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Call for Exhibit Abstracts

 

Call for Exhibit Abstracts

Fifteenth Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference

WakeMed Andrews Conference Center

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

When The Going Gets Tough …

The Tough Collaborate!

The planning committee for the 2017 Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference invites abstracts of possible educational exhibits. Interest to the lactation community, originality, or outcomes are important criteria for abstract selection. Exhibits must be in compliance with the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes.

Target audience includes lactation consultants, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, nutritionists, public health staff, childbirth educators, doulas, peer counselors,

Community based breastfeeding support group volunteers and others providing care for mothers, infants and their families.

Exhibit abstracts will be considered in two areas:

Programs/Projects/Clinical Applications:

Descriptions of innovative programs to promote or support breastfeeding or other projects related to breastfeeding 

OR

Research:

Descriptions of original investigative research studies related to breastfeeding

Exhibit abstracts are limited to 250 words to describe the breastfeeding resource, research or educational information and must be submitted in English. Please be sure to include the following information (not counted in the 250 word limit):

            Title of the exhibit:

            Author(s):

            Affiliation(s):

            Email address(es):

            Phone number(s):

Method of display:

Materials may be affixed to a rigid board for display on a tripod or on a display board designed to stand on a table

Please submit an exhibit abstract no later than midnight on Monday, February 13th, 2017 to mary_overfield@yahoo.com

You will be notified regarding acceptance by the TBA Conference Planning Committee by Wednesday, March 8th, 2017.

Presentations will be displayed on Thursday, April 20th. The venue will be open for set-up at 7:30 AM. The conference begins at 8:00 AM with registration and a continental breakfast held from 8:00 – 8:25 AM. The first speaker will begin at 8:25 AM. There will be two morning breaks from 9:45 -10:00 AM and from 11:00 – 11:10. Lunch will be from 12:10 – 1:15 PM to allow ample time for attendees to visit the presentations and ask questions. There will also be an afternoon break from 2:15 – 2:30 PM.

Therefore, presentations will need to be displayed and staffed during:

  • registration 8:00 – 8:25 AM
  • morning breaks 9:45 -10:00 AM and 11:00 – 11:10 AM
  • lunch 12:10 -1:15 PM
  • afternoon break   2:15 – 2:30 P

There is no fee for exhibiting.  As a thank you for presenting, each entry will be awarded breakfast, lunch, and breaks for one presenter. If not requesting credit, presenters may simply attend the educational sessions.

If a presenter wants to receive credit and access to the online handouts, the fee will be $30.00 per presenter. Please note: 100% attendance is required to receive credit.

Details of the conference presentations and the agenda will be available as soon as they are confirmed at www.wakeahec.org  

If you have questions about this Call for Abstracts, do not hesitate to contact Mary Overfield by phone at 919 847-4903 or by email at mary_overfield@yahoo.com

 


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