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Breastfest 2022: Welcome


Breastfest 2024


The Inseparable Mother-Baby Dyad

March 15, and 16, 2024

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

Click HERE for a printable brochure!
Updated 3/2/2023

For questions regarding registration, please email


11:30 - 1:00 pm

Friday, March 15, 2024


Optional: Tour the OhioHealth Mothers' Milk Bank! Click HERE.


4:00 - 5:00 pm

Register & sign in for Conference.  Please visit the Exhibitors & Posters!


4:45 - 6:00

Included in registration.

President's Welcome

6:00 - 6:15

Laura Atkinson


6:15 - 6:45

Laura Atkinson

Keynote Address

6:45 - 7:45

Title and Speaker TBD


7:45 - 8:00

Please visit the Exhibitors and Posters!

Plenary Presentation

8:00 - 9:00

Title and Speaker TBD

Questions and Answers, Evaluations

9:00 - 9:15

Have a good night!


Saturday, March 16, 2024

Sign In

7:00 - 8:00

Continental Breakfast (included in registration).  Exhibits Open, Poster Presentations by Authors

President's Welcome

8:00 - 8:15

Laura Atkinson

Plenary Presentation

8:15 - 9:45

Title and Speaker TBD


9:45 - 10:15

Please visit the Exhibitors and Posters!

Plenary Presentation

10:15 - 11:45

Title and Speaker TBD

Lunch Set-Up

11:45 - 12:00

Please visit the Exhibitors and Posters!

Buffet Lunch

12:00 - 12:45

Included with registration.

Grants and Scholarships

12:45 - 1:30

Amber Clary

Plenary Presentation

1:30 - 3:00

Title and Speaker TBD


3:00 - 3:30

Please visit the Exhibitors and Posters!

Plenary Presentation

3:30 - 4:30

Title and Speaker TBD

President's Closing

4:30 - 4:45

Questions and Answers; Evaluations - Laura Atkinson

On-Demand Sessions

  • Titles and Speakers TBD


OhioHealth Mothers' Milk Bank Tours

For more information, please contact the Milk Bank directly at



COVID/Illness Refund Policy

  • Refunds will not be given.  However, if you are unable to attend, audio recordings of the live sessions will be made available after the conference, OR you may transfer your registration to another person.  Please check the OLCA website for up-to-date information regarding updates to this policy and in-person attendance.

  • In the event that the in-person portion of the conference is impossible due to COVID or other extenuating circumstances, the conference will be held virtually, and all in-person registrations will be honored for the virtual conference.

  • OLCA reserves the right to substitute speakers and/or topics without prior notice.

4:45 - 6:00


Application has been made for IBLCE CERPs and Nursing  contact hours.


For CERP and CEU              information contact:

Mary Ann Blatz


Sole responsibility for the content of the speaker presentations rests with the speakers.

OLCA is not responsible for the content of speaker presentations nor for the future actions of participants of our educational events.

OLCA reserves the right to substitute speakers and/or topics without prior notice.


Child Attendance Policy: Quiet nursing babies in arms are welcome in the session rooms. As a courtesy, we request your immediate attention to any situation, including happy baby noises, which may interfere with the concentration of attendees.

There will be a lactation room available for nursing/pumping parents.

*NOTE*  When purchasing a registration, please provide a PERSONAL email address.  Many hospitals and agencies will block emails sent from OLCA.  Please verify that you have received a confirmation email after making your membership purchase.

Are you ready to become an OLCA member?

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