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2 0 1 4 S a n A n t o n i o B r e a s t f e e d i n g

C o a l i t i o n C o n f e r e n c e

F e b r u a r y 7 - 8 , 2 0 1 4

La Quinta Inn & Suites

Conference Center

4431 Horizon Hill Blvd,

San Antonio, Texas

Managing Breastfeeding with Oral Challenges

in the Infant

Featuring: Texas Breastfeeding Initiatives

February 7th 7:00-10:00 PM


Deep in the Heart of Texas”


Join us in San Antonio for the 2014 Texas Breastfeeding Sum-mit and experience a diverse culture of authentic foods, music and art represented by Old Mexico, the Wild West Native America, Germany, Africa and the Deep South. Come for the symposium, stay for the fun!


This summit is for hospital administration, nursing staff,

wom-en’s services managers, lactation consultants, educators, physicians, dietitians, dentists and all profession-als who influence the early care and interventions of the breastfeeding family.


This summit will bring together interprofessionals interested in promoting, protecting, and support-ing breastfeedsupport-ing. This symposium will provide an environment to disseminate knowledge and to gain current breastfeeding information useful for clinical practice.

Sessions will be led by experts who have experience locally and nationally. They will share up to date information on breastfeeding issues. Lunch and break times provide time for networking and sharing best practices.


 Discuss current Texas Department of State Health Services statewide programs and initiatives that promote, protect and support breastfeeding.

 Summarize how the Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative helps Texas hospitals create environments in which women’s choices concerning breastfeeding can best be supported, with the goal of increasing exclusive breastfeeding in the immediate postpar-tum period and continuing through six months of age.

 Describe how community partnerships can extend continuity of care and improve infant feeding outcomes.

 Discuss how local, state and national breastfeeding campaigns can collaborate to improve breast-feeding support and promotion.

 Define lactation acuity and list key action steps to take when assisting the compromised breast-feeding dyad.

 Identify best practices in the support of pump dependent mothers.

 Identify assessment techniques and interventions for babies with a tongue-tie including useful tools and alternative therapies.



The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antoniois an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity will provide up to 13.33 nursing contact hours.

Display of commercial products in conjunction with Nursing Continuing Education activities does not imply endorsement of the product/service by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Tex-as Nurses Association (TNA), or The University of TexTex-as Health Science Center at San Antonio

(UTHSCSA) School of Nursing.

CERPS will be applied for through IBLCE

Continuing Medical Education has been applied for through the UT Health Science Center Contin-uing Medical Education Department.

Continuing Dental Education is provided by the UT Health Science Center Continuing Dental Of-fice. February 8, 2014 provides 1 CE Credit - Clinical & 6 CE Credits- Professional Development


The San Antonio Breastfeeding Coalition (SABC) is a nonprofit community based coalition of organ-izations and breastfeeding advocates committed to working together on the design and implementa-tion of practical, evidence-based strategies to promote, support, and protect breastfeeding through education, outreach, and advocacy. SABC is recognized as a coordinating resource for breastfeeding support and education in the San Antonio area. As a nonprofit organization our goals are to:

 Promote breastfeeding as the norm in infant nutrition to healthcare professionals in San Antonio and the surrounding area

 Raise community awareness about breastfeeding

 Provide a forum for education, discussion, and networking among interested lactation advocates In addition, the SABC assists the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Breastfeeding Coalition (TXBC), the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and other partners by disseminating information and pro-moting programs and initiatives related to improving outcomes in maternal and infant health. A complete list of current programs and accomplishments can be viewed at www.sabctx.org.

Join SABC before you register for a discount on conference fees



Veronica Hendrix, LVN, IBCLC, RLC, became the Texas Ten Step program coordinator in 2011 with the Department of State Health Services’ Nutrition and Education Branch and has been an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant since 2009 and a Li-censed Vocational Nurse (LVN) since 1998. She has worked in maternity care in both ru-ral and urban areas which allows her to identify with the unique challenges and needs that health care providers and mothers face in each of those environments. When she is not traveling around Texas promoting breastfeeding, she stays busy as a wife and mother to five incredibly dynamic children!

