Conferences, Events, & Training Opportunities

CWA provides this chronological list of in-person workshops, online education, screenings, and conferences addressing a wide range of topics that promote healthy living and support the professional development of WIC employees and other public health professionals. If you have an event that you would like to post, please fill out this form. If you have an additional flier or handout, please email Jodi at CWA so she can add that prior to publishing your event listing. 

Mar
29
Mon
GOLD Lactation Online Conference 2021 @ Online
Mar 29 @ 8:11 pm – Jun 30 @ 8:11 pm

GOLD Lactation Online Conference 2021 features 32 Expert Speakers and the latest research that explores new global perspectives with a vibrant GOLD Community of over 4000 participants from 90 Countries.

From March 29 – June 30, 2021, explore an amazing program of thought-provoking topics and speakers who will expand your knowledge and skills, combined with community and connection.

Join IBCLCs, Lactation Consultants, Physicians, Nurses, Midwives, Doulas, Dietitians, Speech Pathologists, Breastfeeding Volunteers, Academics, Students & more for the signature event in breastfeeding education. Enjoy all the conveniences of online learning, connect with colleagues and speakers through exclusive online forums and enhance your learning through discussion groups & live chats.

Register Today: https://www.goldlactation.com/conference/registration

Apr
27
Tue
Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’
Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

A Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. These webinars are safe places and will not be recorded. For more information and registration please visit: https://www.iebreastfeeding.org/covid-19

Apr
28
Wed
Partnership For A Healthier America 10: Virtual Summit @ Virtual Summit
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am

In an online convening on April 28, PHA both celebrated a decade of impact and launched the next wave of innovation from PHA and its partners. After 10 years of market disruption in the health and nutrition space, we have never been more certain of the opportunity to fulfill our mission: enabling Americans to lead healthier lives, free from diet-related conditions, by leveraging the power of the private sector, all in pursuit of health equity.

ACEs Aware Webinar: Racism and Discrimination as Risk Factors for Toxic Stress @ Webinar
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Featuring opening remarks by California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, this is the first in a series of webinars that will explore research demonstrating how racism and other forms of discrimination can serve as risk factors to activate a toxic stress response, and lead to health conditions that have been empirically associated with exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

This webinar will:

  • Review some of the main social and environmental factors that lead to health disparities, as well as the impacts of racism and discrimination on public health across communities.
  • Broadly discuss the role of racism and discrimination as risk factors for toxic stress and ACE-Associated Health Conditions
  • Make the case to clinicians and clinical teams that implementing trauma-informed care principles and ACE screening can help promote health equity as part of supporting the health and well-being of their patients.

Presenters

  • Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP – California Surgeon General
  • Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH – Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer, American Medical Association
  • Ray Bignall, MD, FAAP, FASN – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Roy Wade, MD, PhD, MPH – Assistant Professor, Department of General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Apr
29
Thu
Conversation Circle: An Exploration of Anti-Asian Racism in the US @ Online
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Listen to the three NPR clips linked below (approximately 23 minutes total) and then join your fellow moms for a discussion of this very important topic.

The History Of Anti-Asian Sentiment In The U.S (4 minutes)

NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Dale Minami, lawyer and former Asian American studies professor at U.C. Berkeley, about the history of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.

For Asian American Women, Misogyny And Racism Are Inseparable, Sociologist Says (8 minutes)

The implication that racism and sexism are two separate motivations has prompted outrage among Asian American women who say the two have always been inseparable in their experience — especially so in the context of the recent surge in anti-Asian attacks.

It’s Been a Minute: A History Of Anti-Asian Racism (listen to first 11 minutes)

In the wake of Tuesday’s mass shooting in Atlanta, guest host Ayesha Rascoe talks to critical race theorist and professor Jennifer Ho about the history behind anti-Asian racism and what it means to be an Asian woman in America.

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This event is free and open to any mom that would like to join in the conversation. Please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link.

May
4
Tue
Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’
May 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

A Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. These webinars are safe places and will not be recorded. For more information and registration please visit: https://www.iebreastfeeding.org/covid-19

May
11
Tue
Washington WIC Virtual Conference @ Virtual Conference
May 11 @ 7:30 am – May 14 @ 12:30 pm

Get ready!

  • National Speakers

  • Live Sessions with Speaker Q and A!

  • All Sessions Recorded – Access for 60 days after conference

  • Local WIC Agency Sharing Poster Sessions

  • Clinic Slide Show

  • Trade Show Exhibitors

  • Virtual Networking

Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’
May 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

A Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. These webinars are safe places and will not be recorded. For more information and registration please visit: https://www.iebreastfeeding.org/covid-19

Other Continuing Education Resources:

For Vaccine information see: Pregnancy & Vaccinations, Weaving a Safety Net (training video in partnership with UC San Diego and CDPH) and the PPT presentation for this training; Recommended websites for science-based vaccine information; Flu Shot Facts in English and Spanish.

For Breastfeeding Education Events throughout California, see California Breastfeeding Coalition’s Events Calendar

Pre-Recorded and Live Webinars: UC Davis Human Lactation Center

Culturally Proficient Professional, Reflective Supervision, and other Strengthening Families Training: Strategies 2.0

Lactation Conferences & Courses: Berkeley. Evergreen Perinatal Education

Lactation Educator Counselor & other courses: UC San Diego Extension

Racial Equity Webinar Series: US Breastfeeding Committee

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