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Opening Keynote Presentation

GOLD Lactation is pleased to offer a Keynote Presentation open to the general public. Our Keynote Presentation always discusses historical, biological, or sociological topics in regards to lactation and breastfeeding, and is meant to appeal to a wide range of health care professionals. We're eager to continue our work of exploring the latest research, trends, new ideas and hot topics in the world of human lactation.

This year, we're thrilled to have Nekisha Killings MPH, IBCLC, kick off our GOLD Lactation 2021 Conference. Nekisha's presentation "Approaching Care When You're Barely There: Reimagining Empathy When You've Got Nothing Left to Give" will inaugurate our 15th Annual Lactation Conference on March 29th. We invite you to join us at either of our two live sessions or access the public recording of this talk until April 30. Simply reserve your seat to receive exclusive access. A certificate of Attendance will be provided.

Need CERPs or other credits? Only Delegates registered for the full conference will be able to claim continuing education hours and can do so by logging into the Delegates Area prior to watching the presentation. To learn more about registering for the conference, please visit this page. Registered Delegates will have access to this presentation and 28 additional presentations until June 30, 2021 (Annual Members will have until July 21, 2021).

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Live Presentation Time

Mar 29, 2021 16:00 UTC
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Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLC
Biography:

Nekisha Killings is an equity strategist, internationally board-certified lactation consultant, and maternal and child health advocate who speaks, teaches, and facilitates on topics related to equity and dismantling bias across various sectors.

When she is not home educating 4 future world changers, she acts as a Director of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Lactation Education Resources and consults organizations on creating and implementing strategies to better support marginalized communities.

Nekisha holds a Masters in Public Health and penned the chapter titled Cultural Humility in the latest Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Support text. Nekisha is on a mission to normalize brown breasts and nipples in health education, thereby better equipping healthcare providers to accurately assess and treat people of color.

Nekisha's work is rooted in a compassion and candor that could only have been cultivated in years of supporting new parents during their first days of parenthood. Nekisha is an active duty military spouse who has been awarded the Spouse of the Year designation for her volunteer efforts supporting families.

Abstract: Approaching Care When You’re Barely There: Reimagining Empathy When You’ve Got Nothing Left to Give

Healthcare professionals, particularly those in the lactation field, are known for providing care that is emotionally, physically, and mentally taxing. Providing care as lactation professionals during a pandemic has driven many to experience compassion fatigue. This phenomenon impacts one’s personal health in a myriad of ways and also has a significant impact on how one provides empathetic care to families. The current communication model for providing empathetic care in latation is steeped in the patriarchal model, which actually suppresses empathy. This presentation will help health care providers identify signs of compassion fatigue and provide tools for self assessment. Additionally attendees will learn how to apply a natural empathetic model to their lactation/ IBCLC practice to protect their personal health and promote a more supportive way to engage with their families.

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CERP, CME, Nurse Contact Hour & other CEUs:

*Only registered Delegates for the full conference will be awarded educational credit for this presentation and need to view the live presentation/recording through the Delegates Dashboard.

*A Certificate of Attendance will be provided.

*Please be aware that the Handouts to this presentation are for use only by individuals who have attended the live or recorded version of this presentation; and that they are for personal use only and are not to be shared with other non-attending individuals. Thank you.