Breastfeeding the Gift for Life
Continuing Education Seminar
Breastfeeding: The Gift for Life continuing education seminar for health
care professionals will take place
Friday, May 4, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center,
2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick. Community members interested in learning
more about breastfeeding may also attend the event. The day will begin
with registration at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m. with evaluations.
Registration for the seminar is $75 (+ $6.24 convenience fee.) Health
System team members may attend at no charge.
The speaker for this year's seminar is Jennifer Rebecca Thomas, M.D.,
MPH, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM. Dr. Jenny Thomas is a pediatrician and breastfeeding
medicine specialist at Aurora Healthcare in Franklin, Wisconsin and is
a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Pediatrics
at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). She received her MD from MCW
in 1993, and her MPH in 2011. She has been an International Board Certified
Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2003.
Dr. Thomas is now serving on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section
on Breastfeeding Executive Board after spending several years as the Chief
of the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators. She recently stepped down after
six years on the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP.
She is a founder and an Immediate-past Chairperson of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding
Coalition. She is the author of "Dr. Jen's Guide to Breastfeeding."
She has received national awards for teaching, advocacy for children,
and innovation with in her practice and community. She is one of only
a few physicians internationally to be recognized as a Fellow of the Academy
of Breastfeeding Medicine (FABM) for her expertise on breastfeeding. Dr.
Thomas' interests and research have focused on issues related to the
use of social media to support breastfeeding mothers.
For more information regarding this event, contact Kim Buckley, R.N., BSN, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912-466-4171. Click on the button below to register.
Breastfeeding Seminar Information Flyer 2018