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Cutting Edge Tongue Tie Symposium 2016: From Confusion to Clarity

26 - 27 February 2016

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Australasian Society for Tongue and Lip Ties (ASTLiT) ‘Cutting Edge’ Conference.

The conference will be held of two days Friday 26 and Saturday 27, February 2015 at the Crown Promenade, Melbourne. Follow the links for full program and registration details.

 

Welcome Drinks 5.30 - 7.00pm Thursday 25 February 2016

Join us for a casual welcome drink with nibbles at Tonic Bar located on the Ground floor of Crown Promenade hotel.

 

The ASTLiT AGM will be held Saturday 27 February 2015, 7.00am - 8.30am prior to the day's Conference activities. A light breakfast will be served.

 

A Dinner will be held Friday night commencing at 7.00pm, 26 February 2016. Bookings are essential. 

 

* Student Discounts Available: Please register selecting ‘student’. Scan and email your student card to info@breastfeedingconferences.com.au - registration will not be accepted without receipt of scanned and emailed student card.

 

The Australasian Society for Tongue and Lip Ties (ASTLiT) is a dynamic group of multidisciplinary health care professionals supporting optimal outcomes in families and individuals affected by Tongue and Lip Ties through integrating and sharing of up to date clinical experience, research and resources.

 

Members must reside and work in the Australasian regions

 

Further information and updates about this conference can be found on the Facebook page: Cutting Edge Symposium 2016

FULL PROGRAM:
ASTLiT 2016 Day 1
07:15 AM Registrations – Tea and Coffee
08:00 AM Opening Address & Tribute to Mrs Carmen Fernando (SLP)
08:30 AM Aerophagia induced reflux ('AIR') secondary to lip and tongue tie in breastfeeding infants - changing a paradigm.
09:30 AM Unknown consequences of tongue tie and the development of a protocol for children and adults to diagnose frenulum alteration - Irene Marchesan and Roberta Martinelli
10:30 AM Morning Tea
11:00 AM Functional Anatomy, Infant Swallowing and Airway (FEES Study) - Nikki Mills
12:00 PM How to prevent the alteration in oral functions: infant lingual frenulum protocol - Irene Marchesan and Roberta Martinelli
12:55 PM The Pitfalls and Positives of Social Media and Consumer Engagement in a Technological Age
01:15 PM Lunch
02:00 PMConcurrent Sessions Day 1; Choose 1 from:
  • Concurrent 1 - Session A] Multi disciplinary clinical approach to tongue tie management in infants. + Session B] Clinical Use of 24 hr Milk Production Profile to Diagnose, Manage and Treat Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding. - A] Dr Yvonne LeFort, Jill Headifen, Theresa Yaroshevich B] Cathy Garbin
  • Concurrent 2 - Session A] Study of supplementation on tongue ties babies with slow weight gain and failure to thrive. + Session B] Tongue tie in newborns at the Centenary Hospital Canberra. - A] Dr Asti Praborini B] Monica Hogan
  • Concurrent 3 - Session A] Treatment of tongue restrictions : More than a surgical procedure. + Session B] Looking at Ankyloglossia beyond the glass. - A] Dr Marjan Jones B] Effath Yasmin Katib-Dsouza
03:00 PM Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM Current Controversies in Upper Lip Tie and Tongue Tie Management - Nikki Mills
04:00 PM Surgical Tool of Choice Panel Presentation moderated and ajudicated by Dr David Todd
04:40 PM Post Frenectomy Procedure and Care Protocol Panel Presentation
05:30 PM Conference Close
07:00 PM Conference Dinner - Booking Required

 

