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Sep
29
Fri
Expert Management of Medications During Lactation with Dr. Thomas Hale @ Antelope Valley Hospital Community Resource Center
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

BreastfeedLA invites you to join us for a full day seminar with Dr. Thomas Hale!

Please join us on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

at Antelope Valley Hospital

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

Register Here

BreastfeedLA is proud to present Dr. Thomas Hale, the nation’s leading researcher on medications and their effects on lactation, in the Antelope Valley for a full day of learning! Dr. Hale has spent years directing research that measures the precise volumes of individual medications entering milk and the amount available to infants upon ingestion of the milk of medicated mothers.
Dr. Hale will begin the day by discussing the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers and factors to consider to ensure optimal safety and effectiveness for both mother and child.
As it is now known that the duration of breastfeeding has a clear impact on the health of mother and child, and that families often discontinue breastfeeding if mothers become ill or require medications, Dr. Hale’s second session will offer an in-depth look at how medications can affect milk production, which can significantly impact the duration of breastfeeding.
After lunch, Dr. Hale will present the latest evidence on drugs of abuse, including marijuana, and breastfeeding, offering some insight into this complicated and controversial topic. Dr. Hale will take us inside the recommendations and guidelines, looking at the science of how and whether these drugs actually enter the milk and their potential effects on breastmilk-fed infants and toddlers.
Creating a care plan for a breastfeeding dyad when a mother is diagnosed with an infectious disease can be a daunting task. Dr. Hale outlines the process of how to consider the options and ensure that the protection of breastfeeding is held up as one of the critical factors.
Move beyond assumptions, away from broad recommendations to wean, and into a place of true understanding about how medications and breastfeeding interact. Get the facts with Dr. Hale and BreastfeedLA in the Antelope Valley!

Agenda

9:00am Registration

9:30am Using Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers

10:30am Break

10:45am Drugs and Milk Production

12:15pm Lunch

1:15pm Breastfeeding and Drugs of Abuse – Marijuana and Others

2:30pm Break

2:45pm Infectious Disease and Breastfeeding

4:00pm Adjourn

About the Speaker

Thomas Hale, Ph.D., R.Ph., is a professor of pediatrics and associate dean of research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and acting executive director of the InfantRisk Center.

Hale is considered one of the foremost expert in the field of perinatal pharmacology and the use of medications by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

5 L-CERPs (for IBCLCs) and 6 CEUs, and 6 units of CME for physicians will be awarded for attending this learning opportunity.  When you register early, you receive the best value on our seminars!

Earlybird Registration is now open.

This event is co-sponsored by Antelope Valley Hospital and the Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE 

Location and Parking

This seminar is located at Antelope Valley Hospital 44151 15th St West, Lancaster, CA 93534. Parking is available at no charge.  The Metrolink Train provides service from L.A. to the Antelope Valley on the Antelope Valley Line –  details at www.metrolinktrains.com

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be granted subject to a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 5 L CERPs will be awarded.

Photography Policy

When registering for this event, you give your consent to be interviewed, videotaped, and/or photographed for use by BreastfeedLA. You understand that your interview, video, and/or photographic image may be used in print or digital/electronic form (e.g., publications, website, advertising, videos) and may recognize your association with BreastfeedLA.

When registering for this event, you agree to the following:

– not to post photos of the speakers’ slides on social media or use them for any other purpose than your own education.

– to print a copy of the speakers’ presentations for your own use only and not to share the links or presentations with any persons not registered for this event.

Sharing of Your Contact Information

If you select “Yes” during registration, BreastfeedLA may share your first name and email address with the vendors who exhibit at this event.  BreastfeedLA partners with vendors who comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (the WHO Code) and who offer products or services which may benefit you and/or your clients.  If you select “No” during registration, BreastfeedLA will NOT share your contact information with anyone and will only use your contact information to contact you with details about this event and future BreastfeedLA events.

Oct
6
Fri
BreastfeedLA Community Meeting – North @ San Fernando Community Pool
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct
10
Tue
RHBC South Meeting @ PIH Health Whittier
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics:

Clinical – Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoglycemia

Oct
25
Wed
RHBC East Meeting @ San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics:

Clinical – Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoglycemia

Nov
15
Wed
RHBC West Meeting
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics:

Clinical – Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoglycemia

Dec
6
Wed
Understanding Breastfeeding, Bed-sharing, and SIDS – Webinar with Dr. Helen Ball @ Online
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Understanding Breastfeeding, Bed-sharing, and SIDS - Webinar with Dr. Helen Ball @ Online

REGISTER HERE

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

Understanding Breastfeeding, Bed-sharing, & SIDS with Prof Helen Ball, PhD.

