GOLD Lactation Conference News

GOLD keynote presentations are a great opportunity for delegates and the general public alike to connect with some of the top speakers in the field. Our closing keynote presentation is an excellent wrap-up to our events. Keynotes are presented live twice and then are available as recordings on our website to watch at your convenience.

GOLD Lactation 2017’s Closing Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Karleen Gribble. Dr. Gribble is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University, a member of the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Core Group, and an Australian Breastfeeding Association Community Educator and Breastfeeding Counsellor. Her career has included work in: adoptive breastfeeding, long-term breastfeeding, child protection and breastfeeding, peer-to-peer milk sharing, and the parenting and care of maltreated children.

In this closing keynote entitled, “Infant and young child feeding in emergencies: Background, best practice, and what you can do,” Dr. Gribble will discuss how to best provide care to some of our most vulnerable individuals. We’ll hear why infants and children are particularly at risk during emergencies. Dr. Gribble will outline ways in which aid has the potential to either support or undermine health. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how they can become strong and educated advocates for appropriate infant feeding in times of emergency.

Join us live on May 1 at 13:00 UTC and again at 23:00 UTC to hear Dr. Karleen Gribble. The recording of this presentation will be available on our website for the general public until May 15, and to registered delegates until June 27. As always, GOLD Annual Members enjoy an additional two weeks to view recordings.

Register today to reserve your free seat! If you have friends or colleagues who you think would enjoy this event, invite them to join you there.

Find us on Twitter at @GOLDLactation. We tweet highlights from each live presentation using the hashtag #GOLDLactation2017. Join in to share your thoughts there and to connect with other delegates.

The GOLD Lactation discussion page on Facebook is a great place to keep the conversations going! Delegates share their thoughts on presentations, share resources, and more. You can find this page at

We look forward to seeing you at GOLD Lactation 2017! Whether it’s your first time with us or you’re a long time GOLD attendee, we hope you find our event to be a fun and accessible way to continue your education.