ASTLiT 2016 Day 2
07:00 AM ASTLiT AGM and Breakfast Meeting
08:30 AM Complex Craniofacial Presentations with Untreated Tongue Tie
09:15 AM Early Life Pain Experiences - Lynda Hayes-Cameron
09:45 AM Dysphagia and Tongue Tie – The Path to Picky Eating - Holly Puckering
10:30 AM Morning Tea
11:00 AM Retrognathia and Jaw Development and Correlating Anatomical Presentations in Ankyloglossia
11:45 AM All Will Be Revealed – Developmental Change in Presentation of Tongue Ties in Infants - Bridget Ingle
12:30 PM Lunch
01:30 PMConcurrent Sessions Day 2; Choose 1 from:
  • Concurrent 1 - Session A] Tongue Ties a Family History. + Session B] Tongue Tie doesn’t only affect the tongue – An osteopathic Clinical Perspective. + Session C] Counselling for Tongue Tie Management . - A] Cynthia Peterson. B] Dr Elissa O’Brien. C] Dr Anita Beazatto.
  • Concurrent 2 - Session A] Managing Tongue Tie and The Royal Womens’ 10 years on. + Session B] Intervention for tongue tie in a rural setting. + Session C] Frenotomy decision tool for the breastfeeding dyad. - A] Kaye Dyson B] Shannon Thomson & Simone Shaw C] Carole Dobrich
  • Concurrent 3 - Session A] Myofunctional approach to post frenectomy recovery demonstrated by case presentations. + Session B] Demystifying the literature about lingual frenulums. - A] Rochelle McPherson. B] Professor Irene Marchesan & Dr Roberta Martinelli.
03:00 PM Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM Lights! Camera! Action! Unravelling the Knots. Live Assessment & Team Management Approach to Complex Presentation to Ankyloglossia Multi-disciplinary team assessment from Surgical, Speech Pathology,
05:00 PM Panel questions and discussion – all speakers
05:30 PM Conference Close
SPEAKERS: Bridget Ingle, Dr David Todd, Monica Hogan, Dr Yvonne LeFort, Holly Puckering, Irene Marchesan, Roberta Martinelli, Nikki Mills, Lynda Hayes-Cameron, Carole Dobrich, Dr Asti Praborini, Effath Yasmin Katib-Dsouza, Cynthia Peterson, Dr Marjan Jones, Dr. Anita Bearzatto, Kaye Dyson, Dr Elissa O'Brien, Dr Tony Eldridge, Rochelle McPerson, Dr Scott A Siegel, Simone Shaw, Shannon Thomson
Bridget Ingle
Bridget Ingle
RN, RM, IBCLC

Bridget Ingle is a Lactation Consultant of 23 years working in private practice in Brisbane. She has a background in paediatric nursing, midwifery and as a volunteer breastfeeding counsellor with ABA before her certification as an IBCLC in 1992. Bridget has worked continually in the field of breastfeeding, lactation support and education since then and has completed orofacial myology study. Bridget has considerable experience and special interest in all causes of suck anomalies, at-breast feeding line use, and cleft lip/palate. Bridget is co-founder of ASTLiT. 

 

 

 

Dr David Todd
Dr David Todd
FIMLS, MSc, PhD, MBBS, CCPU

Dr Todd is Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University Medical School, and CMO in the Department of Neonatology at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Babies in Canberra, Australia. He has been working in Neonatology for 34 years - first as a scientist obtaining a MSc and PhD in Neonatal respiratory physiology and pathology and then studying medicine to qualify in 1999. His main areas of interests are 1) infant ventilation and the development of the newborn lung, 2) retinopathy of prematurity and 3) infant nutrition including breastfeeding and the treatment of tongue tie in problematic breastfeeding. He was first trained to divide tongue ties in Southampton UK in 1999 and then on returning to Westmead Hospital in Sydney in 2002 started up the practice of tongue tie division there. He moved to Canberra in 2006 and has been treating babies with tongue tie and breastfeeding difficulties since that time.

 

 

Monica Hogan
Monica Hogan
RN RM IBCLC

Monica Hogan is a registered nurse, midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who works both in private practice in Canberra and in the Staff Development Unit for ACT Health at the Canberra hospital. She has been president of ACT Lactation Consultants Association and was on the inaugural board of the LCANZ organisation. She has a strong interest in tongue ties and is a foundation member of the International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals. She first divided tongue ties in the UK in 1999 and was lead investigator in the first randomised controlled trial on the division of tongue ties in Southampton UK. She continues to have a strong interest in tongue tie division and as part of her role in the Staff Development Unit has developed a credentialing process for midwives and doctors for the division of tongue ties.

