Hartman & Hale Human Lactation Research Conference

The Science of Breastfeeding Preemies and Breastfeeding Management/Promotion through the First Year

Speakers:  Dr. Thomas Hale, Dr. Nancy Hurst, Dr. Paula Meier,  Dr. Marianne Neifert (Dr. Mom), and Dr. Teresa Baker

Wednesday, September 11    Registration

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.           Registration

Thursday, Sept 12     A Day with Paula Meier and Thomas Hale

8:00 – 8:15                  Introductions/Welcome

8:15 – 9:15                  Human Milk Reduces the Risk of Short- and Long-Term Inflammatory-Based Health Problems in Term and Preterm Infants
Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN

9:15 – 10:15                Colostrum: The Transition from Intrauterine to Extrauterine Nutrition - Evidence, Mechanisms, and Practice
Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN

10:15 – 10:45              Break

10:45 – 11:45              Using Medications in Mothers with Premature Infants
                                    Thomas Hale, PhD.

11:45 – 12:45              Lunch

12:45 – 1:45                Adequacy of Human Milk Feedings for VLBW Infants: Using Evidence and Technology to Optimize Growth
Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN

1:45 – 2:45                  Protecting Pumped Human Milk in the NICU: Updated Evidence and Best Practice
Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN

2:45 – 3:15                  Break

3:15 – 4:15                  Breastfeeding Peer Counselors Provide Direct Lactation Care in the NICU: Conceptualization, Implementation, and Outcomes
Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN

4:15 – 5:15                  Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Mothers with Preterm Infants
Thomas Hale, PhD

5:15 – 5:30                  Q & A


Friday, Sept 13          A Day with Marianne Neifert and Thomas Hale

8:00 – 9:00                  Baby-Friendly Designation! The “Whys” and “Hows” of Implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAP

9:00 – 10:00                Why Women Wean and How to Help Keep Breastfeeding Going
Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAP

10:00– 10:30               Break

10:30 – 11:30              Mastitis
Thomas Hale, PhD

11:30 – 12:30              Applying Evidenced-Based Strategies to Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding – Part 1
Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAP       

12:30 – 1:30                Lunch

1:30 – 2:30                  Applying Evidenced-Based Strategies to Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding – Part 2
Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAP

2:30 – 3:30                  The Important Role of Breastfeeding Advocates in Reducing Sleep-Related Infant Deaths
Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAP

3:30 – 4:00                  Break

4:00 – 5:00                  Using Antidepressants in Breastfeeding Mothers with Premature Infants
Thomas Hale, PhD

5:15 – 5:30                  Q&A


Saturday, Sept 14      A Day with Nancy Hurst, Teresa Baker, and Thomas Hale

8:00 – 9:00                  Providing Breastmilk for the Very Preterm Infant:  A Paradoxical Experience
Nancy Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC

9:00 – 10:00                Breastfeeding the Very Preterm Infant: A Qualitative Study
Nancy Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC

10:00 – 10:30              Break

10:30 – 11:30              Causes of Premature Delivery – Teresa Baker, MD

11:30 – 12:30              If Not Mom’s Own, What? Donor Milk Use in the NICU
Nancy Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC

12:30 –1:30                 Lunch

1:30 – 2:30                  Implementing Change:  Using Interdisciplinary Relationships to Manage Breastfeeding Problems
Nancy Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC

2:30 – 3:30                   Evidence-Based Strategies to Facilitate Initiation and Progression of Breastfeeding in the NICU
Nancy Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC

3:30 – 4:00                  Break

4:00 – 5:00                  Infectious Diseases in Moms with Premature Babies
Teresa Baker, MD

5:00 – 5:15                  Q & A


Total CEUs = 21

Registration fee:  Early Bird Registration is $375 until August 19, 2013.  After August 19, 2013, the registration rate will be $400.

**If you cancel your registration before June 29, 2013, all fees will be refunded minus a $50 service fee.  After June 29, 2013, the service fee is $150 to cancel your registration.

Register here and pay online here.

Continuing Education Information: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nursing Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

CERPs for Lactation Consultants have been applied for through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Vendor Info:  Here

Poster Session: Application

Hotel Information:  The conference is being held at the InterContinental Dallas Hotel.  

The InterContinental Dallas Hotel
15201 Dallas Parkway
Addison, Texas  75001
Reservations: 1-888-424-6835 (when calling, ask for the Hale Conference Rate)

Visit their website for more information about the hotel and online reservations here.

Hotel rate:  $155/single&double,  $175/triple, and $195/quad.  Cut off date for conference room rate is August 19, 2013. Space is limited, so hurry and make your reservations.


Fifty restaurants and entertainment venues are located within walking distance – and all in an upscale and prominent area of the hotel.  The neighborhood surrounding the hotel was named a Top Ten Neighborhood in the U.S. on Barbara Walter’s hit show “The View” because of all of the fabulous restaurants, nightlife, shopping, entertainment venues and safety of the area.

Three of Dallas’ major shopping meccas are each just a short van ride from the Hotel - The Galleria Dallas, Valley View and The Village.  We offer complimentary transportation within a three mile radius based upon availability.

The InterContinental is conveniently located in North Dallas (just off the Dallas Tollway – 18 miles to D/FW Airport; 8 miles to Love Field; ½ a mile to Addison Airport, 10 miles to downtown).  In addition, we offer complimentary self-parking in our outdoor lot.

Dining & Entertainment on Property:

       Q de Cheval Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

       Private dining room for up to 80 guests available

       Q Bar featuring nightly Happy Hour Cocktails

       Dallas’ Best Sunday Brunch served in Q de Cheval Restaurant

       Rim’s Café serves Starbucks, and features an outdoor patio

       24 Hour Room Service

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