Do you have a colleague who consistently demonstrates excellence in his or her practice? Who devotes time to mentorship and building the foundation for the next generation of lactation professionals? Whose innovative research is changing the face of the field? Who is strengthening the voice of IBCLCs and other breastfeeding advocates locally, provincially, nationally or internationally?
Then, you are a lucky indeed! Tell the rest of us about your special colleague(s) and ensure that their exceptional work gets the recognition that it deserves. The Award of Excellence includes a free 2016 CLCA/ACCL Membership!
The CLCA/ACCL Conference and AGM will take place Friday October 2nd and Saturday October 3rd 2015. This bi-annual conference brings together participants and speakers from across Canada and around the world for two full days of learning, networking and fun!
This year’s theme is “Lactation: Culture, Collaboration and Communities”, focusing on the experience of care of breastfeeding families, the complex inter-professional demands of the IBCLC role and building connections between areas of practice within the field.
Keynote speaker, James Akre, joins us from Geneva, Switzerland to complement the full two days of sessions with experts from across Canada. A full schedule will be available shortly.
The learning takes place against the backdrop of beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario at the Marriott Fallsview Resort and Spa. The conference hotel is located central to the action-packed downtown area with a spectacular view and social events will be available for Friday night. A special conference rate is available – the block of rooms is limited, don’t delay!
Keynote speaker, Mr. James Akre, joins us from Geneva, Switzerland to present “Breastfeeding: One man’s perspective”. Mr. Akre will present a compelling personal and professional narrative on building a society where all citizens support and encourage breastfeeding through their everyday activities. On Saturday, Mr. Akre moves from vision to tactics as he discusses the process of re-branding breastfeeding promotion in “Changing how we think and talk about breastfeeding”.
Mr. Akre has had 30 years of experience serving in agencies of the United Nations. He spent 24 years at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Recently retired from WHO’s Department of Nutrition, he was a technical writer and served in advisory positions that covered the full spectrum of human nutrition. He participated in drafting and promoting the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes; the joint WHO/UNICEF Statement on Breastfeeding, and the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.
The AB IYCF-E humanitarian coalition formed to assist families and emergency workers in the aftermath of the Fort McMurray evacuations in May 2016.
The CLCA-ACCL continues to operate a hotline and email helpline for evacuees and workers and provide technical and other supports to the AB IYCF-E.
Canadian Lactation Consultants Association/Association canadienne des consultantes en lactation
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