The 23rd Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine


Thursday, November 15 (Physician-Only) 

8:00-8:15 am Opening Remarks 
Timothy J. Tobolic, MD, FABM 
President, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

8:15-9:00 am Breastfeeding Research Hit Parade - 2018  
Arthur I. Eidelman, MD, FABM 
Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel 
Editor-in-Chief, Breastfeeding Medicine

9:00-9:45 amBreastmilk, Microbes and the Risk of Disease 
Samuli Rautava, MD, PhD  
Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland

9:45-10:15 am Break with Abstracts

10:15-11:00 am Macronutrient & Energy Composition of Preterm Human Milk: a Systematic Review 
Francis Mimouni, MD 
Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

11:00am-11:45 am Long-Term Cardiovascular Benefits of a Human Milk Diet in Preterm Neonates  
Adam Lewandowski, PhD  
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

11:45-12:30 pm Mother’s Milk: In Sickness and Health? 
Frank Nice, RPh, DPA, MSc

Nice Breastfeeding, Maryland

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch with the ABM Board of Directors

1:30-2:15 pm The Use of Human Milk in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation 
Stella Davies, MBBS, PhD 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

2:15-3:00 pm Anesthesia, Opioids, and Breastfeeding, Oh My! A Closer Look at Two ABM Protocols 
Sarah Reece-Stremtan, MD 
Children's National Health System, Washington, DC

3:00-3:30 pm Break with Abstracts

3:30-4:30 pm Podium Research Presentations

4:30-5:15 pm Using Public Policy to Improve Child Health 
Mark Del Monte, JD 
American Academy of Pediatrics

6:15-7:00 pm Annual ABM Update

7:15-9:00 pm Reception and Annual Banquet


Friday, November 16 (All-Conference)

8:00 am Opening Remarks and Introduction of the Thirteenth Annual Founders’ Lecture 
Victoria Nichols-Johnson, MD, FABM
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

8:15-9:00 am Founders’ Lecture 
Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Every Baby Needs a Sugar Mama 
Lars Bode, PhD 
Professor, Principal Investigator at University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

9:00-9:45 am Signaling Between Mother and Infant During Lactation: Evolutionary, Athropological, Biological, and Practical Considerations 
Mary Fewtrell, MD, BM BCh 
University College London, United Kingdom

9:45-10:30 am Breastfeeding Promotion and Support-in an Era of Opioid Epidemic 
Laura Ward, MD 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

10:30-11:00 am Break with Abstracts

11:00-11:45 am The Challenges, Opportunities, Successes and Every-day Realities of Breastfeeding Support in the WIC Program 
Kiran Saluja, MPH, RD 
PHFE WIC Program, Irwindale, CA

11:45-12:30 pm Podium Research Presentations

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-3:00 pm Workshops

3:00-3:30 pm Break with Abstracts

3:30-4:15 pm Global Efforts to Improve Company Compliance with the WHO Code of the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes 
Shelly Sundberg, MS 
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA

4:15-5:00 pm Ankyloglossia and Frenotomy: What Is the Evidence? 
Ana Meyer, MD 
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

5:00-5:45 pm Maternal Complications and Breast Masses in Breastfeeding 
Katrina Mitchell, MD 
Presbyterian Health Services, Albuquerque, New Mexico

6:15-7:30 pm Reception and Summit Debriefing


Saturday, November 17 (All-Conference) 

8:00-8:45 am The Mechanics of a Breastfeeding Movement in the Philippines: What Physician Organizations Can Do 
Maria Cristina Cornelio-Bernardo, MD, FABM  
The Medical City, Philippines

8:45-9:30 am The Evolution of Lactation: A Model for Diet and Health 
Bruce German, PhD 
University of California, Davis (UCDavis)

9:30-10:15 am Breastfeeding, Human Milk, and Neurodevelopment in Full Term and Preterm Infants 
Mandy Brown Belfort, MD, MPH  
Harvard Medical School

10:15-10:45 am Break with Abstracts

10:45-11:30 am Baby Behavior in Pediatric Settings: A Quality Improvement Project 
Jane Heinig, PhD 
University of California, Davis (UCDavis)

11:30-12:15 pm Hospitalization for Nipple Confusion: A Method to Restore a Healthy Breastfeeding 
Asti Praborini, MD (ABM colleague of Ratih Wulandari, MD) 
Kemang Medical Care, Jakarta, Indonesia

12:15-1:00 pm 3,500 Miles on Foot: Challenges of Breastfeeding in Rural China 
Yuwen Ren, MD 
Shanghai YUREN Breastfeeding Promotion Center, Shanghai, China

1:00 Closing Remarks and Adjournment 
Timothy J. Tobolic, MD, FABM 
President, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine


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