Noteworthy

Dec 01 2012

Rush Mothers' Milk Club Research and Clinical Scholars Attend the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation Meeting in Trieste, Italy

Trieste, Italy: September 27-October 1, 2012

Fifteen researchers, clinicians and graduate students from the Rush Mothers' Milk Club attended the 16th International Conference of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation, which featured cutting-edge research from an international array of speakers.  The meeting, the largest and the most "international" in the Society's history, was attended by over 300 participants from such far-reaching venues as Thailand, Australia and Sierra Leone.  Abstracts of the meeting are posted at www.isrhml.org.  The Rush Mothers' Milk Club team contributed the following presentations and posters: 

Podium Presentations: 

  • Beverly Rossman, PhD, RN:  "Former Parents of NICU Infants Provide Lactation Care for New Families:  Mothers' and Staff Perceptions"  (September 27th) 
  • Paula P. Meier, PhD, RN:  (President of the Society):  "Outcomes of Human Milk for Premature Infants" (September 28th) 
  • Tricia J. Johnson, PhD:  "The Economic Burden of Necrotizing Enterocolitis" (September 28th) 
  • Janet L. Engstrom, PhD, RN, CNM, WHNP-BC:  "Coming to Volume:  A Day in the Life of a Breast Pump Dependent Woman" (September 28) 
  • Aloka L. Patel, MD:  "Longitudinal Survey of Adherent Mucosal Microbiota in Hospitalized Preterm Infants (September 30) 

Poster Presentations: 

  • Judy E. Janes, BSN, RN, IBCLC, et al.  "Recruiting and Retaining 'Hard-to-Reach' Populations in Lactation/Human Milk Feeding Studies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit" 
  • Briana Jegier, PhD, CLE, et al.  "The Maternal Cost of Pumping Human Milk During Hospitalization in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Very Low Birthweight Infants" 
  • Briana Jegier, PhD, CLE, et al.  "The Institutional Cost of Providing Human Milk During Hospitalization in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit" 
  • Gretchen R. Witowich, RD.  "Human Milk Pumped by Mothers of Very Low Birthweight Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is Not 20 Calories Per Ounce" 
  • Harold R. Bigger, MD, et al.  "Discharge-Based Quality Indicators Do Not Adequately Reflect the Amount of Human Milk consumed by Very Low Birthweight infants During the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Hospitalization"
Rush Mothers' Milk Club Clinicians, Researchers and Graduate Students
Rush Mothers' Milk Club Clinicians, Researchers and Graduate Students in Trieste, Italy September, 2012

Back Row:  Harold R. Bigger, MD (Neonatologist Researcher); Christie Lawrence, RN, MSN (Clinical Nurse Specialist and Doctoral Nursing Student); Anne McPherson, RN, MSN (Doctoral Nursing Student);Kristie Benton, RN, BSN, IBCLC (Chair, NICU Lactation Commiteee); Werner Meier, MD (Neonatologist and Professor Emeritus); Tricia Johnson, PhD (Health Care Economist Researcher) 

Center Row:  Dawn Reimann, RN, MSN (Perinatal Education Specialist and Doctoral Nursing Student); Beverly Rossman, PhD, RN (Research Specialist); Paula Meier, PhD, RN (Principal Investigator and Director of the Rush Mothers' Milk Club); Aloka Patel, MD (Neonatologist Researcher); Janet L. Engstrom, PhD, RN, CNM, WHNP-BC (Professor and Researcher) 

Front Row:  Yimin Chen, RD, MS (NICU Dietitian, PhD Student, and recipient of the Abbott Nutrition Travel Fellowship for this meeting); Judy E. Janes, RN, BSN, IBCLC (Research Specialist and NICU Bedside Nurse); Anita Esquerra-Zwiers, RN, MSN (Doctoral Nursing Student); Briana Jegier, PhD (Health Care Economist Researcher)

Afternoon Sightseeing ExcursionAfternoon Sightseeing Excursion

Dawn Reimann, Yimin Chen and Anita Esquerra-Zwiers visit the Postojna Caves in Slovenia during the16th ISRHML meeting

Gala Dinner Program EventGala Dinner Program Event, Trieste, Italy

Kristie Benton, Yimin Chen, Anita Esquerra-Zwiers and Christie Lawrence join in the festivities at the ISRHML Gala Dinner Program where Mario Giacca, the Director for the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Trieste, presented the keynote presentation, "Manipulation of Genes and Embryos:  Ethics Between Medicine and the Society"



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