Paula Heitt, BSN, RNC, IBCLC, has practiced for over 20 years as a hospital lactation con-sultant in Longview, Texas. Paula served as the first President of the East Texas Area Breastfeeding Coalition, and is the 2014 Chair for the Texas Breastfeeding Coalition. Pau-la is currently attending graduate school to complete her Masters in Nursing degree with a certification in Education. She lists her other interest as quilting and knitting, volunteer firefighting, and playing with her grandbabies.

Julie Stagg, MSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC, holds a Master of Science in Nursing in Public Health Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin, and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. In her work as the state breastfeeding coordinator and women’s and perinatal health nurse consultant in the Division for Family and Community Health Services of the Texas Department of State Health Services, She coordinates the agency’s infant feeding workgroup and oversee breastfeeding promotion activities including public health surveillance, the Right to Breastfeed campaign, and the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program. She provides data-driven breastfeeding and public health expertise to a variety of policies, programs and initiatives within the Division of Family and Commu-nity Health, and across DSHS. She has broad experience in breastfeeding promotion and support, including work as a lactation educator nurse, a mother-baby nurse, a breastfeed-ing educator, a WIC peer counselor, a lactation consultant, former program coordinator for the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin, and an active member of the Texas Breastfeeding Coalition.

Barbara Wilson-Clay, BSEd, IBCLC, FILCA, has been in private practice in Austin, TX, for 26 years, specializing in difficult breastfeeding cases. She is a medical photographer and co-author (with Kay Hoover) of the text book, The Breastfeeding Atlas, which is widely used to train health workers in the US and internationally. She is a founding board member of the non-profit Mothers Milk Bank at Austin. Barbara is a volunteer lob-byist at the Texas Legislature promoting breastfeeding as a health policy issue. She serves on the editorial review boards of several lactation journals and lectures frequently on top-ics related to lactation management.


Pamela Berens, MD, FACOG, FABM, IBCLC is a Professor at the University of Texas, Houston, in the Department of OB/GYN. She is a breastfeeding educator.

Annette Frantz, MSN, RN, WHNP, IBLC is a Woman's Health Care Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years experience in public health settings and has practiced as a hospital based board certified lactation consultant over 12 years in the Dallas area. She has been involved in both local and state breastfeeding coalitions and has been an enthusiastic attendee at educational and collaborative meetings related to breastfeeding advocacy in Texas. Annette has been the course administrator for the Strengthening the Fabric of Breastfeeding Support, which is an educational offering sponsored by the Texas Breastfeeding Coalition during the 2013 calen-dar year.

Alice K. Gong, MD, is a board certified Neonatologist and Professor of Pediatrics at the Uni-versity of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has been a faculty member since 1985. She is the director of Newborn services for University Health System as well as direc-tor of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. In her role of direcdirec-tor of Newborn Services she has been instrumental in getting University Health System to become part of Best Fed Begin-nings, a national movement sponsored by CDC and NICHQ to have more hospitals become Baby Friendly.,

Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST, has been a therapist for nearly 30 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, and an International Board Certified Lactation Con-sultant She earned her master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College (Human Development specializing in Human Lactation) and her doctorate from The Union Institute and Universi-ty (Psychology, specializing in Energetic and Transformational healing.) Her original re-search on tongue-tie, done in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the USA and abroad. (www.tongue-tie.org) She authored the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF) during her Master’s Degree program. She recently revised her Master’s thesis on tongue-tie into a comprehensive book on the condition: Tongue-tie: Morphogene-sis, Impact, Assessment and Treatment for Aidan and Eva Press. www.aidanandevapress.com The ATLFF remains the only research-based tongue-tie screening process in infants under 6 months. People recognize her as an expert on infant sucking issues and the treatment of same.

