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BREAST MILK SCIENTIFIC

2nd-9th March 2020: FREE online learning for health professionals on science of breast milk. Featuring 7 professors & scientists. Approved 1 L-CERP & 1 CPD HOUR

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"Sure to ignite your passion for breastfeeding. Will make you excited to share this cutting edge information with EVERYONE!"

Jacqueline - Registered Dietitian, USA


"A must for all who work with prenatal, postpartum and breastfeeding women. Quick, concise, easy to access information that can be used in educating families. "

Melody - Lactation Consultant & hospital perinatal educator, USA


"Learning (through short videos, reading and little tests) is engaging. Experts are highly qualified and speak plainly enough to be understood."

Laura - RN, IBCLC, LCCE, CLC, USA

BREAST MILK SCIENTIFIC:

NEW DATES: 2nd - 9th March 2020

FREE

Online evidence-based

continuing eductation

for health professionals


Mini-course on the science of breast milk

15 HD Short Videos

LIVE interactive webinar

Learn from 7 top scientists

1 L-CERP (IBLCE) & 1 CPD HOUR (ACM)

What is Breast Milk Scientific?

Here's why this is science all parents need to know!


 

Breast Milk Scientific


Featuring 7 top professors & lactation experts


LARS BODE - Professor in Pediatrics, Director of the Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother Milk Infant Center of Excellence, University of California, San Diego

MEGHAN AZAD - Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health. Research Scientist at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Canada Research Chair in Development Origins of Chronic Disease and co-Director of the Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Centre.

GREGOR REID - Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Surgery at Western University, and the Endowed Chair in Human Microbiome and Probiotics at the Lawson Health Research Institute

RODNEY DIETERT- Emeritus Professor of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University

BRUCE GERMAN - Professor and Food Chemist, Food Science and Technology Director, Foods for Health Institute, University of California Davis

DAVID MILLS - Professor and Peter J Shield’s Endowed Chair in Dairy Food Science, Food Science and Technology, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis

JENNIFER SMILOWITZ - Associate Director of the Human Studies Program at the Foods For Health Institute at University of California, Davis



Important note about funding and privacy:

The creators of this event are Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford, filmmakers behind the documentary MICROBIRTH and the founders of MICROBIRTH SCHOOL (MICROBIOME COURSES). We are completely independent filmmakers and content creators.

We do not receive any outside funding.

We are 100% funded by the sales of our films (MICROBIRTH, FREEDOM FOR BIRTH and DOULA!) and from the sales of our online courses.

We have never received any funding from any infant formula companies or companies related to "formula tools".

The data we collect from registering for this free event is for use within the Microbirth School (Microbiome Courses) only. The data will not be shared with any third party.

Conflict of Interest disclosures (COIs) from all speakers are clearly displayed at the beginning of the event (as soon as doors open on 2nd March).

Breast Milk Scientific: Event Schedule


Mon 2nd March (available from 4am US Pacific)

Free mini-course

Subject: "Understanding human milk"

Featuring Professor Lars Bode, Professor Bruce German, Assistant Professor Meghan Azad, Professor David Mills, Professor Gregor Reid , Emeritus Professor Rodney Dietert and Dr Jennifer Smilowitz


Tues 3rd March (from 4am US Pacific)

Watch four exclusive free videos

Subject: "Breastfeeding and the infant microbiome"

Featuring Professor Lars Bode, Professor Bruce German, Assistant Professor Meghan Azad, Professor David Mills, Professor Gregor Reid, Emeritus Professor Rodney Dietert and Dr Jennifer Smilowitz


Wed 4th March (from 4am US Pacific):

Watch four exclusive free videos

Subject: "Breast milk and the infant immune system"

Featuring Assistant Professor Meghan Azad, Emeritus Professor Rodney Dietert and Dr Jennifer Smilowitz


Thurs 5th March (from 4am US Pacific):

Watch four exclusive free videos

Subject: "Breast milk and infant formula"

Featuring Professor Lars Bode, Professor Bruce German, Professor David Mills, Assistant Professor Meghan Azad, Emeritus Professor Rodney Dietert, Professor Gregor Reid and Dr Jennifer Smilowitz


Friday 6th March (from 4am US Pacific):

Join LIVE free webinar (3 time slots)

Subject: "Understanding HMOs - free webinar"

Explanation of the key differences between HMOs found naturally in human milk and prebiotic supplements added to infant formula.

