Seminars, Conferences and Workshops

 As a health professional, we offer you a unique opportunity to update your skills and knowledge, and network with other leading professionals, with our

  • Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Workshops

Seminars

We deliver Seminar Series each year - across Australia and online.  

Our seminars help you: 

  • increase your breastfeeding management skills
  • earn professional development points (PDP)
  • build networks with other professionals in our industry.

 

Save the Date!

We are thrilled to announce our 2019 Health Professional Seminar Series:

Breastfeeding: Supplying the Evidence

 March 11 to 16 2019

Brisbane <Sydney<Melbourne<Perth

Keep an eye on our newsletters and social media platforms for more information. Our brochure will be available in September! 

Upcoming workshops 

 

Manage Breastfeeding Situations and Problems 

Date: Saturday, 15th September 2018

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm 

Venue: Australian Breastfeeding Association Head Office: Level 3, Suite 2, 150 Albert Rd, South Melbourne

Presented by: Narelle Dwyer IBCLC, RN, Midwife, ABA Counsellor

                      Renee Kam IBCLC, Physiotherapist, ABA Counsellor

                        

Learning objectives:

By the end of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Establish client breastfeeding situation 
  • Review management of breastfeeding situation with client
  • Develop effective breastfeeding management plans in collaboration with clients
  • Evaluate breastfeeding management plan to ensure ongoing improvement of lactation practice

 

 Cost (incl'd GST): Member - $235; non-member - $265

 To register follow the links below:

Member: https://enrol.vetenrol.com.au/?clientid=VT-ABA&occuID=7767&priceID=35

Non-memberhttps://enrol.vetenrol.com.au/?clientid=VT-ABA&occuID=7768&priceID=81

 

 CERPs and MidPLUS being applied for 

 

Use infant sleep and settling methods that support the breastfeeding relationship

Counsel clients to manage life changes associated with breastfeeding

Date: Saturday, 20th October 2018

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm 

Venue: Australian Breastfeeding Association Head Office: Level 3, Suite 2, 150 Albert Rd, South Melbourne

Presented by: Leila Forde IBCLC, Grad Dip (Counselling and Psychotherapy), PACFA reg (Clinical), ABA Counsellor, Dip Breastfeeding Management, BA (Hons), Dip Ed, MA, Dip VET, Cert IV TAE

                      

Learning objectives:

By the end of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Develop information and strategies for infant sleep and settling methods that support breastfeeding 
  • Communicate infant sleep and settling methods that are compatible with the breastfeeding relationship
  • Review infant sleep outcomes and breastfeeding relationship with clients
  • Assist clients to identify life changes associated with pregnancy, childbirth and lactation
  • Counsel clients about life changes associated with breastfeeding
  • Assist clients having difficulty adjusting to life changes associated with breastfeeding
  • Support clients experiencing grief associated with breastfeeding
  • Review mangement of client situation

 

 Cost (incl'd GST): Member - $235; non-member - $265

 To register follow the links below:

 Member: https://enrol.vetenrol.com.au/?clientid=VT-ABA&occuID=8023&priceID=35

 Non Member: https://enrol.vetenrol.com.au/?clientid=VT-ABA&occuID=8024&priceID=81

 CERPs and MidPLUS being applied for 

 

Use critical appraisal skills to evaluate human lactation research 

Facilitate infant and maternal nutrition during lactation

Date: Saturday, 17th November 2018

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm 

Venue: Australian Breastfeeding Association Head Office: Level 3, Suite 2, 150 Albert Rd, South Melbourne

Presented by: Elizabeth McGuire IBCLC, BSc, ABA Community Educator, Dip Breastfeeding Management , Cert IV TAE 

               and Susan Tawia  BSc, PhD, Dip Ed, ABA Community Educator, Dip Breastfeeding Management, Cert IV TAE               

                        

Learning objectives:

By the end of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Prepare for critical appraisal of human lactation research 
  • Apply critical appraisal skills to human lactation research
  • Record outcomes of clinical appraisal of human lactation research
  • Establish the role of human milk in meeting infant nutritional needs
  • Guide the transition to complementary foods
  • Communicate maternal nutritional needs
  • Review client outcomes
 
Cost (incl'd GST): Member - $235; non-member - $265

CERPs and MidPLUS being applied for 


10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management Workshop Schedule

Below is a copy of the 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management Workshop schedule, all registrations will open a few weeks prior to the workshop. 
The workshops are held in Melbourne, with some able to be attended via an online platform.
 
Date                         Duration (days)           Units Covered
 
 
16 June 2018                   1                       BFMANT501 Take lactation histories and conduct breastfeeding assessments
 
28 July 2018                    1                        BFMENV506 Create environments to protect, promote and support breastfeeding
                                                                  BFMLEG507 Provide breastfeeding support within a legal and ethical framework
 
18 August 2018               1                        BFMSUB512 Evaluate and counsel on the use of breastmilk substitutes
 
15 September                   1                       BFMPRO504 Manage breastfeeding situations and problems
 
20 October                       1                       BFMSLP513 Use infant sleep and settling methods that support the breastfeeding relationship
                                                                  BFMCSL514 Counsel clients to manage life changes associated with breastfeeding
 
17 November                    1                      BFMRES508 Use critical appraisal skills to evaluate human lactation research
                                                                 BFMNUT505 Facilitate infant and maternal nutrition during lactation
 

 March 2019 Date TBA          2                   BFMCOM502 Communicate effectively with clients to support breastfeeding

                                                                 BFMCSL503Provide counselling to support breastfeeding

                                                                 BFMCUL509 Facilitate culturlly-appropriate breastfeeding counselling


April 2019 Date TBA       1/2                    BFMPHA510 Provide pharmacological information and breastfeeding support to clients


Conferences

Our conferences attract leading professionals, and researchers from around the world. We host conferences every three to four years. 

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Workshops

Workshops are offered occasionally for health professionals. 

All breastfeeding management strategies rely on accurate assessment of breastfeeding, skilled support and thorough and ongoing evaluation. Decisions about interventions including extra milk, medication, nipple shields, expressing and weaning need to be based on expert advice and evidence based practice.

Custom workshops available on request


For more information

 

 Further inquiries please contact Training and Education