The Greek and Cypriot association of Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) “Galaxias” is organizing the 13th Annual Breastfeeding conference on 2nd -3rd May 2020. The conference will take place in the city of Ioannina at its Municipality Hall “Vasilios Pirsinelas”.
Aiming at preserving a high standard of information for our audience every year we host internationally acknowledged speakers, health professionals, legal counselors and academics. In the upcoming conference, we will be honoured to host the speeches of : Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg, M.D.Ph.D with an over thirty year research and experience in breastfeeding pathophysiology and endocrinology and its impact on women, Lisa Marasco MA IBCLC La Leche League Leader, a lactation consultant who has been awarded for her yearslong research and longtime experience in confronting breastfeeding difficulties/problems and Katrina Mitchell, an American breast surgeon and IBCLC, with an experience in dealing with surgery during pregnancy and lactation.
The conference will also host prominent Greek scientists (pediatricians, IBCLC’s, gynecologists, psychiatrists, speech pathologists, legal counselors) highlighting vital issues concerning breastfeeding (hormonal impact and breastfeeding, medication and breastfeeding, mother’s psychology, palpable breast masses and lactation, breastfeeding and Greek legislation, craniofacial development and breastfeeding).
On May 1st 2020 a 5-hour certified First Aid Training (RTI CPR-AED) course will also be held with the provision of equivalent certification for IBCLC’s as well as for all interested parties.
Marasco Lisa, MA, IBCLC, FILCA, Clinical Lactation Consultant, Santa Barbara County Public Health Dept. Nutrition Services, California, USA
Karathanasi-Varna Anastasia, Pediatrician neonatologist, PhD, IBCLC, IBLCE coordinator Greece and Cyprus, alternate member of “Galaxias” Association Council
Mitchell Katrina, MD, IBCLC, FACS, Presbyterian Healthcare Services-MD Anderson Cancer Network, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Kotsi Katerina, Psychiatrist, Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece
Uvnäs-Moberg Kerstin, MD, PhD Professor in physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Kotsis Konstantinos, Child and adolescent Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor Msc, PhD, Faculty of medicine, School of Health sciences, Child and adolescent Department of Psychiatry, Community Mental Health Center for Children and adolescents, University of Ioannina, Greece
Liapis Triantafyllos, Breast Surgeon, Interbalkan Medical Centre, Thessaloniki
Charisis Charalampos, Professor of General Surgery, Faculty of medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Greece
Mexi Bourna Panagioula, Pediatrician Neonatologist IBCLC, Attikon University Hospital, Vice President of “Galaxias” Association Council, Athens, Greece
Dinas Konstantinos, Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of medicine, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Clinical Director, Obstetrics department, Ippokrateio General Hospital of Thessaloniki
Papasavva Margarita, Pediatrician-Neonatologist, Department of Pediatrics, General Hospital Xatzikosta, Ioannina, Greece
Finou Sofia, Pediatrician IBCLC, Ioannina, Greece
Papachristou Alexandra, Lower-court judge, Writer
Giannakourou Stamatina, Lawyer, Law School, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Paschopoulos Minas, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vice Chancellor, Faculty of medicine, School of Health sciences, University of Ioannina, Clinical Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece
Giannioti Konstantina, Pharmacist IBCLC, La Leche League International Leader, Vice President of IBFAN Greece, International Partner of the website e-lactancia.org, member of “Galaxias” Association Council
Peponi Eleni, Pediatrician, Clinical Director of pediatric clinic, General Hospital of Preveza, Greece
Giapros Vasilios, Professor of Neonatology, Faculty of medicine, School of Health Scineces, University of Ioannina, Director of Child Health Sector and Neonatology Department, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece
Sidera Dimitra, Lawyer, member of IBFAN Greece
Grammatikou Konstantina, RN IBCLC, Ippokrateio General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Secretary of “Galaxias” Association Council
Sofianou Katia, Developmental Pediatrician, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Msc, MRCPCH, IBCLC, alternate member of “Galaxias” Αssociation Council
Karagiannakou Elina, Speech Pathologist, MA, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, Spaulding Outpatient Center for children, Department of Language, Speech and Hearing, Boston, MA, USA
Varakis Nikolaos, Pediatrician IBCLC, President of “Galaxias” Association Council
Virvidaki Eleana (Ioanna-Eleni), Speech Pathologist specialized in feeding and swallowing disorders, Greece