GOLD Perinatal Conference News

GOLD Perinatal 2017: Education and Empowerment

We’re thrilled to present our annual GOLD Perinatal conference for the 2017 year! Hosted by GOLD Learning Online Education, GOLD Perinatal is a leader in online education and connects health providers from the perinatal field with expert speakers. Our online format allows more people than ever to access current information for their continuing education.

Our 2017 conference brings together 22 top speakers from around the world, offering a total of 22.5 hours of education. Our two add-on lecture packs, The Microbiome in the Perinatal Period and Trauma Informed Care, offer an additional 6 hours each and increase the learning potential.

We kick things off on October 2 with Jarold “Tom” Johnston and his Opening Keynote Presentation “The Perinatal Microbiome”. In this talk, we’ll take a closer look at microbes and the ways practices in the perinatal period impact microbiome development. This presentation is free to the general public, providing attendees an opportunity to try out our online format as they access this fantastic talk.

Our live conference days take place between October 10 and October 23 during a variety of time slots to accommodate our global community. Topics covered during conference presentations include the impact of birth practices on breastfeeding, providing inclusive care, perinatal mental disorders, the influence of fathers on child development, and much more. GOLD speakers come from diverse professional backgrounds, bringing their unique perspectives and experiences into their presentations.

Presentations will wrap up with our Closing Keynote Speaker Fayth Parks and “Making a Way Out of No Way: Cultural Strengths, Health Disparities, and Postpartum families” on October 30. This keynote will also be available free to the public and will delve into health disparities that disproportionately impact marginalized communities.

At GOLD, we keep our delegates connected to enhance the learning experience! Registered delegates have access to exclusive online forums where they can engage with speakers and ask questions about presentations. We also have a Facebook discussion group (  where delegates share their thoughts on presentations, connect each other with resources, and post fun conference selfies! We also share our live presentations on Twitter with the help of our social media team. Presentation highlights are live tweeted during live days from our @GOLDPerinatal account with the #GOLDPerinatal2017 hashtag.

Our conference talks are presented live then are available as recordings on our website through to the end of the conference period. Delegates enjoy the ease of watching recordings at their convenience as a way of fitting learning into their busy schedules. Many delegates go back to rewatch presentations to make sure they’ve fully understood new concepts and information and enjoy the access to speaker handouts. GOLD Perinatal 2017 recordings will be available until December 1, or until December 15 for GOLD Annual Members.

Join us today and experience how easy and rewarding online learning can be:


Trauma Informed Care Lecture Pack: Your Opportunity to Support Healing

With add-on lecture packs, you can enrich your learning experience at GOLD conferences. These packages offer an excellent opportunity to supplement your conference experience and increase your knowledge base in key areas related to your field of work.

This year at GOLD Perinatal, we’re thrilled to share with you our Trauma Informed Care Lecture Pack 2017. More than ever, we are realizing the lasting impact of trauma and how often we are encountering clients working through issues related to past trauma. In this lecture pack, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of how trauma impacts perinatal families and you’ll develop practical skills for supporting clients.

We’re thrilled to have such an outstanding line up of speakers sharing their expertise in this lecture pack. Jodi Hall’s presentation “Unpacking the concept of ‘Holding Space’: Beyond rhetoric toward action in supporting survivors of trauma in the childbearing years” will explore the concept of holding space and will share practical applications for this skill. In “Breastfeeding and Survivors of Adverse Childhood Events” Kathleen Kendall-Tackett will present on Adverse Childhood Experiences research and what this information means for breastfeeding families. Maureen Campion’s presentation “Healing Birth Stories for Professionals” will offer an opportunity to learn about supporting healing and transformation. “Trauma-Informed Care in the Perinatal Period” from Mickey Sperlich will look at current recommendations, best practices, and specific applications for working with individuals during the perinatal period. Monnica Williams will present on race-based trauma and how it impacts birth in “Microaggressions and Racial Trauma During Childbirth”. We’ll also hear from Shannon Kane with “Psychological Birth Trauma: Causes, Assessment, and Treatment.”.

Join us for this lecture pack to access these presentations and to develop the skills needed to bring precise, compassionate care to families with a history of trauma. Lecture pack presentations are available as recordings throughout the conference period, giving plenty of flexibility and accessibility.

To learn more about this lecture pack and to register click here:

The Microbiome in the Perinatal Period: A GOLD Perinatal 2017 Exclusive!

Add-on lecture packs offer an excellent opportunity to extend your learning experience at GOLD conferences. With specific and timely topics, our lecture packs connect you to the latest information and allow you to delve deeper into important areas of interest.

At our GOLD Perinatal 2017 conference, we are excited to offer The Microbiome in the Perinatal Period Lecture Pack! The microbiome is a fascinating new area in the field of child and maternal health. Our understanding of the role of the microbiome in lifelong health continues to grow. This lecture pack is only available to GOLD Perinatal delegates and brings together six leading experts into one package. These presentations are available as recordings throughout the conference period, allowing ample opportunity to watch and rewatch at your own pace.

Our speakers in this lecture pack include top presenters in the field! We’ll hear “Thanks, Mom: Influences on Baby’s Microbiome Composition During the Precious Perinatal Period” from Anne Estes, where we’ll learn about the impact of the perinatal period on the development of the infant microbiome. Katherine Gregory, will share the latest evidence on the development of the microbiome during infancy and early childhood in “Building a Better Baby Biome”. We’ll learn about the connection between diet and preterm birth in “Birth, Eating and the Microbiota” with Mary Regan. Megan Azad will present on infant feeding and disruption of the gut microbiome in “Perinatal exposures, breastfeeding and the gut microbiome: Implications for lifelong health”. In “Determinants of The Infant Microbiome and Childhood Obesity: Mom Matters”, Noel Mueller will speak on the ways factors such as delivery mode influence the microbiome. We’ll also have an opportunity to learn why management of the perinatal microbiome is so important with Rodney R. Dietert in “The Perinatal Microbiome as a Target for Health Risk Reduction”.

As you can see, this add-on is one packed with information that will help you grow your understanding of and appreciation for microbes. Join us today for this powerhouse of a lecture pack and take your learning to the next level!

To learn more about this lecture pack and to register click here:

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