Register now for the March 2011 "Reframing Birth and Breastfeeding" Conference
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) and the Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium Series (the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at UNC Chapel Hill) have joined forces to present "Reframing Birth and Breastfeeding: Moving Forward", March 11-12, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We're gearing up to bring you the very best of birth and breastfeeding, and are delighted to announce that preliminary program details and conference registration are now available. Please join us in welcoming Boston University's Gene Declercq, PhD, MBA , and the Berkeley Media Studies Group's Lori Dorfman, DrPH . Drs. Declercq and Dorfman will help us kick-off the conference on Friday morning, March 11.
Dr. Declercq is assistant dean for doctoral education at the Boston University School of Public Health. In this session, participants will gain detailed knowledge about the state of maternity care in the U.S. and how current practice patterns impact women's birth experiences. A widely-recognized research expert on childbirth topics, Dr. Declercq lists among his many accomplishments serving as lead author of Childbirth Connection's Listening to Mothers studies of women's experiences in childbirth and technical advisor to The Business of Being Born film documentary produced by Ricki Lake. Dr. Dorfman is director of the Berkeley Media Studies Group, a public health research and training organization which helps advocates raise their voices, break through the din, and be heard at the time when it's most important - when policy decisions are being made. In this timely and valuable presentation, Dr. Dorfman will elaborate on concepts in "framing" and how birth and breastfeeding advocates can "frame" our messages for maximum impact. Drs. Declercq and Dorfman join a stellar line-up that also includes Best for Babes Foundation Co-Founder Bettina Lauf Forbes and the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute's Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM, IBCLC, FABM . For additional program details, information about travel and lodging and online registration, visit the CIMS website .
The conference program includes more than 20 hours of educational programming, and attendees may qualify for more than 13 contact hours for their participation. The discounted Early Bird rates of $275 (Full Conference) and $150 (Single Day) are only available through Jan. 28. Register today!