Preliminary Program Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Registration is Open.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Advocacy Day at the Capitol
(Optional event/separate registration required)
10:00am–3:00pm
(approximate ending time)

Thursday, June 13, 2019

New USBC Member Orientation 9:00am–9:55am
USBC Membership Meeting (Only open to USBC member representatives and guests)
10:00am–5:00pm

Regional Meetings (Conference Attendees Welcome to Participate)

  • Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Midwest Region
  • Mountain Plains Region
  • Northeast Region
  • Southeast Region
  • Southwest Region
  • West Pacific Region
  • Cultural Coalitions
  • Native American Coalitions
5:15pm-6:00pm
Dinner on your own 6:00pm–8:00pm
Welcome Exhibits Dessert Reception
(Conference Attendees Welcome to Participate)
8:00pm–9:30pm

Friday, June 14, 2019

Registration Open

7:30am–6:00pm

Continental Breakfast 

7:30am–8:30am

Welcome/Opening

Opening Ceremony
Welcome remarks: USBC Board Chair
Welcome remarks: USBC Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs

8:30am–9:00am

Opening Keynote:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

9:00am–9:30am
Awards Ceremony Day 1
9:30am–10:30am

Morning Refreshment Break
Exhibits & Poster Viewing

10:30am–11:00am

Whole Group Session

11:00am–12:00pm
Buffet Lunch 12:00pm–12:45pm
Lunch Table Topics (Peer Sharing) 12:45pm–1:15pm

Whole Group Session

  • Hmong Breastfeeding Initiative: Reducing breastfeeding disparities in Minnesota
  • Sisters on the Border: Binational Breastfeeding Coalition
  • When Knowledge isn't Power: Developing a Transformative Breastfeeding Curriculum Offering Access and Equity for Appalachian Families
  • Native American and African-American communities build "Communities Supporting Breastfeeding" in Kansas
1:15pm–3:00pm
Afternoon Refreshment Break
Exhibits & Poster Viewing
3:00pm–3:45pm

Peer Sharing Panels: Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session A: Addressing Barriers to Access

  • Inequalities in Use and Donation of Donor Human Milk- Nonprofit Industry Response
  • Tailoring Nursing Interventions Based on Social Determinants Using a GIS Program: A Retrospective Study
  • Voices of Urban Mothers: Peer Counselors and Telephone & Text Support for Breastfeeding in the Early Months

Concurrent Session B: Breastfeeding Support Across Community Contexts

  • Facilitating Breastfeeding in Incarcerated Women
  • Breastfeeding as a Prevention Tool in Addressing Diseases of Poverty in the ECE Setting
  • School District Successes: Supporting Breastfeeding Staff & Students in Kansas

Concurrent Session C: Harnessing Voices for Policy Change

  • Paid Parental Leave: An Opportunity to Advance Equity in Breastfeeding, Health Outcomes, and Economic Security
  • Workplace Breastfeeding Protections: Your State Could Be Next
  • Minority Maternal Mental Health: Why It Matters
3:45pm–5:00pm
Special Interest Meetings (optional events)
  • State & WIC State Breastfeeding Coordinators
  • Building Your Organizational Profile — USBC Technical Assistance 
  • Identity Caucus Facilitated Meetings:
    • African American Facilitated Meeting Time
    • Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian Facilitated Meeting Time
    • Latinx Facilitated Meeting Time
    • LGBTQI Facilitated Meeting Time
    • Native American Facilitated Meeting Time
    • White Identity Facilitated Meeting Time
    • A "Flex Space" is available for additional groups to gather
5:15pm–6:15pm
Dinner on Your Own 6:15pm–8:00pm
Evening Event
8:00pm–9:30pm
Movie Screening
9:30pm–10:30pm

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Continental Breakfast
7:30am–8:30am
Awards Ceremony Day 2
8:30am–9:15am

Whole Group Session:

  • Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Care Practices (CHAMPS) Using a Curriculum on Safety
  • Children's Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN)
  • Empowering WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors to Tell Their Stories on Capitol Hill
9:15am–10:30am
Morning Refreshment Break
Exhibits & Poster Viewing
10:30am–11:15am

Peer Sharing Panels: Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session A: Partnerships to Advance Equity

  • Emerging Leaders in the Lactation Profession: Co-designing Opportunities and Programs with Community
  • Better Together: Leveraging Our Collective Strength and Diversity to Support Equitable Infant Feeding
  • CDC Listening Session

Concurrent Session B: Breastfeeding in African American Communities

  • The ROSE That Grew from Concrete: A collaborative model of training health care providers to impact vulnerable communities
  • National Medical Association Breastfeeding Alliance Approach to Addressing Health Disparities in Breastfeeding in African American Women
  • Investigating Reasons for the Disparate Breastfeeding Rates among African American Women in the United States

Concurrent Session C: Community-Based Strategies

  • Teaching the WHO Code to Community Health Care Workers
  • Reinventing the Community Baby Shower
  • Adding Seats at the Table: Lamaze and the Community Childbirth Educator
11:15am–12:30pm
Networking Lunch 12:30pm–1:30pm

Whole Group Session

1:30pm–2:15pm
Closing Keynote 2:15pm–3:15pm
Closing Address
3:15pm–3:30pm

Partial funding for this conference is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention