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Upcoming Events

ABM Annual Meeting

Head to the Annual Meeting page to learn more about this year's 24th Annual International Meeting!


Regional Meetings

ABM and its members hold smaller regional events and summits throughout the year, so check back frequently. Getting involved with other members in your region is a great way to make an impact in your community and build your professional network.

Members can also submit proposals to organize their own events under the ABM banner. Visit the Regional Conferences page to learn more (note: members only).



Past Events


Regional Meetings

ABM has just completed two regional events held in Germany and Australia. Highlights from those meetings are coming soon, so stay tuned.


Australia / New Zealand Regional Conference

July 20-21, 2018, Queensland, Australia

A program designed by doctors – for doctors interested in breastfeeding medicine.  
Speakers will include:

Dr Sarah Reece-Stremtan, Paediatric Anaesthetist, Washington DC, USA. 
“The Effect of Maternal Anaesthesia and Analgesia on Breastfeeding Infants"

Dr Nikki Mills, ENT, Auckland, NZ. 
“Understanding and Assessing the Breastfeeding Infant’s Suck, Swallow and Airway Protection” 
“Understanding research on task specific tongue biomechanics and the potential implications for tongue tie division” 

Professor Leonie Callaway, Senior Specialist in Obstetric and Internal Medicine, Brisbane, Australia
“Diabetes and breastfeeding” 

Dr Gillian Opie, Neonatal Paediatrician, Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne, Australia. 
“Breastfeeding the IUGR and lat preterm infant" 

Dr Linda Martin, Dermatologist, Sydney.

Dr Sharon Perrella, Hartmann Lactation Research Group, UWA, Perth, Australia


7th European Regional Meeting

May 18-20, 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine 7th European Regional Meeting for Physicians on May 18-20, 2018 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Invited speakers include: Catherine Watson-Genna – Evelyn Jain – Amy Evans – Urszula Bernatowicz-Lojko – Tim Walraven

2018 ABM Annual Meeting


Annual Summits

The First Annual Summit, held in June 2009, marked the 25th anniversary of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, a milestone event led by the late C. Everett Koop, MD in 1984. Now in its Ninth year with continued support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Summit will continue to monitor and address the unmet health needs of underserved mothers and their vulnerable children associated with low rates of breastfeeding and to work proactively toward reducing barriers to breastfeeding.

The goal is to bring high-level visibility in order to generate timely evidence-based programs for an enhanced national breastfeeding agenda. Each year's Summit serves as a benchmark to assess annual progress in breastfeeding practice nationwide. As you may know, in the past we have been pleased to feature each Surgeon General as well as leaders from other Federal agencies, key Senators, Congressmen, Governors, Mayors, the World Bank, and nonprofits nationwide.  

Key thought leaders in health and public health and medicine participating in this invitation-only conference include high-level representatives from major Federal agencies as well as hands-on grassroots administrators from important programs throughout the country and leaders from academic institutions, industry, nonprofits, and public agencies. The invited presentations are enhanced by the diverse audience comprised of various organizations—public and private, large and small, urban and rural. In addition, through the lens of health equity, we shine a spotlight on racial and geographic disparities and how to close the gaps. 

The Proceedings of the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth, Ninth Summits, published in Breastfeeding Medicine, serve as proof of the significant work we have accomplished so far and as a benchmark for what still must be done.

Watch on YouTube - 9th Annual Summit
Watch on YouTube - 8th Annual Summit