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.

 

Health Professional Seminar Series 2020 | Breastfeeding: Sustaining a healthy future

Sydney: 9 March

Brisbane: 10 March

Melbourne: 13 March

Perth: 14 March

Online: 31 March-31 May 

 

Workshops               

             

Facilitate infant and maternal nutrition during lactation

Evaluate and counsel on the use of breastmilk substitutes 

Date: Saturday, 14th September 2019

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm 

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

This workshop may also be viewed via an online meeting platform. If you wish to attend online, please Contact Training Education.

Presented by: Megan Burg, APD, Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics (BND)/Health Science (HSc), ABA counsellor and Renee Kam, ABA counsellor, IBCLC, Physiotherapist

Learning objectives:

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

·         Establish the role of human milk in meeting infant needs 

·         Communicate infant and maternal nutritional needs

·         Guide the transition to complementary foods

·         Review client outcomes 

·         Establish the requirements for the appropriate use and marketing of breastmilk substitutes

·         Evaluate the use of breastmilk substitutes with clients

·         Support clients in the use of breastmilk substitutes

·         Review client breastfeeding situation and use of breastmilk substitutes

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=8463&priceID=35

 Non Member:

https://enrol.vetenrol.com.au/?clientid=VT-ABA&occuID=8462&priceID=81

CERPs and MidPLUS being applied for 


Use critical appraisal skills to evaluate human lactation research

 Date: Saturday, 19th October 2019

Time: 9.00am - 12.00 midday 

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

This workshop may also be viewed via an online meeting platform. If you wish to attend online, please Contact Training Education.

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

                      

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 critical appraisal of human lactation research 

Cost (incl'd GST): Member - $120; Non-member - $135


Use infant sleep and settling methods that support the breastfeeding relationship

Counsel clients to manage life changes associated with breastfeeding

Date: Saturday, 16th November 2019

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm 

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

This workshop may also be viewed via an online meeting platform. If you wish to attend online, please Contact Training Education.

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

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

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
 
 
22 June 2019                   1                       BFMANT501 Take lactation histories and conduct breastfeeding assessments
 
20 July 2019                    1                       BFMENV506 Create environments to protect, promote and support breastfeeding
                                                                 BFMLEG507 Provide breastfeeding support within a legal and ethical framework
 
24 Aug 2019                   1                       BFMPRO504 Manage breastfeeding situations and problems     
 
14 Sept 2019                   1                        BFMNUT505 Facilitate infant and maternal nutrition during lactation
                                                                     BFMSUB512 Evaluate and counsel on the use of breastmilk substitutes                  
 
19 Oct 2019                     1/2                       BFMRES508 Use critical appraisal skills to evaluate human lactation research    
                                                            
 
16 Nov 2019                       1                      BFMSLP513 Use infant sleep and settling methods that support the breastfeeding relationship
                                                                   BFMCSL514 Counsel clients to manage life changes associated with breastfeeding
 
TBA 2020                          1/2                    BFMPHA510 Provide pharmacological information and breastfeeding support to clients
 

TBA   2020                            2                      BFMCOM502 Communicate effectively with clients to support breastfeeding

                                                                 BFMCSL503Provide counselling to support breastfeeding

                                                                 BFMCUL509 Facilitate culturally-appropriate breastfeeding counselling


 SAVE THE DATE!         

    

Health Professional Seminar Series 9-14 March 2020

 

 

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