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Symposium Workshops & Activities

(by invitation only)


March 23, 2023 - 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
4305 University Ave suite 640 San Diego, CA 92105

Workshop: Community-Academic Partnerships in Human Milk Research: Setting Priorities

In collaboration with the UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI)


  • Identify at least 3 priority research questions in human milk research from Community Agencies-Community Partners
  • Identify potential academic partners at UC San Diego who have capacity and expertise to address these research questions
  • Explore additional opportunities to expand use of Human Milk Research Biorepository to support clinical research fostering Community-Academic Partnerships
  • Highlight potential funding opportunities for this work

Confirmed participants:

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March 28, 2023 - 9 am to 5 pm

Annual Meeting: Global Human Milk Research Consortium (GHMRC) 

Confirmed participants:

  • Dr. Lars Bode, Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence (LRF MOMI CORE), University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Dr. Fadil Hannan, Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Oxford Centre for the Endocrinology of Human Lactation, University of Oxford, UK
  • Dr. Stephen Kennedy, Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Oxford Centre for the Endocrinology of Human Lactation (LRF OCEHL), University of Oxford, UK
  • Dr. Giancarlo Natalucci, Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Center for Neurodevelopment, Growth and Nutrition of the Newborn (LRF NGN), University Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dr. David Yanagizawa-Drott, Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Center for Economics of Breastfeeding, University Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dr. Katharina Lichtner, Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, Switzerland


March 29, 2023 - 8 am to 5 pm

Workshop: Human Milk Banking Best Practices


  • Collaborate with experts in neonatology, nutrition and milk banking to discuss optimal donor milk needs in the hospital setting
  • Explore best practice standards across milk banks to improve quality, safety, nutrition and biology of donor milk
  • Brainstorm innovative technologies to improve milk bank processes
  • Plan for further collaborative work with EMBA, HMBANA and other partners

Confirmed participants:

  • Dr. Lisa Stellwagen, Director UC Health Milk Bank, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Alison Wolf, Associate Director UC Health Milk Bank, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Lindsay Groff, Executive Director of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA)
  • Kim Updegrove, Executive Director of Mothers' Milk Bank, Austin, Chair HMBANA Standards Committee
  • Dr. Sertac Arslanoglu, President, European Milk Bank Association (EMBA), Istanbul, Turkey
  • Dr. Jean-Charles Picaud, Past President of EMBA, Lyon, France (remote)
  • Dr. Karen Mestan, Chief Neonatology, UC San Diego
  • Dr. Lars Bode, HMI Director, UC San Diego
  • Dr. Heather Hamner, CDC
  • Dr. Andrew Bremer, NIH/NICHD
  • Dr. Jae Kim, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Dr. Donna Geddes, University of Western Australia, Perth
  • Dr. Deborah (Debbie) O’Connor, University of Toronto


April 2023

Human Milk Hackathon


Confirmed participants:



Workshop: Clinical Translational Research