Hosted by Toni Harman - the founder of Microbirth School (Microbiome Courses), award-winning filmmaker and author

LIVE at this time slot:

Friday 6th March: 12 noon (US Pacific) 3pm (NY) / 8pm (UK) / 7am (8th Feb) Sydney


Sat 7th - Mon 9th March: An Extra 72 Hours To Catch-up!

As health professionals tend to be very busy, we've added an extra 72 hours at the end for you to catch-up with all the learning!

Access to all event materials ends at Mon 9th March at 23.59 (US Pacific Time).

The printable Certificate of Completion (with 1 L-CERP and 1 CPD HOUR) will be available to download from 6th-9th March.

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BREAST MILK SCIENTIFIC


Helping YOU feel more confident on the science of breast milk

Helping YOU support parents in their infant feeding choices


Evidence-based and easy-to-understand

New content released every day from 2nd-6th March 2020

Learn from 7 top professors and lactation experts

Approved for 1 L-CERP & 1 CPD HOUR (ACM)

Downloadable Certificate of Completion

Covers the science of breast milk & infant formula

Plus an extra 72 hours at the end to catch-up on anything you missed during the 5 days of online learning!

Access ends Monday 9th March 2020 at 23.59 (US Pacific)


**SPECIAL FEATURE**

This course includes LIVE interactive webinars so that you can join in the discussions

Hosted by TONI HARMAN, founder of Microbirth School (Microbiome Courses)


Approved for 1 L-CERP (IBLCE) & 1 CPD HOUR (ACM)


On completion of the course, you will be able to download and print the Certificate of Completion listing all CE credits.


CE credits confirmed for:

Lactation Consultants

Lactation Counselors

Doulas and Childbirth Educators

IBLCE = 1 L-CERP

Accepted by ALPP = 1 CONTACT HOUR

Accepted by Lamaze International = 1 LAMAZE CONTACT HOUR

Accepted by DONA International = 1 CONTACT HOUR

Accepted by CAPPA = 1 CONTACT HOUR

Accepted by ICEA = 1 CONTACT HOUR


CE credits confirmed for Midwives

Australian College of Midwives (ACM) = 1 HOUR CPD

Accepted by Midwifery and Nursing Council (UK) = 1 HOURS CPD

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What do people think of BREAST MILK SCIENTIFIC?


"Great use of scientific evidence to help promote and protect breastfeeding. Essential learning for any health professional supporting breastfeeding mothers." Natalie - Public Health Nutritionist, UK


"Absolutely essential knowledge if working with pregnant or new mothers and babies in any setting." Jean, IBCLC in private practice, South Africa


"This is a “must see” course! Raises such important awareness to the health of our little ones! Should be shown at all hospital, new, and repeat parenting classes!" Belinda - Newborn Care Specialist, USA


"It is eye opening to hear how complex breast milk is and why we could never replicate it synthetically. Every scientist was fascinating and easy to understand." Jennifer - Health coach, USA


"Very informative course. Highly recommended." Diana - Doula, Breastfeeding educator, childbirth educator, health coach, UK


"Extremely in-depth and clear guide on breastfeeding and the microbiome" Amanda - Peer Supporter, UK


"Invaluable, concise information delivered by credible sources!" Kaitlyn - Medical receptionist, Canada


"The content of this course is absolutely essential for healthcare professionals" Juan - Pediatrician, Mexico


"Very informative and educational. Everything was well presented." Karie - Midwife, USA


"I loved hearing from experts about the amazing qualities of human breastmilk." Rebecca - RN, IBCLC, USA


"It's amazing. The videos are very easy to understand." Natalia - Teacher, Argentina


"Breastmilk is so much more than nutrition and this course demonstrates how and why." Hannah - Working towards a private lactation practice, USA


"Finally the nitty-gritty science and evidence based information we can offer to new parents to make a truly informed decision on how to feed their babies!" Danielle - Postpartum Doula, USA


