Winthrop University: Lactation Unlocked Conference

Lactation Unlocked Conference

Join us for our third annual Lactation Unlocked Conference!


Register for the conference here.

Become a sponsor of the conference here.

Lactation Unlocked 2022 has been approved for 5 L-CERPs, 1 R-CERP and 6 RD CPEUs.

Nursing CEUs pending.

Conference Specifics:

  • Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022

  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST

  • Format: This conference will be virtual via Zoom. Presentations will be recorded and recordings will be made available to registered attendees for two (2) weeks after the conference.

  • Speaker Lineup & Topics

    • Joni Gray, EdD, MA, BA, CLC, CLS: "Google It": How to Support a New Generation of Breastfeeding Families

    • Susan Howard, MSN, RN, IBCLC: Bottle Feeding Skills for the Breastfed Infant

    • Jaeden Choice: The Impact of Multiple Freeze/Thaw Cycles on the Nutritional Integrity and Bacterial Content of Human Milk

    • Kelsey Palmer Bianca: Gifts, Growing, and Love: Depictions of Breastfeeding in Children's Literature

    • Shelby Abramson, FNP, IBCLC and Denise Ortiz, DBH, LCSW: Meeting Mothers' Many needs: An Integrative Approach to breastfeeding Support for Underserved Populations

    • Keynote Address: Bryna Sampey, IBCLC: If It Sounds Too Good to be True...Risks, Benefits, and Evidence-Infromed Use of Lecithin in Lactation


The call for abstracts is now closed. Please check back in August 2022 for the 2023 call for abstracts.

For the 2022 Conference, we want to hear what YOU have to share. Read below for more information on submission guidelines. Abstract submissions are due by October 15, 2021 and can be submitted using this form.

    All abstracts should be in Arial font, size 11 for the entire abstract, with 1 inch margins all around. The abstract body should be no greater than 250 words (not including the author/affiliation). Each accepted abstract submission will require the author to provide a LIVE, 1-hour presentation during the Lactation Unlocked Conference on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

    Title: 15 words or less
    Authors: Include each author’s first and last name, credentials (if applicable), and affiliation(s) denoted by superscript numbers

    Affiliation(s): Include the appropriate affiliation(s), including city and state 

    Abstract Body: 

    Clinical topic/case presentation abstract: Include background information introducing the area of interest, a brief overview of the clinical topic, goals for the presentation, and implications for the field of human lactation

    Research presentation abstract: Include a short background section introducing the topic, brief overview of materials/methods, results, and discussion and conclusions.

    Conflicts of Interest: Declare any conflicts of interest that exist for any of the named authors.

    Funding: Declare the funding source for the presentation, if any funding source exists.

    Presenter Responsibilities:

    • Attend the 2022 Lactation Unlocked Conference on Saturday, March 26, 2022 to give your 1-hour live oral presentation on the accepted topic.

    • Registration will free of charge thanks to sponsorships from WHO Code compliant organizations supporting the conference.

    • Honorarium will be awarded in the amount of $300 per 1-hour presentation after the completion of the presentation.

    • Any expenses incurred during the creation of their presentation (for example: software for development, image licenses, etc.) will be the responsibility of the presenter.

    • It is the presenting author’s responsibility to inform any coauthors that the abstract has been accepted.

    Click here for a downloadable PDF overviewing abstract submission guidelines and example clinical and research abstracts.

Last Updated: 5/16/22