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Staying Abreast Conference

Breastfeeding in the 21st Century: New Ways to Approach the Timeless Art of Breastfeeding

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Program Description

This program is intended to present an update on a variety of breastfeeding topics to an audience of lactation professionals. 

Sponsored by:

Abington Memorial Hospital

Department of Pediatrics
Steven A. Shapiro, DO, Chair

Department of Neonatology
Ara S. Moomjian, MD, Chief

Continuing Education Information

Applied for CERPs from IBLCE and CEUs

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation does not imply endorsement by Abington Memorial Hospital, PSNA, or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

About Our Speakers

Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA, is a lawyer (since 1983) and private practice lactation consultant (since 1997) who brings to life the connection between lactation consultation and the law. IBCLCs face a maze of ethical, moral and legal requirements in their day-to-day practice, no matter what their work setting.

With plain language and humor, Liz explains the laws affecting IBCLCs, so the lactation consultant can work ethically and legally. She offers pragmatic tips that can immediately be used in daily practice. She recently served as the president of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC).

Diana West, BA, IBCLC, is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and co-owner of Mahala Lactation and Perinatal Services, LLC, a large lactation consultation practice in New Jersey. She is the co-author of Sweet Sleep: Naptime and Nighttime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family, the

8th edition of La Leche League International’s The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, the clinical monograph Breastfeeding After Breast and Nipple Procedures, and ILCA’s popular Clinician’s Breastfeeding Triage Tool. She is the author of the Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery. She is on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Clinical Lactation, a La Leche League Leader, and the director of Media Relations for La Leche League International. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is the administrator of the popular,, and websites. 


Online registration is now closed. If trying to register for the Staying Abreast Conference" please call 215-481-6106.

Full Day Conference:  $125 before October 1,  $150 after October 1

There is no registration fee for Abington Memorial Hospital physicians, employees and nursing students. Registration is required, seating is limited.

Refunds are given upon written notice up to seven days prior to the program. Refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee. You may find a substitute within seven days prior to the program. Abington Memorial Hospital reserves the right to cancel the program. In that case, all registrations will be refunded. Babies and children will not be admitted to the conference center, except for quietly nursing babies under three months of age.

General Information

Directions to Abington Memorial Hospital 

The conference is held in the Abington Memorial Hospital Frobese Conference Center, Lenfest Pavilion, ground floor.


Parking is available in the Zipley Garage, located at the intersection of Keith Road and Old York Road.

Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health

Frobese Conference Center
Lenfest Pavilion, ground floor
1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001