Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Wilson-Clay/Hoover Poster Prize. The poster that won the award this year was submitted by Pamela Hendrix, Susan Welke, Kerry Foligno, Angelina Rodriguez, “The Lived Experience of Lactation Following Bariatric Surgery.”
Shown (from left to right), are Syreeta, a WIC Peer Counselor from Virginia, Kay Hoover, and Victoria, an IBCLC from Ukraine, winners of the Wilson-Clay/Hoover ILCA Conference Scholarship. Also shown (far right) is Joy Heads, a proud new ILCA Board member. The Wilson-Clay/Hoover Conference Scholarship was developed as a mentoring opportunity to assist new and aspiring LCs to attend the ILCA conference for the first time. Barbara and Kay hope that the exceptional international environment and the educational stimulation of the conference will inspire these new members of our profession to take some of that excitement back to their own practices.
Candice, one of the great WIC peer counselors from the Atlanta area, presented the luncheon entertainment for the conference at which Barbara presented a day-long clinical training workshop. What a fun group!
Anne Charest, IBCLC, and Ghislaine Reid, IBCLC, two lactation consultants from Quebec, Canada, generously translated the poster into French. Anne and Ghislaine have agreed to let us share their translation with other French speaking lactation consultants around the world. Both the English and French versions of Kay’s poster may be freely reproduced and shared. Thanks, Anne and Ghislaine for expanding the usefulness of this important tool.
Kathleen Hoover, M.Ed, IBCLC, FILCA (left) Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP, and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC (right) gave talks at the 2010 La Leche League of the Basque Country IV Simposio Internacional sobre Lactancia Materna November 15-16. Participants and other presenters came from Spain, Greece, and Canada, and the US.
Dr. Marinelli (center) supervises publication of all the on-line lactation management protocols for the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (www.abm.org). She spoke about lactation management of babies with cardiac defects and low motor tone. Dr. Kendall-Tackett presented her research on postpartum depression. Our own Kathleen, Kay Hoover, addressed issues such as: When Baby Won’t Latch, Managing Nipple Pain, and Helping the Mother of Multiples.