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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 Grace at CWA so she can add that prior to publishing your event listing.

Apr
4
Mon
GOLD Lactation Online Conference 2022
Apr 4 @ 9:38 pm – Jun 30 @ 10:38 pm

This conference offers 29.5 hours of accredited Continuing Education. 

Informative, Convenient, Affordable and Interactive Learning to Support your Continuing Education Needs. Watch presentations at your own pace throughout the conference period. Our conference for 2022 is packed full of fascinating topics such as rethinking the way we fit flanges for pumping, vestibular processing and using the sixth sense to support breast/chestfeeding, eating disorders in the perinatal period, lactation after bariatric surgery, low milk production detective work, examining real world scenarios for WHO code compliance, supporting parents with physical, mental or socioemotional differences and so much more!

  • April 4 – Conference Begins with our Free Live Keynote Presentation by Melissa Cole April 11 – Live Presentations Day 2 April 12 – Live Presentations Day 3 April 19 – Live Presentations Day 4 April 20 – Live Presentations Day 5 April 25 – Live Presentations Day 6 April 26 – Live Presentations Day 7 April 27 – Live Panel Discussion with Anna Le Grange, Dipti Shah & Melissa Cole May 2 – Interactive Sessions Day 1 May 3 – Interactive Sessions Day 2  May 9 –Free Live Keynote Presentation by Jeanette Mesite Frem

Jun
6
Mon
LGBTQIA2+ Families Then and Now/Las Familias LGBTQ Antes y Ahora
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Through conversations with a diverse range of parents who identify as LGBTQIA2+ at different stages of family life (from those with young children to those whose children have “grown and flown”), we will explore the changing landscape of LGBTQIA2+ parenting during the last several decades.

Registration is free and live Spanish translation is offered at all conversations

Jun
7
Tue
National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening: Honoring Lactation Wisdom & Nurturing Innovation
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm

The NBCC brings together a diverse set of clinical, community, advocacy, and research professionals who recognize the public health importance of breastfeeding as critical for reducing the burden of infant morbidity and mortality, childhood and adolescent overweight, obesity, and chronic disease, and maternal type 2 diabetes and maternal breast and ovarian cancers. The convening is designed to develop and strengthen the leadership capacity of the public health workforce, including representatives from direct service organizations, breastfeeding coalitions, hospitals and healthcare facilities, health departments, research institutions, and federal agencies to effectively protect, promote, and support breastfeeding at the national, state, local, and community levels.

Jun
13
Mon
Association of State Public Health Nutritionists Virtual Annual Meeting, “Bridging the Gaps: Celebrating 70 Years of Excellence in Leadership.”
Jun 13 @ 7:00 am – Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm

This virtual event is designed with your professional development in mind. We’ll be featuring a variety of can’t-miss sessions that explore new communication tools, strategies and techniques; the latest trends in evaluation; and the path forward in fruit and vegetable consumption. Each day will be anchored by valuable federal update sessions from MCHB, CDC-DNPAO and USDA. You’ll also learn about the history of ASPHN and what’s on the horizon as it continues to build leaders in public health nutrition. Best of all, you’ll enjoy multiple opportunities to share and learn from one another, as well as build valuable connections through the virtual meeting lounge.

Jun
18
Sat
First 5 Alameda County Fatherhood Virtual Fatherhood Summit
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
20
Mon
LGBTQIA2+ Families Then and Now/Las Familias LGBTQ Antes y Ahora
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Through conversations with a diverse range of parents who identify as LGBTQIA2+ at different stages of family life (from those with young children to those whose children have “grown and flown”), we will explore the changing landscape of LGBTQIA2+ parenting during the last several decades.

Registration is free and live Spanish translation is offered at all conversations

Sep
18
Sun
2022 MOM Congress Event- Moving Mountains Together
Sep 18 @ 8:27 pm – Sep 20 @ 9:27 pm

Mom Congress is both a movement and a moment, advocating for supportive motherhood in the U.S.

Join us for the Mom Congress “Moment” this September in DC. This convening brings mothers and other advocates together to learn, receive issue and advocacy training, be inspired by influential leaders, connect with others, and advocate for change on Capitol Hill. Since its inaugural event in DC in 2017, the Mom Congress “moment” has grown to a robust three-day training, networking, and advocacy event, uniting mothers and those who support them, from around the country to raise awareness and advocate for policies that will lift all moms. This membership organization is addressing the most pressing policy issues of motherhood including what we call the “motherload” (the stress that U.S. mothers carry, at higher rates than other developed countries).

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

HEALTHY FAMILIES...STRONG COMMUNITIES...BRIGHT FUTURES!

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