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USLCA Conference

USLCA Conference
May 4-6, 2017

Show off your business in 2017!

Early bird special available through November 15!

Registration is now open to exhibit at USLCA’s 2017 conference. From now until November 15th, those who register to exhibit will receive their second booth representative completely FREE!!!!

Want to learn more about exhibiting in the Texas Hill Country? Check out theexhibitor prospectus or visit our conference website.

Not a business owner, but have ideas of who you would like to see exhibit at the conference? We invite you to share the conference information with your colleagues or email our conference committee your ideas.

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Join the United States Lactation Consultant Association, USLCA to Refresh, Renew, and Revitalize your clinical practice.

This national conference will take place in the Texas Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas. Plans are underway to bring you the highest quality, affordable, and not-to-be-missed conference. USLCA presents our second and long-awaited national conference May 4-6, 2017.

We are so excited to present a high-quality lactation conference in a beautiful, family-friendly resort. While you listen, learn, and network with your lactation colleagues, your partner, children, or other traveling companions will be able to choose from many activities on the property including golf, swimming, a waverider, health spa, fitness center, children’s activities, S’mores around a campfire in the evening, live entertainment, and so much more! The Hyatt Regency Hill Country is accessible to the San Antonio, TX area, where there are many additional landmarks and destinations. Visit the hotel’s website for a sneak-peek of the property.


Early bird special available until October 31!


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Watch for registration to open.  Members will receive registration discounts.

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Looking for skilled RN Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for a fast-paced pediatric practice to work in collaboration with our providers and clinical staff to meet the lactation needs of mothers & infants. Pediatric experience preferred. Must have excellent customer service, lactation & clinical skills, self-motivated & reliable. Ability to float to multiple locations, as needed. Must be Board Certified in Lactation and possess an active NC RN license. Excellent benefits: Health, Dental, PTO & 401K. Fax Resumes to 919-786-6043.

Job Type: Full-time

Breast Milk – Pumping and Storing

Pumping and storing breast milk allows you to have a supply of milk for your baby when it is needed. This can be a good option for moms who return to work after having a baby.

Keeping up a supply of breast milk can be a challenge for moms who return to work outside the home. You will need to pump and collect breast milk during the day while at the office.

Proper planning, support, and the correct equipment can help you continue to breastfeed, even after returning to work outside the home.


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Greensboro AHEC – Pediatric Acute Care Conference

Pediatric Acute Care Conference 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
(Check-in at 7:30 a.m.)

The Pediatric Acute Care Conference is designed to provide educational opportunities for health care professionals to gain knowledge and develop strategies that can be applied in the pediatric acute care setting. This multidisciplinary conference is intended to provide continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other providers who may encounter unstable, critically ill, or injured pediatric patients in their practice. 


  • General Assessment of the Critically Ill Child 
  • An Approach to the Child in Respiratory Distress 
  • Presentation of Common Pediatric Surgical Emergencies 
  • Pediatric Trauma Pearls 
  • Interactive Case Presentation 
  • Pediatric Procedural Sedation
  • Poisoning/Toxidromes 
  • Pediatric Shock States 

Interactive Skills Stations

  • Mechanical Ventilation Primer
  • Cardioversion and Defibrillation Pearls Using Simulation
  • Human Patient Simulation Cases (Mock Code)
  • Airway Management and Intraosseous Pearls
  • Recognizing Abuse and Neglect
  • Family Centered Care

Fee: $115

Credits: .8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM; 0.80 CEU; 8.00 Contact Hours; 8.00 CNE Contact Hours; 8.00 NCRCB CE Hours

Location: Moses Cone Hospital, AHEC Classrooms 1-3, 1123 N Church Street (map), Greensboro NC 27401

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Lactation Consultant Review Course 2016


Tully and colleagues receive NC TraCS award for infant side-car bassinet project

A side-car bassinet adjoins a hospital bed, making it easier for mothers to access newborns. (Photo credit: Kristin Tully)

Kristin Tully, PhD, of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), has been recognized with the Improving Human Health Award, presented by the North Carolina Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tully is a research associate in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She also is the project manager of two federally funded research studies on infant sleep development (through the Center for Developmental Science) and a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Engagement Award on unmet maternal health needs (through the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health and CGBI).

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A very sad day to the world of breastfeeding advocacy


Dr. Miriam Harriet Labbok (1949-2016)

Pittsboro, NC

Miriam Harriet Labbok, M.D., M.P.H., an internationally respected and influential

expert on breastfeeding and maternal and child health, died on August 13, 2016.

Faced with a sudden and demanding health challenge, she continued to inspire

family and friends with her tenacity, fortitude, and sense of humor.

Born in Trenton, NJ, Dr. Labbok graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and

received her M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Tulane University. In her distinguished

40-year career she promoted the health and developmental benefits of

breastfeeding, particularly in the developing world, improving the lives of countless

mothers and children worldwide. Dr. Labbok recently retired from her posts as

Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina Gillings

School of Global Public Health and as Director of the School’s Carolina Global

Breastfeeding Institute, of which she was the founder. She previously held positions

at UNICEF, USAID, and at The Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. A

prolific researcher and writer, Dr. Labbok contributed to many textbooks on

maternal and child health and was an author of more than one hundred fifty

scholarly articles.

Dr. Labbok was a gifted and dedicated teacher and mentor, giving generously of her

skills and knowledge to students and colleagues in the US and abroad. She traveled

the world, spreading her commitment to healthy mothers and happy, thriving

babies. Her home was decorated with paintings and pottery she loved to collect, and

the many creative– and sometimes tasty– souvenirs she loved to buy in the course of

her travels.

Dr. Labbok was a much-loved cousin, friend, and godmother, known for her incisive

intelligence, her ready laugh, and her ceaseless generosity. She is survived by her

loving sister Dorothy Labbok, also of Pittsboro, and many relatives, friends, and


Her funeral service will be held on Monday, August 15 at 2 PM at Judea Reform

Congregation, 1933 West Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC 27705.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the The Miriam Labbok

Program Research CGBI Acceleration Endowment Fund at the Carolina Global

Breastfeeding Institute. Checks can be written to the Public Health Foundation and

sent to SPH Advancement, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 107 Rosenau

Hall, Campus Box 7400, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Please note “In Memory of Miriam

Labbok” on the check’s memo line.


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Free CERPs


Breastfeeding Plan for Late Preterm Infants

Please share with any mothers who might be interested:

 For my research, I must have a focus group of six to eight late preterm mothers who have used supplementation and pumping to help feed their breastfeeding late preterm infants. We will meet and critique a breastfeeding plan that I have designed and changes will be made per their suggestions. I have attached the flyer. There is compensation available for participating. 


Breastfeeding Flyer Mother (1)

Study Approval

Jo-Anna Cartwright