The ILCA™ Annual Conference is the premier lactation education and professional development event of the year. The Conference provides a rich learning environment for lactation professionals, midwives, child and family health nurses, general practitioners, physicians, dieticians and nutritionists, breastfeeding counsellors, researchers, pharmacists, nurses, doulas, policy advocates and other advocates who assist mothers and babies with breastfeeding. It offers current and aspiring International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) information on cutting-edge evidence-based practice and research in optimal breastfeeding care and support for mothers and babies.
LEARN THE LATEST CONCEPTS IN LACTATION:
Learn new clinical techniques; absorb fresh methods of communicating; and come prepared to challenge old ways of thinking. Our 2015 slate of speakers includes top thinkers and innovators from around the world. The families we serve deserve the latest in evidence-based care. You'll find it all here!
GATHER WITH LACTATION LEADERS AND CHANGEMAKERS:
Reconnect with and learn from your peers, be inspired by those who have built our profession and glean new insights from emerging leaders in the field.
THE WORLD NEEDS OUR VOICE:
We are committed to "world health transformed through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care." Coming together helps us develop a unified voice in the international community. Together, we can promote the IBCLC worldwide.
Facilitate networking and skill development among lactation professionals.
Disseminate research in human lactation and its integration in clinical practice.
Stimulate awareness of cultural and social support of breastfeeding families
Promote ethical, evidence-based practice that protects the health of mothers and babies.
Promote breastfeeding as the expected method of infant feeding.
Promote equitable access to breastfeeding and to the IBCLC profession.
Promote support of families' informed choices in breastfeeding.
Reach hundreds of lactation professionals at ILCA's Annual Conference! At this year's conference, delegates will celebrate 30 years of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®).
Lactation consultants, midwives, physicians, breastfeeding counselors, researchers, pharmacists, nurses, doula, and other health professionals from around the world will attend the conference. This is YOUR opportunity to ensure these highly educated lactation professionals - who have influence with expectant and new parents, as well as healthcare organizations - know about your products and services.
The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. ILCA membership is open to all who support and promote breastfeeding; you can join at any time and do not need to be an IBCLC to become a member.