Educational Meetings

Educational Meetings are held 5 times per year at:
Alexian Brothers Medical Center, 800 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Kennedy Conference Room 2 (CR-2)
(Behind the Cafeteria.  Park in the Wimmer Lot.  Go in Main Entrance by Valet Parking.)

7:15pm Thursday evenings

All Meetings are Free and Open to members of the public to attend.  We do not provide CERPs for attended meetings unless membership is paid.  For a $30 membership fee per year, we offer educational meetings with CERPs credit.  But, membership is not required to attend any meetings.

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2020 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
February 13, 2020 How a Family Practice Doctor Helps Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers(1.5 L-CERPs) Dr. Miena Hall
April 9, 2020 Show ‘n Tell, Tricks & Tools (1.5  L-CERPs) Gail Macklin, BSN,  IBCLC
June 11, 2020  PMADS (1.5  R-CERPs) Jeanne Cygnus IBCLC
August 13, 2020 Nutrition and Eliminiation Diets in Lactating Mothers (1.5 L-CERPs) Meghan McMillan IBCLC
October 8, 2020 PT: What to Look for in Babies, Know When to Refer (1.5  R-CERPs) Carrie Cicciu-Singer, PT
2019 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
February 21, 2019 Breastfeeding Medicine:  Management of the Breastfeeding Dyad from a Medical Perspective (1.5 L-CERPs) Dr. Amber Price, IBCLC
April 11, 2019 Mentoring for Lactation Consults – OR – How Not to Eat Our Young (1.5  R-CERPs) Jeanne Cygnus, IBCLC
June 13, 2019 Antibodies Rock: Passive Immunity via Lactation (1.5  L-CERPs) Summer Kelly, RN, BSN, IBCLC, LCCE
August 8, 2019 Breast, Bottle & Childhood Obesity (1.5 L-CERPs) Nancy Mohrbahcer, IBCLC, FILCA
Oct. 10, 2019 21st Century Parenting: The Impact of Current Culture and Technology on Breastfeeding & Child Development (1.5  L-CERPs) (will be in Room CR3 this month) Jill Rabin CCC-SLP/L, IBCLC


2018 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
March 15, 2018 Reproductive Justice: A community based model offering options in childbirth (1.5R CERPs) Mary Sommers, CPM, MPS, IBCLC
April 12, 2018 Creating Breastfeeding Classes Workshop
(1.5L CERPs)
Elise Fulara IBCLC
June 14, 2018 Culture Versus Biology (1.5R CERPs) Jeanne Cygnus IBCLC
August 9, 2018 Breastfeeding & Substance Abuse (1.5L CERPs) Nancy Mohbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Oct. 11, 2018 Management of Weight Gain in Babies with Breastfeeding Challenges (1.5L CERPs) Amy Manojlovski RD, LDN & Jill Rabin CCC-SLP/L, IBCLC


2017 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
Feb. 9, 2017 Breastfeeding Multiples (1.5L CERPs) Heather Dvorak IBCLC & Celeste Wilkas RN, IBCLC
April 13, 2017 Support & Burnout Prevention for Lactation Professionals & Supporters (1.5R CERPs) Nicki Ward RN, IBCLC
June 8, 2017 Perinatal Mood Disorders (1.5R CERPs) Lita Simanis LCSW
August 10, 2017 Who Code Ethics (1.5E CERPs) Nancy Mohbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Oct. 12, 2017 Birthing the Breastfeeding Partnership: How Birth and Immediate Postpartum Shapes Our Breastfeeding Relationship (1.5L CERPs) Kristy Hinz, CPM, LM, BFUSA Counselor


2016 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
Feb. 11, 2016 Babyled Weaning (onto Solids) (1.5L CERPs) Jill Rabin CCC-SLP/L, IBCLC
April 14, 2016 Herbs & Breastfeeding and Women’s Issues (1.5L CERPs) Gail Macklin BSN, IBCLC
June 9, 2016 The Influence of Hormones on Breastfeeding: Where’s the Milk? (1.5L CERPs) Mary Kay Smith RN, IBCLC, FILCA
August 11, 2016 Milk Sharing:  From Milk Banks to Craigslist (1.5E CERPs) Nancy Mohbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Oct. 13, 2016 Self-Care for Lactation Consultants Within the Mother-Baby Breastfeeding Crisis (1.5R CERPs) Peggy Healy MS, LCSW