 

 

Dr Yvonne LeFort
Dr Yvonne LeFort
MD, FRNZCGP, FCFP (Canada), IBCLC

Dr LeFort is a Canadian-trained family physician working in New Zealand. She is married to a Kiwi and they have 2 boys aged 20 and 16. She has worked at Milford Family Medical Centre in Auckland’s North Shore since 2001. She has had a special interest in assisting breastfeeding mothers and babies for the past 15 years and has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2001. Dr LeFort has over 12 years of experience teaching health professionals about breastfeeding and tongue ties. She founded a Tongue Tie Journal Club in 2013 which has 25 health professional members from various disciplines. This club meets monthly to discuss current relevant literature.

 

Holly Puckering
Holly Puckering
B.SpeechPath, CPSP

Holly Puckering lives in Tasmania, Australia, with her husband and two children. Holly graduated as a Speech Language Pathologist from The University of Queensland and began working in the field of Early Intervention for children with significant disability and delay. From 2006-2014, Holly has been the Senior Speech Pathologist for Rehabilitation at the Royal Hobart Hospital in Tasmania. In this role she has worked with people of all ages with communication disorders and dysphagia. After experiencing first-hand in 2008 with her first child the difficulties that tongue tie can bring, Holly developed a special interest in dysphagia management and oral myofunctional disorders. In 2011 she opened a private practice dedicated to the rehabilitation of oral functional disorders. This practice is now a specialised multidisciplinary team dedicated to cutting edge care and supporting collaborative research into this field. Holly also helped form local networks across Australasia, culminating in 2013 with the formation of ASTLiT. 

 

Irene Marchesan
Irene Marchesan
Ph.D. S-LP

Professor Irene Marchesan is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Research Associate at CEFAC, Department of Orofacial Myotherapy Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Irene has over 36 years of experience in research and clinical practice in Brazil specializing in oral functions in the areas of alterations to speech, swallow, chewing and breathing. Her research, combined with Roberta Martinelli and others on lingual frenulum characteristics, tongue function with restricted frenulum, changes after frenectomy and the development of the lingual frenulum protocol have all culminated in the landmark law in Brazil which now requires all infants born to be assessed for tongue tie! As a professor, Irene has visited several countries sharing her knowledge and experience. She has published books, book chapters, and several papers on Orofacial Myotherapy.

 

Roberta Martinelli
Roberta Martinelli
M.S. SLP

Roberta Lopes de Castro Martinelli has a clinical background in Speech-Language Pathology with a specialization in Orofacial Myotherapy. She works at the Department of child care in a Brazilian Public Hospital.

Her main research area is Oromyofunctional disorders. She has published papers on her research field.

 

Nikki Mills
Nikki Mills
MBChB, FRACS, Dip Paeds Paediatric Otolaryngologist

Nikki is a Paediatric ENT Surgeon at Starship Children's Hospital. She has a special interest in Paediatric Airway and Swallowing Disorders. Nikki has trained as a Simulation Instructor and is actively involved with the Simulation Teaching in the OR and Emergency Department at Starship.

She directed an Airway Skills “Boot Camp” for ENT Registrars in 2013. She has been actively involved with the RACS Surgical Teachers Academy and is now part of their faculty for the Surgical Teachers’ Course.

Nikki is also the Principal Investigator for the OMIVI Study - A Multi-Phase, Multi-Centre Study on the microbiology of Otitis Media in NZ in the context of a changing pneumococcal vaccine schedule.

 

Lynda Hayes-Cameron
Lynda Hayes-Cameron
Grad Dip. MiCBT, MPsych (Clinical), BPsych (Hon), Cert. IBLC, Cert. Antenatal education, Cert. CFHN, Cert Midwifery

Linda is a Clinical Psychologist & Parent-Infant Therapist using an integrated approach to treatment (Mindfulness; CBT; MiCBT; Schema Therapy; Chair Work; Parent-Infant Relationship; Grief, Loss and Attachment; Brief Psychotherapy).She has a combined 23 year of experience working with young families as a Midwife, Lactation Consultant, Early Childhood Health Nurse, Mothercraft, Perinatal-Infant Mental Health Clinician, and Clinical Psychologist.  

