining insights into fascia connections to breastfeeding performance
Susan V. Kratz, OTR CST-D

Development and Interrater Reliability of the Lactation Assessment Care Tool
Allyson Wessells, PT MPT IBCLC

Prenatal Breastfeeding and Lactation Counseling for Individuals With Special Circumstances
Anne Eglash, MD, NABBLM-C, FABM IBCLC; and Liliana Simon, MD NABBLM-C FABM IBCLC

Perioperative Lactation program: Barriers and Opportunities
Sarah Dodd, MD