2015 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
Feb. 12, 2015 Ethics Webinar: Guilty or Not Guilty (1.5E CERPs) Amy Spangler IBCLC
April 9, 2015 Laser Lip and Tongue Ties – Helping the Baby and More (1.5L CERPs) Dr. George Lin, DDS
June 11, 2015 Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) Before and After Frenotomy (1.5L CERPs) Patricia Berg-Drazin IBCLC, CST
August 13, 2015 Evolution of Human Milk, Human Milk Bereavement Donation and Mother’s Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes Update Summer Kelly, RN, BSN, IBCLC, LCCE
Oct. 15, 2015 Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges and Myths: How Can We Create Positive Outcomes? (1.5L CERPs) Jill Rabin CCC-SLP/L, IBCLC


2014 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
Feb. 11, 2014 Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (1.5R CERPs) Dr. Jenny Hobson PT, DPT, MTC, CFC, CMTPT
April 10, 2014 Illinois Law and Breastfeeding Issues (1.5E CERPs) Valerie Vickerman Runes RN, JD
June 12, 2014 What Women Need to Know to Breastfeed Exclusivley (1.5L CERPs) Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, FILCA
August 14, 2014 Breastfeeding & Down Syndrome Jill Rabin CCC-SLP/L, IBCLC
Oct. 9, 2014 Breastfeeding & Japanese Culture Cecilia Deslauriers RN, IBCLC


2013 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
Feb. 28, 2013 Clinical Documentation & Physician Reporting (1.5E CERPs) Lisa Plucinski, RN, IBCLC & Barbara Hardin RN, IBCLC
April 11, 2013 Addressing Feeding & Swallowing Disorders (1.5L CERPs) Jill Rabin CCC-SLP/L, IBCLC
June 13, 2013 Adrenal Fatigue & Thyroid Disorders (1.5R CERPs) Dr. Patrick Massey
August 9, 2013 Looking Through the Microscope: A Closer Look at the Amazing Properties of Human Milk Summer Cassidy IBCLC
Oct. 10, 2013 Trauma & PTSD Joy Davy MS, LPC, NCC


2012 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
January 19, 2012 Tongue-Ties:  Techniques and Strategies Jill Rabin CCC-SLP/L, IBCLC
Feb. 9, 2012 Pediatric chiropractic and Craniosacral Therapy in the Breastfeeding Dyad Dr. Bridget Horan
April 12, 2012 Working & Breastfeeding Jeanne Cygnus IBCLC
June 14, 2012 The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support BFing Katy Lebbing IBCLC
Aug. 9, 2012 Assessing Breast Pain Nancy Mohbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Oct. 11, 2012 Perinatal Mood Disorders Laura Spencer RN
2011 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
Feb. 10, 2011 Homeopathy and Conservative Treatment in the Perinatal Period and Lactation Dr. Steven Moore
April 14, 2011 Bariatric Surgery: Nutritional Concerns during Breastfeeding Lisa Moy BSN, IBCLC
June 9, 2011 Milk Banking Jennifer Anderson IBCLC
August 11, 2011 ILCA Conf. Review NILCA Members
Oct. 13, 2011 Technology and Ethics (1.5E CERPs) Lisa Wilkins


2010 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
Feb. 11, 201o Ethics
April 8, 2010
June 10, 2010 HIV & Breastfeeding Marian Thompson
August 12, 2010 ILCA Conf. Review
Oct. 14, 2010


2009 Meeting Dates Educational Topic Speaker
Feb. 12, 2009 Dr. Fred Margolis
April 2, 2009 Dr. Sean Manning
June 11, 2009 Ian Erdos, Esq.
Aug. 13, 2009 ILCA Conf. Review
Oct. 8, 2009 Ann Keating RN