Linda has a well established private practice with new rooms in St. Leonards offering in rooms and home visiting services to families in the perinatal period up to 4yrs. Linda and her husband, Angus Cameron - Specialist Paediatric Dentist (Head of Dept.Paediatric and Special Needs Dentisty, Westmead Hospital) have opened the Sydney Specialist Tongue Tie Clinic in the St. Leonards rooms, where Linda utilizes her breastfeeding and parentcrafting skills following tongue tie release.

 

Carole Dobrich
Carole Dobrich
RN IBCLC

Carole has been a Registered Nurse for 30+ years & an IBCLC for 20 years. She was born in Brisbane, Australia, & moved to Montreal, Canada in 1985. She lectures on many breastfeeding subjects & has vast experience with complicated lactation cases. She has been involved in tongue-tie research since 2006 and developed the Frenotomy Decision Tool for Breastfeeding Dyads. She co-founded the HFPC-Goldfarb Breastfeeding clinic in 2002. She is Vice President of the Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation and co-director of Health e-Learning-IIHL and Step2 Education.

 

Dr Asti Praborini
Dr Asti Praborini
MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC

Dr Asti Praborini is a Pediatrician and IBCLC at KMC Women & Children Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia. Having 25 years experiences as pediatrician convinced her that nothing is more important and valuable than breastfeeding for both mother and baby. She built the first hospital-based lactation team in Indonesia. She practices frenotomy for tongue tie and lip ties and established her own method for hospitalization of nipple confusion, supplementation, adoptive nursing, and many others. She is also a proud granny of a successful breastfeeding mother.

 

Effath Yasmin Katib-Dsouza
Effath Yasmin Katib-Dsouza
MA, HDSE, IBCLC, BCST, RCST

Effath Yasmin is India’s leading International Board Certified lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapist with special interest in infant oral and sucking dysfunction and tongue tie treatment at all ages. She has a private practice Nourish & Nurture Care offering outreach for families seeking professional clinical lactation management, parenting counseling and holistic treatment. Yasmin lives with her family in Mumbai India and believes in sharing and spreading the light of knowledge for she believes in empowering lies the spirit of healing and health.

 

Cynthia Peterson
Cynthia Peterson
RN, RM, IBCLC

Cynthia is a nurse and midwife, and has been IBCLC for 15 years.

Rather than being an 'expert' on breastfeeding she prefers to work in partnership with families. While imparting knowledge she finds she also learns something new from every mother. 

 

Dr Marjan Jones
Dr Marjan Jones
BDSc

Marjan Jones is owner and principal dentist at Enhance Dentistry, Milton. She has 17 years’ experience in private practice in Brisbane and Sydney, as well as lecturing at the University of Qld. Her interest in ensuring a preventative approach to adult issues including snoring, sleep apnoea, decay and periodontal disease sees her treating patients as young as 4 days old. Her 12 years’ experience with lasers has culminated in a focus on laser treatment of lip and tongue ties, treating close to 1000 infants. She believes breast-feeding is nature’s first and most potent orthodontic treatment.

 

Dr. Anita Bearzatto
Dr. Anita Bearzatto
MBBS(hons), FRACGP, IBCLC

Anita is a General Practitioner and Lactation Consultant from Melbourne who has an interest in breastfeeding medicine and maternal and child health. Anita completed her medical degree at Monash University. She gained her diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology and her fellowship as a General Practitioner. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2007. Anita works as a GP/LC seeing families who have complicated lactation problems. She works in private practice and at the Royal Women’s Hospital.

 

Kaye Dyson
RN RM IBCLC Mast Training and Dev.

Kaye is the manager of the Breastfeeding Service and Childbirth Education Department at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne. Kaye is also an ABA volunteer breastfeeding counsellor.

 

Dr Elissa O'Brien
Registered Osteopath B.Sc (Clin Sci) M. Health Sc (Ost)

Dr Elissa O’Brien has been an osteopath in practice for 17 years, She has noted an increasing number of patients are choosing to breastfeed their babies. She works closely with lactation consultants who diagnose and refer tongue ties for frenectomy, Ellissa has found that there is confusion even with in the osteopathic community regarding management of tongue-tie.

