Face-to-Face Lactation Courses, Workshops & Lectures

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Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care: The 5 Day Course

A complete, in-person core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care. This five-day course is planned as essential education for any healthcare professional or individual who works with new mothers and their newborns, or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). This in-depth, in-person course enables participants to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning.

Clinical Applications in Lactation Care: A Two-Day, Practice-Oriented, Intensive

Clinical Applications provides a summary of your didactic education and clinical experience, focusing on case studies and the critical thinking required for those who are working with infant and child feeding issues in maternal-child health. Hot topics are solicited at the start of the course and presented by the faculty on the second day. Clinical Applications can be your final step in preparation for the IBLCE exam, or it can be an opportunity for any professional experienced in lactation care to collaborate with other experienced clinicians and problem solve case studies.

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Hone your skills and knowledge as you prepare to take the IBLCE exam, or simply join us for getting the latest in research updates or adding hours for exam eligibility. This two-and-one-half-day update and review program will help you prepare for the IBLCE exam or update your research-based practice.

Best Practice: Breastfeeding! A Three-Day Intensive Workshop

This three-day course explores the rationale behind the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other international organizations. These guidelines call for the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. These guidelines provide a carefully considered and scientifically validated plan for assisting new families in feeding and nurturing their babies through breastfeeding.

Best Practice: Managing Early Breastfeeding Challenges, A One-Day, Intensive Workshop

This one-day workshop provides an intensive approach to the basics of breastfeeding promotion and early feeding issues in the hospital, clinic and community. It is a helpful and effective beginning for education in research-based infant feeding, as well as an excellent update for IBCLCs and others who are interested in applying science to the practice of infant feeding.

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps: A Two-Day Workshop

This two-day, in-person workshop advances evidence-based infant feeding policies and practices in the hospital or clinic. It also provides the education cornerstone for hospitals who wish to pursue the designation of "Baby-Friendly". This workshop explores the rapidly changing role of all healthcare professionals in caring for pregnant and new families and is designed to help hospitals and communities provide the basics of early breastfeeding care, with a focus on implementing The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

Demonstrating Competency in Breastfeeding Care: A 5- to 8-hour Workshop

This in-person day is designed to complement the online or face-to-face 15 hours of education to assist with implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). This program provides a workshop for participants to practice many of the necessary skills when helping families with questions and different situations about breastfeeding.

A Mock Assessment: Preparing for the BFHI Evaluation

This 2 or 2.5 day visit with Evergreen Perinatal Education faculty provides hospitals an opportunity to evaluate their readiness for an assessment by BFHI assessors. In addition to meetings with hospital administrators, these days include interactive interviews with staff and mothers in the prenatal, labor & delivery, postpartum and nursery areas. A BFHI assessment "To-Do" List will be reviewed with key people, plus many helpful ideas for creating a smooth assessment process will be provided.

Baby Friendly Hospital Consulting

Whether your facility has already embarked on the Ten Step journey or is just getting started, we can lead you step-by-step through the maze of information, materials and tasks necessary to move through each phase.

EPE will provide guidance and support to set up a plan designed to specifically meet your facility's needs, starting with a two-day site visit to evaluate your facility's current status in accomplishing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. We will tour the unit, review (or help develop) the infant feeding policy and related protocols, meet with hospital administrators, managers and staff as well as assist you in navigating the Baby-Friendly USA website. Hospitals find this to be a safe, informal and comfortable process. Our findings are confidential and not shared outside the appropriate hospital setting.

A listing of available lectures & programs such as 'Innovative Programs in Maternity Care,' 'Effective Parent Education Programs,' or 'The Challenge of Postpartum Relationships.'

August


August 1 - 2

Best Practice: Managing Early Feeding Challenges-Closed Session

Grays Harbor, Washington

CLOSED SESSION

August 29 - 31

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies. ALERT::Date Change!!

Portland Metro Area, OR

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Register now on the EPE website for this course. For accomodations please search for hotels in the Tualatin, OR area.

September


September 6 - 8

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Berkeley, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register, please visit the SWAG Conferences webpage.

September 18 - 22

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Twin Falls, ID

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For questions, please contact Cindi Holly-Rausch from South Central Public Health, at 208-737-5990 or email crausch@phd5.idaho.gov. To register please follow instructions on registration form.

September 25 - 29

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Seattle Metro Area, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, go to the Simkin Center at Bastyr!

October


October 2 - 3

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Pullman, WA

For more information and to register please visit Eventbrite.

October 2

IBLCE Exam Test Date #2 of 2017

For United States and territories. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

October 5 - 6

Excellence in Care with The Ten Steps

Overlake Hospital Medical Center-Bellevue, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Click here to Register.

*Overlake employees please register through Elise Winters at Elise.Winters@overlakehospital.org

October 9 - 13

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register, please contact Mark Spitzack.

October 17 - 18

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register, please contact Mark Spitzack.

October 23 - 27

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Berkeley, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register, please visit the SWAG Conferences webpage.

November


November 9 - 12

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Conference

Atlanta, GA

For conference details and to register, please see the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine website.

July


July 19 - 22

ILCA Conference

Toronto, Ontario Canada

For more information and to register, please visit the ILCA Conference website.

June


June 24 - 28

AWHONN Conference

New Orleans, LA

For conference details and to register, please visit the AWHONN Conference website.

June 12 - 16

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Seattle Metro Area, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register, please contact the Simkin Center at Bastyr.

June 1 - 9

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Pleasant Hill, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register here on the EPE website, Enroll Now.

Please note that actual course dates include: June 1-2 and June 7-9.

