The ILCA™ Annual Conference is the premier lactation education and professional development event of the year. The Conference provides a rich learning environment for lactation professionals, midwives, child and family health nurses, general practitioners, physicians, dieticians and nutritionists, breastfeeding counsellors, researchers, pharmacists, nurses, doulas, policy advocates and other advocates who assist mothers and babies with breastfeeding. It offers current and aspiring International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) information on cutting-edge evidence-based practice and research in optimal breastfeeding care and support for mothers and babies.
Learn: Discover new clinical techniques, try out new ways of connecting with families, engage with new research, and come prepared to challenge old ways of thinking. Our slate of speakers includes top thinkers and innovators from around the world. Earn Up to 23 Continuing Education Credits (CERPs, Nursing Contact Hours, and CME credits)
Be Together: Reconnect and learn with your peers, be inspired by those who have built our profession, and glean new insights from emerging leaders in the field.
Share Our Voice with the World: ILCA is committed to world health transformed through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care. Together, we can promote International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® worldwide.
Facilitate skill development and global networking among lactation specialists in an inclusive environment
Disseminate research related to human lactation and encourage its integration in clinical practice
Facilitate greater development of cultural humility among lactation specialists
Promote ethical, evidence-based practice that protects the wellbeing of breastfeeding/chestfeeding/lactating families in diverse contexts
Promote breastfeeding/chestfeeding as the biological norm for feeding and nurturing infants and young children
Promote equitable access to lactation, skilled lactation care, and the IBCLC® profession
Promote support of families' informed decisions regarding lactation Promote lactation-supportive practices in health care, social service, and community settings
International Board Certified Lactation Consultants®, midwives, physicians, lactation supporters, researchers, pharmacists, nurses, doulas, and other health professionals from around the world will attend the conference. This is YOUR opportunity to ensure these highly educated lactation professionals - who have influence with expectant and new parents, as well as with healthcare organizations - know about your products and services.
The International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) is the member association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) and other healthcare professionals who care for breastfeeding families. ILCA membership is open to all who support and promote breastfeeding. Members may join at any time and do not need to be an IBCLC to be a member.