 

Dr Tony Eldridge
Dr Tony Eldridge
BDS, Grad Dip Clin Det, Msc Med (Pain Management)

Dr Eldridge has successfully treated thousands of people locally and interstate with some having even travelled from overseas countries.
 
He regularly contributes articles of interest to various magazines, both online and offline media outlets, professional development courses, and non-government organisations and committees to help promote and educate the public and broad range of health professionals alike on the diagnosis, treatment, and effects of orofacial pain, TMJ disorders, and snoring / sleep apnoea in adults and children.

His referral-based practice has grown over the years to include basic and complex oral surgical procedures such as extractions, wisdom teeth removal, implants and bone grafting, tongue tie (frenectomy) removals in children, and Oral Medicine. More recently, Dr Eldridge saw that there was a large need for a select group of the community to be provided with an option to be able to access high quality affordable dental treatment outside of a hospital setting. Today, the Hobart Orofacial Pain and Special Needs Clinic is the only dental practice of its type in Tasmania for the treatment and management of Orofacial Pain, TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Oral Surgery, Sleep Disorders, and those people with intellectual and physical disabilities, and dental fears and phobias.

 

Rochelle McPerson
Rochelle McPerson
Assoc. D. Dent. Hy

After graduating as a Dental Hygienist in 1994, Rochelle spent nine years working in periodontal specialist practices, receiving post graduate training and expertise in the management of periodontal disease. Her special interests include Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Neuromuscular Dentistry, TMD and Craniofacial Pain, Sleep Disordered Breathing and Airways. Rochelle lectured at the University of Queensland to the Bachelor of Oral Health students from 1998 to 2001, and has been actively involved in her professional association for many years.

 

Dr Scott A Siegel
Dr Scott A Siegel
MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP

Dr Siegel is the first and only oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the United states to earn the distinction of Fellow of the International College of Students and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr Siegel was trained in medical school by the renowned pediatric surgeon Dr Betty Coyllos.  As a Dual Degree Board Certified Oral and Masillofacial surgeion Dr Siegel’s medical training and experience provides additional insight when working with lactation consultants and other health professionals on the issues related to Tongue Tie, Upper Lip Tie, such as Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD). Dr Siegal is also the founding member and serves on the Governing Council of the international Association of Tongue Tie Professionals (IATP).

 

 

 

Simone Shaw
Simone Shaw
RM

Simone trained as a midwife at St George Hospital, Sydney, in 2000. She was fortunate to have some very passionate educators and mentors that saw her zest for midwifery and the holistic care of the woman and family grow. She had opportunities to work in high risk team midwifery and as a case load midwife in the birth centre. In 2005 it was time to go home, so she moved back to coastal NSW gaining a midwifery position at Bega District Hospital.

Simone soon realised the complexities of rural maternity care for women and families! And the need to develop collaborative relationships amongst health professionals to provide best care for women. She commenced as the MUM of Bega Valley maternity Services in 2010 and continues to strive toward collaborative pathways and partnerships for women's and family services in the valley.

 

Shannon Thomson
Shannon Thomson
RN RM CNS IBCLC

Shannon Thomson lives in a rural area of NSW, Australia. She is a Child and Family Health Nurse, Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for the Bega Valley. One of Shannon’s area of speciality is in Tongue Tie and has given education in Vancouver, Canada as well as presentations at the Annual International Lactation Consultants Association Conference, Orlando,  USA in 2013. Her main role is working with breastfeeding mothers in the home, clinic or group setting and she is passionate in her endeavour to support them.

 

 

 

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CONFERENCE DINNER: Friday Night - 26th February - 7.00pm just $85pp

2 COURSE MEAL PLUS WELCOME DRINK AND CANAPES.

Join us on Friday Night for a night of great food,fabulous entertainment and a chance to network with friends and colleagues.

Price: Only $85.00 per person
Time: 7.00pm at the Cargo Hall, 39 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf (just a short stroll along the river from the Hotel) 

Make sure you Book when you Register. Partners and Friends are welcome.

WELCOME DRINKS: Thursday 25th February - 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Join us for a casual welcome drink with nibbles at Tonic Bar located on the Ground floor of Crown Promenade hotel. This is a complimentary event but for numbers, please book when you Register.