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We’re getting ready for GOLD Perinatal online conference 2019 and we can’t wait to share this fantastic event with you! This year’s conference is packed with expert speakers from the field of perinatal health, and their presentations are brimming with practice-changing information.


Early Bird registration opens on August 1, so don’t miss out on the savings! Discounts are also available for groups and students.  


This year’s conference will take place from October 1 to December 2, 2019. Our unique online format brings you live presentations as well as recordings, helping you fit learning into your busy schedule. Join the fun on live days, learn at your own pace with recordings, and re-watch presentations as many times as you like throughout the conference period.



We’ll kick things off on October 1 with our Opening Keynote Speaker Sarah Buckley, M.B, Ch.B; Dip Obst. Dr. Buckley has been a writer and speaker in the field since 1997, and she has a special interest in the hormonal physiology of labour and birth. Her presentation “Induction of Labor: Hormonal Costs and Consequences for Mothers and Babies” will us give insight into the bigger picture of induction. Attendees will learn how hormonal physiology is impacted and what long-term effects we might see in these dyads.


This webinar is free to the public, so invite your friends and colleagues to reserve their free seat here: https://www.goldperinatal.com/conference/speakers/keynote-presentations-speakers 


The main conference includes 15.5 hours of accredited education focused on improving care for families in the perinatal period. During this time of transformation, the care families receive is critical and sets a foundation for health and well-being. Join us with these expert speakers for info-packed presentations rich with transferable knowledge and practice-changing skills. You’ll learn about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, informed consent in maternity care, preventing urinary incontinence, physiological childbirth, and much more.


In addition to the main conference, delegates have the opportunity to extend their learning experience with three add-on lecture packs. These lecture packs are available exclusively to conference delegates and take a focused look at a key area in perinatal health. Brand new at this year’s conference is the Labour Support Skills lecture pack with 5 presentations to improve your care during labour and delivery. The Essential Lactation Skills and the Tools of the Lactation Trade lecture packs are also available to take your care to the next level.



On October 28, our Closing Keynote Speaker Adriana Lozada, AdvCD(DONA), CSC, CEMC, CBP will present “ Destination Laborland: Setting a Fresh Course Towards Physiological Birth”. Adriana brings her multi-layered and multi-cultural background into her work, and she is inspired by her passion for birth advocacy. Her lecture offers us an opportunity to explore a new model of birth that supports parents in using new tools and looking inwards during the birth process.


This webinar is also free to the public. Reserving a seat gives access to the live event as well as to the recording: https://www.goldperinatal.com/conference/speakers/closing-keynote-presentation


We look forward to seeing you online for another exciting and impactful conference! With a stellar line-up, international colleagues, and all the conveniences of online education, this year’s event is one you won’t want to miss!

Our GOLD Learning Online Tongue-Tie Symposium is a highly-anticipated annual event, and we’re thrilled to share we’ve expanded to two full days of presentations for 2019! Join us on September 16 and 17 to learn the latest on all things tongue-tie as you gain essential knowledge from 10 expert speakers.

This year’s format allows you plenty of flexibility to customize your learning experience. With two info-packed live days, you can register for either day individually or for the full event with both days. Registration also gives you unlimited access to presentation recordings for 8 weeks. Participate in live Q & A sessions, ask questions in exclusive forums, and connect with international colleagues in our discussion group.

Click through here to register: https://www.goldlearning.com/tongue-tie-symposium-2019



Day 1 covers key topics with a focus on fundamental skills and knowledge. We’ll hear these 5 presentations:

  • “Lactation Skills for Supporting Dyads with Oral Restrictions” from Christine Staricka, BS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE 

  • “Foundations of TOTS Assessment: Anatomy, Appearance, and Function” from Lisa Urich Lahey, RN, IBCLC, OMT 

  • “A Sensory Motor Approach to Neuromuscular Re-Education Post Frenotomy” from Lori L. Overland, M.S., CCC, C/NDT, CLC

  • “Treating Tongue-Tie From Birth Through Adolescence: The Far Reaching Impact of a Tiny String” from Richard Baxter, DMD, MS

  • “Baby Shark Do’s, Don'ts, Decisions, and Dilemmas. Creating a Supportive Lactation Care Plan for a Family with Tethered Oral Tissues.” from Tamara Hawkins, RN, FNP, IBCLC, LCCE, CHHC 

Go deeper into more advanced topics on Day 2 with these presentations:

  • “All Tied Up: Tongue Tie Beyond the Mouth” from Brandi Benson, DC, CACCP

  • “Rethinking Surgical Tools - Infant Frenotomy & Pain” from Effath Yasmin, MA, HDSE, CLEC(USA), IBCLC, BCST(ICSB-SWISS)

  • “The Compensatory Mechanics of Suck for Babies with Oral Tethering: How to Identify and Treat after Revision” from Ellen Chetwynd, PhD, MPH, BSN, IBCLC

  • “The Impact of Tongue-Tie on the Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems” from Sharon A. Vallone, DC, FICCP

  • “Tongue Tie and Orofacial Myofunctional Development” from Marjan Jones, BDSc (Hons) UQ, BSc Melb

Early Bird registration is now open. Sign up before August 30 to take advantage of the discounted price!

Group discounts are also available when you sign up a group of 10 or more.

We look forward to seeing you online at GOLD Learning Online Tongue-Tie Symposium 2019

Each year, our GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations bring together engaging speakers from the lactation field for a day of focused and interactive learning. We’re proud to share the line up for our 2019 event and we invite you to join us with these top speakers!



GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations 2019 will take place live on January 21, with recordings available on our website for 4 weeks. Early bird pricing is available until January 9. Registration gives you access to all three live presentations, as well as to the recordings, exclusive forums, and speaker handouts.

As a special thank you to our GOLD Alumni, delegates who have attended 5 or more conferences receive complimentary registration for this event! Not sure if you qualify? Click through here to look up your Alumni status: https://www.goldlearning.com/news-promotion/alumni-status-lookup

We also invite you to join us at upcoming GOLD Lactation 2019 online conference from April 1 to June 3. With 26.5 hours of education from top speakers, this event is your opportunity to improve care, increase clinical skills, and expand your knowledge. Early bird registration is available from January 21 to March 15 so don’t delay!

We look forward to seeing you at these highly-anticipated upcoming events!

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