"Absolutely amazing facts about breastmilk that every single mother should know about when deciding how to feed her baby. Short and easy to retain the information. It was also great to see how passionate the speakers were, much more powerful than reading the commentary." Melissa - Breastfeeding Peer Supporter, UK

FEATURING 7 LEADING PROFESSORS & LACTATION EXPERTS

LARS BODE, Professor in Pediatrics, Director of the Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother Milk Infant Center of Excellence, University of California, San Diego

Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from the Justus-Liebig University Giessen in Germany, determining structural differences in human and bovine milk gangliosides. For his PhD thesis he went to the Institute of Child Health, University College London, studying the effects of Human Milk Oligosaccharides on selectin-mediated cell-cell interaction in the immune system. Since 2003 he has been working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research in La Jolla, California, where he got appointed as Staff Scientist in 2006. He made major contributions in elucidating the central role of heparan sulfate proteoglycans and heparin in pathogenesis and therapy of protein-losing enteropathy. Since April 2008 Lars is supported by an NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, receiving additional training in pediatric gastroenterology at the University of California San Diego and the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. In 2009 the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, recruited Lars as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in-residence in the Division of Neonatology and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, where Lars is developing a new research program to elucidate functions and biosynthesis of Human Milk Oligosaccharides. In 2013 Lars was promoted to Associate Professor. In 2019 Lars was promoted to Professor.

In 2016 Lars was appointed as the first Director of the Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence (LRF MoMI CoRE) and in January 2017 Lars was appointed as the first Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Chair of Collaborative Human Milk Research.

MEGHAN AZAD, Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health. Research Scientist at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Canada Research Chair in Development Origins of Chronic Disease and co-Director of the Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Centre.

Dr. Meghan Azad is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease and co-directs the new Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Centre (MILC, www.milcresearch.com). Her research program (www.azadlab.ca) is focused ont he role of infant nutrition and gut microbiota in the development of asthma, allergies and obesity. Dr. Azad co-leads the Manitoba site of the CHILD Cohort Study (www.childstudy.ca), a national pregnancy cohort following 3,500 children to understand how early life experiences shape lifelong health.She directs multiple projects related to infant feeding practices, human milk composition and the microbiome in the CHILD cohort and other populations, including preterm neonates receiving donor milk, and Bangladeshi infants at risk of malnutrition. Dr. Azad is leading a new international consortium that will comprehensively profile human milk from women in diverse low-and middle-income settings. She also leads collaborative projects examining perceptions of breastfeeding on social media, and developing methods to improve societal support for breastfeeding through school-based education programs. Dr. Azad was the 2018 recipient of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) Ehrlich-Koldovsky Award. She serves on the ISRHML Executive Council and the Breastfeeding Committee of Canada.

GREGOR REID, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Surgery at Western University, and the Endowed Chair in Human Microbiome and Probiotics at the Lawson Health Research Institute

Dr. Gregor Reid’s research primarily focuses on beneficial microbes, and he is one of the world’s foremost experts on probiotics (microorganisms that produce many health benefits). To date, he has developed novel probiotic therapies used by several million people around the world. He has also held 28 patents, published over 500 peer-reviewed publications, in highly prestigious academic journals including Science, Lancet, JAMA, PNAS, PLoS One, Nature and Nature Reviews Microbiology; he has also given over 600 talks in 54 countries, and has a Google Scholar H factor of 93.

Since chairing the United Nations - World Health Organization Expert Panel and Working Group on Probiotics in 2001-2, he has been recognized internationally for his work. He was the President of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (and current board member), the leading organization on the science of these areas. In 2010, he and Bob Gough received the AUCC Scotiabank Prize on behalf of Western University for the Western Heads East program: the first time the university has been given this award for internationalization. That same year, Dr. Reid was the recipient of the Hellmuth Prize, the highest research honour conferred by The University of Western Ontario. Other awards have followed including the Distinguished Alumni Award presented by New Zealand’s leading institution, Massey University, an Honorary Doctorate in Biology from Orebro University in Sweden, and appointment to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Having helped acquire Canada’s largest ever donation for microbiology, a $7 million donation for his chair position, his status as a global leader was recognized by his election in 2016 to the Royal Society of Canada, an honour bestowed upon Canada’s distinguished scholars, artists and scientists, since the establishment of the society as Canada’s National Academy in 1883.

