GOLD Perinatal Conference News

Save the date for GOLD Perinatal 2019 online conference! Join us this fall for an industry-leading educational experience that will put you in touch with the latest information in the field of perinatal health.

This year’s conference will kick off on October 1, 2019 and we can’t wait to see you there! We’ll be joined by a stellar lineup of international speakers who will be sharing their research and expertise with us. Topics covered will include the 4th trimester, the intersections of trauma and birth, perinatal mental health in women of colour, preventing urinary incontinence, physiological birth, and much much more!

Get ready to connect with colleagues from around the globe during this highly-anticipated annual event!

GOLD Perinatal online conference is a trusted resource for thousands of health professionals from around the globe. This annual event connects delegates with leading expert speakers and the latest information in the field of perinatal health.

Our 2018 conference brings you 15 hours of accredited education in the main conference alone, with the opportunity to extend your learning through three lecture packs dedicated to key areas of perinatal healthcare. This year’s event focuses on bringing you transferable and practice-changing knowledge and information.

As always, our conference offers Opening and Closing Keynote Presentations at not cost to the general public. These presentations are an excellent way to check out our convenient online format and enable attendees deepen their understanding of important topics.

Our GOLD Perinatal 2018 Closing Keynote Speaker is the acclaimed speaker and writer Dr. James McKenna. His presentation “The Return of Breastsleeping: Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Sleep and Feeding Arrangement” will be shared live twice on October 29. This presentation will be available to the public as a recording until November 12. Registered delegates will have access to the recording until the end of the conference period.

Dr. McKenna is a biological anthropologist and a leader in the field of infant sleep. He is the Director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory and has published over 150 articles and six books. Dr. McKenna also won the prestigious Shannon Award and is the nation's foremost authority and spokesperson to the national press on issues pertaining to infant and childhood sleep problems, sleep development, and breastfeeding.

In “The Return of Breastsleeping: Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Sleep and Feeding Arrangement”, attendees will take an in-depth look at bedsharing among breastfeeding mothers and infants. In light of the fact that  most breastfeeding parents end up bedsharing, Dr. McKenna will speak on the importance of creating safe sleep strategies which take bedsharing into account. There will be a focus on family-tailored information, evidence-based advice, and harm reduction. Dr. McKenna will address the significant continuum of relative risks in relation to sleep and will argue for recommendations based on evidence-based medicine.

We look forward to sharing this powerful and insightful presentation with you! Click through to read full details and to reserve your free seat:

Be sure to also join us for the free Opening Keynote Presentation “Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Essential Clinical Skills” with Dr. Christina Hibbert on October 1. Invite your friends and colleagues to join you as we take an in-depth look at perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.


Deepen your knowledge and brush up on your clinical skills with our brand new lecture pack, “Mental Health in the Perinatal Period”! Now available exclusively to delegates of the GOLD Perinatal 2018 online conference, this lecture pack is your opportunity to learn more about the mental well-being of families specifically during the perinatal period.

GOLD Perinatal online conference 2018 is a program packed with transferable and practice-changing knowledge. With 15 presentations in the main conference as well as three add-on lecture packs, this year’s event is rich with practice-changing information and inspiration.

A parent’s mental health has a long-lasting impact on health and child development. During the perinatal period, parents are particularly vulnerable as they transition into their new roles and cope with the associated stress. This Mental Health in the Perinatal Period lecture pack focuses on preventing and identifying mental health issues, recognizing the impact of mental health on family wellness, and much more.

We’re thrilled to have an outstanding line up of expert speakers included in this lecture pack:

These presentations offer you the opportunity to extend your conference learning experience with an additional 6 hours of accredited education. This lecture pack can be purchased at the time of registration or at any time throughout the conference period. These presentations are available as a recording throughout the conference period, from October 1 to December 3.

We look forward to seeing you at GOLD Perinatal 2018! Don’t forget to check out our other lecture packs also available during this conference, Optimizing Milk Production and Breastfeeding Education and Advocacy.

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