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.

 Registrations Are Now Open!

The Australian Breastfeeding Association is excited to present its 2019 Health Professional Seminar Series

  

 

 

 

One-day seminars held around Australia in major cities, as well as online. Attend Program One at the venue closest to you and watch Program Two online to earn extra professional development points, or alternatively watch both Program One and Program Two online.

Hear up-to-date evidence-based information and research and gain practical skills from brilliant local and international experts.

Program One: Live Seminars in Brisbane > Sydney> Melbourne> Perth> Online 

Program Two: Online Webinar Only

Full Program and further information available at the Seminar Series Websitewww.etouches.com/ehome/ABA2019 or view the full brochure below!

IBLCE CERPs, ACM CPD Hours and RACGP Points will be applied for.


Upcoming workshops 

 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 

Counselling and Communication skills 2 day workshop covering the folowing units:


Communicate effectively with clients to support breastfeeding 

Provide counselling to support breastfeeding

Facilitate culturally-appropriate breastfeeding counselling

Date: Saturday, 30th March and Sunday 31st March 2019

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm 

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

Presented by: Kate Mortensen IBCLC, ABA Counsellor 

               and Julie Taylor  ABA Counsellor, Dip Breastfeeding Management, Cert IV TAE, Physiotherapist              

                        

Learning objectives:

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

 

  • Develop attributes and attitudes to support clients 
  • Create a rapport with clients
  • Communicate information about breastfeeding
  • Support client breastfeeding needs
  • Prepare for the breastfeeding counselling process
  • Enable clients to process breastfeeding issues
  • Conclude the breastfeeding counselling process
  • Evaluate breastfeeding counselling skills
  • Prepare for breastfeeding counselling in a culturally diverse environment 
  • Facilitate culturally appropriate communication during the breastfeeding counselling process
  • Manage situations where barriers to communication exist
  • Evaluate cultural sensitivity of breastfeeding counselling

 

Cost (incl'd GST): Member - TBC; non-member - TBC

Registrations opening soon

 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
 

 30 and 31March 2019      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. 

Register now

 

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