Three-Day International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Time and Place
Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 of August, 2016
The venue for registration, Keynote presentations, refreshments and lunches is Lugnetkyrkan (the black building on campus area, behind the big University building). The venue for concurrent sessions and poster sessions is within the main University building. The distance between the two venues is 2 minutes walking.
The 7th international interdisciplinary conference, ‘Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives’ is this year organised and hosted by the centre Reproductive, Infant and Child Health (RICH), Dalarna University. RICH is headed by Renée Flacking, Associate Professor of Nursing.
This conference was initiated in 2007 by Professor Fiona Dykes at the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN), University of Central Lancashire and has been held every other year in the UK by MAINN. In 2014 the conference was held in Australia and in 2016 it will be in Sweden.
The conference will be organised in collaboration with the research network Separation and Closeness Experiences in the Neonatal Environment (SCENE).
Participation and attendance is encouraged for practitioners, academics and students across a spectrum of disciplines, including Anthropologists and Medical Sociologists, Biological Scientists, Dieticians and Nutritionists, General Practitioners, Infant Feeding Specialists, Peer Supporters and Lactation Consultants, Paediatric and Child Health Nurses, Nurses and Health Visitors, Midwives and Neonatal Nurses, Paediatricians and Neonatologists, Public Health Specialists, and Psychologists.
- Explore the nature of relationships within families in connection with various types of nutritive and nurturing behaviours in infancy and childhood.
- Enhance understanding of the complex interactions between socio-cultural, psychological and biological factors in the nurture of infant and child.
- Illuminate socio-cultural, political and economic influences upon infant- and child-feeding practices.
- Increase understanding of breastfeeding as a bio-psychosocial activity.
- Focus on key initiatives that may impact upon practices related to nurturing the preterm infant and the family.
With enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Renée Flacking: firstname.lastname@example.org.