May


May 11 - 12

Competencies Day-Closed Session

Moses Lake, WA

Closed Session

May 4 - 6

USLCA Conference

San Antonio, TX

For conference details and to register, please visit the USLCA Conference website.


May 2 - 3

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For questions, please contact Mark Spitzack. Please note: this session is full/close

April


April 28 - 30

Congress for Women

Washington DC

For more information about this event, review the following link.

April 3

IBLCE Exam Test Date #1 of 2017

For United States & Territories. For more information, please visit the IBLCE website.

March


March 30 - 31

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Auburn, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website.

March 20 - 24

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Tacoma, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. This is a closed session for Madigan Army Medical Center.

March 2 - 15

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Indianapolis, IN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website.

Please note this five-day course runs from March 2-3, 13-15.

Contact Amy Lane for more information.

February


February 6 - 10

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Seattle Metro Area, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, go to the Simkin Center at Bastyr!

February 1 - 3

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Berkeley, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register, please visit the SWAG Conferences webpage.

January


January 18 - 19

Closed Session

Hillsboro, OR

November, 2016


November 3 - 4

La Leche League of Wisconsin Conference

Milwaukee, WI

Conference details and registration available now; see the Info Flyer and the LLofWI website for all information.

October, 2016


October 24 - 25

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register and for conference details, see the Fairview/M Health Education page; please contact Mark Spitzack with any questions.

October 17 - 21

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Berkeley, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, see the info flyer and the SWAG Conferences website coming soon!

October 10 - 11

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Overlake Hospital, Bellevue, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details, view the info flyer for this event (coming soon!), and register here on the EPE website for this course. If you are a part of Overlake's staff, please contact Sandy Salmon for special registration instructions.

October 3

IBLCE Exam Test Date #2 of 2016

For United States & Territories

For more information, please visit the IBLCE website.

September, 2016


September 19 - 23

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Seattle Metro Area, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, go to the Simkin Center at Bastyr!

September 12 - 16

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register and for conference details, see the Fairview/M Health Education page; please contact Mark Spitzack with any questions.

September 7 - 9

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Berkeley, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, see the info flyer and the SWAG Conferences website.

August, 2016


August 29 - 31

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Portland Metro Area, OR

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details, view the info flyer for this event, and register now on the EPE website for this course.

August 23 - 24

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Moses Lake, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, please see the Moses Lake Info Flyer to the right.

August 18 - 19

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Kennewick, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. If you are part of or associated with Tri-Cities hospital staff or clinics, please contact Sheila Schweiger with questions and for registration instructions. **Closed Session**

August 15 - 16

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Kennewick, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. If you are part of or associated with Tri-Cities hospital staff or clinics, please contact Sheila Schweiger with questions and for registration instructions. **Closed Session**

August 11

Best Practice: Managing Early Feedings

Swedish Cherry Hill Campus, Seattle, WA

These Morning and Afternoon sessions are intended for Maternal Child Healthcare staff at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA and associated clinics and hospitals. If you are part of or associated with Swedish Medical Center staff, please contact Chelsea Lilleness at for registration instructions.**Closed Session**

August 8 - 9

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Chehalis, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, please see the Chehalis Info Flyer to the right.

August 2 - 3

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Moses Lake, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, please see the Moses Lake Info Flyer to the right.

July, 2016


July 28

Best Practice: Managing Early Feedings

Multicare Auburn Hospital, Covington, WA

These Morning and Afternoon sessions are intended for Maternal Child Healthcare staff at Multicare Auburn Hospital in Auburn, WA and associated clinics and hospitals. If you are part of or associated with Multicare Auburn staff, please contact Keila Torres at for registration instructions.**Closed Session**

July 20 - 23

ILCA Conference

Chicago, IL

Registration and conference details on the ILCA Website coming soon!

July 13 - 14

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Kennewick, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. If you are part of or associated with Tri-Cities hospital staff or clinics, please contact Sheila Schweiger with questions and for registration instructions. ** Closed Session**

June, 2016


June 20 - 24

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Seattle Metro Area, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, go to the Simkin Center at Bastyr!

June 6 - 10

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Contra Costa County, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details, view the info flyer for this event, and register here on the EPE website for this course. Sign up by May 23, 2016 to receive the Early Bird rate!

May, 2016


May 26

Best Practice: Managing Early Feedings

UW Valley Medical Center, Renton WA

These sessions are intended for Maternal Child Healthcare staff at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA and associated clinics and hospitals. If you are part of or associated with UWVMC staff, please contact Jennifer Baker at for registration instructions.**Closed Session**

May 25

Best Practice: Managing Early Feedings

UW Valley Medical Center, Renton WA

These sessions are intended for Maternal Child Healthcare staff at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA and associated clinics and hospitals. If you are part of or associated with UWVMC staff, please contact Jennifer Baker at for registration instructions.**Closed Session**

May 16 - 18

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care, Pt. 2

San Jose, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. **Closed Session**

May 13

IBLCE Exam Application Deadline for October 2016 Test

United States & Territories

For more information, please vistit the IBLCE website.

May 12 - 13

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care, Pt. 1

San Jose, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. **Closed Session**

May 2 - 6

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Humboldt County, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. **Closed Session**

April, 2016


April 21 - 22

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register and for conference details, see the Fairview/M Health Education page; please contact Mark Spitzack with any questions.

April 11 - 12

Human Milk Banking Association of North America Conference

Orlando, FL

For conference details and to register, please visit the HMBANA website.

April 4

IBLCE Exam Test Date #1 of 2016

For United States & Territories

For more information, please vistit the IBLCE website.

March, 2016


March 29 - 30

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Chehalis, WA

**Closed Session** For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, please see the Chehalis Info Flyer to the right. **Closed Session**