This listing of educational opportunities is provided as a service and does not imply TBA endorsement or compliance with the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes. TBA supports the International Code which includes guidelines for health care professional education as well as marketing of formula and feeding products.
For more information, go to: http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/code_english.pdf
- Why Does the International Code Matter?
Link to National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy website
Educational Opportunities Examples:
- 18th Annual Lactation Consultant Comprehensive Update (LCCU): Five-day course from Monday, April 26th to Friday, April 30th, 2010,at the Andrews Conference Center in Raleigh, NC. Registration details available at www.WakeAHEC.org
- 8th Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference (TBA): One-day conference on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at the Andrews Conference Center in Raleigh, NC. Registration details available at nctba.org or www.WakeAHEC.org
- WakeMed Breastfeeding Core Course – Basics: One-day course on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at the Andrews Conference Center in Raleigh, NC. Registration details available by emailing Cindy Rice in Nursing Education at email@example.com
- Art of Breastfeeding Conference (ABC): Three-day conference from Monday, October 4th to Wednesday, October 6th, 2010, at the UNC Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Registration details available at www.WakeAHEC.org
- WakeMed Breastfeeding Core Course – Advanced: One-day course on Friday, November 12th, 2010, at WakeMed Hospital in Cary, NC. Registration details available by emailing Cindy Rice in Nursing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
How Can I Tell Who Is Sponsoring an Educational Offering?
- Look to see the identity of the sponsor(s)and/or exhibitor(s) . It may be listed on the brochure or the website description, you may be able to tell by looking at the registration information or it may be indicated simply by a logo.
- Look at the names of sponsors of luncheons, receptions, dinners, etc.
- Look to see who advertised the educational offering.
- Examine the titles and objectives of sessions for specific brand name product placements.
- Contact the event planners using the registration information provided and inquire about sponsors and whether they are International Code compliant.
- Check on the credentials of the presenters. For example: if presenters are researchers sponsored by a formula company (or a drug/food/laboratory company that is part of a company that also manufactures formula), they cannot be International Code compliant.