Dana Hodge King, DDS, has 30 years’ experience with surgical intervention of an-kyloglossia and the benefits to the development of the oral cavity. She has been a guest lecturer on this subject in the medical school and has served as a clinical facul-ty instructor with the Craniofacial Anamolies Clinic, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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On the evening of February 7th, 2014, the San Antonio Breastfeeding Coalition will host the “Deep in the Heart of Texas” Gala Dinner at the Conference Center, 7 pm – 10 pm. For $50 you can enjoy dinner, live music, and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each. Conference attendance is not required to attend. The ticket price at the door is $75, if space is available. Adults only recommended.

Breast-feeding babes always welcome! Nursing and pumping room available on site. Come and net-work with colleagues and catch up with friends while enjoying a “Texas Casual” night full of great food, fun and fund-raising. Proceeds from this event will support breastfeeding families and professionals in the community by funding SABC outreach programs.

Click here to purchase tickets https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LSWTSZQ . HOTEL AND RESERVATIONS

Our host hotel is The La Quinta Inn and Suites Conference Center located at 4431 Horizon Hill Blvd, San Antonio, Texas, 78229. The hotel has bold and energetic décor and an inviting lobby with a welcoming water feature. The unique décor of the 168 room La Quinta Inn and Suites is vibrant with furniture that is rich in color, custom artwork and an enticing pool area and fitness center. In room amenities include coffee, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, safe, microwave, refrigerator and complimentary wireless high speed internet. Situated in San Antonio off of exit I-10 and only ten minutes from the San Antonio International Airport, the hotel is close to several major highways and an abundance of nearby attractions, shopping and activities. The La Quinta Inn and Suites is only a 10 minute drive from downtown San Antonio’s Riverwalk. Parking is com-plimentary for hotel guests and summit participants.


A special room rate of $85 (plus 16.75% occupancy tax) is guaranteed for reservations made before Jan 23rd 2014. Reservation requests after this date will be accepted on a space-available and rate available basis. Make your reservations today Call 210-525-8090. Be sure to refer to the group and meeting name: San Antonio Breastfeeding Coalition. Or go online at

http://6108.lq.com enter promotion code: UTHSCS SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS

All facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. To request a special room arrangement or dietary requests please call the La Quinta Inn and Suites Conference Center at 210-525-8090. In order to assure accommodation, please call at least two weeks before the program. AIRPORT

Our host city airport is San Antonio International Airport (http://www.sanantonio.gov/aviation/) Please call the La Quinta Inn and Suites Hotel at 210-525-8090 to arrange a complimentary airport shuttle to the hotel from 7:00 am until 10:00 pm each day for guests of the 2104 SABC Conference.


Things to do in San Antonio

San Antonio Weather http://www.kens5.com/weather

Experience San Antonio´s diverse culture of authentic foods, music and art represented by Old Mexico, the Wild West Native America, Germany, Africa and the Deep South. The host hotel is just a stone throw away from the Alamo. The Riverwalk provides the visitor a cool shady haven to take a leisurely stroll along the river’s edge where you will find vendors, bou-tiques, and nightclubs or just relax in a peaceful and quiet corner in a park like setting. The narrated trolley’s or horse-drawn carriages provide a relaxing yet informative atmosphere to take in San Antonio’s culture, history, and charm. Take time to visit the Alamo cruise down the beautiful Riverwalk on a barge or take a leisurely stroll through Hemisfair Park to the In-stitute of Texan Cultures (lots of walking) or explore the Guadalupe Cultural Center (10 mi-nute Taxi) and Mexican Cultural Institute. Spend time at Market Square for a taste of old Mexico, offering a variety of food and more than 50 specialty shops. Browse La Villita, San An-tonio's oldest surviving settlement, dating from the 1750´s, to view the artists and craftsmen, shops, and restaurants. Rich in culture, San Antonio is home to a remarkably diverse commu-nity. Cuisine, as well as the art and cultural events in San Antonio are beautiful reflections of this diversity. Come for the conference, but stay for the fun.

Other Attractions:

 Riverwalk http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/

 River Tour by ADA Accessible barge http://riosanantonio.com/rivertours/  San Antonio Trolley http://www.thealamotrolley.com/

Select places to see and do before your arrive!

