Annual Conference


Our 2019 Annual Conference is taking place on 28-29 November, at the SEC Centre, Glasgow.

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At a glance

  • Thu, 28 November 2019
  • Fri, 29 November 2019
  • SEC Glasgow

Annual Conference 2019 timetable


This year’s talks include:

Day 1

  • Industry influence and overdiagnosis in infant nutrition – Dr Christoffer van Tulleken, Honorary Associate Professor, UCL
  • Prevention and management of allergy in infants – Robert Boyle, Clinical Reader in Paediatric Allergy, Imperial College London
  • Neonatal standards: Where have we got to and where are we going? – Karen Read, Professional Lead for Neonatal, Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative
  • Empowering mothers through peer support – Hannah Dalgety, Breast Buddies Co-Ordinator, Home-Start Perth
  • How can we change the conversation to help women who have not been able to meet their breastfeeding goals? – Professor Amy Brown, Professor of Child Public Health, Swansea University

Day 2

  • Minding the gap: The lived experience of BAME women in birth & breastfeeding – Kimberly Seals Allers, President, Mocha Manual Co. Inc.
  • An ancient method to change the culture of breastfeeding in hospitals and communities  – Professor Anthony Costello, Professor of Global Health and Sustainable Development, UCL
  • What’s in human milk, and why does it matter? Dr Natalie Shenker, Research Fellow and Director, Imperial College London, Human Milk Foundation
  • Developing an intervention to improve infant safety and wellbeing – Dr Anna Pease, Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol
  • An integrated infant feeding model – what works? – Justine Baines, Infant Feeding Lead, Manchester Local Care Organisation
  • Nutritional quality and ingredients use in processed baby foods in the UK: A matter of concern? – Dr Ada Garcia, Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition, University of Glasgow

Local travel

Delegates can purchase a ScotRail conference rover ticket for travel between the city centre and the SEC – you will need a print out of your conference booking confirmation email in order to purchase this. Visit for details.


The conference will feature a selection of posters from delegates on the latest issues, research and innovations in infant feeding and parent-infant relationships.  The deadline for poster submissions has now passed. Posters will form part of the exhibition area at the conference.


The conference will feature an exhibition area for companies and organisations working in infant feeding, relationship building and child health.

Last year’s conference

For details of the 2018 conference, including selected slides, audio, video, posters as well as the full programme, visit our Annual Conference 2018 page.


More information about the venue, SEC Centre Glasgow, including details of travel and parking, can be found here: