Online Maternal-Child Health Continuing Education

GOLD Conferences International hosts four annual online conferences for maternal-child health care professionals. Through our unique online format, we provide virtual education from the world's leading researchers, clinicians, and educators. The GOLD format is appropriate for health care professionals who have limited time and/or budgets, and who want to remain close to their workplace and clients.

We have received overwhelming requests to provide ongoing access to presentation recordings and materials. For this reason, we created GOLD Learning, an archive of evidence-based education, largely sourced from our annual conferences.

On the GOLD Learning website, browse our catalogue of lectures that are geared towards Nurses, Midwives, Doulas, Lactation Consultants and other health care workers who provide care to women, infants and families. You’ll find we’ve assembled quite the mosaic of leading health care educators to assist with your continuing education needs.

You can search by the categories of presentations we have available, the type of Credit you are seeking, or by Speaker. As you browse, you are able to add individual presentations and / or specialized packages of presentations into your shopping cart. We are currently offering CERPs and will be providing CNE's, Midwifery CEUs & Dietetic CEUs in the near future.

With our strong focus on pairing stellar customer service with informative content, convenient online access and affordable pricing, we hope you enjoy all that GOLD Learning has to offer!

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Ethics for Lactation Consultants - E CERPs

Welcome to your one stop shopping for E-Cerps! Along with providing IBCLC's with all of the E-Cerps necessary for re-certification, this lecture pack provides the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the hot topics in lactation ethics. From helping families online, to the WHO Code to milk sharing, there are numerous situations that can present ethical challenges when working with today’s breastfeeding/chestfeeding families. Join our expert speakers to learn more about how you can ensure that you are providing care in a manner that is in line with your professional code of conduct.

Sign up now to save! This lecture will be available for $60 until June 30, thereafter it will be $75.
The presentations will be available on June 1st, 2018

Contact us here if you would like to get our group rate! (available for 5 or more per group)

Presentations: 5 | Hours / CE Credits: 5 | Added: 16/05/2018
This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

The underlying science to all biology is that genes make brains and bodies, and brains make those bodies behave to accomplish ‘reproductive fitness’. Recent advances have shown that the ENVIRONMENT influences the genes through epigenetic processes, and fires and wires brain circuits, and also determines highly conserved behaviors necessary for fitness. Human reproductive fitness begins with birth and breastfeeding, and the necessary environment is maternal-infant SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT (SSC). Essential steps are described, transition to extrauterine life, maternal regulation, biological roots of bonding, breastfeeding as an integrated behavior with sleep, with early maternal sensitization and later attuned parenting. The opposite of SSC is SEPARATION, leading to toxic stress with a number of mal-adaptions that may remain for life. The most significant relate to emotional and social intelligence, and failures in breastfeeding. The ecobiodevelopmental model captures this accurately, but must be applied at birth to accomplish fitness for early childhood development.

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Presentations: 1 | Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 | Added: 23/09/2017
  • I loved GOLD so much that you’d be happy to scream it from a mountaintop! I had a lot of scheduling and time restraints so I am so thankful for this virtual option. The vast array of speakers, the convenience of watching at my leisure and ability to earn CERPs was a great benefit. I have been able to immediately apply a lot of it in my role of public health lactation support.”
    Millie Goins, WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
    GOLD Lactation Online Conference Delegate
  • “The GOLD audience is receptive, fun, engaged and excited. I really appreciate the kinds of questions I am asked and how receptive the audience is to the kind of presentation content I provide. Very few conferences want a presenter to do the off the beaten track material I like to present. I will keep coming back as long as GOLD will have me!”
    Alison K. Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST
    GOLD Lactation Online Conference Speaker
  • “Having participated as a speaker at the last two GOLD Conferences has been one of the highlights of my career. The GOLD staff is one of a kind. We not only worked hard together but also had a lot of fun doing so. I have made so many friends in such a short time, not only with my GOLD contacts, but also with so many dedicated and wonderful GOLD participants.”
    Dr. Frank J. Nice, RPh, DPA, CPHP
    GOLD Lactation Conference Speaker
  • “I love the flexibility and availability of your conferences, and with my director’s hat on – the cost versus pricey travel, accommodations, etc. and the flexibility for attendance with people’s busy schedules has been awesome. I think it’s a great model and you have perfected the technology to have it run off well.”
    Suzanne H. Campbell, PhD, RN, IBCLC
    Director and Associate Professor
    School of Nursing. The University of British Columbia
  • “Getting education out to people who can't manage to travel to distant locations or take time off work, or afford the childcare fees they would incur if they had to attend in person, is so important and the difference these GOLD conferences make is invaluable. I have minimal computer skills but the format for attending makes it so easy for me to enjoy the benefits of the conferences.”
    Elizabeth Common, Midwife / Lactation Consultant
    The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne Neonatal Unit
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Mark off these dates to remember!

Jun 4
04-06-201804-06-2018Neonatal 2018 Conference Start Date

Join us for our GOLD Neonatal 2018 Online Conference first Live Day on June 4th!

Register here
Jun 4
04-06-201804-06-2018Lactation 2018 Conference End Date (Non Members)Final day to view GOLD Lactation 2018 Online Conference recordings for non-members. For 3 more weeks of access, upgrade your account

Jun 25
25-06-201825-06-2018Lactation 2018 Conference End Date (Members)We hope you enjoyed GOLD Lactation 2018 Online Conference! You can find your certificates

Jul 20
20-07-201820-07-2018Neonatal 2018 Registration Close Date

Final day to Register for the GOLD Neonatal 2018 Online Conference.

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Aug 3
03-08-201803-08-2018Neonatal 2018 Conference End Date (Non Members)

Final day to view GOLD Neonatal 2018 Online Conference recordings for non-members. For 3 more weeks of access, upgrade your account

Aug 24
24-08-201824-08-2018Neonatal 2018 Conference End Date (Members)We hope you enjoyed GOLD Neonatal 2018 Online Conference! You can find your certificates