Objectives,

Objective 1: Understand the relationship between breastfeeding and infant sleep location

Objective 2: Understand the relationship between bed-sharing & SIDS

Objective 3: Explore approaches to helping parents make informed choices re. bed-sharing and resources to support health professionals

 

Session description

The notion that infant sleep environments are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and that parents who receive appropriate instruction will modify their infant-care habits has been fundamental to SIDS reduction campaigns. However, infant sleep location recommendations have failed to emulate the previously successful infant sleep position campaigns that dramatically reduced infant deaths.  This talk examines how SIDS risk reduction messages are generated, disseminated, and how they are received by parents.  Using examples from research around the world, and her own research such as the Bradford Infant Care Study (BradICS) Helen discusses how parents understand SIDS risk-reduction and what affects whether messages are implemented or rejected in different communities and cultural groups.

She argues that failure to understand local parenting beliefs and cultural practices results in ineffective campaigns that fail to engage the recipients. In developing effective interventions she argues that we must step all the way back to the research upon which SIDS-risks are identified and ascertain how culture and ethnicity affects the magnitude and prevalence of each risk. Qualitative studies are particularly important in understanding local infant care traditions and beliefs that become barriers to implementation of safe sleep messaging. Recognition and exploration of these issues can then lead to tailored guidance that is relevant for families in each community.

Professor Helen Ball is past-Head of the Anthropology Dept at Durham University UK, and Director of the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab. Se has spent the last 20 years researching parent-infant sleep and has authored over 70 research articles on this topic. She regularly contributes to national and international policy and practice guideline development and speaks around the world about her research. In 2012 she cofounded the Infant Sleep Information Source, and in 2013 she received an award from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council for Outstanding Impact in Society for her work.

Recording Policy

Attendees of this webinar are not permitted to make personal recordings of the webinar for any purpose.  A recording of the webinar will be distributed to you for your own personal use approximately 48 hours after the event ends.  By completing the registration process for this event, you agree to this recording policy and consent that you will use the webinar, the recording, and the associated handouts ONLY for your own education and not share them or any photos or screenshots anywhere, including on social media.

REGISTER HERE

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be granted subject to a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of “General Registration by Check.”  No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 1.5 contact hours of continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 1.25 R-CERPs will be awarded.

Dec
7
Thu
RHBC North Meeting
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Strategic Planning Meeting

Dec
13
Wed
RHBC East Meeting @ Pacific Alliance Medical Center
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Strategic Planning Meeting

Sep
29
Fri
Expert Management of Medications During Lactation with Dr. Thomas Hale @ Antelope Valley Hospital Community Resource Center
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

BreastfeedLA invites you to join us for a full day seminar with Dr. Thomas Hale!

Please join us on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

at Antelope Valley Hospital

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

Register Here

BreastfeedLA is proud to present Dr. Thomas Hale, the nation’s leading researcher on medications and their effects on lactation, in the Antelope Valley for a full day of learning! Dr. Hale has spent years directing research that measures the precise volumes of individual medications entering milk and the amount available to infants upon ingestion of the milk of medicated mothers.
Dr. Hale will begin the day by discussing the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers and factors to consider to ensure optimal safety and effectiveness for both mother and child.
As it is now known that the duration of breastfeeding has a clear impact on the health of mother and child, and that families often discontinue breastfeeding if mothers become ill or require medications, Dr. Hale’s second session will offer an in-depth look at how medications can affect milk production, which can significantly impact the duration of breastfeeding.
After lunch, Dr. Hale will present the latest evidence on drugs of abuse, including marijuana, and breastfeeding, offering some insight into this complicated and controversial topic. Dr. Hale will take us inside the recommendations and guidelines, looking at the science of how and whether these drugs actually enter the milk and their potential effects on breastmilk-fed infants and toddlers.
Creating a care plan for a breastfeeding dyad when a mother is diagnosed with an infectious disease can be a daunting task. Dr. Hale outlines the process of how to consider the options and ensure that the protection of breastfeeding is held up as one of the critical factors.
Move beyond assumptions, away from broad recommendations to wean, and into a place of true understanding about how medications and breastfeeding interact. Get the facts with Dr. Hale and BreastfeedLA in the Antelope Valley!

Agenda

9:00am Registration

9:30am Using Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers

10:30am Break

10:45am Drugs and Milk Production

12:15pm Lunch

1:15pm Breastfeeding and Drugs of Abuse – Marijuana and Others

2:30pm Break

2:45pm Infectious Disease and Breastfeeding

4:00pm Adjourn

About the Speaker

Thomas Hale, Ph.D., R.Ph., is a professor of pediatrics and associate dean of research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and acting executive director of the InfantRisk Center.

Hale is considered one of the foremost expert in the field of perinatal pharmacology and the use of medications by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

5 L-CERPs (for IBCLCs) and 6 CEUs, and 6 units of CME for physicians will be awarded for attending this learning opportunity.  When you register early, you receive the best value on our seminars!

