Program Schedule

Note: click links in program for breakout session details.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Full Day Pre-Conference Workshops (optional events: separate registration required)
  • State Strategies for Equity in Access to Lactation Care
  • What's Race Got to Do With It?
  • Putting Concepts Into Action: Using a Racial Equity Tool
  • Strategic Thinking & Planning: Coalition Style
10:00am–5:00pm
Half Day Pre-Conference Workshop (optional event: separate registration required)
  • Mobilizing Movements with Unified Messaging
1:00pm–5:00pm
Exhibit Setup
Grand Ballroom Foyer
3:00pm–7:00pm
Poster Presentation Setup
Sky View
3:00pm–10:00pm
Attendee Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
4:00pm–9:00pm
Conference Opening: Welcome & Opening Session
Salons ABJK
7:00pm–7:45pm

Coalitions Regional Meetings

  • Mid-Atlantic Region……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Salon C
  • Midwest Region…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Salon D
  • Mountain Plains Region………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Salon E
  • Northeast Region………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Salon F
  • Southeast Region………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Salon G
  • Southwest Region……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Salon H
  • West Pacific Region………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Salons ABJK
8:00pm–9:00pm
Exhibits Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30pm–10:30pm
Dessert Reception & BFHI 25th Anniversary Celebration
Sky View
9:00pm–10:30pm

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00am–6:00pm
Poster Presentations Open
(see list of poster presentations in program book)
Sky View
7:00am–6:00pm
Exhibits Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
9:00am–6:00pm
Continental Breakfast Open
Salons ABJK
7:00am–8:00am
Breakfast Table Topics
(see lists of topics in program book)
Salons ABJK
7:15am–8:00am

Plenary Session: Leadership for Undoing Racism in the Breastfeeding World

This session will build on the wisdom of Dr. Camara Jones, specifically the "Gardener's Tale" and how to bring it home to our realities in the breastfeeding field. Kiran Katira will ask us to look at ourselves within the racial construct that is the U.S. and collectively work to name racism, understand how it operates, and organize strategies to dismantle it in the "First Food" movement.
Presenter: Kiran Katira, Director, Community Engagement Center at the University of New Mexico
Salons ABJK

8:00am–9:15am
Interaction/Team Time
Salons ABJK
9:15am–9:45am
Morning Refreshment Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
9:45am–10:15am

Breakout Sessions A
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10:15am–11:30am
Exhibit Viewing & Poster View/Judging
Grand Ballroom Foyer/Sky View
11:30am–12:15pm
Luncheon
Salons ABJK
12:15pm–1:00pm

Plenary Session: Community Engagement: The Benefits of Emergent Practice to Successfully 'Dance' with Complex Challenges

Wesley Days will provide some concise theory and practical steps and exercises on adaptive change and innovation for organizations. He will unpack a few tools for systems change that can embed operational adaptive skills utilizing our existing networks. A particular emphasis will be on how complexity thinking can challenge one's current way of thinking and working.
Presenter: John Wesley Days, Jr., Process Facilitator, EmcArts
Salons ABJK

1:00pm–2:00pm
Transition Break 2:00pm–2:15pm
Breakout Sessions B
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2:15pm–3:30pm
Afternoon Refreshment Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
3:30pm–4:00pm
Breakout Sessions C
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4:00pm–5:15pm
Special Interest Meetings (optional events)
  • Tribal Coalitions: Jackson
  • State & WIC State Breastfeeding Coordinators: Madison
5:30pm–6:30pm
Friends of USBC Reception
(optional offsite event: separate registration required)
7:00pm–9:00pm
Twitter Chat 9:00pm–10:00pm

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00am–3:00pm
Poster Presentations Open
(see list of poster presentations in program book)
Sky View
7:00am–12:00pm
Exhibits Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
9:00am–3:00pm
Continental Breakfast Open
Salons ABJK
7:00am–8:00am
Breakfast Table Topics
(see lists of topics in program book)
Salons ABJK
7:15am–8:00am

Plenary Session: The National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep: From Campaigns to Conversations

This session will provide an overview of the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS), a HRSA/MCHB-funded initiative that is engaging a coalition of over 50 national organizations, with the active involvement of federal partners including the NICHD’s Safe to Sleep campaign. The mission of NAPPSS is to develop and implement a practical National Action Plan to Increase Safe Infant Sleep and partner to support breastfeeding among infant caregivers by activating systems, supports, and services to systematically work together to make safe infant sleep a national norm. NAPPSS Project Director Suzanne Bronheim will share about the evolution of their unique and innovative approach, which builds on the success of public education campaigns to raise awareness, but focuses on the next step—moving from awareness to action, or "from Campaigns to Conversations."
Presenters: Suzanne Bronheim, NAPPSS Project Director, National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University & Susan Lorenzo, NAPPSS Senior Program Manager, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health at Georgetown University 
Salons ABJK

8:00am–9:00am
Interaction/Team Time
Salons ABJK
9:00am–9:30am
Morning Refreshment Break (2nd Round Poster Viewing/Judging)
Grand Ballroom Foyer/Sky View
9:30am–10:15am
Breakout Sessions D
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10:15am–11:30am
Transition Break 11:30am–11:45am
Breakout Sessions E
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11:45am–1:00pm
Awards Luncheon
Salons ABJK
1:00pm–2:15pm
Interaction/Team Time
Salons ABJK
2:15pm–2:45pm
Closing Addresses
Salons ABJK
2:45pm–3:00pm
Poster Presentation Tear Down
Sky View
12:00pm–5:00pm
Exhibit Tear Down
Grand Ballroom Foyer
3:00pm–5:00pm
Advocacy Day of Action Briefing (separate registration required) 3:30pm–5:00pm

Monday, August 8, 2016

Advocacy Day of Action
(optional offsite event: separate registration required)
8:00am–3:00pm

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