 Six Flags Fiesta Texas http://www.sixflags.com/fiestaTexas/index.aspx  SeaWorld http://www.seaworld.com/

 Splashtown Water Park http://www.splashtownsa.com/  Schlitterbahn Water Park http://schlitterbahn.com/



For personal comfort during the summit, rooms will vary in temperatures; bring a sweater or light jacket. Dress for the gala theme is "Texas Casual" or your best "Western" wear. Dress for the conference is casual. Please mute cell phones and pagers during the conference.


CNE reserves exclusive right to record (audio and video) and/or photograph all conference proceedings for use in marketing materials, presentations and course content sales.


The Office of Continuing Nursing Education cannot be held responsible for the cost of a non-refundable airline tick-et or flight change in the event of a course cancellation or the rescheduling of the program. Upon registering in any continuing Nursing Education activity, the participant agrees that the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and their affiliates, and all personnel associated with the program are not responsible or liable for any injuries or other damages sustained by the attendee in connection with the scheduled activity, and the participant hereby releases each of them from any claims against them arising directly or indirectly from any such injury or dam-age.


Reserve Today! Exhibit space will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Exhibitors who re-ceive space by December 16, 2013 will be listed in the final program. Space is limited. Click here for details. http://www.nursing.uthscsa.edu/ce/prospectus%20final.pdf


 Laura Alvarado, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Director, Department of Lifelong Learning, UT Health Sci-ence Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing

 Mary Beth Blue, BSN, MA, IBCLC, Co-Chair (SABC President), Baptist Health System - North Central Baptist Hospital, NICU Lactation Consultant

 Amy Duval, BSN, RN, IBCLC-Program Chair (SABC Past President), Clinical Nurse Manager-Community Health Outreach at North Central Baptist Hospital

 Veronica Hendrix, LVN, IBCLC, RLC, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Ten Step Program Coordinator

 Janet Jones, IBCLC, Texas Department of State Health Services, Breastfeeding Training Specialist  Beverly Kantor, BSN, BA, IBCLC, SABC Education Coordinator, North Central Baptist Hospital

Lac-tation Consultant

 Sherece McGoon, CE Coordinator, Department of Lifelong Learning, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing

 Peggy Neal, BSN, RN, CBE, Gala Silent Auction Chair, North Central Baptist Hospital, Community Health Educator, Breastfeeding Educator

 Kathy Parkes, RN, IBCLC, FILCA ,SABC Secretary, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa-New Braunfels, Lacta-tion Consultant

 Patricia Stark, RN, IBCLC, SABC Treasurer, North Central Baptist Hospital, Lactation Consultant  Mary Wearden, MD, Neonatologist, Pediatrix Medical Group of San Antonio


Friday, February 7th

7:00 am – 8:00 am ~ Registration and Exhibits

8:00 am – 8:15 am ~ Welcome and Announcements - Mary Beth Blue, SABC Past President 8:15 am – 9:15 am ~ Identifying the Compromised Dyad: Who Needs the Most Breastfeeding Help?

Barbara Wilson-Clay BS, IBCLC

9:15 am – 10:15 am ~ Best Practices for Breast Milk Production in Pump Dependent Mothers Barbara Wilson-Clay BS, IBCLC

10:15 am – 10:30 am ~ Break and Exhibits

10:30 am – 11:30 pm ~ State of Breastfeeding in Texas

Julie Stagg MSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC 11:30 pm – 12:30 pm ~ Lunch and Exhibits

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ~ The Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative: An Initiative to Im prove Infant Nutrition and Care

Veronica Hendrix LVN, IBCLC, RLC

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ~ TXBC - Connecting the Dots In Breastfeeding Support: Advocacy Efforts to Promote, Protect and Support Breastfeeding from the Local to the National Level

Paula Hiett BSN, RNC, IBCLC Incoming Chair TXBC 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm ~ Break and Snack, CE Instructions

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm ~ TXBC Announcements

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ~ TXBC Panel -How Community Partnerships Extend Continuity of Care and Improve Infant Feeding Outcomes