Earlybird Registration is now open.

This event is co-sponsored by Antelope Valley Hospital and the Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE 

Location and Parking

This seminar is located at Antelope Valley Hospital 44151 15th St West, Lancaster, CA 93534. Parking is available at no charge.  The Metrolink Train provides service from L.A. to the Antelope Valley on the Antelope Valley Line –  details at www.metrolinktrains.com

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be granted subject to a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 5 L CERPs will be awarded.

Photography Policy

When registering for this event, you give your consent to be interviewed, videotaped, and/or photographed for use by BreastfeedLA. You understand that your interview, video, and/or photographic image may be used in print or digital/electronic form (e.g., publications, website, advertising, videos) and may recognize your association with BreastfeedLA.

When registering for this event, you agree to the following:

– not to post photos of the speakers’ slides on social media or use them for any other purpose than your own education.

– to print a copy of the speakers’ presentations for your own use only and not to share the links or presentations with any persons not registered for this event.

Sharing of Your Contact Information

If you select “Yes” during registration, BreastfeedLA may share your first name and email address with the vendors who exhibit at this event.  BreastfeedLA partners with vendors who comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (the WHO Code) and who offer products or services which may benefit you and/or your clients.  If you select “No” during registration, BreastfeedLA will NOT share your contact information with anyone and will only use your contact information to contact you with details about this event and future BreastfeedLA events.

Oct
6
Fri
BreastfeedLA Community Meeting – North @ San Fernando Community Pool
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct
10
Tue
RHBC South Meeting @ PIH Health Whittier
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics:

Clinical – Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoglycemia

Oct
25
Wed
RHBC East Meeting @ San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics:

Clinical – Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoglycemia

Nov
15
Wed
RHBC West Meeting
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics:

Clinical – Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoglycemia

Dec
6
Wed
Understanding Breastfeeding, Bed-sharing, and SIDS – Webinar with Dr. Helen Ball @ Online
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Understanding Breastfeeding, Bed-sharing, and SIDS - Webinar with Dr. Helen Ball @ Online

REGISTER HERE

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

Understanding Breastfeeding, Bed-sharing, & SIDS with Prof Helen Ball, PhD.

Objectives,

Objective 1: Understand the relationship between breastfeeding and infant sleep location

Objective 2: Understand the relationship between bed-sharing & SIDS

Objective 3: Explore approaches to helping parents make informed choices re. bed-sharing and resources to support health professionals

 

Session description

The notion that infant sleep environments are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and that parents who receive appropriate instruction will modify their infant-care habits has been fundamental to SIDS reduction campaigns. However, infant sleep location recommendations have failed to emulate the previously successful infant sleep position campaigns that dramatically reduced infant deaths.  This talk examines how SIDS risk reduction messages are generated, disseminated, and how they are received by parents.  Using examples from research around the world, and her own research such as the Bradford Infant Care Study (BradICS) Helen discusses how parents understand SIDS risk-reduction and what affects whether messages are implemented or rejected in different communities and cultural groups.

She argues that failure to understand local parenting beliefs and cultural practices results in ineffective campaigns that fail to engage the recipients. In developing effective interventions she argues that we must step all the way back to the research upon which SIDS-risks are identified and ascertain how culture and ethnicity affects the magnitude and prevalence of each risk. Qualitative studies are particularly important in understanding local infant care traditions and beliefs that become barriers to implementation of safe sleep messaging. Recognition and exploration of these issues can then lead to tailored guidance that is relevant for families in each community.

Professor Helen Ball is past-Head of the Anthropology Dept at Durham University UK, and Director of the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab. Se has spent the last 20 years researching parent-infant sleep and has authored over 70 research articles on this topic. She regularly contributes to national and international policy and practice guideline development and speaks around the world about her research. In 2012 she cofounded the Infant Sleep Information Source, and in 2013 she received an award from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council for Outstanding Impact in Society for her work.

Recording Policy

Attendees of this webinar are not permitted to make personal recordings of the webinar for any purpose.  A recording of the webinar will be distributed to you for your own personal use approximately 48 hours after the event ends.  By completing the registration process for this event, you agree to this recording policy and consent that you will use the webinar, the recording, and the associated handouts ONLY for your own education and not share them or any photos or screenshots anywhere, including on social media.

REGISTER HERE

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be granted subject to a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of “General Registration by Check.”  No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 1.5 contact hours of continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 1.25 R-CERPs will be awarded.

Dec
7
Thu
RHBC North Meeting
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Strategic Planning Meeting

Dec
13
Wed
RHBC East Meeting @ Pacific Alliance Medical Center
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Strategic Planning Meeting

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