The Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland recently held an informative educational event in University Maternity Hospital, Limerick for ALCI members.
Prsenting on the day were Nicola O’Byrne IBCLC, Deirdre Kennedy Cranio-Sacral Therapist and Prof. Fenton ENT Specialist with experience in treating tongue tie.
A successful Annual General Meeting was held in the middle of the day, and ALCI members, new and returning, had a chance to hear about ALCI’s progress during the previous year and air their views on the future.
Details will be here soon about the upcoming Annual Conference, which will be in the greater Dublin area. Follow us on Facebook for updates.
Recently many ALCI members, and some staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, enjoyed an informative and stimulating day with a variety of speakers; PR Consultant Marie Ennis O’Connor, CMS Teenage Pregnancy Una O’Brien, HSE National Breastfeeding Coordinator Siobhan Hourigan and Janet Calvert, RM BSc MSc.
The ALCI AGM also took place on the day. This included the official election of some Council positions, and ALCI Council now stands as follows;
- President – Margaret Murphy IBCLC, Co. Cork
- Vice President – Meabh Anne McNamara IBCLC, Co. Kildare
- Treasurer – Johanna Riley Cusack IBCLC, Co. Clare
- Secretary – Genevieve Becker IBCLC, Co. Galway
- General Council Member – Audrey McVeigh Clarke IBCLC, Co. Galway
- General Council Member – Norma Quirke IBCLC, Co. Dublin
- General Council Member – Vacant
The next ALCI Event will be the Annual Conference on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of October 2012 in The Green Isle Hotel, Dublin. The theme will be ‘Creating Realistic Breastfeeding Expectations’. This two day event will be the 10th Annual ALCI Conference. More details will be available here.
Social Media and the IBCLC, Ethical considerations and targeting those least likely to breastfeed, Teenage Pregnancy and Taking a consumer approach to promoting breastfeeding will be the presentations at ‘Breastfeeding Support and New Technologies’, the ALCI Members Only Event, Spring 2013 on Saturday April 20th 2013 in the Nursing Education Centre of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.
Ms. Marie Ennis O’Connor, PR Consultant will present Social Media and the IBCLC. Ms. Janet Calvert, RM BSc MSc Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Manager Regional Breastfeeding Lead for the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland will discuss Ethical Considerations and Targeting These Least Likely to Breastfeed. Ms. Siobhán Hourigan, National Breastfeeding Coordinator, will discuss taking a consumer approach to promoting breastfeeding. Ms. Una O’Brien, CMS Teenage Pregnancy will present a session on Teenage Pregnancy.
4 CERPs have been awarded in total, 1.25 CERPs L and 3.75 CERPs E. The event fee is €20, which includes a light lunch. The event is open to all current ALCI members & staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Please feel free to include your ALCI Membership / Membership Renewal with your event registration. Pre-registered and pre-paying is essential. If you are unable to attend, a full refund will be made if 48 hours’ notice is given, or another member may attend in your place.
If you are not an ALCI member but are interested in attending, you are welcome to join ALCI and attend the event, just email firstname.lastname@example.org for membership and event forms.
Please contact ALCI at email@example.com or text 089 441 6497 if you have any queries.