Annette Frantz MSN, RN, WHNP, IBCLC Pamela Berens MD, FACOG, FABM, IBCLC

Alice K Gong MD, Professor of Pediatrics 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ~ SABC “Deep in the Heart of Texas” Gala


Saturday, February 8th

7:00 am – 8:00 am ~ Registration and Exhibits

8:00 am – 8:10 am ~ Welcome and Announcements - Mary Beth Blue, SABC Past President 8:10 am – 9:30 am ~ To Clip or Not to Clip: Assessing and Treating Tongue-Tie

Alison Hazelbacker PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST 9:30 am – 10:00 am ~ Break and Exhibits

10:00 am – 11:30 pm ~ Using the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function Alison Hazelbaker PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST

11:30 pm – 12:30 pm ~ Lunch and Exhibits

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm ~ Why Johnny Can't Suck: Perinatal Influences on Normal Term Infants' Ability to Suck and Strategies to Prevent and Correct Sucking Problems

Alison Hazelbaker PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm ~ Break and Exhibits

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ~ Treating Infant Sucking Problems with Craniosacral Therapy Alison Hazelbaker PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ~ Infant Ankyloglossia and the Importance of Tongue Function

Dr. Dana H. King, D.D.S.




Registration must be made online at:


(copy and paste into your web browser, if clicking does not work) Read the online instructions carefully and choose a registration option. PAYMENT OPTIONS

Credit card payments: must be made online at the time you are registering, so if someone else is paying for your registration using their card, have the card or the person and the card sit with you when you go online. Credit card payments are taken through PayPal. You do not have to be a member of PayPal. PayPal provides the option to pay with your own credit card, Visa/


Check payments: you will be prompted to print a check payment page when you are online. Please print and mail in with your check. Checks are to be made payable to the UT Health Sci-ence Center at San Antonio School of Nursing. The mailing address to send the check to is on the check payment page. Checks must be post marked by the above dates or additional fees apply. REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION

Confirmation and RECEIPT OF PAYMENT - of your completed registration will be sent via email

up-on RECEIPT OF PAYMENT. If you are registering less than 2 weeks before the program, or if you do

not receive a confirmation email within 2 weeks of submitting payment, email gutierrezc8@uthscsa.edu or call the Office of Continuing Nursing Education, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing (210) 567-5054 to make an inquiry.

Early Bird Registration Oct 7th – Dec 1st

SABC Member Fees Non-Member Conference Fees SABC Conference Feb. 7-8 $270.00 $290.00

SABC Conference Feb. 7 $90.00 $90.00 SABC Conference Feb. 8 $180.00 $200.00

Regular Registration Dec 2nd – Jan 7th

SABC Member Fees Non-Member Conference Fees SABC Conference Feb. 7-8 $290.00 $310.00

SABC Conference Feb. 7 $90.00 $90.00 SABC Conference Feb. 8 $200.00 $220.00

Late Registration Jan 8th - Onsite

SABC Member Fees Non-Member Conference Fees SABC Conference Feb. 7-8 $320.00 $340.00

SABC Conference Feb. 7 $90.00 $90.00 SABC Conference Feb. 8 $230.00 $250.00

SABC Gala Advanced Ticket Price At the door (if seats available) SABC Gala Feb. 7 $50.00 $75.00



Attendee Cancellation, Substitution, Refund

The conference registration fees are refundable, minus a $50 processing fee, if your cancellation is re-ceived via email to gutierrezc8@uthscsa.edu no later than Wednesday, January 9, 2014. After this date,

under no circumstances will refunds be granted. No refunds or credits will be given to “no shows.”

Re-fund paperwork is processed after the conference (no later than 30 business days). Attendee substitu-tions are allowed, but notification must be made via email.

Guest Attendance Policy

All conference activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusive-ly reserved for conference attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, famiexclusive-ly members, col-leagues, etc.) are not allowed in the conference areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

CNE Conference Modification or Cancellation

CNE reserves the right to modify the course’s schedule or program as necessary. CNE also reserves the right to cancel this conference, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. We are unable to refund any travel costs (flight, hotel, etc.) in the case of CNE cancellation.




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