RODNEY DIETERT, Emeritus Professor of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University

Rodney Dietert is Emeritus Professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He received his PhD in immunogenetics from the University of Texas at Austin. Among his authored and edited academic books are Strategies for Protecting Your Child's Immune System and Immunotoxicity, Immune Dysfunction, and Chronic Disease. Rodney previously directed Cornell's Graduate Field of Immunology, the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, and the Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology, and he has served as a Senior Fellow in the Cornell Center for the Environment. Recently, he appeared in the 2014 award-winning documentary Microbirth. In 2015 he received the James G. Wilson Publication Award from the Teratology Society for the best paper of the year on the microbiome.


BRUCE GERMAN, Professor and Food Chemist, Food Science and Technology Director, Foods for Health Institute, University of California Davis

Prof J Bruce German Professor in Food Science and Technology, Director, Foods for Health Institute, University of California Davis. Bruce German received his PhD from Cornell University, joined the faculty at the University of California, Davis in 1988, in 1997 was named the first John E. Kinsella Endowed Chair in Food, Nutrition and Health is currently Director of the Foods for Health Institute and professor, at University of California, Davis. His research interests include the structure and function of dietary lipids, the role of milk components in food and health and the application of metabolic assessment to personalizing diet and health. The goal of his research is to build the knowledge necessary to improve human health through superior foods.

DAVID MILLS, Professor and Peter J Shield’s Endowed Chair in Dairy Food Science, Food Science and Technology, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis

David Mills is a Professor in the Departments of Food Science & Technology and Viticulture & Enology at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Mills studies the molecular biology and ecology of bacteria that play an active role in gut health or fermented foods and beverages. In the last 20 years Dr. Mills has mentored over 30 graduate students and postdocs and published more than 190 papers, including seminal work on lactic acid bacterial and bifidobacterial genomics. At UC Davis, Dr. Mills has worked to define, investigate and translate the beneficial aspects of human milk and its role in human health. Dr. Mills has previously served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the American Society for Microbiology and currently serves as an editor for the journal mSystems. In 2012 he was named the Peter J. Shields Chair in Dairy Food Science, in 2015 he was elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology and in 2018 he was named a ISI Highly Cited Researcher. Dr. Mills has served on the Advisory Boards of several food and health-focused companies and his research has helped launch four startup companies.

JENNIFER SMILOWITZ, Associate Director of the Human Studies Program at the Foods For Health Institute at University of California, Davis

Dr. Smilowitz is a faculty affiliate in the Department of Food Science and Technology and Associate Director of the Human Studies Research Program for the Foods for Health Institute at University of California Davis. She holds a doctoral degree in Nutritional Biology with an emphasis in Endocrinology and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Food Science from the University of California Davis. She has a well-established career in lactation and milk science, particularly human milk and clinical nutrition. Her approach to solving complex problems relies on implementing cross-disciplinary and multi-collaborative methods. She has published more than 50 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals on lactation, milk and dairy science, and the intestinal microbiome across all life stages. She is a fellow of the University of California Davis School of Management which was instrumental in shifting her research toward translation to make a greater impact on human health. As a Certified Lactation Educator, Dr. Smilowitz supports breastfeeding and researches dietary solutions that support the health of the mother-infant dyad. She regularly gives lectures on the benefits of breastfeeding and its impact on the infant gut microbiome to health-care practitioners across northern Californian hospitals, clinics and Women Infants and Children (WIC) staff. In 2009, Dr. Smilowitz developed the Foods for Health Mentorship Program at University of California Davis. and has mentored over 100 undergraduate students majoring in Nutrition and Food Science. Dr. Smilowitz is an invited guest lecturer for various undergraduate and graduate-level courses in lactation, microbiology, nutrition and food science at the University of California Davis.

