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4th Asia Pacific Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium 2020

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Grand Hyatt Melbourne

123 Collins Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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Medela's 4th Asia Pacific Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium

15th May 2020 Melbourne

This event is the ideal platform to enhance knowledge and clinical practice through presentations of the latest research in breastfeeding and human milk. Together with an audience of breastfeeding champions, our program offers a valuable exchange of thoughts and ideas as well as networking opportunities.

*Please note that registrations open from 8.15am for a 9am start on the day.

We are pleased to announce our International and Australian speakers for the 2020 Symposium

Professor Paula Meier

Professor of Pediatrics and Nursing, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA.

Human milk in the NICU: Translating evidence into practice

Associate Professor Katie Hinde

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State University, USA.

Breastfeeding Support as a Human Universal: Ancient Adaptations and Crucial Culture at the Clinical Interface

Associate Professor Donna Geddes

Research Associate Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, The University of Western Australia.

Optimal infant development – it’s all about volume and dose of milk components
To snip or not to snip – does frenotomy improve breastfeeding outcomes?

Professor Mary Wlodek

Department of Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Melbourne.

Impact of pregnancy complications on lactation and infant outcomes: Milk origins

Dr. Sharon Perrella

School of Molecular Sciences, The University of Western Australia.

Milk and Sugar: The Paradox of Breastfeeding and GDM

Dr. Lisa Stinson

School of Molecular Sciences, The University of Western Australia.

Bugs, breasts, babes, and beyond

Ms Melinda Boss

Senior Research Fellow, School of Allied Health, The University of Western Australia.

The development and launch of LactaMap, an online lactation care support system


Who should attend?

This conference is ideal for:

  • Midwives
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Neonatal Nurses
  • Maternal Child Health Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • Paediatricians
  • Speech Therapists
  • Dietitians

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact email: Symposium@medela.com.au

Exactly how many tickets do we have available for the Symposium?

450 tickets

When is the early bird ticket price cut off?

$199 early bird price – end date 27/03/20

When is the cut off for the standard ticket sales?

$239 standard price – last registrations 12/05/20

What happens if all tickets have sold out proir to cut off dates?

Please contact us via symposium@medela.com.au and we can place you on to the waiting list. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a place.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your electronic ticket or printed ticket.

What's the refund policy?

Tickets purchased cannot be refunded.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, your ticket is transferrable. If you can no longer attend the symposium it is possible to give your ticket to another person who can attend instead of yourself. Please notify us at symposium@medela.com.au of any changes, so that a correct certificate of attendance can be created.

Can we book as a group to save?

Yes. We have group booking available for groups of 3,5 or 10 people.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Train to Flinders Station

  • Walk - 9 minutes walk down Swanston Street and turn right onto Collins Street and into hotel.

Train to Southern Cross station

  • Walk - 23 minutes walk down Collins Street where the hotel is opposite.


  • Tram Route 19 on Collins Street

  • Tram Route 5 on Swanston Street

  • Tram Route 11 on Collins Street

Parking at the hotel

  • The Wilson Parking undercover multi-level car park – located underneath the hotel – offers 24 hour parking. Access is via Russell Street driveway and/or the car park entrance off Flinders Lane. Check the Wilson Parking website for full details and charges.

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123 Collins Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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