GOLD Perinatal Conference News

Kick off another GOLD Perinatal online conference with us at this Opening Keynote Presentation with Christina G. Hibbert, PSY.D! Join us live on October 1 for “Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Essential Clinical Skills”.

GOLD Perinatal is an industry leader, connecting thousands of international health professionals with the latest research and clinical skills. Delegates create professional connections, learn from leading experts, and enjoy all the conveniences of online learning.

Our 2018 conference is packed with transferable and practice-changing knowledge. Change the way you view the birthing period and your impact on families during this critical time. Topics covered in this year’s presentations include skin-to-skin care, substance abuse, health technology, and more.

As always, our Opening Keynote Presentation is a free event for the general public. This presentation is a fantastic opportunity to check us out if you’re new to GOLD. Can’t attend live? We have you covered! A recording of this presentation will be available to the public until October 15.

This year’s Opening Keynote Speaker is Christina G. Hibbert, PSY.D., a clinical psychologist, speaker, and bestselling author whose work focuses on women’s health, maternal mental health, parenting, and grief. She founded the Arizona Postpartum Wellness Coalition and produced the DVD “Postpartum Couples”. Dr. Hibbert is known internationally for her engaging and empowering work.

In this presentation, Dr. Hibbert will prepare attendees to not only recognize the signs and symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders but also to know what steps to take next. This presentation is ideal for anyone working with mothers and families prenatally. You’ll gain fundamental clinical skills, how to ensure a proper diagnosis, and what referral resources are available to you.

You don’t want to miss out on this inspiring event! Now more than ever, we recognize the importance of prompt and comprehensive care for parents facing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Hibbert’s presentation will put you in touch with the latest info and will help you deliver top care to families.

Sign up today to reserve your free seat, and learn with your colleagues at “Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Essential Clinical Skills”:

We look forward to seeing you at this event as well as at our full GOLD Perinatal conference which runs from October 1 to December 3. Find full registration details here:

GOLD Perinatal Online Conference 2018 is the childbirth conference you’ve come to count on for the most current perinatal education with leading experts! This year’s presentations are rich with transferable and practice-changing knowledge, and they’ll equip you with skills you can apply immediately to your practice.

Registration opens on on August 1, with early bird savings available until September 20. Discounts are also available for groups of 5 or more delegates as well as for full-time post-secondary students.

In this sixth annual conference, you’ll find 16 engaging speakers in the main conference. Presentation topics range from physiologic birth to breastfeeding education, neonatal resuscitation, the microbiome, and beyond. We’ve selected industry leaders who are ready to share their expertise and the latest information from the field of perinatal health.

Our conference will kick off on October 1 with our Opening Keynote Presentation where we’ll be joined by Christina G. Hibbert, Psy.D. with “Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Essential Clinical Skills”. This talk explores recognizing the signs and symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, accessing resources, and providing quality care to families. On October 29, we’ll wrap up the live presentation days with our Closing Keynote Presentation “The Return of Breastsleeping: Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Sleep and Feeding Arrangement” from James J. McKenna, Ph.D. Attendees will increase their understanding of evidence-based principles surrounding infant sleep and feeding as Dr. McKenna takes a critical look at current recommendations and information. Both of these events are free to the general public, so be sure to reserve your free seat and join us!

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In addition to the main presentations, this year’s conference offers three add-on packages which are exclusive to registered delegates. These lecture packs delve into key areas in perinatal health and wellness. The Mental Health in the Perinatal Period, Optimizing Milk Production, and Breastfeeding Education and Advocacy lecture packs each include six presentations where you’ll deepen your knowledge and advance your skills.

Live conference presentations take place between October 1 and 29, with 24/7 access to recordings until December 3. GOLD Annual Members enjoy an additional 3 weeks of viewing time until December 27. Conference delegates can also access exclusive online forums where they have the opportunity to chat and ask speakers questions about their presentations. Our conference Facebook discussion group offers further opportunities to build connections and keep the conversation going. On Twitter, you can find us at @GOLDPerinatal where we’ll live tweet all presentations with the #GOLDPerinatal2018 conference hashtag.

We look forward to seeing you at GOLD Perinatal Online Conference 2018 for a top-of-the-line perinatal education event!

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:


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