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Your Instructor


Toni Harman
Toni Harman

Toni Harman is the co-producer/director of the of the multi award-winning documentary MICROBIRTH and co-author of the books, THE MICROBIOME EFFECT (UK & World) & YOUR BABY'S MICROBIOME (US/Canada). Toni is the founder and course leader of MICROBIRTH SCHOOL (MICROBIOME COURSES).

Toni has been featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service and appeared as a guest on numerous podcasts. Her work has been featured in The Observer, The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. Toni has written blog-post articles for Scientific American and the Huffington Post. Toni has also been keynote speaker at several international scientific, midwifery and breastfeeding conferences.

You can contact Toni Harman via the contact form HERE.


OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our goal is to help health professionals understand the latest evidence-based research about breastfeeding so that they, in turn, can support and empower all parents in their infant feeding choices.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the event start and finish?
The Breast Milk Scientific event starts on Monday 2nd March at 4am (US Pacific time). The event ends on Monday 9th March at 23.59 (US Pacific time). Access to the mini-course, videos and webinar ends when the event ends.
When can I enroll?
You can enroll for the event right now - simply press the GREEN enrollment button at the top of this page! The event actually begins on Monday 2nd March at 4am (US Pacific time). Once the event starts, every day for 5 days at 4am (US Pacific Time), a new set of videos / tools will become available. You have access to this event across any and all devices you own. Access ends on 9th March at 23.59 (US Pacific).
What if I am unhappy with the event?
We would never want you to be unhappy! But as this is a free event, there is no refund. But we would love you to tell us why you are unhappy by using the contact form on the Microbirth website: http://microbirth.com/contact-us/
What are the technical requirements?
The videos and event content have been optimised to work best with the web browsers Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. In the unlikely event that you encounter a problem, our support team will provide you with support - usually within 24-48 hours. To contact the support team, send a message via the contact form on the Microbirth website: http://microbirth.com/contact-us/
Can I have group access to Breast Milk Scientific?
Yes, great that you want members of your group / institution to access this free resource and claim their L-CERP and CPD HOUR accreditation. Two ways you can do this. Either you share this link and suggest people register for this free event whilst it is available: https://microbirth.teachable.com/p/breastmilkscientific Or you contact us using the CONTACT FORM on the MIcrobirth webiste. Please tell us what you need, ie. a group license for xx people for xx months/years - and we will send you a quote. http://microbirth.com/contact-us/
Can I use any of the Breast Milk Scientific videos in my own classes?
Unfortunately not. All the Breast Milk Scientific videos, mini-course materials, downloads and also the recordings of the live webinars are all protected by international copyright laws. We do not give our permission for any of these materials to be used in your own education classes. These materials are for use by Microbirth School (Microbiome Courses) only. If you want to license these materials, please contact us directly using the CONTACT FORM on the MIcrobirth website: http://microbirth.com/contact-us/ To make you aware, there is a copyright notice at the front of this course: All text, video and audio materials within this course are protected by international copyright laws. The copyright to these materials belongs to Alto Films Ltd 2020. All rights are reserved. The materials contained within this course may not be copied, duplicated, edited, uploaded to the internet, shared in part or in whole, without the express prior written permission of the copyright holders. The copyright holders reserve the right to take action against those who are found to have infringed or violated copyright.
Who is funding our Breast Milk Scientific event?
We were asked to clarify who is financing this project and so we have added this note about funding and privacy on the event website. The creators of this event are Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford, filmmakers behind the documentary MICROBIRTH and the founders of MICROBIRTH SCHOOL (MICROBIOME COURSES). We are completely independent filmmakers and content creators. We do not receive any outside funding. We are 100% funded by the sales of our films (MICROBIRTH, FREEDOM FOR BIRTH and DOULA!) and from the sales of our online courses. We have never received any funding from any infant formula companies or companies related to "formula tools". The data we collect from registering for this free event is for use within the Microbirth School (Microbiome Courses) only. The data will not be shared with any third party. COIs from all speakers are displayed at the front of the event (once the doors open).
Is it only available in English?
Unfortunately, this free event and all our courses are only in English right now. We simply don’t have the funds and resources to translate our courses and resources into other languages – but that’s our long-term goal!

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